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Orit Markowitz

  • ASSISTANT PROFESSOR Dermatology
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Specialty

Certifications

  • American Board of Dermatology

Clinical Focus

Education

  • MD, Drexel University

  • Internship, Internal Medicine
    Long Island Jewish Medical Center

  • Residency, Dermatology
    SUNY Downstate Medical Center

Biography

    Dr. Orit Markowitz is an Assistant Professor of Dermatology at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, She is director of Pigmented Lesions and Skin Cancer at Mount Sinai’s Dermatology Faculty Practice.  Dr. Markowitz also serves as chief of Dermatology at the Mount Sinai Queens in Jamaica, NY and as the director of the Pigmented Lesions Clinic at the Brooklyn Veterans Hospital of Downstate University Medical Center.

    Prior to coming to Mount Sinai, this 1996 alumnus of Brandeis University was actively involved in public health research at the New York City Department of Health.  She developed important patient educational materials on such critical health issues as asthma, HIV, and lead poisoning and went on to complete her dermatology residency at SUNY Downstate, with specialized training in the identification and treatment of melanoma and dysplastic nevi.
    Her research has appeared in many dermatologic journals, covering a broad range of topics including the treatment of actinic keratoses and she has published book chapters on hormone replacement therapy and malignant melanoma, the latter which appears in the 3rd edition of Treatment of Skin Disease, one of the leading dermatologic textbooks in the world. 

    Dr. Markowitz’s current research involves confocal microscopy live skin imaging, focusing on the diagnosis and treatment of melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancers.  In addition, she performs full body photography as well as short-term digital dermoscopy mole monitoring for patients with dysplastic nevi.  Concurrently, Dr. Markowitz is engaged in research on hair loss and refractory chronic urticaria using auto-hemolysis treatment for the latter patient population.  This well-received speaker presents her research at international and national conferences with an emphasis on dermoscopy and skin cancer diagnosis and treatment.


    Dr. Markowitz frequently speaks at both national and international meetings on the subject of dermoscopy and early melanoma detection. She is particularly interested in malignant melanoma and is an author of a chapter on that subject in a highly acclaimed dermatology textbook, Treatment of Skin Disease: Comprehensive Therapeutic Strategies. 

Industry Relationships

Physicians and scientists on the faculty of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai often interact with pharmaceutical, device and biotechnology companies to improve patient care, develop new therapies and achieve scientific breakthroughs. In order to promote an ethical and transparent environment for conducting research, providing clinical care and teaching, Mount Sinai requires that salaried faculty inform the School of their relationships with such companies.

Dr. Markowitz did not report having any of the following types of financial relationships with industry during 2012 and/or 2013: consulting, scientific advisory board, industry-sponsored lectures, service on Board of Directors, participation on industry-sponsored committees, equity ownership valued at greater than 5% of a publicly traded company or any value in a privately held company. Please note that this information may differ from information posted on corporate sites due to timing or classification differences.

Mount Sinai's faculty policies relating to faculty collaboration with industry are posted on our website at http://icahn.mssm.edu/about-us/services-and-resources/faculty-resources/handbooks-and-policies/faculty-handbook. Patients may wish to ask their physician about the activities they perform for companies.

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Faculty Practice Associates Floor 5th Fl. -Dermatology Room (Box 1048)
5 East 98th Street
New York, NY 10029

Tel: 212-241-9728
Fax: 212-987-1197

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Dermatology FPA
5 East 98th Street - 5th Floor
New York, NY 10021

Tel: 212-241-9728
Fax: 212-987-1197
Faculty Practice Associates-Dermatology

5 East 98th Street
5th floor
New York, NY 10021

Tel: 212-241-9728
Fax: 212-987-1197
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