Faramarz Samie, MD, PHD

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The incidence of both melanoma and nonmelanoma skin cancers is on the rise; at the same time, our ability to treat skin cancers has vastly improved. Today there are many strategies for treating skin cancers which include radiation and light based therapy, topical and systemic chemotherapy, conventional surgery, and Mohs micrographic surgery, a highly effective treatment modality for skin cancers with aggressive behavior or located in cosmetically sensitive areas. In my practice, I strive to help my patients understand their diagnosis and work with them and their referring physician to choose an evidence-based therapeutic regimen that is tailored to their particular needs while achieving the highest possible cure rate, and the best functional and cosmetic outcome

Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated

  • Biopsy of Skin
  • Complex Medical Dermatology
  • Dermatologic Surgery
  • Mohs
  • Mohs Micrographic Surgery
  • Mohs Surgery
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Cancer Diagnosis & Treatment
  • Skin Cancer Screenings
  • Skin Cancer Surgery
  • Skin Cultures & Treatment
  • Skin Lesions
  • Skin Tumors
  • Surgical Dermatology

Academic Appointments

  • J. Lowry Miller Associate Professor of Dermatology at CUMC

Administrative Titles

  • Vice-Chair for Clinical Affairs

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center


  • Male

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51 West 51st Street
New York, NY 10019
880 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10022
161 Fort Washington Avenue
New York, NY 10032

Insurance Accepted


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


  • Medicare Managed Care
  • Special Needs


  • EPO
  • Great West (National)
  • HMO
  • POS
  • PPO


  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO


  • ConnectiCare
  • EPO
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Select Care (Exchange)
  • Vytra

Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield

  • EPO
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO

Local 1199

  • Local 1199

MagnaCare (National)

  • MagnaCare


  • Railroad
  • Traditional Medicare


  • Multiplan

MVP Health Care

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

Oxford Health Plans

  • Freedom
  • Liberty


  • Special Needs


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

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

Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • MD, 2002 SUNY Upstate School of Medicine
  • Internship: 2003 SUNY Upstate Medical Center
  • Residency: 2006 University of Rochester Medical Center
  • Fellowship: 2007 Roswell Park Cancer Institute

Board Certifications

  • Dermatology
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