Dr. Josephine McAllister, MD

Dr. Josephine McAllister, MD

Dermatology  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 40
Dr. Josephine McAllister, MD is a dermatologist in Ithaca, NY and has been practicing for 9 years. She graduated from Stanford Univ Sch Of Med in 2005 and specializes in dermatology.Read her story

2333 N Triphammer Rd Ste 203

Ithaca, NY 14850

Contact Information

(607) 257-1107

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • CoreSource
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Excellus BlueCross BlueShield
  • Fidelis Care
  • 6 More

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Top Care Areas

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Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, or Poison Sumac Poisoning
very high
more than 99% of peers
Itchy Skin
very high
more than 99% of peers
Skin Infections
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Dr. McAllister's bio

This content was provided by Dr. McAllister "Josephine C. McAllister, MD, FAAD is a Dermatologist, a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology (FAAD) and a Diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology (board-certified in Dermatology). Dr. McAllister received her undergraduate degree from Harvard University, graduating Magna cum Laude in Biology with a High Honors thesis describing research findings from her work in the Howard Hughes Medical Institute funded laboratory of Dr. Louis Kunkel at Boston Children's Hospital. She then earned her medical degree at the Stanford University School of Medicine, where she spent a year pursuing highly specialized wound healing research in the internationally renowned laboratory of Dr. Peter Marinkovich and also published her work on vitamin D deficiency in diet-restricted children with renowned Department Chair and Pediatric Dermatologist Dr. Alfred Lane. Dr. McAllister matched through the highly competitive National Residency Matching Program to an elite training spot at the Harvard Combined Dermatology Residency Program, where she worked closely with leaders in dermatology such as Dr. Harley Haynes, Dr. Arthur Sober, Dr. Samuel Moschella, American Academy of Dermatology President Dr. Suzanne Olbricht, Dr. Hensin Tsao, and Dr. Mathew Avram, as well as some of the most highly regarded dermatopathologists in the world including Dr. Martin Mihm, Dr. George Murphy, and Dr. Scott Granter, and practiced dermatology at the country's most prestigious hospitals, including Brigham and Women's Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Children's Hospital Boston, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Lahey Clinic, and the Boston VA HealthCare System. Dr. McAllister is the founder of Dermatology Associates of Ithaca and is committed to providing excellence in dermatologic care to patients of all ages. She specializes in skin cancer prevention and treatment as well as in general dermatology conditions such as acne, rosacea, psoriasis, eczema and other inflammatory diseases of the skin, and warts. Outside of work, Dr. McAllister enjoys spending time with her family including her husband Liam P. McAllister who is a Professor of Physics at Cornell University and their young daughters, who love helping to water the plants in their garden and dancing to Hawaiian music."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. McAllister "At Dermatology Associates of Ithaca, we use a team-based approach to detect and treat problematic skin conditions.  As we often say, four eyes are better than two!  Utilizing the talents of multiple people who are specialized in different aspects of dermatologic care helps patients to benefit from the strengths of each contributor to our team.  Throughout the course of your treatment, your team members may include the physician, physician assistant, surgical physician assistant, medical assistant, and administrative assistant, each of whom works closely with one another to ensure a seamless and thorough approach to addressing your needs throughout the treatment course."

1  Specialties

  • Dermatology

1  Board Certifications

  • Dermatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Dermatology*

47  Conditions Treated

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24  Procedures

  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acne Surgery
  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Biopsy
  • Biopsy of Affected Tissue
  • Botox® Injection
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Penile Lesion
  • Excision
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Cyst
  • Excision of Lipoma
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excisional Biopsy
  • Mole Removal
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Shaving of Skin Lesion
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Skin Cancer Removal
  • Skin Surgery
  • Skin Tag Removal
  • 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.


  • Harvard
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2000
  • Stanford Univ Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 2005
  • Saint Barnabas Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2006
  • Harvard Medical School
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2009

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. McAllister has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. McAllister's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. McAllister to family and friends
53 total reviews (13 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (53)

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  • 3
  • 2
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Dr. McAllister'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 (13)

Drove from Bing to see Dr. McAllister & staff. Everyone's super friendly, confident & competent. Not sure why folks are complaining about Dr. A--when you see a specialist, PAs are the main point of care & contact w/the doctor overseeing every patient's care. She spent more than 10 minutes w/ me...more
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While at Dr McAllisters office I was pleasantly surprised with the staff, they are both friendly and helpful. The appointment times are on time and very thorough. My 3 page hand out was full of information about my visit: things to watch and further skin care recommendations. While I was in my...more
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When scheduling an appointment be sure to ask if you will actually see the doctor. I naively assumed, as a returning patient with a history of pre-cancerous moles, that when I made an appointment at my family doctor's urging that I would be examined by Dr. McAllister herself. Instead, physician's...more
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Cannot stress enough how hard you should strive to avoid this practice and this doctor. One of the worst I've ever been to. She spends about 35 seconds with her patients and has her assistants do most of her work. She treated me very rudely and its clear she's just in it for the money. Stay away!
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Dr. McAllister runs her office like a factory. You see her for two minutes and/or only see the PA. Every time I have an appointment she ends up doing a biopsy--even on a pre-existing skin condition that I pointed out to her and that clearly didn't need a biopsy. She took the practice over from an...more
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