Dr. Roy G. Geronemus
“I am proud to offer my patients state-of-the-art technology and techniques for a wide variety of dermatologic conditions. With our extensive array of devices, treatments can be tailored to each patient’s unique needs in highly experienced hands.”
Years of experience
5 / 5 Stars
Board-certified cosmetic dermatologist, Roy G. Geronemus, M.D., Director of the Laser & Skin Surgery Center of New York®, graduated from Harvard University and pursued his medical education at the University of Miami School of Medicine.
He trained in dermatology at the New York University Medical Center where he was the chief resident and subsequently underwent a fellowship training in Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Cutaneous Oncology. He is a Clinical Professor of Dermatology at New York University Medical Center where he founded its laser program and served nine years as chief of dermatologic and laser surgery. He is past president of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery and the American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery. Dr. Geronemus is the Chairman of the Board of the New York Stem Cell Foundation and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Navaderm Partners, LLC, in New York City.
Every dermatologist has access to the same products and treatments, but it takes a true artist, with skill and empathy, to create beautiful, natural-looking results.
The American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery has awarded Dr. Geronemus with the Ellet Drake award for outstanding contributions to laser medicine and the Leon Goldman award for excellence in clinical laser research. The American Society for Dermatologic Surgery ( ASDS) has awarded him the Samuel J. Stegman award for distinguished service and the University of Miami School of Medicine has elected him into their Alumni Hall of Fame. He has received the Physician of the Year honor from the Vascular Birthmark Foundation and was also awarded their Humanitarian Award in 2014. Dr. Geronemus received the inaugural Vic Narurkar, M.D., Innovations in Aesthetic Dermatology Lectureship Award from the ASDS in 2019 for advancing the craft and art of aesthetic dermatology through innovation, creativity, and technology. He has been recognized by New York Magazine as one of New York’s top dermatologists 26 times and voted one of the New York Times Magazine’s Super Doctors 8 times. He has also been rated one of America’s Top Doctors 20 times and America’s Top Doctors for Cancer 16 times. In 2020, the Blade and Light Society awarded Dr. Geronemus the Mentor of the Year title. Dr. Geronemus was in the Top 15 most published doctors in Dermatologic Surgery, the premiere, peer-reviewed medical journal in dermatology. In 2022, Dr. Geronemus was named one of America’s Best Cosmetic Dermatologists by Newsweek, ranking number 7 out of 125 esteemed physicians. He has also published over 300 manuscripts, chapters, and books.
Diplomate, American Board of Dermatology
National Board of Medical Examiners
License Number: Available Upon Request
|Residency:||Department of Dermatology, New York University Medical Center, Skin and Cancer Unit; Bellevue Hospital; Manhattan Veteran’s Administration Hospital; New York, New York July 1980 – June 1983|
|Internship:||Internal Medicine, Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, New York July 1979 – June 1980|
|Medical:||University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, Florida M.D. degree 1979|
|Pre-Medical:||Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts A.B. cum laude in Biology, 1975|
|Secondary School:||The Lawrenceville School, Lawrenceville, New Jersey, 1971|
|America’s Best Cosmetic Dermatologists (#7), Newsweek, 2022|
|Blade and Light Society Mentor of the Year Award, 2020|
|Vic Narurkar, MD Innovation in Aesthetic Dermatology Lectureship, American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, 2019|
|Humanitarian Award, Vascular Birthmark Foundation, 2014|
|University of Miami School of Medicine, Alumni Hall of Fame, 2014|
|Samuel Stegman Award for distinguished service, American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, 2013|
|Allure Magazine “Influencer”, 2013|
|Patient Safety Hero Award, American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, 2011|
|Castle & Connolly’s Best Cancer Doctors in US, 2009|
|Presidential Citation, American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery, 2002, 2008, 2009, 2019|
|Vascular Birthmark Foundation, “Physician of the Year” 2008|
|Leon Goldman Award, American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery, 2006|
|Dermasurgery Diamond Award, American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, 2005|
|Golden Triangle Award, American Academy of Dermatology, 2003|
|Ellet Drake Lectureship Award, American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, 2001|
|Presidential Citation, American Academy of Dermatology, 2000|
|Men’s Health Magazine Listing of Best Doctors in America, 2007|
|Town & Country’s Listing of Best Cosmetic Surgeons in the United States, 1999|
|America’s Top Doctors, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020|
|Top Doctor: New York Metro Area, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020|
|Woodward and White’s Listing of Top Dermatologists in America, 1995, 1996, 2000|
|New York Magazine Listing of Top Dermatologists in New York, 1991, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 (25-time recipient)|
|New York Times Magazine, Super Doctors, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2020, 2021|
|America’s Top Doctors for Cancer, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020|
|New York University Medical Center, Department of Dermatology “Attending of the Year,” 1990|
|William J. Brooks Swimming Award, Harvard College, 1973|
|Harvard College Scholarship, 1971|
Geronemus R, Bernstein L, Brightman L, Hale E, Karen J, Anolik R, Weiss E, Reddy K, and Brauer, J, Lasers and Related Technology in Dermatology. McGraw-Hill Publishers. 2013
Dover J, Arndt K, Geronemus R and Alora M, Illustrated Cutaneous Laser Surgery: A Practitioner’s Guide, 2nd Edition. Norwalk, CT: Appleton & Lange, 2000.
Ratz J, Geronemus R, Goldman M, Maloney M and Padilla S, Textbook of Dermatologic Surgery. Philadelphia, PA: J.B. Lippincott Raven Publishers, 1998.
Hanke CW and Geronemus RG, Bibliography of Dermatologic Surgery. Association of Academic Dermatologic Surgeons, 1993.
Dinehart S, Hanke CW and Geronemus R, Basic Dermatologic Surgery for Medical Students. Association of Academic Dermatologic Surgeons, 1993.
Geronemus R and Hanke CW, Essentials in Dermatologic Surgery for the Dermatologist. Association of Academic Dermatologic Surgeons, 1992.
Wang JV, Christman MP, Feng H, Pomerantz H, Lederhandler M, Geronemus RG. Paired facial treatment with 755nm picosecond laser with diffractive lens array and 1060nm laser lipolysis of the submentum: An open-label prospective trial. J Cosmet Dermatol. 2021 Aug 27.
Wang JV, Ferzli G, Jeon H, Geronemus RG, Kauvar A. Efficacy and Safety of High-Intensity, High-Frequency, Parallel Ultrasound Beams for Fine Lines and Wrinkles. Dermatol Surg. 2021 Aug 18.
Combining Low-Power Fractional Diode Laser With Injectable Neurotoxin and Filler: Safety of Treatment Regimen Over 6 Years. Wang JV, Kushner C, Anolik R, Geronemus RG.Dermatol Surg. 2021 Jul 30.
Wang JV, Kream EJ, Munavalli GS, Geronemus RG. Experiences and Perspectives of Patients With Striae: A Survey With Treatment Implications. Dermatol Surg. 2021 Jul 20.
Wang JV, Munavalli GS, Pozner J, Geronemus RG. Safety and Utility of a Novel Nitrous Oxide Delivery System in Cosmetic Surgery: A National Survey of Physician Practices. Dermatol Surg. 2021 Jul 20.
Wang JV, Valiga A, Albornoz CA, Geronemus RG. Comparison of injectable filler locations in men and women: An age-matched case analysis. J Cosmet Dermatol. 2021 Jun 15.
Wang JV, Albornoz CA< Anolik R, Geronemus RG. Single-Session Treatment With Botulinum Toxin and 755-nm Picosecond Laser With Diffractive Lens Array: A 5-Year Safety Review. Dermatol Surg. 2021 June 2.
Fidai, C, Geronemus RG. Succesful treatment of facial port-wine birthmark in a premature infant. JAAD Case Rep. 2021 May 4.
Wang JV, Murgia RD, Noell C, Saedi N, Zachary CB, Weiss R, Geronemus RG “ National Market Analysis for Body Contouring Providers: Medical Spas and Physician Practices”, J. Cosmet Dermatol. 2021 Apr 3.
Lederhandler M, Belkin D, Anolik R, Geronemus RG “The Rise and Fall of the Pale Puffy Lower Eyelid Pillow”, J Drugs Dermatol. 2021 Apr 1.
Lederhandler M, Geronemus RG “Scoring of the Vermillion Lip for Optimal Post-Surgical Realignment”, J Drugs Dermatol. 2021 Apr 1.
Munavalli GG, Knutsen-Larson S, Lupo MP, Geronemus. “Oral angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors for treatment of delayed inflammatory reaction to dermal hyaluronic acid fillers following COVID-19 vaccintion-a model for inhibition of angiotensin II-indued cutaneous inflammation”. JAAD Case Rep. 2021 Apr.
Wang JV, Akintilo L, Geronemus RG. “Combining Cosmetic Injectables with low-energy, low -density 1927 nm fractional thulium fiber laser; a 2.5 year examination on the safety of same-day treatments. J Cosmet Dermatol. 2021 Mar 19.
Wang JV, Munavalli GS, Zachary CB, Geronemus RG. “Cosmetic Consumer Preferences during COVID-19 Pandemic: A New Normal?” Dermatol Surg. 2021 Mar 9.
Singh G, Feng H, Geronemus RG “Evaluating the impact of indoor tanning legislation in the United States” Dermatol Surg. 2021 Feb 1.
Wang JV, Christman MP, Feng H, Ferzli G, Jeon H, Geronemus RG “Laser-assisted delivery of tranexamic acid for melasma: Pilot study using a novel 1927 nm fractional thulium fiber laser.”. J Cosmet Dermatol. 2021 Jan.
Wang JV, Christman MP, Feng H, Ferzli G, Jeon H, Geronemus RG. “Laser-assisted delivery of tranexamic acid for melasma: Pilot study using a novel 1927 nm fractional thulium fiber laser”. J Cosmet Dermatol. 2021 Jan.
Wang JV, Valiga A, Albornoz CA, Geronemus RG. “Safety of combining cosmetic injectables with radiofrequency microneedling: A 4.5 year review”. J Cosmet Dermatol. 2021.
Sabeti S, Ball KL, Burkhart C, Eichenfield L, Fernandez Faith E, Frieden U, Geronemus RG, Gupta D, Krakowski AC, Levy ML, Metry D, Nelson JS, Tollefson MM, KellyKM. “Consensus Statement for the Management and Treatment of Port-Wine Birthmarks in Sturge-Weber Syndrome”. JAMA Dermatol. 2021 Jan 1.
Shah P, Rangel LK, Geronemus RG, Rieder EA, “Cosmetic procedure use as a type of substance-related disorder.” J Am Acad Dermatol 2021 Jan.
Wang JV, Ugonabo N, Geronemus RG, “Seasonality of procedures in dermatology: Insights for practice management.” J Cosmet Dermatol 2020 Dec.
Wang JV, Christman MP, Feng H, Ferzli G, Jeon H, Geronemus RG, “Tripeptide and hexapeptide topical as adjunct to nonablative fractional resurfacing for photodamage: A randomized split-face trial.” J Cosmet Dermatol 2020 Dec.
Wang JV, Akintilo L, Geronemus RG, “Growth of cosmetic procedures in millennials: A 4.5-year clinical review.” J Cosmet Dermatol 2020 Dec.
Sabeti S, Ball KL, Burkhart C, Eichenfield L, Fernandez Faith E, Frieden IJ, Geronemus R, Gupta D, Krakowski AC, Levy ML, Metry D, Nelson JS, Tollefson MM, Kelly KM. “Consensus Statement for the Management and Treatment of Port-Wine Birthmarks in Sturge-Weber Syndrome.” JAMA Dermatol. 2020 Nov 11
Wang JV, Christman MP, Feng H, Ferzli G, Jeon H, Geronemus RG, “Laser-assisted delivery of tranexamic acid for melasma: Pilot study using a novel 1927 nm fractional thulium fiber laser.” J Cosmet Dermatol 2020 Nov 11.
Pomerantz H, Christman MP, Bloom BS, Lederhandler M, Feng H, Holmes J, Geronemus RG, “Dynamic Optical Coherence Tomography of Cutaneous Blood Vessels in Melasma and Vessel Response to Oral Tranexamic Acid.” Lasers Surg Med 2020 Nov 8.
Wang JV, Saedi N, Geronemus RG, “Do-It-Yourself Cosmetic Injectables in Dermatology: High-Risk, No Reward.” Dermatol Surg 2020 Nov 3.
Pomerantz H, Akintilo L, Shaw K, Lederhandler M, Anolik R, Geronemus RG, “Safety Profile of Combined Same-Day Treatment for Botulinum Toxin With Full Face Nonablative Fractionated Laser Resurfacing.” Dermatol Surg 2020 Nov 3.
Wang JV, Saedi N, Geronemus RG, “Differentiation in a market of imitation: The evolving world of aesthetic dermatology.” J Cosmet Dermatol 2020 Nov.
Feng H, Materne G, Ghalili, Lederhandler M, Pomerantz H, Christman M, Bernstein L, Geronemus RG “Assessment of Treatment Tolerance and Parental Perspective of Outpatient Pulsed-Dye Laser Treatment for Port-Wine Birthmark without General Anesthesia in Infants and Toddlers” JAAD. 2020 Sep 20
Shah P, Rangel L, Geronemus RG, Rieder E “Cosmetic Procedure use a type of substancerelated disorder” JAAD 2020 Sep 5
Friedman PM, Polder KD, Sodha P, Geronemus RG “The 1440 nm and 1927 nm Nonablative Fractional Diode Laser: Current Trends and Future Directions” J Drugs Dermatol. 2020 Aug 1
Lederhandler M, Jeon H, Pomerantz H, Bernstein L, Geronemus RG “Case Series of Corneal Eye Shield Application for Laser Treatment of Periocular Port- Wine Stains in Infancy” Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology 2020 Jul 29
Lederhandler MH, Bloom BS, Pomerantz H, Geronemus RG, “Case Series of Fractional Ablative Laser Resurfacing of Pediatric Facial Traumatic and Surgical Scars.” Lasers Surg Med 2020 Jun 11.
Kuka G, Epstein J, Aronowitz J, Glasgold MJ, Rogal JG, Brown W, Geronemus RG, Daniels EJ, Washenik K, “Cell Enriched Autologous Fat Grafts to Follicular Niche Improves Hair Regrowth in Early Androgenetic Alopecia.” Aesthetic Surgery Journal, 2020 May 16.
Tanghetti EA, Goldberg DJ, Dover JS, Geronemus RG, Bai Z, Alvandi N, Shanler SD, “Oxymetazoline and Energy-Based Therapy in Patients with Rosacea: Evaluation of the Safety and Tolerability in an Open-Label, Interventional Study.” Lasers in Surgery & Medicine, 2020 May 6.
Bae C, Rettig S, Bernstein LJ, Weiss E, Geronemus RG “Treatment of Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation in Patients with Darker Skin Types using a low energy 1927nm non ablative fractional laser, A Retrospective Photographic Review Analysis” Lasers Surg Med. 2020 Jan.
Feng H, Christman MP, Muzumdar S, Geronemus RG, “Successful Treatment of Cosmetic Oral Mucosal Tattoos Using QS 694-nm Ruby Laser and 755-nm Alexandrite Picosecond Laser.” Lasers in Surgery and Medicine, 2019 Dec. 30.
Lederhandler M, Stokar E, Meehan SA, Geronemus RG “Deep initial Mohs stage for Scalp Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma to avoid occult tumor” Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. 2019 Dec 10
Singh G, Feng H, Geronemus RG “Evaluating the impact of indoor tanning legislation in the United States” Dermatol Surg. 2019 Oct 11
Christman M, Feng H, Holmes J, Geronemus RG “Treating port wine stain birthmarks using dynamic optical coherence tomography-guided settings” Journal of the Americans Academy of Dermatology
Feng H, Christman M, Bloom BS, Brown W, Geronemus RG “Treatment of Trapdoor Deformity Using Erbium-doped Yttrium Aluminum Garnet Laser” Plastic Reconstructive Surgery Global Open September 2019; Volume 7, No. 9
Kilmer SL, Geronemus RG, Saedi N, Tanzi E, Karimi K, Burns J “Pre- and Post-Procedural Care Best Practices to Enhance Energy-Based Treatment Outcomes” J Drugs Dermatol. 2019 August; 18(8):188-196
Feng H, Kakpovbia E, Petriceks A, Feng P, Geronemus RG “Characteristics of Opioid Prescriptions by Mohs Surgeons in the Medicare Population” Dermatol Surg. 2019 July 23
American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery (ASLMS) Virtual
“Lasers for Children”
“Laser Assisted Drug Delivery”
American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) Virtual “Fractional Resurfacing – What’s New”?
“Game Changing Technologies for 2021 and Beyond”
Downstate Grand Rounds – Laser Update 2021 – New Devices
American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery (ASLMS) Lecture Series:
“Vascular Lesions in Children”
American Society Of Dermatologic Surgery, Virtual Meeting
“What’s next? The procedures that will change the way we treat our patients”
Harvard Medical School, Laser Aesthetic Skin Therapy
Laser & Aesthetic Skin Therapy: What’s the Truth, Virtual Meeting
“Non-Ablative And Ablative Fractional Resurfacing: How To Combine Multiple Devices To Achieve The Best Clinical Results”
American Society of Dermatologic Surgery, Chicago, IL
“Balancing Your Medical, Surgical and Cosmetic Practices”
“Expanding the scope of dermatologic surgery through lasers and related technologies”
Controversies & Conversations, San Francisco, CA “Nitrous Oxide”
“Treating PWS, Hemangiomas, and Telangiectasia: Optimizing Outcomes”
24th World Congress of Dermatology, Milan, Italy
“Laser Treatment of Vascular Lesions in Infancy”
“Laser Treatment of Congenital Vascular Lesions”
Vascular Birthmarks Foundation iTeam Conference, Athens, Greece
“Laser Treatments of Port Wine Stains”
Atlantic Dermatological Conference, New York, NY
“Update on Lasers”
American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, Denver, CO
“Laser Assisted Drug Delivery for Maximum Patient Outcomes”
“Tough Tattoo Cases”
Course Director: “Resurfacing and Rejuvenation”
Abstract “The effect of repeat Cryolopolysis Treatments on the
American Academy of Dermatology, Washington, DC
- “What’s New and What’s True in Lasers”
- “Eyeliner /eyebrow tattoos resistant tattoos ablative fractional laser plus poly-l-lactic acid for upper lip rhytides”
- “Fractional Lasers in Clinical Practice: Parameters and Pearls”
- “Complications and Maximizing Results in Laser Surgery”
Suny Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY
- “Update: Lasers & Energy based devices”
- “Laser & Energy Pearls”
Roy G. Geronemus M.D. is the 2013 Samuel J. Stegman M.D. Award Recipient by ASDS
Dr. Roy G. Geronemus Demonstrates How the Pulsed Dye Laser Works
Dr. Roy G. Geronemus is Quoted on the LIVE With Kelly and Ryan Show
Non-Surgical Cosmetic Procedures That Can Help Eliminate Signs of Aging | LSSCNY Webinar
Improving Scars with Laser Treatments and Related Technologies | LSSCNY Webinar
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