MSK dermatologic surgeon Anthony Rossi

Anthony Rossi, MD

Mohs Surgeon

My Role at MSK

Areas of Expertise

My Specialties

  • Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Reconstruction
  • Dermatologic Surgery
  • Laser and Light Based Dermatology

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About Me

What I Do at MSK
  • Assistant Attending Dermatologist
Get To Know Me

I am a dermatologist who specializes in Mohs micrographic surgery and other dermatologic surgeries for the treatment of skin cancers such as melanoma, basal cell carcinoma, and squamous cell carcinoma. I also have extensive experience treating extramammary Paget disease and cutaneous penile carcinoma.

Additionally I treat benign skin conditions, and skin conditions that arise after cancer therapy in pediatric and adult patients. I have a strong interest in cosmetic dermatology and nonsurgical approaches to treatment, such as topical therapy as well as laser and light-based treatments.

I see patients at the David H. Koch Center for Cancer Care at Memorial Sloan Kettering.

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As a strong advocate for patients, I believe my job is to help each person I meet make informed decisions about their care. I present the full spectrum of treatment options, from surgery to nonsurgical therapies when appropriate. I also pay close attention to quality of life, appearance, and functionality, and work to address these concerns in the short term as well as in the future. I enjoy partnering with patients to help get them back to all of their regular activities and living a full life. I can help make recommendations for skin cancer prevention and screening, as well as treatments to lower your risk of future skin cancers.

Another aspect of my practice involves caring for pediatric and adult patients with conditions that result from the treatment of other cancers, including stretch marks and skin atrophy. I use treatments such as laser therapy to address radiation dermatitis, radiation fibrosis, and other dermatologic side effects of cancer care.  

In addition to patient care, I devote a significant portion of my time to research. I believe that technology holds the potential to greatly improve the care of people with skin cancer and to enhance overall skin health. My particular area of interest lies in noninvasive imaging methods, which can be used in a variety of ways to improve skin cancer care, including in place of traditional invasive skin biopsies.

I have significant experience in using a technology called reflectance confocal microscopy to help delineate borders of lentigo maligna melanoma and nonmelanoma skin cancers prior to surgery. I am working to expand the application of this technology to other aspects of skin cancer management.

I have authored numerous journal articles and book chapters on topics such as cutaneous oncology as well as treatment of scars, and I actively participate in the education of other healthcare professionals, including MSK’s own continuing medical education program. Nationally, I chair a forum at the Annual Conference of the American Academy of Dermatology presenting to other dermatologists on the latest innovations in noninvasive imaging. 

Internationally, I have lectured on nonsurgical treatment options and the use of cosmetic and laser procedures to help improve quality of life in skin cancer survivors. I have also provided care to patients in Tanzania, Botswana, Durban, Kenya, and Ghana, using teledermatology to help ease the burden of skin diseases in those countries. 

Patient safety and access to care have been the focus of my advocacy work. I have participated in truth-in-advertising campaigns to help consumers make informed decisions about their skin care. For these and related activities, I have received presidential service awards from the American Academy of Dermatology, the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, as well as the American Society for Lasers in Surgery and Medicine.  

Outside of work, I enjoy travel, tennis, and indoor cycling.

My Role at MSK

A Mohs surgeon is a doctor with special training in treating skin cancer with Mohs surgery. This surgery removes cancer while keeping healthy tissue safe.

Areas of Expertise

My Specialties

  • Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Reconstruction
  • Dermatologic Surgery
  • Laser and Light Based Dermatology
  • Non-Invasive Imaging and Confocal Microscopy
  • Cosmetic Dermatology
  • Cutaneous Oncology
  • Early-Stage Melanoma
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Scar Treatment
Education & Honors

Education

  • MD, Weill Cornell Medical College

Residencies

  • Dermatology - St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital

Fellowships

  • Dermatologic Surgery - Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center/Weill Cornell Medical College

Board Certifications

  • Dermatology
  • Mohs Micrographic Surgery

Insurance Information

Understanding your insurance options is an important part of managing your cancer care. We have relationships with many common healthcare providers and plans.

Aetna

In Network Coverage Type
HMO, EPO PPO, POS, Transplant

Aetna Medicare Advantage (MTA retirees only)

In Network Coverage Type
PPO

Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Employee Program

In Network Coverage Type
HMO, PPO

Blue Cross Blue Shield New York

In Network Coverage Type
PPO, POS, EPO, HMO

Blue Cross Blue Shield states outside of NY/NJ

In Network Coverage Type
HMO, EPO PPO, POS

Blue Cross Health Plus

In Network Coverage Type
HMO

Carrum Health

In Network Coverage Type
Supplemental

Cigna

In Network Coverage Type
PPO, POS, HMO

MSK has a tentative agreement with Cigna to continue coverage in 2024.

Connecticare

In Network Coverage Type
POS, EPO, HMO

Emblem

In Network Coverage Type
PPO, POS, EPO, HMO

Emblem Essential

In Network Coverage Type
HMO

Emblem Medicare Advantage

In Network Coverage Type
PPO, HMO

Empire Blue Cross Medicare Advantage

In Network Coverage Type
PPO, HMO, DSN

Empire Essential

In Network Coverage Type
HMO

Empire Plan / NYSHIP (Blue Cross/UnitedHealthcare split plan)

In Network Coverage Type
PPO

Fidelis

In Network Coverage Type
HMO, EPO

Fidelis Managed Medicaid & HARP

In Network Coverage Type
HMO

Fidelis Medicare Advantage

In Network Coverage Type
HMO

First Health

In Network Coverage Type
PPO

Healthfirst

In Network Coverage Type
EPO, HMO, PPO, POS

Healthfirst Managed Medicaid

In Network Coverage Type
HMO

Healthfirst Medicare Advantage

In Network Coverage Type
HMO, PPO

Healthsmart

In Network Coverage Type
PPO EPO

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield New Jersey (HMO)

In Network Coverage Type
HMO

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield New Jersey (PPO)

In Network Coverage Type
PPO

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield New Jersey Omnia Tier I (EPO)

In Network Coverage Type
EPO

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield New Jersey Omnia Tier II (EPO)

In Network Coverage Type
EPO

Horizon Medicare Advantage

In Network Coverage Type
PPO, HMO

Husky CT Medicaid

In Network Coverage Type
State Government

Magnacare

In Network Coverage Type
PPO, POS, EPO

Straight NJ Medicaid

In Network Coverage Type
State Government

Straight NY Medicaid

In Network Coverage Type
State Government

Medicare Part A&B (traditional Medicare)

In Network Coverage Type
Federal Government

Multiplan/Beech Street/PHCS

In Network Coverage Type
Supplemental

MVP

In Network Coverage Type
PPO/OAP

Non-Participating Plans with Out of Network Benefits

In Network Coverage Type
PPO, POS, EPO, HMO

NYC Medicare Advantage Plus for City Employees

In Network Coverage Type
TBD

Oscar

In Network Coverage Type
HMO/EPO

Oxford

In Network Coverage Type
PPO, EPO

World Trade Center Health Program (WTC)

In Network Coverage Type
State Government

Qualcare

In Network Coverage Type
PPO, POS, HMO

Tricare

In Network Coverage Type
PPO, HMO

UMR

In Network Coverage Type
PPO, POS

United Healthcare

In Network Coverage Type
PPO, POS, HMO

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If you don't have health insurance or are worried that your care may not be fully covered, our financial assistance programs may be able to help.

If you have questions about insurance, call us at 646-497-9176.

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Contact and Location

Dr. Rossi sees patients at one location.

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New York, NY

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Colleagues

Doctors at Memorial Sloan Kettering work as teams, with specialists from all different areas. This allows us to consider all your needs together, and to give you the best possible care.

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Clinical Trials

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Memorial Sloan Kettering's doctors and scientists are constantly developing new treatments for cancer. MSK is typically running hundreds of clinical trials at a given time.

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Research and Publications

Disclosures

Doctors and faculty members often work with pharmaceutical, device, biotechnology, and life sciences companies, and other organizations outside of MSK, to find safe and effective cancer treatments, to improve patient care, and to educate the health care community.

MSK requires doctors and faculty members to report (“disclose”) the relationships and financial interests they have with external entities. As a commitment to transparency with our community, we make that information available to the public.

Anthony Rossi discloses the following relationships and financial interests:

  • AI Therapeutics, Inc.
    Professional Services and Activities
  • Allergan, Inc.
    Professional Services and Activities
  • Artificial Intelligence Technology Solutions, Inc.
    Professional Services and Activities
  • Biofrontera
    Professional Services and Activities
  • Canfield Scientific
    Professional Services and Activities
  • Cutera, Inc.
    Professional Services and Activities
  • DAR Companies, LLC
    Equity; Intellectual Property Rights; Professional Services and Activities (Uncompensated)
  • DynaMed LLC
    Professional Services and Activities
  • Early Sullivan Wright Gizer and McRae LLP
    Professional Services and Activities
  • Evolus, Inc.
    Professional Services and Activities
  • LEO Pharma Inc.
    Professional Services and Activities
  • Lumenis
    Professional Services and Activities
  • QuantifiCare Inc.
    Professional Services and Activities
  • RegenLab USA
    Professional Services and Activities (Uncompensated)
  • Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    Professional Services and Activities
  • SkinFix Inc.
    Professional Services and Activities
  • SkinPass
    Equity; Professional Services and Activities (Uncompensated)

If you’re a patient at MSK and would like more information about your doctor’s external relationships, please talk with your doctor.

The information published here is for a specific annual disclosure period. There may be differences between information on this and other public sites as a result of different reporting periods and/or the various ways relationships and financial interests are categorized by organizations that publish such data.


This page and data include information for a specific MSK annual disclosure period (January 1, 2022 through disclosure submission in spring 2023). This data reflects interests that may or may not still exist. This data is updated annually.

Learn more about MSK’s COI policies here. For questions regarding MSK’s COI-related policies and procedures, email MSK’s Compliance Office at [email protected].


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