The Vascular Birthmarks Foundation Dr. Linda Rozell-Shannon, PhD President and Founder

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Laser and Skin Surgery Center of New York

  • NYC and International Laser Specialist
  • Director – Laser & Skin Surgery Center of New York
  • Clinical Professor of Dermatology – NYU Medical Center
  • Chairman, Board of Directors – New York Stem Cell Foundation
  • President – New York Dermatologic Society

Board-certified cosmetic dermatologist, Roy G. Geronemus, M.D., Director of the Laser & Skin Surgery Center of New York, graduated from Harvard University and pursued his medical education at the University of Miami School of Medicine.

He trained in dermatology at the New York University Medical Center where he was the chief resident and subsequently underwent a fellowship training in Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Cutaneous Oncology. He is a Clinical Professor of Dermatology at New York University Medical Center where he founded its laser program and served nine years as chief of dermatologic and laser surgery. He is past president of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery and the American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery.  Dr. Geronemus is the Chairman of the Board of the New York Stem Cell Foundation.

The American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery has awarded Dr. Geronemus with the Ellet Drake award for outstanding contributions to laser medicine and the Leon Goldman award for excellence in clinical laser research. The American Society for Dermatologic Surgery has awarded him the Samuel J. Stegman award for distinguished service and the University of Miami School of Medicine has elected him into their Hall of Fame. He has received the Physician of the Year honor from the Vascular Birthmark Foundation and was also awarded their Humanitarian Award in 2014. He has been listed in New York Magazine’s Best Doctors in New York 23 times, and 16 times as one of the Best Doctors in America.

Dr. Geronemus has been a featured speaker of the American Academy of Dermatology, American Society for Dermatologic Surgery and the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery for many years, as well as speaking to other national and international audiences. He has published over 240 medical articles, chapters and books. He has been involved with the development of multiple new laser systems and therapeutic techniques, which are now commonly used throughout the world.

We are grateful that Dr. Geronemus serves as a VBF Medical Director. and makes possible laser therapy for countless families during our annual VBF Conference and Clinic in New York.

  • Birthmarks Types Treated:

    Hemangioma, Venous Malformation, Lymphatic Malformation, Port Wine Stain, AVM, Combination, Other

  • Birthmark Syndromes Treated:

    Sturge-Weber Syndrome, PHACES, CLOVES, Klippel-Trenaunay Syndrome, Other

  • Practice Specialties:

    Pediatrics, Dermatology

  • Procedures Offered:

    Laser