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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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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."
Accredited by: American Board of Dermatology*
Basal Cell Carcinoma
Carcinoma in Situ of Skin
Fungal Nail Infection
Herpes Simplex Infection
Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, or Poison Sumac Poisoning
Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
Adjacent Tissue Transfer
Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
Destruction of Penile Lesion
Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
Excision of Skin Cancer
Excision of Skin Lesion
Shaving of Skin Lesion
Skin Cancer Removal
Skin Tag Removal
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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
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Healthgrades Honor Roll
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