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Skin & Cancer Unit

Dermatology Services
Our dermatologists provide the highest quality of care and use the latest advanced techniques to diagnose and treat skin conditions

The Skin and Cancer Unit of the Ronald O. Perelman Department of Dermatology, founded in 1872 as the New York Skin and Cancer Hospital, is an outpatient dermatology teaching center located at NYU Langone’s Ambulatory Care Center East 38th Street.

Patients at the Skin and Cancer Unit, with its 150-year history of combining outstanding patient care with world-class medical education, are seen by both a physician undertaking advanced dermatology training, called a resident, along with an NYU Langone physician, known as an attending physician.

Dr. John Carlucci Uses Microscope

The resident and an attending physician collaborate to provide diagnostic and treatment services for virtually all skin diseases in adults, adolescents, and children. These range from common conditions such as warts, acne, and eczema, to more complex medical conditions such as connective tissue disorders, pigmented lesions, skin allergies, and skin cancers.

Our services include clinics dedicated to the following conditions:

  • acne
  • bullous (blistering) diseases like pemphigus and bullous pemphigoid
  • complex medical dermatology problems
  • connective tissue diseases and skin lupus
  • contact dermatitis
  • cutaneous T-cell lymphoma
  • genetic and congenital skin disorders
  • hair and scalp problems
  • leg ulcers
  • nail problems
  • pediatric and adolescent dermatology
  • pigmented lesions
  • psoriasis
  • skin sarcoidosis

For people who need further treatment for skin cancer, we work closely with our experts at Perlmutter Cancer Center. We also collaborate with the Dermatology Clinical Studies Unit, which performs clinical trials and studies of drugs and medical devices aimed at treating disorders of the skin, hair, and nails.