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Donald V. Belsito, MD

Board Certifications: 
Dermatology, Internal Medicine
Expertise in: 
Immunopathology, Skin Allergies, General Dermatology
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Credentials & Experience

America's Top Doctor
NY Top Doctor

Board Certifications

  • Dermatology
  • Internal Medicine

Clinical Expertise

  • Skin Allergies
  • Immunopathology
  • General Dermatology
  • Adult Atopic Dermatitis
  • Blistering Disorders
  • Mycosis Fungoides
  • Phototherapy
  • Atopic Dermatitis
  • Contact Dermatitis
  • Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma
  • Allergic Contact Dermatitis
  • Occupational Contact Dermatitis
  • Acute Immunologic Urticaria
  • Psoriasis
  • Dermatological Disorder

Education & Training

  • Cornell University Medical College, NY
  • Internship: Case Western Reserve Medical Center
  • Residency: Case Western Reserve Medical Center
  • Fellowship: New York University Medical Center

Honors & Awards

1971          Phi Beta Kappa, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.

1972          Summa Cum Laude, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.

 1975          Alpha Omega Alpha, Cornell University Medical College, New York, NY

1981          Marion B. Sulzberger Memorial Fellowship, sponsored by the Burroughs Wellcome Fund     through the Dermatology Foundation

1984          Husik Prize, New York University, Department of Dermatology

1985          Clinical Investigator Award, NIAMS

1986         Young Leadership Award, the American Dermatological Association

1993          Leo H. Criep Memorial Lectureship, the American Academy of Allergy and Immunology

1996         Alexander A. Fisher, M.D., Lecturer, American Contact Dermatitis Society

1997          Corresponding member, Finnish Dermatologic Society

1999          Beta Gamma Sigma, University of Kansas School of Business, Lawrence, KS

1999         Academico de Honor (Honorary Member), Sociedad Ecuatoriana de Dermatologia

1999        The Best Doctors in America, 1998 – 1999, published by Woodward/White, Inc, Aiken, SC

2000        Who's Who in America, published by Marquis, New Providence, NJ

2001        America's Registry of Outstanding Professionals, 2001 - 2002, published by Strathmore, Westbury, NY

2002        Strathmore’s Who’s Who, 2002 - 2003, published by Strathmore, Westbury, NY

2002         The Best Doctors in America, 2001 - 2002, published by Woodward/White, Inc, Aiken, SC

2002         Kansas City’s Best Doctors, 2002, published by Kansas City Magazine, Kansas City, MO

2002         America's Registry of Outstanding Professionals, 2002 - 2003, published by Strathmore, Westbury, NY

2003         America's Top Physicians, 2003, Consumers' Research Council of America, Washington, DC

2003         America's Top Doctors, 3rd edition, 2003, published by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd, NY, NY

2003         Academico de Honor (Honorary Member) de la Academia Española de Dermatología

2003         Honorary Member, Canadian Dermatolgical Association

2003         Honorary Member, Academia Mexicana de Dermatología, A.C.

2004         International Health Professional of the Year (2004), International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, England

2004          America's Top Doctors, 4th edition, 2004, published by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd, NY, NY

2004          America's Top Physicians, 2004, Consumers' Research Council of America, Washington, DC

2005         Strathmore’s Who’s Who, 2005 - 2006, published by Strathmore, Westbury, NY

2005         Continental Who’s Who of National Business Leaders. 2005 – 2006, New York, NY

2006         Who's Who in America, published by Marquis, New Providence, NJ

2007         The Best Doctors in America, 2007 - 2008, published by Woodward/White, Inc, Aiken, SC

2007          America's Top Doctors, 7th edition, 2007, published by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd, NY,  NY

2008         America’s Top Dermatologists, published by Consumer’s Research Council of America, Washington, DC.

2008         America’s Top Doctors, 8th edition, published by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd, NY, NY

2008          Patient’s Choice Award, 2008, American Registry, Boca Raton, FL

2009         Who's Who in America, published by Marquis, New Providence, NJ

2009         The Best Doctors in America, 2009, published by Woodward/White, Inc, Aiken, SC

2009           America’s Top Dermatologists, published by Consumer’s Research Council of America, Washington, DC.

2009           America’s Top Doctors, 9th edition, published by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd, NY, NY

2010          Best Doctors in Kansas City, 2010, published by Kansas City Business Journal, Kansas City, MO

2010          Leading Health Professionals of the World, 2010, International Biographical Centre,  Cambridge, England

2010         America’s Top Dermatologists, published by Consumer’s Research Council of America, Washington, DC.

2010          America’s Top Doctors, 10th edition, published by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd, NY, NY

2011         The Best Doctors in America, 2011, published by Woodward/White, Inc, Aiken, SC

2011          International Health Professional of the Year (2004), International Biographical Centre,  Cambridge, England

2011         America’s Top Dermatologists, published by Consumer’s Research Council of America, Washington, DC.

2011          America’s Top Doctors, 11th edition, published by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd, NY, NY

2012          The Best Doctors in America, 2012, published by Woodward/White, Inc, Aiken, SC

2012          America’s Top Dermatologists, published by Consumer’s Research Council of America, Washington, DC.

2012          America’s Top Doctors, 12th edition, published by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd, NY, NY

2013          The Best Doctors in America, 2013, published by Woodward/White, Inc, Aiken, SC

2013          America’s Top Dermatologists, published by Consumer’s Research Council of America,  Washington, DC.

2014          America’s Top Doctors, 13th edition, published by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd, NY, NY

2014         Top Doctors: New York Metro Area, 17th edition, published by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd, NY, NY

2014         New York Best Doctors, 2014, New York Magazine, New York, NY

2014        The Best Doctors in America, 2014, published by Woodward/White, Inc, Aiken, SC

2015        America’s Top Doctors, 14th edition, published by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd, NY, NY

2015       Top Doctors, NY Metro Area, 18th edition, published by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd, NY, NY

2016       New York Super Doctors, MSP Communications, Minneapolis, MN

2016       America’s Top Doctors: 2016, 19th edition, published by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd, NY, NY                      

2016       Most Influential Health Professionals of 2016, International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, England

2016       Super Doctors, New York 2016, Top New York Physicians, published by the New York Times, May 15, 2016

2016       America's Most Honored Professionals, American Registry, Delray Beach, FL

2017       Top Dermatologist in New York, NY, The Leading Physicians of the World, East Islip, NY

2017       America’s Top Doctors: 2017, 20th edition, published by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd, NY, NY                      

2017       New York Metropolitan Doctor Award, American Registry, Delray Beach, FL

2017       Top Doctors, New York Metropolitan Area, published by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd, NY, NY                      

About Donald Belsito

Dr. Donald V. Belsito is the Leonard C. Harber Professor of Dermatology, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY. Prior to this, he was an Associate Professor of Dermatology and Pathology at New York University (New York, NY) and Professor and Chair of the Division of Dermatology at the University of Kansas Medical Center (Kansas City, KS).  His research interests include occupational dermatoses, contact and atopic dermatitis, and other immune-mediated dermatologic disorders.

Dr. Belsito graduated summa cum laude from Georgetown University (Washington, DC) with BS degrees in biology and chemistry. He received his medical degree from Cornell University Medical College (New York, NY), where he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. After completing an internal medicine residency at Case Western Reserve University Hospital (Cleveland OH), he undertook his dermatology residency and fellowship in dermatologic immunology at New York University Medical Center (New York, NY). He is a diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine, the American Board of Dermatology, and the American Board of Dermatology, Special Qualifying Examination in Dermatological Immunology.

Dr. Belsito is a member and immediate past-President of the North American Contact Dermatitis Group and a founding member and former President of the American Contact Dermatitis Society. He actively participates in several other dermatologic societies, in which he has served on numerous committees. He sits on the Cosmetic Ingredient Review’s Expert Panel and is chair of the Expert Panel for Fragrance Safety, an independent panel of academic scientists that advise industry on the safe use of fragrance materials. He has received numerous national and international honors and serves on the editorial boards of Dermatitis, Contact Dermatitis, Dermatology & Therapy, and the Online Textbook of Dermatology and previously was on the editorial board of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. He is author of more than 300 articles published in peer-reviewed journals and more than 50 invited reviews and textbook chapters.

Academic Titles

  • Leonard C. Harber Professor of Clinical Dermatology at CUMC

Committee/Societies/Council Memberships

Institutional

New York University Medical Center:

Utilization Review Committee, Department of Dermatology                               1982 - 1983

Sulzberger Fellowship Committee, Department of Dermatology                         1986 - 1994

Residents' Education Committee, Department of Dermatology                          1987 - 1988

Animal Facilities Committee, School of Medicine                                              1993 - 1994

Quality Assurance, Legal Defense Subcommittee, University Hospital               1993 - 1994

Governing Board, Faculty Practice Offices                                                       1993 - 1994

University of Kansas Medical Center:

Residency and Fellowship Committee, Department of Medicine                        1994 - 1995

KUMC Latex Policy Task Force, Bell Hospital                                                   1994 - 1996

Clinic Advisory Committee, Department of Medicine                                         1994 - 1996

Budget Subcommittee, Medical Faculty Council, School of Medicine                  1996 - 1997

Board of Trustees, Kansas University Internal Medicine Foundation (KUIMF)        1996 - 2004

Graduate Medical Education Committee, School of Medicine                            1996 - 1998

Financial Subcommittee, Board of Trustees, KUIMF                                         1996 - 1998

Graduate Medical Education Internal Review Subcommittee, KUSOM               1996 - 1998

Dean’s Clinical Productivity Planning Advisory Committee, School of Medicine        1997 - 1998

Office Productivity Subcommittee, Board of Trustees, KUIMF                           1997 - 1998

Physician Selection Committee, KU Medical Plaza West                                   1998 - 1999

Chair, Institutional Review Committee, KU School of Medicine                          1999 - 2001

Board of Directors, Kansas University Physicians, Inc. (KUPI)                           1999 - 2002

Practice Operations Committee, KUPI                                                             2000 - 2003

Clinical Enterprise Business & Program Planning Committee, KUPI                   2000 - 2002

Clinical Practice Subcommittee, Board of Trustees, KUIMF                               2000 - 2001

Clinic Implementation Steering Committee, KUIMF                                           2000 – 2002

Columbia University Medical Center:

Faculty Council                                                                                               2014 – Present

New York Presbyterian Hospital Ambulatory Care Network                               2014 – 2017

                

       

National Organizations

American Academy of Dermatology:                                                   1982 - Present

National Institute for Aging Liaison Task Force                                        1986 - 1989

Task Force on Contact Dermatitis                                                            1987 - 1990

Task Force on Occupational & Environmental Dermatology                     1988 - 1991

National Institute for Aging Liaison Task Force                                          1993 - 1997 

RVS/RUC Task Force                                                                                 1998 - 2001

Lila Gruber Lectureship Award Committee (Chair, 2002 – 2003)               1998 - 2003

Program for Dermatology in the 21st Century (Ad hoc)                              1999 - 2000

Cost Effectiveness Task Force                                                                2000 - 2003

Board of Directors Ad Hoc Nominating Committee                                    2000 - 2003

Health Care Finance Committee                                                              2001 – 2003

Tattoo / Body Piercing Workgroup                                                           2001 – 2003

Member Services Committee                                                                  2003 – 2007

Atopic Dermatitis Expert Resource Group                                                2005 - present

American Contact Dermatitis Society:                                                 1989 - Present

Board of Directors (Founding Member)                                                    1989 - 1991

Vice President                                                                                        1991 - 1992

Chairman, Long Range Planning Committee                                            1992 - 1994

Editorial and Publications Committee                                                       1993 - 1996

Vice President                                                                                        1996 - 1997

Scientific Review Board                                                                           1997 - 2000

Chairman, Committee on Electronic Communication                                 1996 - 2000

Editorial and Publications Committee                                                       1998 - 2001

Chairman, Scientific Review Board                                                          1999 - 2000

President - elect                                                                                     1999 - 2000

President                                                                                               2000 - 2001

Fund Raising Committee                                                                         2002 - 2005

Nominating Committee                                                                           2002 - 2005

Publications Committee (Chair, 2005 – 2006)                                           2003 – 2006

Fundraising Committee                                                                           2009 – 2012

Finance and Audit Committee                                                                 2009 – 2012

Fisher Lecture Committee                                                                       2014 -- Present

American Board of Dermatology:

Part I, Examination Committee                                                                1996 - 1999

North American Contact Dermatitis Group:                                         1985 - Present

Vice President                                                                                        1987 - 1997

President                                                                                               1997 - 2004

American Dermatological Association                                                  1989 - 2005

Program Committee, Annual Meeting (Chair, 2002)                                  1998 - 2002

Cosmetic Ingredient Review (Washington, D.C.):                                1991 - Present

Member, Expert Panel                                                                           

Work Safety & Insurance Board (Toronto, ON, Canada):                     1999 – 2005

Member and peer reviewer, Research Advisory Council                           

Work Safety & Insurance Board (Vancouver, BC, Canada):                 2004 – 2005                         

Member and peer reviewer, Research Advisory Council                           

Expert Panel for Fragrance Safety, Inc. (Woodcliff Lake, NJ):                2004 - Present           

Member                                                                                                 2004 – Present

Vice Chair                                                                                              2014 – 2015

Chair                                                                                                     2015 - Present  

American Biographical Institute, Inc. (Raleigh, NC):                              2004 – Present

Research Board of Advisors                                                                   

National Eczema Association:                                                               2011 -  2016

Seal of Acceptance Panel                                                                      

Noah Worcester Dermatological Society:                                              2005 -- Present

Scientific Committee                                                                               2012 – 2015

Communications Committee                                                                   2012 -  2015

Noah Benefactors Committee                                                                 2012 -  2015

EDITORIAL BOARDS

Dermatitis (formerly American Journal of Contact Dermatitis), Section Editor                 1989 - Present

Dermatosur                                                                                                    1992 - Present

Medscape Online Textbook of Dermatology, Section Editor                                          1998 - Present

Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology                                                         2002 - 2007

Contact Dermatitis                                                                                              2004 – Present

Dermatology and Therapy                                                                                         2013 - Present

Journal of Clinical and Cosmetic Dermatology                                                  2013 - Present

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES

Member, Alpha Omega Alpha                                                                            1975 - Present

Member, American College of Physicians                                                   1980 - 1988

Member, Society for Investigative Dermatology, Inc.                                    1982 - 2005

Member, Dermatology Foundation                                                           1982 - Present  Fellow, American Academy of Dermatology                                                         1983 - Present

Fellow, American College of Physicians                                                             1984 - 1988

Member, American Federation for Clinical Research                                    1985 - 1993

Member, The American Association of Immunologists                                      1987 - 1994

Member, The New York State Society of Dermatology                                        1987 - 1994

Founding Member, American Contact Dermatitis Society                                       1989 - Present

Member and Immediate Past President,                                                             1986 - Present

         North American Contact Dermatitis Group

Member, American Dermatological Association                                                  1993 - 2007

Member, Kansas City Dermatologic Society                                                        1994 - 2011

Member, Kansas Dermatological Society                                                        1994 - 2011

Member, Beta Gamma Sigma                                                                           1999 - Present

Member, Noah Worcester Dermatological Society                                                2003 – Present

Member, European Society of Contact Dermatitis                                            2003 - Present

Member, Kansas Medical Society                                                                         2005 – 2011

Dermatologic Society of Greater New York                                                    2011 – Present

New York County Medical Society                                                                         2011 – Present

New York State Medical Society                                                                         2011 – Present

New York Dermatological Society                                                                         2015 - Present

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia

Gender

  • Male

Insurance Accepted

Aetna

  • EPO
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • NY Signature
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Signature Administrators
  • Student Health

Cigna

  • EPO
  • Great West
  • HMO
  • POS
  • PPO

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • Blue Priority
  • EPO
  • HMO
  • Medicare (Mediblue)
  • NYP Employee Plan
  • Pathway (Exchange)
  • POS
  • PPO

MagnaCare

  • MagnaCare

Medicare

  • Traditional Medicare (NY)

Multiplan

  • Multiplan

Oxford Health Plans

  • Freedom
  • Liberty
  • Medicare Managed Care

POMCO

  • POMCO

UnitedHealthcare

  • Columbia University Employee Plan
  • Compass (Exchange)
  • EPO
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO

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