Dr. Ronald Shelton, MD

Dr. Ronald Shelton, MD

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Dermatology  |  
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58 y/o
(67)

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In July 2014, Dr. Shelton joined Roy Geronemus, M.D. and associates at the Laser & Skin Surgery Center of New York. Dr. Shelton has been in practice for more than twenty-seven years. Upon completion of his Dermatology Residency, in 1990, he became the Chief of Dermatology at the Langley Air Force Base Hospital in Hampton, Virginia. Dr. Shelton then did a fellowship in cosmetic and reconstructive dermatologic surgery and Mohs Micrographic Surgery at the University of California, San Francisco. He was then recruited by the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City in 1993, to create their first Division of Mohs and Dermatologic Surgery and Cosmetic Dermatology Laser division. After five years as a full time faculty member, Dr. Shelton entered private practice in Manhattan but has maintained his affiliation with the Mount Sinai Medical Center as an Associate Clinical Professor, and he is responsible for teaching many residents, international cosmetic dermatologic surgeons who are being trained in fellowship and visiting physicians from around the world. In 2000, Dr. Shelton created The New York Aesthetic Consultants, one of the first medical spas, and multigroup centers providing a full range of cosmetic laser, plastic and Mohs surgical services. He has lectured at many local, national and international conferences, published many peer-reviewed medical journal articles, written chapters in medical textbooks and has authored two books on Botox and Liposuction. Dr. Shelton has been entrusted by the American Academy of Dermatology to be a spokesperson for the media, as he retains an academic interest and is highly regarded by his peers as an ethical and knowledgeable physician. Dr. Shelton has been listed as one of Castle Connolly’s “Best doctors in America” and New York Magazine “Top Doctors.” for several years. Dr. Shelton has also received an award as Teacher of the Year at the Mount Sinai Medical Center, and from The Journal of Dermatologic surgery for original research. Dr. Shelton’s philosophy in practice is that he and his staff provide the same care to his patients as they would to their family.

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Adjacent Tissue Transfer
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more than 98% of peers
Basal Cell Carcinoma
very high
more than 96% of peers
Skin Cancer
very high
more than 94% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Shelton "Our dermatology center in New York is the most comprehensive, state-of-the-art laser and cosmetic skin surgery center in the world. Over the past 30 years they have contributed to the development and testing of many devices, fillers and treatments that are now commonly used throughout the world."

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Specialties

  • Dermatology
  • Cosmetic Dermatologic Surgery
  • Cosmetic Dermatology
  • Dermatologic Surgery
  • Mohs Micrographic Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • Dermatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Dermatology*
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Conditions Treated

  • Acne
  • Acne Scars
  • Age Spots
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Benign Tumor
  • Birthmark
  • Broken Blood Vessels
  • Cellulite
  • Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Double Chin
  • Excessive Sweating
  • Facial Redness
  • Facial Skin Cancer
  • Fine Lines
  • Freckle
  • Frown Lines
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Keloid Scar
  • Melanoma
  • Melasma
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Nail Diseases
  • Nevus of Ota
  • Nodular Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer
  • Port Wine Stain
  • Psoriasis
  • Rosacea
  • Sacral Hemangiomas - Multiple Congenital Abnormalities
  • Scars
  • Seborrheic Keratosis
  • Skin Aging
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Discoloration
  • Skin Lesion
  • Spider Veins
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Stretch Marks
  • Superficial Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Wrinkles

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Procedures

  • Acne Scar Removal
  • Acne Surgery
  • Active FX Fractional Laser Skin Resurfacing Treatment
  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Belotero® Injection
  • Body Contouring (After Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Botox® Injection
  • CO2RE Laser Treatment
  • Cellfina™ Treatment
  • Clear + Brilliant Laser Treatment
  • Clear + Brilliant Perméa Laser Treatment
  • CoolSculpting®
  • CoolTouch 3 Laser Treatment
  • CoolTouch CTEV™ Laser Treatment
  • Cosmetic Botox® Injection
  • Cosmetic Laser Surgery
  • Deep FX Fractional Laser Skin Resurfacing Treatment
  • Erbium Laser Treatment
  • Excel V™ Laser Treatment
  • Excimer Laser Therapy for Psoriasis
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Facial Peel
  • Fat Grafting to the Face
  • Fat Reduction Procedure
  • Fraxel Laser Treatment
  • GentleLASE Laser Treatment
  • GentleMax Laser Treatment
  • GentleYAG Laser Treatment
  • Glycolic Acid Skin Care Treatment
  • Hair Removal
  • INFINI Laser Treatment
  • Injection Sclerotherapy
  • Isolaz System Acne Treatment
  • Juvéderm® Injection
  • Juvéderm® Voluma® Injection
  • Kybella Treatment for Submental Fat
  • Laser Skin Rejuvenation
  • Laser Tattoo Removal
  • Liposuction
  • Mohs Surgery
  • Mole Removal
  • Photocoagulation
  • PicoSure™ Laser Tattoo Removal
  • Power-Assisted Liposuction (PAL)
  • Pulsed Dye Laser Treatment
  • Q-Switched Nd:YAG Laser Treatment
  • Q-Switched Ruby Laser Treatment
  • Radiesse® Injections
  • Restylane® Injections
  • SculpSure Laser Treatment
  • Sculptra™ Injection
  • Skin Cancer Removal
  • Skin Surgery
  • Skin Tightening
  • Tattoo Removal
  • Thermage Radiofrequency Treatment
  • ThermiSmooth™ Non-Invasive Skin Smoothing Treatment
  • ThermiTight™ Subdermal Skin Tightening Treatment
  • Ultherapy®
  • UltraShape Fat Reduction Treatment
  • Vbeam Perfecta Laser Treatment
  • Venous Sclerotherapy

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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.

Education

  • Union College, Schenectady, Ny-Bs Bio-Mathematics
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1980
  • SUNY Upstate Medical Center, Syracuse, Ny-M.D.
    Medical School | Graduated 1984

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Shelton's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Shelton to family and friends
4.9
based on 67 total reviews (9 with comments)
Dr. Shelton's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (9)
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Dr. Ronald Shelton is a consummate professional who is dedicated to providing the highest quality of care to his patients. He is very kind, compassionate, and responsive to all questions, He called me at home following surgery to ensure I was fine and not experiencing any pain. Dr. Shelton is a brilliant surgeon with impeccable credentials. He is meticulous, thorough, and has a wonderful sense of aesthetics. I am thrilled with the outcome of my Mohs surgery! I strongly recommend him. .
in New York, NY |
Dr. Shelton is very good at what he does. He educates his patients because he wants them to feel comfortable. Unlike most doctors, he will actually spend the time with you to discuss treatment options rather than just handing over a brochure or pamphlet.
New York, NY |
I have been seeing Dr. Shelton for about 10 years and I would highly recommend him. He stays up-to-date on the latest procedures and products, and answers any questions honestly - providing the pros and cons of any procedure. He wants his patients to look natural, so he will tell you when a particular product or procedure may not be a good choice.
in New York, NY |
I went to Dr. Ron Shelton today to have a Mohs procedure on a squamous cell carcinoma on my leg removed. The whole experience from beginning to end was excellent. Dr. Shelton took time to build rapport: he warmly introduced himself.. He explained the procedure clearly. He was very skillful in the surgical procedure and was assisted by competent nurses who were also kind and personable. I did not have a a minute of worry. I would say that he is an extra-good doc and highly recommend him
in New York, NY |
I've seen Dr. Shelton numerous times in recent years to have something excised, and his work is superb, especially in repairing the site of the incision: you can't make out a scar, even on my face. Also he is an utterly personable fellow, with an easy, outgoing manner, and explains clearly and calmly what's going to happen. Bonus: all the the people who support his practice, from nurses to the front desk, are a pleasure to deal with, including making appointments.
in Brooklyn, NY |
I am amending my previous review since Dr. Shelton deserves 5 stars not 4. As I stated in my previous review, he is simply the best!!!
in New York, NY |
Dr Shelton performed Mohs surgery on my nose. The care I received from him and his staff was exceptional. He was very reassuring and spent time explaining the procedure to me. His staff was very professional and considerate on each of my visits. My post operative recovery was fine; in fact, there is no indication that I ever had any procedure done on my nose - a testimony to the doctor's skill. If I ever need any additional procedures done, I would only go back to Dr Shelton and his staff
New York, NY |
Dr. Shelton is exceptional--a wonderful clinician who is as skillful as he is compassionate.
Excellent. The best dermatologist I've been to so far.
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