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Professional Statement

  • Darrell S. Rigel, MD is a Clinical Professor of Dermatology at New York University Medical Center. He is a graduate of MIT with a BS in Management Information Sciences, an MS (MBA) from the Sloan School of Management at MIT and received his MD degree from George Washington University. He attended Cornell University Medical Center for Internship in Internal Medicine and completed his training at NYU where he was Resident, Chief Resident, NIH Training Fellow and Dermatology Surgery Fellow. He is board certified by the American Board of Dermatology and a Fellow and has been awarded Honorary Membership in the American Academy of Dermatology
  • His research is in the areas of risk factors and prognosis for malignant melanoma and other skin cancers and factors leading to aging of the skin. He is the author of numerous articles and abstracts in professional journals as well as lead editor of Cancer of the Skin, the major textbook in this field.
  • Dr. Rigel has testified before Congress regarding the effects of ozone depletion on skin cancer. He has made over 600 presentations at medical and governmental policy conferences worldwide and has chaired numerous national and international conferences and symposia. He often appears on National television including CNN, ABC, FOX, NBC and CBS and his research and opinions are regularly cited in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and many other national magazines and newspapers.
  • Dr. Rigel serves with many professional and charitable organizations related to his research interests. In 1999, he served as President of the American Academy of Dermatology and also served for 9 years as a Director of the American Board of Dermatology. He is also a Past President of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery and the American Dermatological Association. He also serves as a Regional Chair of the MIT Educational Counselor program.
  • Dr. Rigel has also received numerous awards and honors including the American Cancer Society's National Honor Citation for Skin Cancer Programs and Presidential Citations from the American Academy of Dermatology and American Society for Dermatologic Surgery for public education programs in skin cancer. He serves as a consultant dermatologist for the New York Yankees.
  • Dr. Rigel specializes in skin cancer, sun damage and cosmetic dermatology related to aging problems of the skin and has patients nationally and worldwide referred to him to help them with their dermatology problems.

Education & Training

  • Medical School - George Washington University
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital / Weill Cornell Medical Center, Internship in Internal Medicine
  • New York University Medical Center, Residency in Dermatology
  • National Institutes of Health (Fellowship)
  • New York University, Fellowship in Dermatology

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Dermatology

Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Dermatology
  • American Society for Dermatologic Surgery
  • Society for Investigative Dermatology
  • American Dermatological Association
  • International Society for Dermatologic Surgery
  • New York County Medical Society
  • Medical Society of the State of New York
  • Skin Cancer Foundation
  • American College of Sports Medicine
  • Dermatologic Society of Greater New York

Language Spoken

  • English