Douglas Altchek, MD

Douglas Altchek, MD, Clinical Professor

Dermatology New York, NY

Douglas Altchek, M. D.

Office Address

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  • 115 E 61st St
    9th Floor
    New York, NY 10021
    Phone: (212) 838-8430
    Fax: (212) 755-0164

Dr. Altchek's Clinical Specialties & Interests

  • Dermatology: Dermatologic Surgery, Cosmetic
  • Clinical Interests: Pigmented Lesions; tropical dermatology

Dr. Altchek's Faculty Appointments & Work History

  • Clinical AttendingMount Sinai Hospital
    One Gustave L. Levy Place, NY
    Clinical Assistant (1980-1987); Assistant Clinical Attending (1987-2002); Associate Clinical Attending (2002-present)
  • Clinical Professor of DermatologyMount Sinai School of Medicine
    One Gustave L. Levy Place, NY
    Clinical Instructor of Dermatology (1980-1987); Assistant Clinical Professor of Dermatology (1987-2002); Archivist (1994-present); Associate Clinical Professor of Dermatology (2002-present)

Dr. Altchek's Education & Medical Training

  • Mount Sinai School of MedicineMount Sinai School of MedicineResidency, Dermatology
  • Mount Sinai School of MedicineMount Sinai School of MedicineResidency, General Surgery Preliminary Year
  • Complutense University of MadridComplutense University of MadridMedical School
  • University of PennsylvaniaUniversity of PennsylvaniaOther Training, B. A

Dr. Altchek's Certifications & Licensure

  • FL State Medical LicenseFL State Medical License2010 - 2015
  • NY State Medical LicenseNY State Medical License1978 - 2015
  • American Board of DermatologyAmerican Board of DermatologyDermatology, 1984

Dr. Altchek's Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Mount Sinai Department of Dermatology, 2010, 2011Clinical Teaching AwardsMount Sinai Department of Dermatology, 2010, 2011, 2012
  • Mount Sinai Medical Center, 1997-2009Education Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Teaching of Residents in DermatologyMount Sinai Medical Center, 1997-2009, 2009
  • United Nations Medical CorpsCertificate of Merit for service rendered (1980-2005)United Nations Medical Corps, 2006
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Dr. Altchek's Publications & Presentations

Journal Articles

  • Granulomatous Reaction to Autologous Hair Incarcerated During Hair Transplantation.Altchek, Douglas D. and Pearlstein, Hillard H, Dermatologic Surgery and Oncology, 4: 928-929
  • An Unusual Histopathologic Response to an Insect Bite.Altchek, Douglas D. and Kurtin, Stephen B, Cutis 25: 169-170
  • Lymphangioma Tuberosum Multiplex: An Unusual Variant of Lymphangioma.Altchek, Douglas Dl, International Journal of Dermatology, 20: 193-7
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Books/Book Chapters

  • Hair Loss.Chapter: The Home Remedies HandbookPage 185 - 214
    Altchek, Douglas D
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  • The Department of Dermatology” in “Mount Sinai Hospital, The First 150 Years.
    Altchek, Douglas D
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  • Spanish English Translations for Medical Conditions.
    Altchek, Douglas D
    Editors: .The Gotham Translator
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  • Angiotrophic Malignant Melanoma: A Report of a Case.Shim, H., Heimann, T., Altchek, D., and Phelps, R, Presented at the American Academy of Dermatology Meeting, San Francisco, California


  • Antique, Archaic, and Arcane Dermatologic Instrumentation and Armamentaria.Mount Sinai Medical Center
  • Spanish for Dermatologists.Mount Sinai Medical Center
  • Dermatologic Surgery of the Millennium.Mount Sinai Medical Center
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Dr. Altchek's Professional Memberships

  • FellowAmerican Academy of Dermatology - AADFellow

Other Languages

  • Spanish, Chinese (Mandarin), French, Italian, Portuguese, Hebrew

Hospital Affiliations

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • Empire BCBS HMO
  • Empire BCBS PPO
  • First Choice
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • HIP of New York - Select PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • MagnaCare PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • MVP Healthcare PPO
  • Oxford Health Freedom
  • Oxford Health Liberty
  • Premera BCBS Heritage & Heritage Plus 1
  • Regence Washington - Preferred Provider Network
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO

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