Division of Dermatology

Dermatology Residency Program Virtual Tour

The only one of its kind in the Bronx, the Division of Dermatology at Montefiore Einstein has been providing care for the entire spectrum of skin disorders and diseases since its founding in 1973. Our goal is to offer each patient a precise diagnosis and customized treatment plan, while employing the latest advancements in technology in order to minimize patient recovery time. 

Ranon E. Mann, MD, Director, Dermatology Residency Program

Why our program could be right for you

Striving for excellence in patient care, teaching and research, our program provides residents a well-rounded and thorough education across medical, surgical, pediatric and cosmetic dermatology. As part of their training, residents help provide high-quality care to members of the local Bronx community and beyond. Teaching is our top priority, and our faculty take pride in providing our residents a first-rate education. 

What sets Montefiore Einstein apart

At Montefiore Einstein, we are guided by a mission to heal, to teach, to discover and to advance the health of the communities we serve. Comprising 11 member hospitals and more than 300 specialty care sites, Montefiore Health System provides highly specialized, coordinated care for diverse populations in the New York region, across the country and globally.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine, home to nearly 1,000 students in its MD, PhD and combined MD/PhD programs, is one of the nation’s preeminent centers for research, medical education and clinical investigation. Through the joint efforts of Montefiore Health System and Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Einstein is able to advance research and accelerate discoveries, benefiting patients and ensuring access to state-of-the-art healthcare for all.  

  • Montefiore’s medical specialties ranked as top 1% in the nation by U.S. News & World Report
  • Children’s Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM) recognized as one of “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals” by U.S. News & World Report
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine ranked a top 50 “Best Medical School for Research in the Country, 2023” by U.S. News & World Report 
  • The National Institutes of Health (NIH) awarded Einstein $201M+ in research funding in 2022, placing Einstein in the top 50 among 142 schools of medicine
  • 700+ clinical trials 
Catherine C. Skae, MD, Vice President and Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education

Graduate Medical Education at Montefiore Einstein

Representing one of the top 10 largest medical and surgical training programs in the country, Montefiore Health System and our Albert Einstein College of Medicine provide postgraduate clinical training to more than 1,400 residents and fellows per year. Clinicians across Montefiore Einstein’s numerous educational programs actively mentor and cultivate a new generation of healthcare leaders. 

Our mission to improve access and quality of care for our diverse community draws residents and fellows from top medical, dental and PA schools from around the world. We develop and expand programs designed to advance teamwork, communication and decision-making, and our progressive focus on comprehensive care provides an ideal training ground for our residents and fellows.

To make the process of working and training at Montefiore Einstein more seamless, we offer a variety of services for our house staff, physician assistants and interns, including assistance with credentialing and orientation, institutional resources, visas, contracts, HR documents, payroll, notary services and specialty training and certifications. 

Montefiore Einstein by the numbers

7.7 million+

patient interactions annually  

1.1 million+

patients annually, representing the largest network in the Bronx, Westchester and the Hudson Valley


specialty care locations, with more coming soon



Home to notable programs and our Centers of Excellence

At Montefiore Einstein’s Moses Campus, residents train within Montefiore Hospital, Children’s Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM) and the Greene Medical Arts Pavilion (MAP). At CHAM, residents develop their skills in our general pediatric dermatology clinics, joint rheumatology-pediatric clinics and joint genetics-pediatrics clinics. At MAP, an adult ambulatory care center with multiple specialty clinics, residents gain experience within our general dermatology clinics. 

Dermatology Residents learn from a dedicated group of faculty who love to teach and who create a rich, welcoming environment to foster residents’ growth.

Caroline Halverstam, MD

Associate Director, Dermatology Residency Program

An ambulatory surgery center and specialty care location

Raising the bar for efficiency and innovation in healthcare, our 11-floor, 280,000-square-foot Hutchinson Campus is a world-class, highly streamlined ambulatory care center that delivers patient-focused care. Home to multiple specialties and services under one roof—and often on the same floor—Hutchinson Campus allows for greater physician collaboration, streamlined referrals, joint consultations and shorter wait times. While training at Hutchinson Campus, our trainees gain exposure to the entire gamut of dermatology clinics offered, including resident surgery clinic, general dermatology, pediatric dermatology, cosmetic dermatology and Mohs micrographic surgery.

A partner teaching hospital designated as a Level 1 trauma center

A 457-bed hospital housing the only burn unit in the Bronx, Jacobi Medical Center (JMC) is a member of NYC Health + Hospitals, the largest public health system in the country. Residents train within the hospital’s Ambulatory Care Pavilion, which features 120,000 square feet of outpatient care facilities, including general dermatology, pediatric dermatology and dermatologic surgery clinics. 

A New York City partner hospital adjacent to our Moses Campus

Also a member of NYC Health + Hospitals, North Central Bronx Hospital (NCBH) is a 232-bed, 17-story healthcare facility located in the Norwood neighborhood of the Bronx. The hospital’s ambulatory care center is home to multiple subspecialty clinics, including our general dermatology clinic. 

Offering patients a range of programs and specialty services

One of 11 hospitals within the Montefiore Health System, Wakefield Campus is a 360-bed healthcare facility in the North Bronx that provides inpatient and outpatient primary and consultative care. Wakefield Campus is also home to our general adult and pediatric dermatology clinics.

A world-renowned faculty

Beth N. McLellan, MD

Chief, Dermatology
Director, Supportive Oncodermatology
Associate Professor

Ranon E. Mann, MD

Director, Dermatology Residency Program
Assistant Professor, Dermatology

David H. Ciocon, MD

Director, Dermatologic Surgery, Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Procedural Dermatology
Director, Clinical Operations, Dermatology
Associate Professor, Dermatology

Bijal D. Amin, MD

Director, Dermatopathology
Director, Dermatopathology Fellowship Program
Associate Professor, Pathology and Dermatology

Julia Gittler MD, FAAD

Assistant Professor of Dermatology and Pediatrics
Pediatric Dermatology, Division of Dermatology
Montefiore Medical Center
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Meet our hospitalists

Our Division of Dermatology employs two dedicated hospitalists who manage and maintain our inpatient consult service, one of the highlights of our resident education. These faculty members work closely with each resident to create treatment plans together as a team. Our hospitalists also provide residents with one-on-one education opportunities surrounding the complex medical dermatology cases we see on a daily basis.

Benedict (Benny) Wu, DO, PhD

Director, Inpatient Dermatology
Associate Residency Program Director
Assistant Professor

Breanne Mordorski, MD

Assistant Professor

A challenging and innovative curriculum

Residents gain diverse perspectives on cutaneous disorders and treatments through their rotations within our program’s many hospitals and affiliated clinics. While training at Montefiore Einstein, residents spend time in a variety of settings, including adult and pediatric ambulatory clinics, surgical clinics, specialty clinics, cosmetic clinics and inpatient consult services, always under the supervision of our full-time faculty. Our didactic curriculum is structured around formal didactics on Monday and Thursday mornings, with lectures based on chapters in Jean L. Bolognia’s Dermatology and specialized lectures including dermatopharmacology, pediatric dermatology, basic science and dermatologic surgery.

An unmatched diversity of experience

As a premier academic medical center serving the Bronx, Westchester and the Hudson Valley, Montefiore Einstein offers its postgraduate trainees comprehensive exposure to a broad diversity of patients and pathologies. The diverse range of experience available prepares our postgraduate trainees for future careers in their chosen field, be it in the research or clinical and/or non-clinical setting.

Hear from our residents

As one of the top 10 largest medical and surgical training programs in the country, Montefiore Einstein provides postgraduate clinical training to more than 1,400 residents across 106 accredited residency and fellowship programs. Here, our postgraduate trainees share their own first-hand experiences.

Live and work close to the best of everything

The Bronx, New York City’s northernmost borough, is a culturally rich neighborhood placed at the intersection of Manhattan and its surrounding regions. Our postgraduate trainees typically live in hospital housing or off-site in nearby Riverdale, Lower Westchester or Manhattan, and have access to an unmatched diversity of experiences beyond the program itself. 

In the Bronx, with its ample parks and gardens, you’ll learn first-hand why it’s known as “the City’s Greenest Borough.” The neighborhood offers plenty of local food, art, sports and culture, and is just a subway ride away from Manhattan’s famed theaters, museums and attractions. 

As a resident of the Tri-State region, you’ll have unmatched access to the city’s cultural offerings, not to mention the bounty of outdoor excursions that are available just beyond. Day-trips and weekend excursions to the Hudson Valley, Catskills, Long Island or New Jersey provide ample opportunities for swimming, hiking, biking, skiing and other seasonal activities. 

Drag map or zoom to explore things to do in the Bronx, Manhattan and beyond. 

Residency Application Information

We’re seeking residents who will shape the future of healthcare.

The Dermatology Residency Program at Montefiore Einstein participates in the National Residency Match Program. Applications are accepted through the ERAS and must be submitted by November 1, 2020. Application materials include:

  • Completed application submitted through ERAS
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Dean's Letter
  • Transcript
  • USMLE board scores
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Personal statement
  • Interviews

Completed applications undergo an exhaustive review by our Admissions Committee. Interviews are by invitation only and take place in mid-January.

Montefiore Einstein recognizes that having a diverse and inclusive institution is critical to success, and we reaffirm our fervent commitment to fostering a culture in which diversity is a central tenet.

Have questions? Get in touch.

Karen Grant, PhD, MPhil, MS
Administrator, Dermatology Residency Program

Madeline Solis
Division Administrator for Dermatology and Allergy

Maria Campanelli
Faculty Secretary

Learn more about the Montefiore Einstein Division of Dermatology