Dr. Joseph Housel, MD

Dr. Joseph Housel, MD

Dermatology  |  
Male  |  
Age 46
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Dr. Joseph Housel, MD is a dermatology doctor who practices in North Syracuse, NY. He is 46 years old and has been practicing for 10 years. Read his story

7293 Buckley Rd # 102

North Syracuse, NY 13212

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Insurance Accepted

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Excellus BlueCross BlueShield
  • POMCO Group
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Adjacent Tissue Transfer
very high
more than 99% of peers
Candidiasis of Skin and Nails
very high
more than 97% of peers
very high
more than 97% of peers

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Dr. Housel's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Housel "Dr. Housel is a Board Certified Dermatologist and fellowship trained Mohs Micrographic and Reconstructive Surgeon. Dr. Joseph Housel grew up the youngest of six children in Rochester, NY. He began his studies at Binghamton University where he received his degree in psychology. After graduating from Binghamton University Dr. Housel worked at the University of Rochester, where he met his wife Kimberly, a native of Syracuse. Dr. Housel went on to attend the University of Buffalo Medical School, graduating with the highest honors, Summa Cum Laude. He was inducted into the Medical Honor Society, Alpha Omega Alpha. During this time he also received his Masters in Business Administration, graduating with honors, and was inducted into the Business Honor Society, Phi Beta Kappa. Following medical school, Dr. Housel completed his internship at the University of Rochester. He subsequently returned to Buffalo where he completed a clinical and research fellowship in cutaneous oncology and photodynamic therapy at Roswell Park Cancer Institute. Dr. Housel continued on with specialty training in dermatology at the University of Buffalo. He was selected as chief resident during his final year. Following this, Dr. Housel was chosen for a prestigious Mohs Micrographic and Reconstructive fellowship at Roswell Park Cancer Institute under the direction of Dr Nathalie Zeitouni. During his career, Dr. Housel has authored many journal articles as well as textbook chapters. Outside of work, Dr. Housel and his wife have many interests and are very busy with their four young children. They enjoy running, biking, snowboarding, hiking, and spending quality time with family."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Housel "Welcome to Housel Dermatology. At Housel Dermatology, we are dedicated to providing patients with excellent service for a full spectrum of skin care needs while specializing in the surgical treatment of skin cancer."


  • Dermatology
  • Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Dermatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Dermatology*

Conditions Treated

  • Acne
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Bedsores
  • Benign Tumor
  • Birthmark
  • Boil
  • Breast Diseases
  • Cancer
  • Candidiasis of Skin and Nails
  • Carcinoma in Situ of Skin
  • Chickenpox
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis Due to Drugs
  • Dry Skin
  • Folliculitis
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fungal Infections
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Granuloma of Skin
  • Hidradenitis
  • Intertrigo
  • Itchy Skin
  • Keloid Scar
  • Lipomas
  • Melanoma
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Molluscum Contagiosum Infection
  • Pemphigus
  • Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, or Poison Sumac Poisoning
  • Psoriasis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Rash
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Scabies
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Seborrheic Keratosis
  • Shingles
  • Skin Aging
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Discoloration
  • Skin Diseases
  • Skin Infections
  • Skin Lesion
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Ulcer
  • Varicose Veins
  • Warts


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  • Acne Surgery
  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Biopsy
  • Cryosurgery
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Mohs Surgery

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.


  • SUNY Binghamton
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • U Of Buffalo SUNY Sch Of Med & Biomedical Sci
    Medical School | Graduated 2007
  • University Of Rochester
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2008
  • University At Buffalo-State University Of New York
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Mohs Micrographic Surg
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed
  • Roswell Pk Meml Inst
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2013
  • Univ Of Buffalo-Mba
    Other Education | Completed 2007

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Housel has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Housel's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Housel to family and friends
based on 47 total reviews (8 with comments)
Dr. Housel's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (8)
in Syracuse, Ny |
A word of warning: If Dr. Housel diagnoses you with a melanoma, insist on seeing the pathology report yourself. While what you have may require removal, it may not be a melanoma. It will prevent you from having to declare on all future medical records that you had a melanoma. As an aside, his office staff is completely unprofessional and the wait times in his office are ridiculous. If you can't accommodate your patients in a timely manner, but back on your patient load.
in New York, NY |
I arrived at his surgery at 12.45 pm for a 1.15pm appointment. At 1.45pm I left with little likelihood of my appointment being fulfilled. His office staff are rude ,ignorant,unhelpful,unintelligent and totally inefficient about what they are doing . They also make comments about patients behind their glass screen that can easily be heard .. one woman in particular needs to be fired !!!! I would never go back there to receive third world quality treatment or service ,
in Vero beach |
The best dermatologist I have been to and having had over 50 cases of skin cancer, I can speak from experience. He has the best skills and bedside manner possible. You will not find better doctor. I trust him completely. I am so gIad I moved o Syracuse and found him.
Syracuse, NY |
Excellent surgeon. I am so impressed with Dr. Housel after having Mohs surgery. He is truly amazing. I had one surgery at another office for skin cancer in Syracuse and still have a terrible scar. No one can tell that I just had surgery on my face two months ago.
Syracuse, NY |
I had a 6m follow up appt, I never recv'd a confirm. call, After receiving a bill for a no show fee I called the office to ask if they still make confirm. calls they said it was an automated system I asked to speak to supervisor since I had never rcv'd a call, & stated I will provide phone records to prove so. When a "supervisor" got on she never gave her name her exact words were "We can waive this fee for you, but you will need to find another dermatologist." Just unbelievable/unprofessional.
in Pulaski, NY |
Dr. Housel was professional and cordial . He listened to me and gave me information that was accurate and non threatening about my diagnosis. I would recommend him to all .
Manlius |
I went to Dr. Housel for Mohs surgery on my face and he did an excellent job. I was very anxious about how it would look after the procedure. I am so happy to say that all of my friends and family comment on how how great I look. Noone can tell that I had anything done. I would recommend him to anyone that needs surgery for skin cancer.
Syracuse, NY |
Doctor is easy to talk to, he took care of things in very professional matter. Really pleased with surgery and especially the wound care. He is true professional. Would recommend to every one.
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  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
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  • POMCO Group
  • UnitedHealthCare
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Hospitals where Dr. Housel has admitting privileges

Crouse Hospital
736 Irving Ave
Syracuse, NY 13210
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