Darrell S Rigel

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Darrell Rigel

Clinical Professor, Ronald O. Perelman Department of Dermatology

Contact Info

212/684-5964


Education

1978 — George Washington Univ, Medical Education
— NYU Medical Center (Dermatologic Surgery), Clinical Fellowships
1978-1979 — New York Hospital (Medicine), Internship
1979-1982 — NYU Medical Center (Dermatology), Residency Training

Research Summary

A. Oncology/Surgery

1. Sunlight/Ultraviolet light and its effects on the skin.

2. Risk, etiologic and prognostic factors in malignant melanoma, squamous-cell carcinoma, basal-cell carcinoma and other cutaneous malignancies.

3. Establishment, management and analysis of computerized data bases as means for above.

4. Application of results from above to improved surgical technique and patient management to improve cure rates in these diseases.

5. Etiologic factors in aging of the skin - medical and surgical therapy.

6. Development of improved techniques for dermatologic surgery (skin cancer removal, hair transplantation, resurfacing.)

B. Computer Applications in Dermatology/Medicine

1. Computer aided recognition of histologic characteristics of lesions. Computer aided spatial and contrast enhancement of morphology.

2. Direct applications to prognosis and improved patient care.

3. Computer aided instruction in dermatology. Application in an out-patient setting.

4. General office management computer applications.

Research Interests

Melanoma, Skin Cancer, Photaging, Photoprotection

Hat-wearing patterns in spectators attending baseball games: a 10-year retrospective comparison
Farberg, Aaron S; Donohue, Stephen; Rigel, Darrell S. Hat-wearing patterns in spectators attending baseball games: a 10-year retrospective comparison. Cutis. 2016 Sep ;98(3):181-184 (2297502)

Dermatologists' Perceptions, Recommendations, and Use of Sunscreen
Farberg, Aaron S; Glazer, Alex M; Rigel, Adam C; White, Richard; Rigel, Darrell S. Dermatologists' Perceptions, Recommendations, and Use of Sunscreen. JAMA dermatology. 2016 Oct 19;:?-? (2280022)

Online Survey of US Dermatologists' Sunscreen Opinions: Perceptions, Recommendation Factors, and Self-Usage
Farberg, Aaron S; Rigel, Adam C; Rigel, Darrell S. Online Survey of US Dermatologists' Sunscreen Opinions: Perceptions, Recommendation Factors, and Self-Usage. Journal of drugs in dermatology : JDD. 2016 Sep 1;15(9):1121-1123 (2332312)

A comparison of current practice patterns of US dermatologists versus published guidelines for the biopsy, initial management, and follow up of patients with primary cutaneous melanoma
Farberg, Aaron S; Rigel, Darrell S. A comparison of current practice patterns of US dermatologists versus published guidelines for the biopsy, initial management, and follow up of patients with primary cutaneous melanoma. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. 2016 Oct 11;75(6):1193-1197.e1 (2278612)

Gaps in the understanding and treatment of skin cancer in people of color
Kailas, Ajay; Solomon, James A; Mostow, Eliot N; Rigel, Darrell S; Kittles, Rick; Taylor, Susan C. Gaps in the understanding and treatment of skin cancer in people of color. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. 2016 May;74(5):1020-1021 (2079262)