Dr Rigel has been a leader in Dermatology for over 3 decades having been selected by his peers to lead them as President of the American Academy of Dermatology, American Society for Dermatologic Surgery and American Dermatological Association. He also served as Vice-President of the American Board of Dermatology during his 13 years of service there.
Dr. Rigel is actively involved in national public health and healthcare economic policy initiatives serving as a consultant to government and industry. He is regularly called on for his expertise on these issues by White House administrations and has testified multiple times before Congress and the FDA.
He also serves as the Scientific Co-Chair of the Fall and Winter Clinical Dermatology Conferences leading the effort to provide clinical education annually to over 2000 of his colleagues.
In addition, he maintains a University-based practice at the Mount Sinai Icahn School of Medicine in Manhattan focusing on Melanoma, Skin Cancer and related dermatological issues.
Darrell Rigel, MD MS is an internationally acclaimed leader in the field of Dermatology with a focus on Melanoma, Skin Cancer and Prevention. He has presented over 1000 lectures nationally and internationally on these subjects to physicians, government agencies, pharma and the public. He regularly appears on CNN, Fox, ABC and NBC and his views are quoted in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today and he is the Team Dermatologist for the New York Yankees.
He is a graduate of MIT with a BS in Management Information Science and an MBA (SM) from the MIT Sloan School of Management. While working as a research fellow at the National Cancer Institute, he obtained his MD from George Washington University. He completed an internship at New York Hospital-Cornell and a Dermatology residency and Dermatologic Surgery fellowship at New York University and currently serves as a Clinical Professor of Dermatology at the Mt. Sinai Icahn School of Medicine.