Message from the Chairman and Program Director

Welcome to the website of the Dermatology Residency Training Program of the NewYork- Presbyterian Hospital and Weill Cornell Medicine.

Education and training are key parts of the mission of our department along with clinical care and research. Our residency training program is designed to provide a world class education in all aspects of medical and surgical dermatology. Most importantly, in addition to training in the basic and clinical aspects of dermatology, we strive to educate our trainees in professionalism including ethical behavior, compassion, communication and recognition that we are here to serve our patients.

Our residency program consists of an integrated program of learning experiences that include the basic sciences relevant to understanding, recognizing and treating skin disorders as well as outpatient and inpatient clinical training in both didactic and hands-on educational settings. In addition to the Weill Cornell campus of the NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital (NYPH), residents will have substantial training time and experience at our partners Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC), Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center (LMMHC) and the Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS). Residents are granted graded responsibilities as they progress through the program and demonstrate competence in specified clinical procedures. Outpatient experiences include general and specialized clinical units, and in the second and third year of residency, elective time is available. Inpatient consultative experiences take place at the NYPH, MSKCC, LMMHC and HSS. Many of our graduates follow residency with fellowship training in procedural dermatology, dermatopathology, pediatric dermatology, other advanced clinical training or enter research fellowships.

A substantial proportion of the graduates of our program pursue careers in academic dermatology, some in laboratory careers and others as clinician-educators.

I encourage you to apply for a position in our residency training program. At NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital – Weill Cornell Medicine you would be part of a collegial team of friends and colleagues working together to become the best physicians and physician-scientist possible, and to serve our patients and our community.


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Richard D. Granstein, MD
Professor and Chairman
Dermatologist-in-Chief, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
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Horatio F. Wildman, MD
Residency Program Director
Associate Professor of Clinical Dermatology