DIANE S. BERSON, MD, FAADAssociate Professor, Department of Dermatology Weill Medical College of Cornell UniversityAssistant Attending Dermatologist, New-York Presbyterian Hospital New York, New York
Diane S. Berson 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’s College of Arts and Sciences 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 in 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, Fitness, 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, ABC World 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 and Dermatologic Surgery.
Dr. Berson is a member of the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Dermatology. She is the Past President of the Women’s Dermatologic Society, and served on its Board of Directors and the Executive, Legacy, Awards, and Fundraising committees. She also served on the Board of Directors of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, the Medical Council of the Skin Cancer Foundation, the Board of Trustees of the Dermatology Foundation, and is 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.
EMILY LEBOWITZ LUKS, MD
Dr. Lebowitz earned a B.A. from Cornell University and received her medical degree from Weill Cornell Medical College. She then completed her internal medicine internship at Mount Sinai Beth Israel. Dr. Lebowitz returned to NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center for her dermatology residency training, where she served as Chief Resident and received a Distinguished Housestaff award in her final year.
Dr. Lebowitz's practice includes medical dermatology, dermatologic surgery, laser therapy, and cosmetic procedures. She has a particular interest in complex medical dermatology.
Lebowitz E & Berson D. Botulinum toxin type E: a review. Dermatol Rev. 2022;1-3.
Lebowitz E, Kim JS, & Magro C. Reactive Arthritis following COVID-19 vaccination with BNT162b2. JAAD Case Rep. 2022 June;24:108-111.
Zippin, J., He, S., Wang, J., Ota, K., Gade, A., Galati, J., Lebowitz, E., Sutter, S., Yan, B., Zhou, D. (2020). Cutaneous Photobiology. In: Smoller, B., Bagherani, N. (eds) Atlas of Dermatology, Dermatopathology and Venereology. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-45134-3_65-1
Geller S., Lebowitz E., Pulitzer M., Horwitz S., Moskowitz A., Dusza S., & Myskowski P. Outcomes and prognostic factors in African American and black patients with mycosis fungoides/Sezary syndrome: Retrospective analysis of 157 patients from a referral cancer center. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2019 Sep;S0190-9622(19):32681-32687.
Geller S., Lebowitz E., Pulitzer M., & Myskowski P. Understanding racial disparities in mycosis fungoides through international collaborative studies. Br J Dermatol. 2019 May;180(5):1263-1264.
Lebowitz E., Bander T., & Minkis K. Plasmacytoma: a potentially dangerous mimicker of subgaleal lipoma. Dermatol Surg. 2019 March;00:1-2.
Lebowitz E. & Lebwohl M. Review of suicide and depression in psoriasis and management of suicide warnings in patients treated with psoriasis drugs. SKIN The Journal of Cutaneous Medicine. 2019 March;V3, N2:72-81.
Lebowitz E., Geller S., Flores E., Pulitzer M., Horwitz S., Moskowitz A., Kheterpal M., & Myskowski P. Survival, disease progression and prognostic factors in elderly patients with mycosis fungoides and Sézary syndrome: a retrospective analysis of 174 patients. Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology. 2019 Jan;33(1):108-114.
Lebowitz E. The future of mental health in post-Newtown America. NYU Medical Dialogue Review. 2013;7(2):42-46.