Dr. Larisa Geskin, MD

Dr. Larisa Geskin, MD

Dermatology  ·  
Female  ·  
51 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Larisa Geskin, MD is a dermatologist in New York, NY and has been practicing for 15 years. She specializes in dermatology.Read her story

Columbia University Medical Center Dermatology

161 Fort Washington Ave Fl 10

New York, NY 10032
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
  • Cigna
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • HealthFirst
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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very high
more than 94% of peers
Jock Itch
more than 94% of peers
Hair Loss
more than 91% of peers

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Dr. Geskin's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Geskin "Dr. Larisa Geskin is an Associate Professor of Dermatology at Columbia University Medical Center and Director of the Comprehensive Skin Cancer Center (CSCC) at the Division of Cutaneous Oncology in the Department of Dermatology. She is a world-renowned specialist in the diagnosis and management of cutaneous lymphomas and other cancers of the skin. Her other areas of expertise include melanoma screening, prevention, medical and surgical therapy, and management of high risk for skin cancer populations. Dr. Geskin is using state-of-the-art methods in melanoma screening and surveillance including Mole Mapping (body mapping) and dermoscopy. She was involved in development of novel melanoma detection methods, including MelaFind among others. Dr. Geskin's team aims to provide multidisciplinary care to skin cancer patients, to conduct cutting edge clinical and basic science research, and to train medical students, residents and fellows in the area of cutaneous oncology. Dr. Geskin completed her residency in Dermatology at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), and a two-year fellowship in cutaneous oncology at University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI) with Louis Falo, MD, PhD, Professor and Chairman, Department of Dermatology, UPMC, and with John Kirkwood, MD, Professor and Vice Chairman for Clinical Research, Director of the Melanoma Center at the UPCI. She is a diplomat of the American Academy of Dermatology, member of the Society for Investigative Dermatology, the International Society for Cutaneous Lymphomas, and US Cutaneous Lymphomas Consortium. She authored over 30 peer-reviewed articles in the field of cutaneous oncology. Her research interest focuses on Cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL) and biomarkers discovery, genetic profiling and regulation, development of immunotherapy for melanoma and lymphoma."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Geskin "We are committed to delivering the best care and an exceptional patient experience. We are devoted to providing services that are patient-centered and compassionate, and care for you as a person. "

1  Specialties

  • Dermatology

1  Board Certifications

  • Dermatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Dermatology*

47  Conditions Treated

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5  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion

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.


  • Albert Einstein School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1995
  • Magee Women's Hospital Of The University Of Pittsburgh
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2001
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2003

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Geskin has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Latvian
  • Russian

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Geskin's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Geskin to family and friends
20 total reviews (5 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (20)

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Dr. Geskin's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (5)

Dr. Geskin may be a good doctor, but her practice at Columbia's Physicians & Surg. is a complete rip off. For more than a decade I get Photodynamic Therapy-- from various dermatologists over that time. Unlike the other esteemed Drs. in past, her office would only do 1 area at a visit-- unless I PAY...more
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Stay away from this “doctor”— she is abrupt, rude and determined to do the most costly procedure instead of listening to the patient. After 20 years of hair loss treatment she recommended not only unnecessary but harmful procedures which caused my hair loss to rapidly progress. For this I paid...more
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Will never go there again. Treated me like I was a nuisance when I had a tick bite. Decided to keep w/ her since I already had appointments for skin checks. They lost my appointment, *assumed* I was having a completely different procedure, and other incompetence that was the last straw. The doctor...more
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Spends almost no time doing an exam. Does not respond to multiple phone calls and emails.
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Had a very difficult time with Dr. Geskin's office. No follow up or anyone returning my calls. The office also pressured me into having an unnecessary procedure, for which they billed me and did not provide the promised services. Patient safety is definitely not their priority.
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