Robert R. Walther, MD

Expertise in: 
Cancer Care
Board Certifications: 
Dermatology, Internal Medicine
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Dr. Walther has been at Columbia/NewYork Presbyterian since 1975 when he started his dermatology residency following his residency in internal medicine in Miami. Following a fellowship at the Rockefeller University, for the past 40 years he has been Vice Chair for Clinical Activities, Director of Resident Clinic and Teaching Program and Interim Chair of the Department of Dermatology. He is Past President of the New York State Society of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery and presently sits on the New York State board for Medicine. Dr. Walther has been the continuity general dermatologist of the department with a special interest and research in psoriasis and the diagnosis of skin cancer.

Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated

  • Dermatologic Oncology
  • Mole and Wart Removal
  • Psoriasis
  • Skin Cancer

Academic Appointments

  • Professor of Dermatology at CUMC

Administrative Titles

  • Director, Clinical Services

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center


  • Male

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

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  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • NYP Employee Plan
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  • POS
  • PPO
  • Student Health


  • Medicare Managed Care
  • Special Needs


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


  • Medicare Managed Care

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  • EPO
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO

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  • MagnaCare


  • Railroad
  • Traditional Medicare


  • Multiplan

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

Oxford Health Plans

  • Freedom
  • Liberty

Quality Health Management

  • Quality Health Management


  • Special Needs


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

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Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine
  • Internship: University of Miami Hospital
  • Residency: Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, NY
  • Residency: University of Miami Hospital
  • Fellowship: Rockefeller University

Board Certifications

  • Dermatology
  • Internal Medicine
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