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Ron Shelton, MD

Associate Clinical Professor of Dermatology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Laser & Skin Surgery Center of New York
New York, NY

My philosophy in practice is to provide the same care to my patients as I would to my family.

Professional Statement

In July 2014, Board-certified cosmetic dermatologist, 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.


29 years






Laser & Skin Surgery Center of New York317 East 34th StreetNew York, NY 10016


  • Dermatology

Areas (16)

  • Arm
  • Body
  • Buttocks
  • Chin
  • Eyebrow
  • Face
  • Forehead
  • Hair
  • Lower Eyelid
  • Neck
  • Nose
  • Skin
  • Stomach
  • Thigh
  • Underarms
  • Upper Eyelid

Education & Affiliations

Education & Training

  • Fellowships

    UC San Francisco

    Dermatologic Surgery, Mohs Micrographic Surgery

  • Residency


    San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium, Long Island Jewish Med Ctr

    Trained from 11/01/2019 to 11/22/2019

  • Undergraduate School

    Union College (Schenectady, NY)


  • Graduate School

    Upstate Medical University College of Medicine


Board Certifications

  • American Board of Dermatology

Professional Memberships

  • The New York State Society of Dermatology
  • American College of Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Cutaneous Oncology
  • New York County Medical Society
  • The Dermatologic Society of Greater New York
  • American Society for Dermatologic Surgery
  • American Academy of Dermatology

Hospital Affiliations

  • Mount Sinai Medical Center

Awards & Recognitions

  • Castle Connolly Best Doctors in America
  • Award
  • Teacher of the Year Award
  • New York Magazine Top Doctor
  • American Society for Dermatologic Surgery Preceptorship Award
  • American Academy of Dermatology's Leadership Circle for Volunteerism
  • Excellence in Teaching Award
  • Dermatology Foundation, Leadership Society Award
  • Best Doctors in America, New York Magazine
  • Young Investigator Competition, Second Place
  • Monte Lewis Award
  • Air Force Meritorious Service Medal
  • Air Force Achievement Medal
  • Highest Scholastic Achievement, Department of Surgery Residency
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Summa Cum Laude
  • Honors

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