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Deborah S. Sarnoff, M.D.


Board certified dermatologist Deborah S. Sarnoff, MD, FAAD, FACP is the Director of Dermatology at COSMETIQUE Dermatology, Laser & Plastic Surgery, LLP (with offices on Park Avenue in Manhattan and on Long Island’s Gold Coast). She specializes in cosmetic dermatology, dermatologic and laser surgery and Mohs micrographic surgery for the treatment of skin cancer. Dr. Sarnoff became president of The Skin Cancer Foundation in January 2017. She was previously a senior vice president. Dr. Sarnoff graduated summa cum laude from Cornell University, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. She received her medical degree, with distinction, from the George Washington University Medical School, where she was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. She completed her residency and fellowship at NYU School of Medicine, where she now serves as clinical professor of dermatology. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology and a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, American College of Mohs Surgery, The American Society of Dermatologic Surgery and the American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery. Dr. Sarnoff is President of The International Society for Dermatologic Surgery and Secretary/Treasurer of The New York State Society of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery. She is also co-editor in chief of The Journal of Drugs in Dermatology. She has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed publications and textbooks and frequently lectures at national and international meetings in all aspects of dermatology.

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Interview with Dr. Deborah S. Sarnoff, MD


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What is Dr. Sarnoff’s approach to educate her patients and alleviate their concerns and anxiety?

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What is the day of surgery like for patients with early stages of melanoma? Should you have breakfast? What about medications and supplements? What is the post-operative care? When should patients need to return for suture removal? The three phases of wound healing.

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What can we do improve the appearance of scar? How to treat Keloid? How to treat raised scars? The use of liquid nitrogen, injection, lasers and Botox to treat scars. How to plan out surgery to improve the final scars?

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How to find the ideal surgeons to treat melanoma?

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What is the Skin Cancer Foundation? What information is provided by the Skin Cancer Foundation website? What are the photobiology committee and the Seal of Recommendation? 

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