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Diane S. Berson, MD

Diane S. Berson, MD

Assistant Professor of Dermatology
Cornell University Weill Medical College
New York, NY

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Diane S. Berson, MD, is an Assistant Professor of Dermatology at Weill Medical College of Cornell University and an Assistant Attending Dermatologist at the New York-Presbyterian Hospital. She has a private dermatology practice in New York City. Dr. Berson received her undergraduate degree from Cornell University, College of Arts and Science, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. She pursued her medical education at New York University School of Medicine. She completed her internship in internal medicine at Bellevue Hospital, NYU Medical Center, and her residency in dermatology at State University of New York Health Science Center at Brooklyn, where she served as Chief Resident during her final year of training. She was certified by the American Board of Dermatology in 1988.

Dr. Berson’s practice focuses on medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatology and cutaneous oncology. She also has an interest in the treatment of acne, particularly in adults. Dr. Berson has conducted clinical trials and published articles concerning the treatment of acne and rosacea and other dermatological topics. She has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times, and many magazines including Allure, In Style, Town and Country, Health, Real Simple, Fitness and More. She has also been interviewed often in the media, including NBC’s Today Show, The CBS Early Show, ABC World News Tonight, CNN Headline News, MSNBC and local news networks. She lectures regularly at national dermatology conferences. Dr. Berson is on the editorial boards of Practical Dermatology, Journal of Drugs in Dermatology and Cosmetic Dermatology.

Dr. Berson is president of the Women’s Dermatologic Society, 2011-2012, and served on the Board of Directors from 2005-2009. She also serves on the Women's Dermatologic Society's Executive Committee and is Chair of the Networking Committee and the Fundraising Committee. She is on the Medical Council of the Skin Cancer Foundation, the Board of Trustees of the Dermatology Foundation, and a founding board member of both the American Acne and Rosacea Society and the American Society of Cosmetic Dermatology and Aesthetic Surgery. She also chairs the Membership Research Work Group of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery and is on the Sports Council of the American Academy of Dermatology. Dr. Berson is a media spokesperson for The American Academy of Dermatology and is a member of the New York State Society of Dermatology. Honorary society memberships include the Cornell University Council, the President's Council of Cornell Women and the American Dermatological Association.