Dr. Steven J. Fishman was born and raised in Liberty, New York. He graduated from Hobart College cum laude and then attended medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. In medical school, he developed a special interest in Dermatology and published the first of many dermatologic research papers. After graduating from medical school, Dr. Fishman left the New York area to do a residency in Dermatology at Tulane University Medical Center in New Orleans. During his residency, Dr. Fishman presented his dermatologic research to the Southern Medical Association, Society of Investigative Dermatology, and the American Academy of Dermatology. In addition, he underwent a great deal of training in dermatologic surgery and dermatologic cosmetic surgery. Dr. Fishman was formerly on the Dermatologic Surgery faculty at Beth Israel Medical Center. Dr. Fishman is currently on staff as an Assistant Clinical Professor at Mt Sinai School of Medicine. He is on staff at Southampton Hospital. Dr. Fishman is Board Certified in Dermatology. After a great deal of training in Dermatologic Surgery and Dermatologic Cosmetic Surgery. Dr. Fishman studied under many of the pioneers and leaders of these subspecialties including William Coleman III, MD, John Yarborough, MD and Elizabeth McBurney, MD.
Dr. Fishman has studied all aspects of Dermatology but has developed a special expertise in Skin Cancer Surgery. He can evaluate all skin lesions and recommend the best method of therapy. Most dermatologic surgery is performed under local anesthesia in an ambulatory office setting. Dr. Fishman has performed well over 100,000 procedures.
Dr. Craig Austin, MD
• Board Certified Dermatology and Dermatopathology
• Medical School: New York University School of Medicine
• Internship: Overlook Hospital / Columbia Presbyterian
• Residency: Dermatology : Stanford University Medical School
• Fellowship: Dermatopathology: Parkland Memorial Hospital
Dr. Craig Austin was born and raised in the New York area. He graduated from Vassar College and remained in New York to attend medical school at New York University School of Medicine. In medical school he developed a special interest in Dermatology and Dermatopathology (Dermatopathology is the study of the pathology of the skin).
After graduating from medical school, Dr. Austin left the New York area to do a residency in Dermatology at the Stanford University School of Medicine in Palo Alto, California. He subsequently completed a fellowship in dermatopathology.
During his residency and fellowship training, Dr. Austin studied all aspects of Dermatology and Dermatologic surgery, but he developed a special expertise in Skin Cancer.
Dr. Austin has lectured at The American Academy of Dermatology (an annual meeting where Dermatologists from all over the world attend), on the subject of skin cancer. He is presently on the faculty at Mount Sinai Medical Center, where he teaches residents in Dermatology and medical students on a regular basis. Dr. Austin is Board Certified in Dermatology and Dermatopathology.
As a Dermatologist, Dr. Austin treats all diseases of the skin, hair, and nails. This includes all Rashes (such as Eczema, Psoriasis, and Seborrhea), all skin growth (including benign moles and all forms of Skin Cancer), all skin viruses (including Warts, Herpes, Chicken Pox Virus etc.), and all forms of Acne (including childhood, adult, and environmental). Dr. Austin also treats Fungal and Bacterial infections of the skin, Sun Spots, Wrinkles, and Hair Loss. As a Dermatopathologist, Dr. Austin interprets biopsy specimens of other Dermatologists and provides them with diagnoses.
Dr. Cynthia M. Gerardi is a board-certified dermatologist who received her Bachelor's degree with honors from Haverford College and earned her degree in medicine from Cornell University School of Medicine. She interned in Internal Medicine at Northwestern University and completed her dermatology training at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Dermatology at the Mount Sinai Medical Center.
Dr. Gerardi has extensive experience in the treatment of aging and sun-damaged skin. She develops an individual treatment plan for each patient, and her goal is to help her patients improve and maintain the health of their skin. Dr. Gerardi's expertise includes many cosmetic procedures such as: Botox, Dysport, Juvederm, Restylane, Perlane, Radiesse, Sculptra, Chemical Peels, Intense Pulsed Light and Sclerotherapy.
Dr. Cynthia M. Gerardi, MD
Dr. Wil Tutrone, MD
Dr. Wil Tutrone was born and raised on the south shore of Long Island. He earned his MD degree from University of Vermont School of Medicine in Burlington Vt. Upon graduating he entered the dermatology residency program at St. Luke's-Roosevelt hospital in New York City. After completing his residency Dr. Tutrone went on to complete an additional year of training in Mohs surgery and Aesthetic Dermatology at the University of Alabama Department of Dermatology, located in Birmingham, Alabama, under Drs. Conway Huang, Marian Northington, and Amy Theos. He then stayed on as a faculty member for 6 months after completing his fellowship. In December of 2009 Dr. Tutrone returned to Long Island where he currently practices Mohs Surgery, Aesthetic and General Dermatology at multiple offices across Long Island.
Kara Veit Meyers was born and raised in Southeastern Pennsylvania. After graduating from high school, she joined the United States Navy. While serving in the Navy, she attended Hospital Corpsman School and graduated with Distinguished Honors. Her first duty station was at the Naval Hospital in Bremerton, Washington. There, she worked on the Obstetrics floor in Labor and Delivery and in the Nursery. Her next assignment was the Branch Medical Clinic on Kaneohe Marine Corps Air Station in Hawaii. While serving on the Marine Corps base, she became an EMT and worked in various parts of the clinic including the Acute Care, Immunizations, and Radiology Departments. Upon satisfying her five years in the Navy, she attended Clark College in Vancouver, Washington where she earned an Associates Degree in Arts and Science with Honors. Then, in 1997, she was accepted into the Physician Assistant Program at the State University at Stony Brook in New York. After graduating in 1999, she spent one year working in Oncology. However, she decided she wanted to do what she always had in interest in which is Dermatology. She has been working at Hampton Dermatology since 2000.
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Steven J. Fishman, M.D. & Craig Austin, M.D.
Clinical Professors at Mount Sinai School of Medicine.