Skin of Color Center

Serving the diverse population of New York City means treating a wide range of skin conditions. There are numerous skin conditions which disproportionately affect people of color or require special evaluation techniques and treatments, which is why in 1999, the Department of Dermatology at Mount Sinai West and Mount Sinai St. Luke’s created the Skin of Color Center™.

Our board-certified dermatologists have vast expertise with the unique needs of patients with pigmented skin. We specialize in diagnosing and treating skin conditions more common to, or of particular concern to people of color, including, but not limited to African-Americans, Asians and Latinos, and we provide personalized and culturally sensitive care. Our dermatologists also work to further understand diseases which affect skin of color and develop new medical and cosmetic treatments.

We offer many treatment options for the variety of skin types and grooming practices. Along with general dermatology services, we also advise patients on the effective use of skin and hair care products and cosmetics. With our help, we’ll help determine which products are best for you.

Clinical Trials

Our dermatologists are currently performing research studies for the following conditions: 

  • Psoriasis
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Acne
  • Warts
  • Prurigo Nodularis
  • Alopecia (Hair Loss)
  • Vitiligo
  • Keloids
  • Melasma

For more information about participation in our research studies, please contact Ingrid Sanabria-Gonzalez at 212-523-3812 or Ingrid.sanabria@mountsinai.org.