Donald V. Belsito, MD

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

Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated

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

Academic Appointments

  • Leonard C. Harber Professor of Clinical Dermatology at CUMC

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.

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia

Gender

  • Male

Schedule an Appointment

Phone Appointments

New and Existing Patients:
212-305-5293

Location(s)

ColumbiaDoctors Midtown
51 West 51st Street
New York, NY 10019
Primary
CUMC/Herbert Irving Pavilion
161 Fort Washington Avenue
New York, NY 10032

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

*Please contact the provider’s office directly to verify that your particular insurance is accepted.

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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