Darrell S. Rigel, M.D. is a board certified dermatologist in New York City. Dr. Rigel practices both medical and cosmetic dermatology, with a focus on Melanoma and other skin cancers and aging skin. Dr. Rigel has extensively studied risk factors as well as prognosis for melanoma and other skin cancers. Dr. Rigel has published over 200 articles in professional dermatology journals and is the lead editor of the major textbook in the field, Cancer of the Skin.
In addition to treating patients, Dr. Rigel serves as a Clinical Professor of Dermatology at New York University Langone Medical Center. Dr. Rigel received a BS as well as an MBA from MIT and then received his medical degree from George Washington University. He was a National Institutes of Health Training Fellow. He completed his internship in internal medicine at Cornell University Medical Center and his dermatology training at NYU, where he was named chief resident. He also completed a Dermatology Surgery Fellowship at NYU.
Dr. Rigel often lends his expertise to the public, appearing at over 800 medical and governmental policy conferences around the world. He has also appeared before congress to testify about the effects of ozone depletion on the skin. Dr. Rigel has also received numerous awards and honors including the American Cancer Society’s National Honor Citation for Skin Cancer Programs and Presidential Citations from the American Academy of Dermatology and American Society for Dermatologic Surgery for public education programs in skin cancer.
Dr. Rigel regularly appears on national television as well as is often quoted in many newspapers and magazines and is Consultant Dermatologist for the New York Yankees. He also has served as a past president of the American Academy of Dermatology and served for 9 years as a Director of the American Board of Dermatology. In addition, he has been president of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery and American Dermatological Association.