Dr. Donald Belsito, MD

Dr. Donald Belsito, MD

Diagnostic Laboratory & Dermatologic Immunology  ·  
Male  ·  
68 y/o

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Dr. Donald Belsito, MD is a diagnostic laboratory & dermatologic immunology specialist in New York, NY and has been practicing for 35 years. He specializes in diagnostic laboratory & dermatologic immunology, internal medicine, and more.Read his story

Columbia University Medical Center Dermatology

161 Fort Washington Ave

New York, NY 10032
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • MagnaCare
  • Medicare
  • MultiPlan
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • POMCO Group
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Dr. Belsito's Experience

Dr. Belsito's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Diagnostic Laboratory & Dermatologic Immunology
  • Board certified in Dermatology, Diagnostic Laboratory & Dermatological Immunology and Internal Medicine
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Dr. Belsito's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Belsito "Dr. Donald V. Belsito is the Leonard C. Harber Professor of Dermatology, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY. Prior to this, he was an Associate Professor of Dermatology and Pathology at New York University (New York, NY) and Professor and Chair of the Division of Dermatology at the University of Kansas Medical Center (Kansas City, KS). His research interests include occupational dermatoses, contact and atopic dermatitis, and other immune-mediated dermatologic disorders. Dr. Belsito graduated summa cum laude from Georgetown University (Washington, DC) with BS degrees in biology and chemistry. He received his medical degree from Cornell University Medical College (New York, NY), where he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. After completing an internal medicine residency at Case Western Reserve University Hospital (Cleveland OH), he undertook his dermatology residency and fellowship in dermatologic immunology at New York University Medical Center (New York, NY). He is a diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine, the American Board of Dermatology, and the American Board of Dermatology, Special Qualifying Examination in Dermatological Immunology. Dr. Belsito is a member and immediate past-President of the North American Contact Dermatitis Group and a founding member and former President of the American Contact Dermatitis Society. He actively participates in several other dermatologic societies, in which he has served on numerous committees. He sits on the Cosmetic Ingredient Review's Expert Panel and is chair of the Expert Panel for Fragrance Safety, an independent panel of academic scientists that advise industry on the safe use of fragrance materials. He has received numerous national and international honors and serves on the editorial boards of Dermatitis, Contact Dermatitis, Dermatology & Therapy, and the Online Textbook of Dermatology and previously was on the editorial board of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. He is author of more than 300 articles published in peer-reviewed journals and more than 50 invited reviews and textbook chapters."
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3  Specialties

  • Diagnostic Laboratory & Dermatologic Immunology
  • Dermatology
  • Internal Medicine

3  Board Certifications

  • Dermatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Dermatology*
  • Diagnostic Laboratory & Dermatological Immunology
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

39  Conditions Treated

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10  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Allergy Testing
  • Allergy Treatment
  • Medication Management
  • Mole Removal
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Skin Lesion Removal
  • Skin Procedures
  • Skin Screenings
  • Wart Removal

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Georgetown U
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1972
  • Cornell University Medical College
    Medical School | Graduated 1976
  • Case West Res University Hosps
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1977
  • New York U
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1982
  • New York U
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1983

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Belsito has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Was to be scheduled for allergy testing after having had a biopsy. Dr. Belisto saw me for maybe two minutes and said I was "allergic" to something and left the room. One of his staff members told me they would schedule a test date and assured me that THEY would call me. Now almost 8 weeks since the...Read More
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One of the worst experiences I have ever had. Dr. Belsito spent maybe 3 minutes with me tops examining me. He also had no clue what my diagnosis was and simply dropped me after going 3 times. I am appalled. For someone who has such credibility in the field, I was highly disappointed. I am taking my...Read More
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