Dr. Kira Minkis, MD

Dr. Kira Minkis, MD

Dermatology  ·  
Female  ·  
35 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Kira Minkis, MD is a dermatologist in New York, NY and has been practicing for 4 years. She specializes in dermatology and surgery.Read her story

Weill Cornell Medicine Dermatology

1305 York Ave Fl 9

New York, NY 10021
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Cigna
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Fidelis Care
  • HealthFirst
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • POMCO Group
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • VNS Choice

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Minkis performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

very high
more than 90% of peers
Skin Cancer
very high
more than 89% of peers
Squamous Cell Carcinoma
very high
more than 87% of peers

Dr. Minkis's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Minkis' bio

This content was provided by Dr. Minkis "Dr. Minkis received her Bachelor of Arts degree in chemistry with Honors at the New York University. She pursued her medical education and doctorate in molecular oncology and immunology at New York University School of Medicine. Her doctoral dissertation research focused on studying the immune response to melanoma and development of a therapeutic vaccine for melanoma. Dr. Minkis completed her training in dermatology at New York Presbyterian Hospital – Weill Cornell Medical Center, where she was awarded the Distinguished House Staff Award. Following her residency training, she completed a fellowship in Procedural Dermatology and Mohs micrographic surgery at Northwestern University and, in addition, was one of the first seven dermatologists in the US to have completed the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery Cosmetic Dermatologic Surgery Fellowship. As a Weill Cornell-trained dermatologist, Dr. Minkis strives to continue the tradition of excellence in patient care and scholarly pursuits that distinguishes the Weill Cornell Dermatology. Kira Minkis, MD, PhD specializes in the treatment and prevention of skin cancer. The Mohs micrographic surgical technique allows for the highest potential cure rate for high risk non-melanoma skin cancers while removing the least possible amount of tissue. Dr. Minkis also has extensive training in surgical removal of early stage melanoma with precise microscopic examination of the surgical margin. Due to her extensive research experience in the role that the immune system plays in skin cancer, Dr. Minkis is very interested in caring for patients at high risk for skin cancer development, such as those with altered immune systems following organ transplantation. Dr. Minkis has published in multiple peer reviewed journals, has co-authored numerous book chapters and has lectured at many national meetings."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Minkis "My principal interest is in achieving the best results for curing skin cancer. My surgical skills blend aesthetic sensibility along with technical precision to ensure the best outcome, both in terms of cure and cosmetic result. I pride myself in being friendly, caring, attentive and compassionate. When I treat patients, I prioritize treating the patient overall, not simply focusing on one problem.  I strive to ensure that my patients feel comfortable, have all their needs met, and all their questions answered."

2  Specialties

  • Dermatology
  • Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Dermatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Dermatology*

10  Conditions Treated

17  Procedures

  • Biopsy
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
  • Excision
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Laser Surgery for Skin Conditions
  • Mohs Defect Reconstruction Surgery
  • Mohs Surgery
  • Mole Removal
  • Reconstructive Surgery
  • Shaving of Skin Lesion
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Skin Cancer Removal
  • Skin Lesion Biopsy

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.


  • New York University
    Medical School | Graduated 2009
  • Winthrop University Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2010
  • New York Presbyterian Hospital Weill Cornell Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2013
  • McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern Unversity
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2014

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Minkis has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Minkis' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Minkis to family and friends
4 total reviews

Likelihood to Recommend (4)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Minkis' 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
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