Meet the Team

Dr. Hooman Khorasani

Dr. Hooman Khorasani is the Chief of the Division of Dermatologic and Cosmetic Surgery at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and a double board certified, fellowship-trained skin cancer and cosmetic surgeon. He is a diplomat of the American Board of Dermatology (Procedural Dermatology) and the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery (Dermatologic Cosmetic Surgery).

Dr. Khorasani has specialized training in advanced skin cancer screening and management (Melanoma, Basal & Squamous Cell Carcinomas).  He is an expert in Mohs micrographic surgery and post Mohs reconstructive surgery. As one of the co-founders of the Tisch Cancer Institute’s Melanoma and Skin Cancer Center, Dr. Khorasani is actively involved with clinical trials and the advancement of skin cancer therapy.

Dr. Khorasani is also a fellowship-trained cosmetic surgeon that performs cosmetic procedures including liposuction, various laser procedures, scar revisions, blepharoplasty (eye lift), Botox™, filler and fat injections. View his gallery

He is deeply involved in minimal scar wound repair research and has done extensive research in this area. He is currently conducting two clinical trials addressing improved scarring after surgery. Learn more

As the co-director of the Mohs/Procedural Dermatology fellowship and the Director of Dermatologic Surgery Education at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Dr. Khorasani is actively involved in teaching surgical and cosmetic procedures to residents and fellows from all over the world.

Dr. Khorasani is the Chair of the Mount Sinai Spring Symposium "Advances in Facial Reconstruction & Cosmetic Surgery," a national, multi-specialty reconstructive and cosmetic cadaver workshop.

Dr. Khorasani graduated summa cum laude from UCLA with a degree in Physiological Sciences and graduated in the top 5% of his medical school with highest distinction from the University of Southern California. Following medical school, Dr. Khorasani completed his internship in General Surgery at the USC-LA County Hospital, gaining extensive exposure to trauma and reconstructive surgery. He then completed a research fellowship in Plastic Surgery at the University of Southern California School of Medicine where he studied minimal scar wound repair.

Dr. Khorasani served as chief resident and completed his dermatology residency at NYMC Metropolitan Hospital and Montefiore North in New York City. After his residency, Dr. Khorasani completed a fellowship in Procedural Dermatology and Mohs micrographic surgery at The Mount Sinai Medical Center where he had additional training in skin cancer surgery, reconstructive surgery and cosmetic surgery.

Dr. Khorasani is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, American Society of Dermatologic Surgery, American Academy of Dermatology and American College of Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Cutaneous Oncology.

Dr. David Kriegel

Dr. David Kriegel has been practicing Mohs micrographic and laser surgery since 1994. He received his undergraduate degree at Columbia University and did his medical school and residency training at hospitals affiliated with Harvard Medical School, Boston University School of Medicine and Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Kriegel completed his fellowship in Mohs and Reconstructive Surgery at SUNY Stony Brook.

Dr. Kriegel has been the director of the Division of Dermatologic and Mohs Surgery at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City since 1997. Dr. Kriegel has also been the director of the Mohs Surgery Fellowship program at Mount Sinai Medical Center since 2003.

Dr. Kriegel has published numerous academic articles and book chapters on Mohs surgery, skin cancer and dermatologic surgery. He has lectured throughout the country on various dermatologic topics, including skin cancer and cosmetic procedures. Dr. Kriegel appears frequently in the media, in such national magazines as CosmopolitanReader’s DigestGood HousekeepingRedbookThe New York Times and has appeared on Lou Dobbs on CNN.

Dr. Cerrene Giordano

Cerrene Giordano, MD is a board-certified dermatologist, trained in the treatment of a full variety of skin conditions, with specialized training in dermatologic oncology, dermatologic and Mohs micrographic surgery, and cosmetic procedures.

Dr. Giordano obtained her undergraduate degree from Canisius College in Buffalo, NY with a BS in Chemistry and completed medical school at the University of Buffalo. She completed her internship at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, NC and her dermatology residency at Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, MI. During her residency, she was co-coordinator of the first academic Henry Ford scar clinic and served as chief resident in her final year.

After residency, Dr. Giordano pursued a Dermatologic Oncology and Micrographic Surgery Fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center/Weill Cornell in New York City where she underwent additional training in the diagnosis and management of complex skin cancers. During her fellowship, she participated in tumor boards and also received advanced training on various cosmetic and laser procedures.

Dr. Giordano’s interest in improving patient care and patient satisfaction are the primary drives for her dedication to research. She has presented her work at national meetings including the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, American Academy of Dermatology, and the American College of Mohs Surgery. During fellowship, she received the AAD Excellence in Patient Care Award for her quality improvement project and the Tromovitch Abstract Award for an additional research project at the ACMS Annual Meeting. Additionally, among other publications and textbook chapters, she was the primary author for 2 CME articles for the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, each recently published. She continues to work toward advancing the field of dermatology and dermatologic surgery. 

Dr. Matthew J. Lin

Dr. Matthew J. Lin, MD, MPH, is the Micrographic Surgery & Dermatologic Oncology Fellow (ACGME Program) and Dermatologic Cosmetic Surgery Fellow (ASDS Program) at The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.  He works under the tutelage of Dr. Hooman Khorasani and Dr. David Kriegel.

Dr. Lin completed his medical training at The University of Melbourne, where he graduated with High Honors.  He completed his dermatology residency under the auspices of The University of Oxford Deanery and The Australasian College of Dermatologists. He was awarded an MPH by The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, The University of London.  He is a Member of the American Academy of Dermatology, The American College of Mohs Surgery, The American Society of Dermatologic Surgery, The Australasian College of Dermatologists, The British Association of Dermatologists, The Royal College of Physicians and Magdalen College Oxford.  Dr. Lin is involved in multiple NIH randomized controlled trials and has published and presented his research internationally.

Danielle Dubin

Danielle Dubin, BA, is the Dermatologic Surgery Research Fellow at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. As an undergraduate, she majored in economics in the S. Daniel Abraham Honors Program at Yeshiva University. She graduated with honors: Summa Cum Laude, Dean’s List, and the Ida Lamport Hurwitz Memorial Award for Excellence in Economics. She is currently in between her 3rd and 4th year of medical school and aspires to practice dermatology.  Ms. Dubin is actively involved in multiple clinical trials and has presented her research at national conferences.