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

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)

Realistic sunscreen durability-a randomized, double-blinded, controlled clinical study
Ouyang, H; Meyer, K; Maitra, P; Daly, S; Farberg, A; Rigel, D. Realistic sunscreen durability-a randomized, double-blinded, controlled clinical study [Meeting Abstract]. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. 2016 May 2016;74(5):AB228-AB228 (2151212)

Enhancement of international dermatologists' pigmented skin lesion biopsy decisions following dermoscopy with subsequent integration of multispectral digital skin lesion analysis
Winkelmann, R R; Farberg, A S; Tucker, N; White, R; Rigel, D S. Enhancement of international dermatologists' pigmented skin lesion biopsy decisions following dermoscopy with subsequent integration of multispectral digital skin lesion analysis. Journal of clinical & aesthetic dermatology. 2016 July 2016;9(7):53-55 (2226752)

The impact of guidance provided by a multispectral digital skin lesion analysis (MSDSLA) device following dermatoscopy on dermatologist and nondermatologist decisions to biopsy atypical melanocytic lesions
Rigel, Darrell; Winkelmann, Richard; Tucker, Natalie; White, Richard. The impact of guidance provided by a multispectral digital skin lesion analysis (MSDSLA) device following dermatoscopy on dermatologist and nondermatologist decisions to biopsy atypical melanocytic lesions [Meeting Abstract]. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. 2015 MAY;72(5):AB177-AB177 (1788752)

Polypodium leucotomos extract: a status report on clinical efficacy and safety
Winkelmann, Richard R; Del Rosso, James; Rigel, Darrell S. Polypodium leucotomos extract: a status report on clinical efficacy and safety. Journal of drugs in dermatology : JDD. 2015 Mar ;14(3):254-261 (1480672)