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Kenneth Edelson, MD


    • Position
    • Specialty
    • Dermatology
    • Languages
    • English
    • French
    • Spanish
    • Hospital Affiliation
    • Mount Sinai Hospital


Associate Clinical Professor, Dermatology
Voluntary Attending Physician, Dermatology, The Mount Sinai Hospital

Dr. Edelson serves as a Voluntary Attending in the Dermatology Department of the Mount Sinai   Health System since 2009 and he has the academic rank of an Associate Clinical Professor with the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

Dr. Edelson has practiced dermatology in New York City after completing dermatology residency at the Cornell University Medical Center. He has authored articles in peer reviewed dermatology journals as well as authoring a chapter on Hand Rejuvenation in the textbook on Cosmetic and Medical Dermatology. A second addition of this textbook has recently been published. In addition to his interests in medical and surgical dermatology, Dr. Edelson has extensive training in the use of injectable fillers, Botox, lasers and intense pulsed light for removal of vascular and pigmented lesions.

Dr. Edelson also has a special interest in hand rejuvenation using fillers, and offers a Hand Recontouring Workshop for the dermatology residents. He enjoys teaching residents and medical students in a clinical, hospital setting. In addition, he has lectured at the Continuing Medical Education workshops of the Annual Mount Sinai Dermatology Symposium on Medical and Surgical Dermatology.

Dr.  Edelson recently received the prestigious honor of being sworn in by Commissioner William Bratton at NYPD Police Headquarters, as an Honorary Police Surgeon. This is the highest rank that a civilian physician can achieve within the New York City Police Department.
The Honorary Police Surgeon is appointed by the Police Commissioner to serve members of the Police Department by providing medical consultation and expert advice to the sick and injured members and their families.
Dr. Edelson also has a second career! He has a passion for acting and as a result of a longtime friendship with Woody Allen; he has appeared in 18 of Mr. Allen's films.

For further information regarding Dr. Edelson’s Medical Practice please refer to

In the News

Dr Edelson on CBS News
Watch the Video.


Hand Recontouring in the Cosmetic Dermatology Textbook, Part V Chapter 58.

Hand Recontouring with Calcium Hydroxylapatite (Radiesse)®. Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology 2009 March; 8(1): 44-51.


Cosmetic Dermatology: Products and Procedures:

See Dr. Edelson's Chapter # 55

Cosmetic Dermatology: Products and Procedures, Second


National Board of Medical Examiners

Clinical Focus


MD, Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Internship, Rotating Medical & Surgical
Beth Israel Medical Center
Residency, Dermatology
New York Hospital Cornell University Med Ctr


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