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Larisa J Geskin, MD

    Larisa J Geskin, MD

  • Associate Professor of Dermatology
  • Director, Division of Cutaneous Oncology
  • Director, Comprehensive Skin Cancer Center
Dr. Larisa Geskin is an Associate Professor of Dermatology at Columbia University Medical Center and Director of the Comprehensive Skin Cancer Center (CSCC) at the Division of Cutaneous Oncology in the Department of Dermatology.

She is a world renowned specialist in the diagnosis and management of cutaneous lymphomas and other cancers of the skin. Her other areas of expertise include melanoma screening, prevention, medical and surgical therapy, and management of high risk for skin cancer populations. Dr. Geskin is using state-of-the-art methods in melanoma screening and surveillance including Mole Mapping (body mapping) and dermoscopy. She was involved in development of novel melanoma detection methods, including MelaFind among others. Dr. Geskin’s team aims to provide multidisciplinary care to skin cancer patients, to conduct cutting edge clinical and basic science research, and to train medical students, residents and fellows in the area of cutaneous oncology.

Dr. Geskin completed her residency in Dermatology at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), and, a two-year fellowship in cutaneous oncology at University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI) with Louis Falo, MD, PhD, Professor and Chairman, Department of Dermatology, UPMC, and with John Kirkwood, MD, Professor and Vice Chairman for Clinical Research, Director of the Melanoma Center at the UPCI.

She is a diplomat of the American Academy of Dermatology, member of the Society for Investigative Dermatology, the International Society for Cutaneous Lymphomas and US Cutaneous Lymphomas Consortium. She authored over 30 peer-reviewed articles in the field of cutaneous oncology. Her research interest focuses on Cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL) and biomarkers discovery, genetic profiling and regulation, development of immunotherapy for melanoma and lymphoma.

Board Certified American Board of Dermatology, 2003
Cutaneous Oncology
Education Doctor of Medicine,1998
University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine
Pittsburgh, PA

Training Internship, Internal Medicine, 1998-1999
Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Presbyterian
Pittsburgh, PA

Resident in Dermatology, 1999-2001
Department of Dermatology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Pittsburgh, PA

Cutaneous Oncology Fellowship, 2001-2003
Department of Dermatology and Division of Oncology, University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute
Pittsburgh, PA

Research Interests Etiology and Biology of Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma
Development of Novel Therapies for Lymphoma and Melanoma
Early Melanoma Detection
Mole Mapping
Contact Information
Herbert Irving Pavilion
161 Fort Washington Avenue
New York, NY 10032
Tel: 212.305.5293
Fax: 212.795.1859

51 West 51st Street, Suite 390
New York, NY 10020
Tel: 212.305.5293
Fax: 212.326.8567

Clinical Specialty

Cutaneous Oncology
Cutaneous T Cell Lymphoma
Mole Mapping


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