Patti Dr. Berson


Associate Professor, Department of Dermatology
Weill Medical College of Cornell University
Assistant Attending Dermatologist, New-York Presbyterian Hospital
New York, New York

Diane S. Berson, MD, is an Associate Professor of Dermatology at Weill Medical College of Cornell University and an Assistant Attending Dermatologist at the New York-Presbyterian Hospital.  She has a private dermatology practice in NYC, and volunteers at the NY Presbyterian Hospital Department of Dermatology where she teaches medical students and residents.  Dr. Berson received her undergraduate degree from Cornell University, College of Arts and Science where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.  She pursued her medical education at New York University School of Medicine.  This was followed by an internship in internal medicine at Bellevue Hospital, NYU Medical Center, and a residency in dermatology at State University of New York Health Science Center at Brooklyn, where she served as Chief resident during her final year of training.  She was certified by the American Board of Dermatology in 1988.

Dr. Berson’s practice focuses on medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatology and cutaneous oncology. She also has an interest in the treatment of acne, particularly in adults. Dr. Berson has conducted clinical trials and published articles concerning the treatment of acne and rosacea and other dermatological topics.  She has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times, and many magazines including Allure, In Style, Town and Country, Health, Real Simple, Fitnes, Self, Good Housekeeping, Glamour, W and More.  She has also been interviewed often in the media, including NBC’s Today Show, The CBS Early Show, ABCWorld News Tonight, CNN Headline News, MSNBC, Fox News and local news networks.  She lectures regularly at national dermatology conferences.  Dr. Berson is on the editorial boards of Practical Dermatology, Journal of Drugs in Dermatology andDermatologic Surgery.

Dr. Berson is the Past President of the Women’s Dermatologic Society, Chair of the Past President’s Advisory  Committee and also serves on its Board of Directors and the Executive, Legacy, Awards, and Fundraising committees.  She is on the Board of Directors of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery and also on the Medical Council of the Skin Cancer Foundation, the Board of Trustees of the Dermatology Foundation, and a founding board member of both The American Society of Cosmetic Dermatology and Aesthetic Surgery and the American Acne and Rosacea Society.  Dr. Berson is a media spokesperson for The American Academy of Dermatology and was elected to the American Dermatological Association.  She is also a member of the President’s Council of Cornell Women and the Cornell University Council. 

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Marnie B. Nussbaum-Brown, M.D. F.A.A.D
Medical, Surgical and Cosmetic Dermatology


Dr. Nussbaum graduated with honors and distinction  from Cornell University.  She attended Weill Cornell Medical College in Manhattan, where she was the recipient of the James Metcalf Polk Award for achieving highest academic honors in her graduating class. She also served as President of Alpha Omega Alpha, the national medical honor society.

Dr. Nussbaum completed her internship training in Internal Medicine at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and her residency in Dermatology at Weill Cornell-New York Presbyterian Hospital, where she served as Chief Resident in Dermatology. Among her numerous awards are the Outstanding House Staff Award, and the Women in Science Award. Dr. Nussbaum is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery, and the Women’s Dermatologic Society.

Dr. Nussbaum is currently in private practice on the upper east side of New York.  She has also served as a consulting dermatologist to the Melanoma Research Alliance, In addition, she is a Clinical Instructor of Dermatology at Weill Cornell Medical College. She is well trained in both medical and cosmetic procedures including laser surgery and facial rejuvenation. She has written numerous articles which have been featured in Dermascope magazine, the Washingtonian, the Bergdorf Goodman site, Men’s Health and Mott50 blogs. Dr. Nussbaum has done myriad educational outreach events at Bergdorf Goodman, Sotheby’s, Christie’s, the Junior League of New York and has been interviewed for various media outlets including Entertainment Tonight.