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SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University

Department of Dermatology

Additional Training Sites

Woodhull Medical and Mental Health Center and Cumberland Diagnostic and Treatment Center

First, second, and third year residents spend two months rotating at Woodhull Medical Center and Cumberland Diagnostic Center. During this time, the residents obtain expertise dealing with complex adult and pediatric dermatologic conditions, including auto-immune connective tissue diseases, vesiculobullous diseases, rare infections, and systemic and metabolic disorders related to the skin. During this rotation, the trainees also further their consultative skills by managing inpatient consults at Woodhull Medical and Mental Health Center. One day per week the trainees practice and advance their cosmetic, procedural, and surgical skills by performing skin cancer excisions, removal of benign cysts and adnexal tumors, and a variety of cosmetic procedures including injections of neuromodulators and fillers for soft-tissue contouring and augmentation.


Maimonides Hospital Center

Second year residents rotate at Maimonides Hospital Center, where they guide pediatric residents in the management of pediatric skin diseases in an ambulatory setting. The residents also work alongside a pediatric dermatologist, seeing complex inpatient pediatric consults.

  • Pediatric outpatient clinic
  • Pediatric inpatient, emergency room, and critical care consults

Conditions treated at Maimonides include: atopic dermatitis, acne vulgaris, seborrheic dermatitis, tinea capitis, varicella, eczema herpeticum, contact dermatitis, eosinophilic pustular dermatosis, transient neonatal pustulosis, acropustulosis of infancy, pityrosporum folliculitis, diaper dermatitis, viral exanthems, Giannotti Crosti, kerion

Rare conditions also treated at Maimonides include: mastocytosis, eosinophilic ulcer of the mouth, hydroa vacciniforme, Langerhans cell histiocytosis, epidermolysis bullosa, Kaposiform Hemangioendothelioma