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Dr. Helen Shim

Board certified dermatologist

“I know you on a microscopic level.”

Years of experience

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ABOUT

Dr. Helen Shim-Chang grew up in Huntington, Long Island, and is a graduate of Smith College with a major in Biology and a minor in Religion.

After graduating from Smith, Dr. Shim worked as a research assistant at Rockefeller University, studying the parasite that causes African Sleeping Sickness.  She earned her medical degree from Drexel University College of Medicine (formerly known as Hahnemann University School of Medicine) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and then went on to do her internship, two residencies and a fellowship at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City.

Upon finishing her training in 2000, Dr. Shim joined group private practices in New York and New Jersey while working in the division of Dermatopathology at Mt. Sinai as a clinical instructor. In 2006, She returned to Mt. Sinai full-time to be the Residency Program Director of Dermatology and was promoted to assistant professor. She has served on the medical school admissions committee, the medical school promotions committee, and on the faculty council. Dr. Shim also served as the chief of the outpatient dermatology clinic at Mt. Sinai from 2006 to 2012 and as the chief consultant of the inpatient dermatology consult service from 2015 to 2017.  In July of 2017, Dr. Shim left Mt. Sinai to open a solo practice on the upper east side of Manhattan.  As of June 1, 2020, Dr. Shim will be joining Laser & Skin Surgery Center of New York as a full-time dermatologist.  

Dr. Shim is triple boarded with board certifications in Anatomic Pathology, Dermatopathology, and Dermatology.  Her areas of interest include dysplastic nevi, malignant melanoma, non-melanoma skin cancer, photodynamic therapy, non-invasive imaging of dermatologic lesions using reflective confocal microscopy, total body photography, and sequential dermoscopic imaging. Dr. Shim also performs cosmetic procedures including neurotoxins, fillers, non-invasive and minimally invasive lasers, microneedling, and PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma).  She treats children and adults for general dermatologic concerns including acne, rosacea, warts, eczema, and hair loss.  She is a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery and the American Society of Dermatopathology.

EDUCATION

LICENSURE  New York State Medical License: Available Upon Request
Dermatology Residency:

Chief Resident in Dermatology, Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, New York, 1999-2000

Resident in Dermatology, Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, New York, 1997-1999

Fellowship: Fellow in Dermatopathology, Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, New York, 1995-1997
Pathology Residency: Resident in Pathology, Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, New York. 1992-1995
Internship: PGY-1 Resident in Internal Medicine,                                     Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, New York, 1991-1992
Medical: M.D., Drexel University, College of Medicine                               (Formerly Hahnemann University School of Medicine)              Philadelphia, PA, 1991
Pre-Medical: B.A., Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts, 1985

 

AWARDS

  • Cullman Family Award for Excellence in Physician Communication, The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY 2017
  • Teacher of the Year, Department of Dermatology, The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY 2017
  • Clinical Excellence Award, Department of Dermatology, The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY 2011
  • Teacher of the Year, Department of Dermatology, The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY 2007, 2008
  • Recipient of The Krancer Inflammatory Bowel Disease Research Award, 1991
  • Dean’s List Member of Sigma Xi, 1983-1985

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

PUBLICATIONS

Peer-Reviewed Original Contributions Murthy SN, Cooper HS, Shim H, Shah RS, Ibrahim SA, Sedergran DJ. Treatment of dextran sulfate sodium-induced murine colitis by intracolonic cyclosporin. Digestive Disease Sci 1993;38(9):1722-34

Shim H, Fairlamb AH. Levels of polyamines, glutathione and glutathione-spermidine conjugates during the growth of the insect trypanosomatid Crithidia fasciculata. J Gen Microbiol. 1988:134:807-1.

Other Peer-Reviewed Publications (Case Reports, Opinions, Letters, Review Articles)

*Min, M, Sapadin, A, Chee, N, Shim-Chang, H.  Xanthogranulomuatous Reaction to Trametinib for Metastatic Malignant Melanoma, Accepted on Novemeber 8, 2015 for publication in Cutis. Ms. No. 15–276R1

*Linker, RV, Jim On, S, Haddican, M, Singer, G, Shim-Chang, H. A Split-face, Randomized,

Double-blind Pilot Study: Evaluating the Efficacy of Photodynamic Therapy with 20% Aminolevulinic Acid and Microdermabrasion as a Combination Treatment Regimen for Acne Scarring. J Clinical and Aesthetic Derm. 2014:7(5):31-35.

*Ramirez-Fort MK, Khan F, Rosendahl CO, Mercer SE, Shim-Chang H, Levitt JO. Acquired perforating dermatosis: a clinical and dermatoscopic correlation. Dermatol Online J. 2013 Jul 14;19(7):18958

*Yu YE, Kuohung, Penrose, CV, Shim,H and Gilchrest, B. A Letter: Photodynamic Therapy for Treatment of Hand Warts. Dermatologic Surgery. 2012:38(5):818-820 Article first published online: 4 MAY 2012

*Penrose C, Mercer SE, Shim-Chang H. Photodynamic therapy for the treatment of cutaneous sarcoidosis. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2011;65(1)e:12-4

*Lolis MS, Krishtul A, Vidal C, Shim-Chang H, Phelps R, Lebwohl M. Necrolytic migratory erythema associated with a metastatic neuroendocrine tumor. Cutis. 2011;87(2):78-80.

*Emanuel PO, Lin R, Silver L, Birge MB, Shim H, Phelps RG. Dabska tumor arising in lymphangioma circumscriptum. J Cutan Pathol. 2008;35(1):65-9.

*Emanuel PO, Shim H, Phelps RG. Poorly differentiated squamous cell carcinoma with osteoclastic giant-cell-like proliferation. J Cutan Pathol. 2007;34(12):930-3.

Kuerer H, Shim, H, Pertsemlidis D, Unger P. Functioning pancreatic acinar cell carcinoma: immunohistochemical and ultrastructural analysis. Am J Clin Oncol. 1997, 20(1):101-7.

Fever J., Spiera H., Phelps R, Shim H. Panniculitis of pancreatic disease masquerading as systemic lupus erythematosus panniculitis. J Rheumatol. 1995;22(11):2170-2.

 

INVITED LECTURES/PRESENTATIONS

Invited Speaker, Annual Winter Symposium, Advances in Medical and Surgical

Dermatology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Department of Dermatology, “Interesting Cases from the Consult Service”. New York, NY. 02/12/2016

Invited Speaker, DermPro New York Dermatopathology Review Course, “Epidermal Neoplasms” New York, NY. 10/06/2016

Invited Speaker, Annual Winter Symposium, Advances in Medical and Surgical

Dermatology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Department of Dermatology, “Interesting Cases from the Consult Service”. New York, NY.  06/12/2015. 

Invited Speaker, Annual Winter Symposium, Advances in Medical and Surgical

Dermatology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Department of Dermatology, “Cutaneous Manifestations of Menopause”.  New York, NY.  14/12/ 2014

Invited Speaker, North American Menopause Society, “Skin lesions: Benign versus Malignant”. Washington, D.C.  16/10/2014

Invited Speaker, Annual Winter Symposium, Advances in Medical and Surgical

Dermatology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Department of Dermatology. “Pitfalls of Biopsy Techniques in Dermatopathology”. New York, NY.  07/12/2013

Invited Speaker, Korean American Medical Association Annual Meeting, “Photodynamic Therapy for Skin Disorders,” Laguna Beach, CA.  05/04/2012

Invited Speaker, Annual Winter Symposium, Advances in Medical and Surgical 

Dermatology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Department of Dermatology,

“Photodynamic Therapy,” New York, NY.  04/12/2011

Invited Speaker, Annual Winter Symposium, Advances in Medical and Surgical   Dermatology,

Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Department of Dermatology, “An Update of

Dermatopathology,” New York, NY.  10/12/2010

Invited Speaker, Annual Winter Symposium, Advances in Medical and Surgical Dermatology,

Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Department of Dermatology, “An Update of

Dermatopathology,” New York, NY.  14/12/ 2008

Invited Speaker, Korean American Medical Association Annual Meeting, “Photodynamic Therapy for Skin Disorders,” Bermuda, 27/08/2008.

Moderator, American Academy of Dermatology Summer Meeting 2006, “Live Patient   Viewing” New York, NY

Invited Speaker, Young Leaders in Dermatology Symposium, “Bullous Skin Disorders,” Tucson, AZ, 06/11/2003.

Presentation, 34th Annual Meeting, American Society of Dermatopathology, “The Use of  Laser Microprobe Mass Analyzer (LAMMA) to Detect Trace Elements in Tattoos, Washington, D.C., 02/1996.

 

ABSTRACTS

Jordan AC, Mercer SF, Shim H, Phelps RG. Post-Transplant Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma

Colonizing Seborrheic Keratosis.  Abstract presented as poster at the International Scoiety of Dermatopathology, New Orleans, LA. 2011.  Am J Dermatopathol

Vidal C., Phelps RG, Shim H., Weinstein E, Marion J. “Primary Cutaneous Lymphoma

Associated with Recurrent Helicobacter Pylori Gastritis,”. Abstract presented as a Poster at the American Society of Dermatopathology Meeting in Baltimore, MD, 10/2007

Pulitzer M., Shim-Chang H., Tan J, Phelps RG. “CD 30 Positive Lymphomatoid Drug Eruptions: A Study of 3 Cases,”.  Arch Pathol Lab Med, April 2005, Vol. 129, No. 4, pp 548- 549.

Shim H, Phelps RG, “Angiocentric Malignant Melanoma: Report of a Case,” Abstract presented as a Poster at the American Academy of Dermatology meeting in San Francisco, CA, 03/2000.

Kleiner GI., Shim H, Conley ME, Cunningham-Rundles C. “Severe Humoral and Cellular

Defects with Granulomas Masquerading as Tuberculoid Leprosy,”. Ann Allergy, Asthma Immunol 1999 (Abs); 82:70

Birge M, Shim H, Bleiweiss, Phelps RG, “The Spectrum of Vascular Lesions Following

Radiation Therapy for Breast Carcinoma,” Journal of Cutaneous Pathology, 1998 (Abs); 25:488

Shim H, Hecker MS,Phelps RG. “Malignant Vascular Papillary Angioendothelioma (Dabska’s Tumor) Arising in a Lymphangioma Circumscription: Report of a Case,” J Cut Pathol 1998 (Abs); 25:513

Shim H, Phelps RG, “Intravascular Fibrin Thrombi and Suppuration as a Clue to Tick Bite Reactions,” J Cut Pathol 1997 (Abs); 24:124

Kahn H., Shim H, Phelps RG. “Atypical Fibroxanthoma and Malignant Fibrous Histiocytoma: A Comparative Immunohistochemical and Histogenetic Study,” J Cut Pathol 1996 (Abs); 23:79

Shim H, Perl D, Hsu A, Good P, Phelps RG. “The Use of the Laser Microprobe Mass Analyzer (LAMMA) to Detect Trace Elements in Tattoos,” J Cut Pathol 1996 (Abs); 23:61.  Oral Presentation at the American Society of Dermatopathology, San Francisco, CA.  2000.

Altchek A, Shim H, Phelps R, “The Role of IgA in Mucosal Immunity of the Female Lower Reproductive Tract,” Pediatr Adol Gynecol 1995;8(3):152

Shim H, Murthy S, Cooper H, Ibrahim S.”Intracolonic Cyclosporin Accelerates Healing of Experimental Colitis Induced by Dextran Sulfate in the Mouse,” Gastroenterol 1991;100(5): A84

 

 

 

 

Dr. Shim is or has been a member of the following organizations:

  • American Board of Pathology, Anatomic Pathology
  • American Board of Pathology 
  • American Board of Dermatology Dermatopathology
  • American Board of Dermatology 

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