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The Dermatology Department is affiliated with Metropolitan Hospital, Montefiore Medical Center- North Division, and Sound Shore Medical Center. Metropolitan Hospital is the oldest, private medical college, public hospital affiliate in the U. S. The hospital began operating at its current site in 1955. It is part of the Northern Manhattan Health Network of the New York City Health and Hospital Corporation, serving populations of Northern Manhattan and South Bronx. The dermatology training program at Metropolitan Hospital provides a diverse population of patients. The ethnic population includes African Americans, Hispanic, Middle Eastern and a new surge of Caucasians moving to the area. The training program dedicates sessions to general dermatology, pediatric dermatology, dermatologic surgery, mycology, HIV and other infectious diseases of the skin. There is a phototherapy center for psoriasis as well as busy Emergency Room and in-patient consultation services..

The hospital has recently opened a state of the art ambulatory surgery center which is available to dermatology residents for larger procedures that cannot be done in the regular dermatology surgery clinical session.

The ambulatory facility for dermatology was recently expanded to provide necessary resources for clinical training of the added residents. The number of patient visits continues to accelerate. In 2005, the primary site of the training program was transferred to Metropolitan Hospital. Metropolitan Hospital Center has made major contributions to allow the program to relocate, and has provided additional resources for the program including an educational conference room, a dermatology library for the residents and office space for the faculty.

The dermatology training program is also affiliated with Montefiore Medical Center - Wakefield Division, which is an inner-city, privately run hospital located in Northern Bronx. Wakefield serves a wide range of ethnic populations to include Eastern European, Middle Eastern, Oriental, Hispanic and African American. There are sessions dedicated to general dermatology, pediatric dermatology, in-patient consultation, dermatologic surgery and geriatric dermatology. The medical center provides care for a large population of elderly individuals living in over 50 nursing homes located within the vicinity of the medical center. This provides the training program with a large resource for geriatric dermatology. There is one dedicated pediatric dermatology clinic session per week providing pediatric patients for training of the residents, and a large general dermatology population as well. A new ambulatory care center was renovated in 2004, which provides as excellent ambulatory care facility for the clinical session. Residents participate in the faculty dermatology sessions weekly. Dermatological surgery procedures are done as part of the general dermatology sessions.

The program is also affiliated with Sound Shore Medical Center, which is a community-based teaching hospital located in Westchester County. Sound Shore serves a wide range of ethnicities in southern Westchester, offering a diverse group of patients from Caucasian to African American. Residents also participate in the weekly clinic sessions with faculty members and participate in a variety of general dermatology and dermatological surgery cases. Sound Shore also has busy in-patient and nursing home consultation services.

Page updated: September 17, 2013




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