Maria C Garzon, MD

Cancer Care, Dermatology, Pediatric Dermatology, Pediatrics
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Maria Garzon, M.D. is Professor of Dermatology and Pediatrics at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons (VP&S) and the Director of the Division of Pediatric Dermatology at NYP Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital. With a significant body of published research, leadership and teaching experience, Dr. Garzon is an internationally recognized leader in pediatric dermatology. She is a leading expert on the care of children and adolescents with vascular anomalies, particularly hemangiomas and vascular malformations. Dr. Garzon is the Founder and Co-Director of the NYP/Columbia University Irving Medical Center (NYP/CUIMC) Interdisciplinary Vascular Anomalies Group, a founding member and past President of the Hemangioma Investigator Group (HIG) and a founding member of the Pediatric Dermatology Research Alliance (PeDRA).  She is a past President of both the Society for Pediatric Dermatology and the New York Dermatological Society. She was elected to the Academy of Clinical Excellence (ACE) at VP&S and named a Samberg Scholar at NYP Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital. Dr. Garzon has authored numerous articles and book chapters and has lectured at many national and international meetings including the American Academy of Dermatology, American Academy of Pediatrics, Pediatric Academic Societies, World Congress of Pediatric Dermatology, National Institute of Health and International Society for the Study of Vascular Anomalies.  Dr. Garzon has been named a top doctor by Castle Connolly, Best Doctors and New York Magazine.  

Dr. Garzon received her undergraduate degree from Harvard University and her medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons where she was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. She completed her Pediatric residency at the former Babies Hospital, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center (now New York-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital) and dermatology residency at NYP Columbia University Medical Center. She was a fellow in pediatric dermatology at Children’s Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University in Chicago, IL.  She is a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and American Academy of Pediatrics and a member of the Society for Pediatric Dermatology, American Dermatologic Association, Hemangioma Investigator Group, International Society for the Study of Vascular Anomalies, Pediatric Dermatology Research Alliance, Society for Investigative Dermatology, and Women’s Dermatologic Society.  


Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated

  • Acne
  • Adolescent Dermatology
  • Atopic Dermatitis
  • Birthmark
  • Capillary Malformation
  • Eczema
  • Epidermolysis Bullosa
  • Hair, Nails, and Skin Conditions
  • Hair Loss
  • Hemangioma
  • Inflammatory Skin Diseases
  • Klippel-Trenaunay Syndrome
  • Laser Surgery
  • Lymphangioma
  • Lymphatic Malformation
  • Mole and Wart Removal
  • Molluscum Contagiosum
  • Pediatric Acne
  • Pediatric Dermatitis
  • Pediatric Eczema
  • Pediatric Hair Loss
  • Pediatric Warts
  • PHACE Syndrome
  • Phototherapy
  • PIK3-related Overgrowth Spectrum (PROS, CLOVES, MC
  • Port Wine Stain
  • Psoriasis
  • Skin Cancer
  • Strawberry Birthmark
  • Sturge Weber Syndrome
  • Tufted Angioma
  • Vascular Anomaly
  • Vascular Birthmark
  • Vascular Malformation
  • Vascular Tumor
  • Warts
  • Wound Care

Academic Appointments

  • Professor of Dermatology and Pediatrics at CUMC

Administrative Titles

  • Director, Division of Pediatric Dermatology
  • Co-Director, Vascular Anomalies Program
  • Director, Pediatric Dermatology Consultation Service

Hospital Affiliations

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


  • Spanish


  • Female

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New York, NY 10019
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New York, NY 10032

Insurance Accepted

Affinity Health Plan

  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care

Amida Care

  • Special Needs


  • EPO
  • Great West (National)
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HealthPlus

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

Fidelis Care

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


  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Leaf (Exchange)
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

Local 1199

  • Local 1199

MagnaCare (National)

  • MagnaCare


  • Railroad
  • Traditional Medicare

MVP Health Care

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

Quality Health Management

  • Quality Health Management


  • Empire Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid (Community Plan)
  • POS
  • PPO


  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

World Trade Center Health Plan

  • World Trade Center Health Plan

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Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

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

Board Certifications

  • Pediatric Dermatology
  • Pediatrics
  • Dermatology
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Research Interests

  • Hemangioma
  • Vascular Malformations