Allan C. Halpern, MD

Chief, Dermatology Service
Allan C. Halpern, MD -- Chief, Dermatology Service

I am a board-certified internist and dermatologist with special expertise in skin cancer — especially melanoma. Much of my clinical career has focused on the early detection and management of melanoma in high-risk individuals. To improve the early detection of melanoma, I have pioneered the use of whole-body photography to assist in the detection of changing moles in patients with dysplastic nevi (large, irregular colored or shaped moles). We have established a fully computerized digital imaging system at Memorial Sloan Kettering to monitor moles in patients who have dysplastic nevi or a personal history of melanoma. The program creates a baseline digital photographic record of the patient's moles. When the patient returns for follow-up appointments, new and changing moles can be identified, enabling subtle melanomas to be recognized at a stage when they are easily cured. The system also reduces the need to excise stable moles and moles erroneously perceived by the patient to have changed.

Location
Phone
212-610-0766
Clinical Expertise

Diagnosis and Management of Skin Cancer; Prevention and Early Detection of Melanoma in Patients with Dysplastic Nevi; Melanoma

Languages Spoken
English
Education

MD, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Residencies

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania; Montefiore Medical Center

Board Certifications

Internal Medicine; Dermatology

Publications by Allan C. Halpern
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