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 Keywords

melanoma, skin cancer, photaging, photoprotection

Frequency of total body skin examinations among US dermatologists
Stevenson, Mary L; Glazer, Alex M; Cohen, David E; Rigel, Darrell S; Rieder, Evan A. Frequency of total body skin examinations among US dermatologists. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. 2017 Feb;76(2):343-344 (2412922)

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. 2017 Jan 1;153(1):99-101 (2280022)

Analysis of Trends in US Melanoma Incidence and Mortality
Glazer, Alex M; Winkelmann, Richard R; Farberg, Aaron S; Rigel, Darrell S. Analysis of Trends in US Melanoma Incidence and Mortality. JAMA dermatology. 2016 Dec 21;:?-? (2374362)

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 Dec;75(6):1193-1197.e1 (2278612)

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)