David Polsky, MD, PhD
Dr. David Polsky received his MD and PhD from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, completed his medical internship at Montefiore Medical Center, his Dermatology training at NYU, and a post-doctoral fellowship in Molecular Pathology at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Dr. Polsky is currently a full-time physician-scientist at NYU with his research laboratory, clinical practice and teaching activities focused on melanoma and atypical nevi. He is currently an Associate Professor of Dermatology and Pathology, Director of the Pigmented Lesion Clinic, Director of the Melanoma/Skin Cancer Screening Program at NYU, and Director of the Dermatology Residency Training Program, the largest Dermatology training program in the United States. Dr. Polsky has been invited to speak at many national and international medical and scientific meetings, and has published numerous manuscripts and book chapters in top ranked medical and scientific journals such as Nature, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Journal of the National Cancer Institute, and Journal of the American Medical Association. Dr. Polsky’s laboratory is focused on deregulation of growth control pathways in melanoma tumors, and identifying inherited genetic variations that increase an individual’s risk for developing melanoma. The overall goal his research is to translate the knowledge gained into new tools for melanoma risk assessment, prognosis and therapy.