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 Kimberly and Eric J. Waldman Department of Dermatology at Mount Sinai created the Skin of Color Center™. Dr. Jordan Talia, Director, Skin of Color Center, leads the team specializing in diagnosis and treatment of conditions more common to people of color while providing personalized care.

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 contact Giselle Singer at 212-241-3288 or via email: