An industrious, forward thinker, Dr. Ron Shelton, in 2001, brought together an accomplished group of surgeons to holistically address the needs of both cosmetically-minded patients and those needing Mohs surgery and reconstruction for skin cancer.
The New York Aesthetic Consultants included CosmeticDermatologic and Plastic Surgeons. It was one of the first medical spas in New York City. In July 2014, Dr. Shelton was invited to join the prestigious NYC laser practice, Laser and Skin Surgery Center of New York, ( LSSC ) by Dr. Roy Geronemus. Both Dr. Shelton’s and LSSC’s practices have benefited by this merger as the Midtown NYC cosmetic dermatology practice has more than 60 lasers and devices and a dedicated research division for the development of new laser technology. Dr. Shelton, as well as all the physicians in LSSC, perform every laser procedure themselves, and do not pass their patients off to a nurse or ancillary provider.
Dr. Shelton has been in practice for more than 27 years. Upon completion of his Dermatology Residency, he was assigned to be the Chief of Dermatology at the Langley Air Force Base Hospital in Hampton, Virginia. Dr. Shelton then did further training to specialize in cosmetic and reconstructive dermatologic surgery and Mohs Micrographic Surgery. He was then recruited by the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City to create the first Division of Dermatologic Surgery at that hospital. After five years as a full time faculty member, Dr. Shelton entered private practice in Manhattan. He is one of only a small number of Mohs surgeons in New York City.
Dr. Shelton has maintained his affiliation with the Mount Sinai Medical Center as an Associate Clinical Professor, and he is responsible for teaching many residents, international cosmetic dermatologic surgeons who are being trained in fellowship and visiting physicians from around the world. He has lectured at The American Academy of Dermatology, The American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, The Dermatology Society of Greater New York, The American College of Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Cutaneous Oncology, The New York State Society of Dermatology, The New York Medical College Department of Dermatology on Liposuction and Fat Injections for facial volume restoration and Mohs Micrographic Surgery for skin cancer. He has published many articles in peer reviewed journals as well as having published chapters in medical textbooks and a chapter in an internet dermatology textbook. His books on Botox and Liposuction were published by Penguin-Putnam Publishers in 2002 and 2003 respectively. He has given many talks to community centers concerning his books.
Dr. Shelton has been entrusted by the American Academy of Dermatology to be a spokesperson for the media, as he retains an academic interest and is highly regarded by his peers as an ethical and knowledgeable physician. Dr. Shelton has been listed as one of New York Magazine’s Top Doctors, Castle Connolly’s “Best doctors in America” and Super Doctors for many years. Dr. Shelton has also received an award as Teacher of the Year at the Mount Sinai Medical Center, and from The Journal of Dermatologic surgery for original research.
Dr. Shelton’s philosophy in practice is that he and his staff provide the same care to his patients as they would to their families.
American Board of Dermatology
- Basal Cell Carcinoma
- Melanoma Removal
- Skin Biopsy
- Skin Graft
- Skin Lesion Removal
- Squamous Cell Carcinoma
MD, S.U.N.Y. Syracuse
Residency, General Surgery
Long Island Jewish Medical Center
Brooke Army Medical Center
Fellowship, Dermatologic Surgery
U.C. San Francisco
RealSelf.com Top Doctor Award
Teacher of the Year Award, Dermatologic Surgery, The Mount Sinai Medical Center
RealSelf.com Award Top Doctor Award
New York Magazine Top Doctor Award
American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, Preceptorship Award
American Academy of Dermatology’s Leadership Circle for Volunteerism
Excellence in Teaching Award, Department of Dermatology
The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY
Dermatology Foundation, Leadership Society Award
Best Doctors in America, Castle Connolly
Teacher of the Year Award, Department of Dermatology
The Mount Sinai Medical Center
Best Doctors in America
New York Magazine
Young Investigator Competition, Second Place, American Society for Dermatologic Surgery
Monte Lewis Award, Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas
Air Force Meritorious Service Medal
Air Force Meritorious Service Medal
Highest Scholastic Achievement, Department of Surgery Residency
The Long Island Jewish Medical Center, New Hyde Park, NY
Phi Beta Kappa
Summa Cum Laude, Union College, Schenectady, NY
Honors in Bio-mathematics, Union College, Schenectady, NY
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