Diane S. Berson, MD, is an Associate Professor of Dermatology at Weill Medical College of Cornell University and an Assistant Attending Dermatologist at the New York-Presbyterian Hospital. She has a private dermatology practice in NYC, and volunteers at the NY Presbyterian Hospital Department of Dermatology where she teaches medical students and residents.
Dr. Berson received her undergraduate degree from Cornell University, College of Arts and Science where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. She pursued her medical education at New York University School of Medicine. This was followed by an internship in internal medicine at Bellevue Hospital, NYU Medical Center, and a residency in dermatology at State University of New York Health Science Center at Brooklyn, where she served as Chief Resident during her final year of training. She was certified by the American Board of Dermatology in 1988. Dr. Berson’s practice focuses on medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatology and cutaneous oncology. She also has an interest in the treatment of acne, particularly in adults. Dr. Berson has conducted clinical trials and published articles concerning the treatment of acne and rosacea and other dermatological topics. She has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times,and many magazines including Allure, In Style, Town and Country, Health, Real Simple, Fitnes, Self, Good Housekeeping, Glamour, W and More. She has also been interviewed often in the media, including NBC’s Today Show, The CBS Early Show, ABC World News Tonight, CNN Headline News, MSNBC, Fox News and local news networks. She lectures regularly at national dermatology conferences.
Dr. Berson is on the editorial boards of Practical Dermatology, Journal of Drugs in Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery. Dr. Berson is the Past President of the Women’s Dermatologic Society, Chair of the Past President’s Advisory Committee and also serves on its Board of Directors and the Executive, Legacy, Awards, and Fundraising committees. She is on the Board of Directors of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery and also on the Medical Council of the Skin Cancer Foundation, the Board of Trustees of the Dermatology Foundation, and a founding board member of both The American Society of Cosmetic Dermatology and Aesthetic Surgery and the American Acne and Rosacea Society. Dr. Berson is a media spokesperson for The American Academy of Dermatology and was elected to the American Dermatological Association. She is also a member of the President’s Council of Cornell Women and the Cornell University Council.