Maria C Garzon, MD

Expertise in: 
Cancer Care
Board Certifications: 
Pediatric Dermatology, Pediatrics, Dermatology
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Dr. Garzon joined the faculty of the College of Physicians and Surgeons and the staff of Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of New York- Presbyterian in 1995 and founded the Division of Pediatric Dermatology. She is an Associate Professor of Clinical Dermatology and Clinical Pediatrics at the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University. Dr. Garzon received her undergraduate degree from Harvard University and her medical degree from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University. She completed her pediatric residency at Babies Hospital, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center and her Dermatology residency at Columbia University. She was a fellow in Pediatric Dermatology at Children's Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL.

Dr. Garzon is nationally recognized as a leader in Pediatric Dermatology. She is the author of numerous articles and book chapters on a wide variety of topics in pediatric dermatology. Her current research interests focus on of vascular birthmarks in children. She is one of the founding members of the Hemangioma Investigator Group. She and has lectured at numerous medical meetings including the American Academy of Dermatology, American Academy of Pediatrics, National Institute of Health and International Society for the Study of Vascular Anomalies.

Dr. Garzon is a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and the American Academy of Pediatrics. She is Board Certified in Pediatric Dermatology.

Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated

  • Acne
  • Biopsies
  • Birthmark
  • Eczema
  • Hair, Nails, and Skin Conditions
  • Hemangioma
  • Laser Surgery
  • Mole and Wart Removal
  • Port Wine Stain
  • Psoriasis
  • Skin Cancer
  • Vascular Birthmark
  • Wound Care

Academic Appointments

  • Professor of Dermatology at CUMC

Administrative Titles

  • Director, Division of Pediatric Dermatology
  • Director, Vascular Anomalies Clinic
  • Director, Pediatric Dermatology Consultation Service
  • Director, Medical Student Course in Dermatology

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital


  • Spanish


  • Female

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


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


  • Medicare Managed Care

Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield

  • EPO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO

Local 1199

  • Local 1199

MagnaCare (National)

  • MagnaCare


  • Traditional Medicare

MVP Health Care

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

Oxford Health Plans

  • Freedom
  • Liberty

United Health Care

  • Columbia Employee POS
  • HMO
  • Medicaid (Community Plan)
  • POS
  • PPO

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Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center
  • Fellowship: Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of NewYork-Presbyterian
  • Fellowship: Children's Memorial Hospital - Chicago

Board Certifications

  • Pediatric Dermatology
  • Pediatrics
  • Dermatology


Research Interests

  • Hemangioma
  • Vascular Malformations