Dr. Vitaly Terushkin is a fellowship-trained Mohs surgeon and a board-certified dermatologist and dermatopathologist. He practices Mohs surgery for melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer. He also teaches dermatology residents at Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Terushkin is one of a few Mohs surgeons in the tri-state area formally trained to treat melanoma with Mohs surgery and the MART-1 immunostain. In addition, he is one of a handful of Mohs surgeons in the country to have completed a fellowship in dermatopathology. Since entering practice, he has performed over 6,500 Mohs surgeries.
Dr. Terushkin graduated summa cum laude from Brandeis University and then attended NYU School of Medicine. While in medical school, he spent an extra year conducting research at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. He completed his internship in internal medicine at the Mount Sinai Medical Center and his dermatology residency at NYU, where he also served as chief resident. Dr. Terushkin then completed a fellowship in Micrographic surgery and dermatologic oncology under the guidance of Drs. Zitelli and Brodland, recognized leaders in the field. He subsequently returned to NYU to complete a fellowship in dermatopathology.
Dr. Terushkin has published over 30 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters. He is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, American College of Mohs Surgery, American Society of Dermatologic Surgery, and American Society of Dermatopathology. He is a peer reviewer for several professional medical journals. He is fluent in Russian and conversational in Spanish.
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