Donald Vincent Belsito, MD

Expertise in: 
Immunopathology, Skin Allergies
Board Certifications: 
Dermatology, Internal Medicine
Accepting New Patients
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Overview

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.

Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated

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

Academic Appointments

  • Leonard C. Harber Professor of Clinical Dermatology at CUMC

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Gender

  • Male

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Location(s)

51 West 51st Street
Suite 390
New York, NY 10019
Primary
161 Fort Washington Avenue
New York, NY 10032

Insurance Accepted

Aetna

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

AgeWell

  • Medicare Managed Care
  • Special Needs Plan

Capital District Physician Health Plan

  • Capital District Physician Health Plan

Cigna

  • EPO
  • Great West
  • HMO
  • POS
  • PPO

Elderplan

  • Medicare Managed Care

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • EPO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO

Local 1199

  • Local 1199

MagnaCare

  • MagnaCare

Medicare

  • Traditional Medicare (NY)

Multiplan

  • Multiplan

MVP Health Care

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid Managed Care

Oxford Health Plans

  • Freedom
  • Liberty

UnitedHealthcare

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

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Credentials & Experience

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

Board Certifications

  • Dermatology
  • Internal Medicine

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

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