Founded in 1979, SINY (The Skin Institute of New York) has more than 30 years of experience providing the full spectrum of skin care; including medical, cosmetic and surgical dermatology. We are able to diagnose and treat a wide variety of skin conditions, such as acne, eczema, and psoriasis. In addition, we specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of skin allergies. Newer treatments, such as the Xtrac® laser for psoriasis often enable us to provide improved results to our patients.

With our expertise in cosmetic dermatology & non-invasive body contouring procedures, we are able to minimize unwanted scars, blemishes, hair, tattoos, sun spots and eliminate unwanted fat. Latest technologies, lasers and fillers are just a few of the treatment options we provide for dramatic results.

Meet Our Providers

Dr. Ronald R. Brancaccio

DR. RONALD R. BRANCACCIO
Founder, Dermatologist

Ronald R. Brancaccio, MD, is the founder of the Skin Institute of New York and is Clinical Professor of Dermatology at New York University School of Medicine, and he practices dermatology in New York City. He received his MD from George Washington University School of Medicine and completed his residency at the University of Oregon Health Sciences Center after interning at Lenox Hill Hospital. He is board certified in dermatology and is a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology. He is an attending physician at NYU Langone Medical Center.

Dr. Brancaccio has served as President of the American Contact Dermatitis Society and is on its board of directors. He has been President of the New York Dermatologic Society, the Dermatologic Society of Greater New York, and the Bay Ridge Medical Society. He is also on the board of the New York State Society of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery. He is a member of the Annenberg Circle Committee for the Dermatology Foundation, which supports research in dermatology.

Dr. Brancaccio is an active member of the American Academy of Dermatology and has been Chairman of the Committee on Contact Dermatitis and Chairman of the History Committee. He serves as Section Editor of Dermatitis. Dr. Brancaccio was also chosen to be the Alexander A. Fisher Lecturer of the American Contact Dermatitis Society and is an honorary member of the Brazilian Society of Dermatology and Canadian Dermatology Association. He has lectured widely and has authored more than 40 publications and book chapters dealing primarily with skin allergy. He has been selected repeatedly as one of New York Magazine’s Best Doctors. And the Dermatology Foundation honored him as the 2014 Practitioner of the Year.

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Dr. Peter Saitta

DR. PETER SAITTA
Dermatologist

Dr. Saitta received his bachelor of arts from New York University and his medical degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. He completed his dermatology residency as chief resident in affiliation with Michigan State University, receiving national awards for leadership and academic excellence.

Dr. Saitta trained under the tutelage of a world-recognized expert in acne and served as clinical research director on several treatment studies for acne, developing the most cutting-edge technologies available for patients. He brings these secrets with him to the Skin Institute of New York.

Dr. Saitta is a member of the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology, serves as a national committee member for the dermatology resident in-service examination, and is authored as a leader in contact dermatitis in the Yearbook of Dermatology. He will be joining the dermatology residency program at St. Barnabas Hospital in New York.

Dr. Saitta is an internationally recognized lecturer on acne, hair loss, and the psychological stresses of skin disease. He has numerous publications on these topics, many of which are readily accessible on the Internet.

Dr. Saitta’s practice encompasses treatment for both adult and pediatric patients. His special interests include hand, face, and scalp rashes, skin cancer screening and treatment, hair loss, and acne.

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Dr. Sherry Hsiung

DR. SHERRY H. HSIUNG
Dermatologic Surgeon

Our dermatologic surgeon, Dr. Sherry Hsiung, specializes in Mohs Micrographic Surgery as well as general and cosmetic dermatology. She attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for her undergraduate studies, finishing with honors and a double major in biology and chemical engineering. She received her medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania Medical School as a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha honors society. Dr. Hsiung completed her dermatology residency at New York University School of Medicine, serving as chief resident. She continued her surgical training with a prestigious fellowship in Mohs surgery with Dr. Perry Robins at New York University.

Dr. Hsiung has lectured at both local and national conferences on dermatology. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and a member of the American College of Mohs Surgery and the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery. She is a Medical Editor of the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology and a consultant for the Kiehl’s Dermatology Advisory Board.

Dr. Hsiung has the ability to handle a wide range of surgical procedures, from the simplest excision to extensive skin cancer surgery and repairs with flaps and grafts.

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Dr. Lisa Gruson

DR. LISA GRUSON
Dermatologist

Dr. Lisa Gruson is a board-certified dermatologist and a Clinical Assistant Professor of Dermatology at the New York University School of Medicine. She practices both medical and cosmetic dermatology, including laser procedures. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Michigan with Phi Beta Kappa Honors. She then attended the New York University School of Medicine, graduating with Alpha Omega Alpha honors and the Marion B. Sulzberger Dermatology Award. She completed her residency training in dermatology at the New York University Medical Center, where she was selected as chief resident and received the Morris Leider Award for excellence in dermatology.

Dr. Gruson has published numerous articles and presented at local and national meetings in the field of dermatology. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and a member of many medical societies, including the American Contact Dermatitis Society, the Dermatologic Society of Greater New York, and the New York State Medical Society. In addition, as a Clinical Assistant Professor, she actively teaches NYU dermatology residents and is the advisor to medical students seeking to pursue a career in dermatology. Dr. Gruson has a special interest in skin allergies.

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Dr. Anna Karp

DR. ANNA KARP
Dermatologist

Dr. Anna Karp is a native New Yorker who grew up on Long Island’s South Shore. She attended the State University of New York at Binghamton where she graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology.

Immediately following graduation from college, Dr. Karp attended medical school at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine. After receiving her medical degree, she completed dual residencies in Family Medicine and Dermatology at St. John’s Episcopal Hospital in Far Rockaway, New York. During her residency, Dr. Karp presented at various local and national conferences and published several articles in peer-reviewed journals. She acted as Chief Resident during her final year of Dermatology residency.

Dr. Anna Karp specializes in medical, cosmetic, and surgical dermatology and treats both adults and children. She is a fellow and member of the American Academy of Dermatology, American Osteopathic College of Dermatology, and the American Medical Association. Dr. Karp focuses on providing her patients with the highest level of individualized and compassionate care.

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DR. JORDAN FABRIKANT
Dermatologic Surgeon

Dr. Jordan Fabrikant was born and raised in San Diego, California. He obtained his bachelor of science degree in marine biology from the University of California in Los Angeles and attended medical school at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Following medical school, he relocated to Tampa for an internship at Largo Medical Center. Dr. Fabrikant then completed his dermatology residency at Larkin Community Hospital in Miami, FL where he served as chief resident. He mastered his surgical skills during his fellowship in MOHs Micrographic Surgery at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach under the direction of Daniel Rivlin, M.D. As a resident, Dr. Fabrikant was named the South Beach Dermatology Symposium National Champion in Dermatologic Trivia. He has also published several articles in prestigious medical journals. Dr. Fabrikant, along with his fellowship director, were the first in the world to perform radio frequency nerve ablation in the neck for platysmal bands, which was subsequently published in the journal Dermatologic Surgery. Dr. Fabrikant specializes in medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatology. He stays on the cutting edge of medical care as well as the latest procedures in cosmetic dermatology. He has an artistic eye which leads to great results. Dr. Fabrikant’s goal when treating patients is that each patient receives the highest standard of care in a compassionate setting.

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Dr. Charles Kleinberg

DR. CHARLES KLEINBERG
Dermatologist

Dr. Charles Kleinberg is a board certified dermatologist accredited by the American Board of Dermatology. Dr. Kleinberg has been practicing dermatology for 30 years. Dr. Kleinberg is an attending dermatologist at both Mount Sinai Medical Center and Beth Israel Medical Center. His professional presentations and publications include American College of Chemosurgery, December 1980; Management and Prevention of Problems Associated with Chemosurgery of the Head and Neck” and Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, November 1982, “Metastatic Basal Cell Carcinoma”. Dr. Kleinberg is an experienced Dermatologist offering the highest quality care and personal attention. His friendly and sympathetic manner engenders confidence and trust.

Mallory Des Champs

MALLORY DES CHAMPS
Certified Physician Assistant

Mallory Des Champs, PA-C is a nationally certified Physician Assistant and licensed by the state of New York. She is also a member of American Academy of Dermatology, the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants, and the American Academy of Physician Assistants.

Mallory completed her undergraduate education at the University of Alabama and earned her Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from Bryant University in Rhode Island. She completed dermatology training at Rhode Island Hospital in Providence and specialized training at SINY Dermatology alongside Dr. Peter Saitta and Dr. Ronald Brancaccio.

As a Physician Assistant who has received specialized training in dermatology, Mallory is licensed and qualified to perform physician examinations and create individualized treatment plans for her patients. She has treated a variety of medical dermatological conditions with a particular interest in the impact of dermatological diagnoses on the quality of life for patients. She especially enjoys treating acne, rosacea, eczema, psoriasis, and screening for skin cancer.

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Dr. Sergey Petrosian

DR. SERGEY PETROSIAN
Dermatologist

Sergey Petrosian DO is a board-certified dermatologist at the Skin Institute of New York (SINY®). Dr. Petrosian treats adult and pediatric patients at three of SINY’s® offices, in the Forest Hills area of Queens as well as the Bay Ridge and Park Slope areas of Brooklyn, New York.

He is a native of New York City who grew up in Queens and attended Brooklyn Technical High School. After earning a bachelor of science degree from SUNY Stony Brook University, Dr. Petrosian received his medical degree from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine (NYCOM/NYITCOM) in Westbury, New York. He then completed his residency at St. John’s Episcopal Hospital in Queens, New York in affiliation with Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Dr. Petrosian attended, presented and lectured at many conferences as a resident, he also received many scholastic accolades in that time. During his residency Dr. Petrosian consistently scored amongst the top percentile in the nation on in-service examinations. He trained with and received mentorship from various experts in many fields of dermatology who practice here in New York City. His training in New York City gave him exposure to a very large and diverse patient population.

Dr. Petrosian is an active member of the American Academy of Dermatology. He enjoys medical dermatology and also spent three years training with a cosmetic dermatologist. Although he provides comprehensive dermatologic treatment for all of his adult and pediatric patients, his special areas of expertise and interest include cosmetic dermatology, acne, hair loss, and skin cancer screening. Dr. Petrosian focuses on treating all of patients like family, providing the highest level of individualized and compassionate care.

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Dr. Ezra Hazan

DR. EZRA HAZAN
Dermatologist

Dr. Ezra Hazan is a board certified dermatologist and fellowship trained Mohs surgeon. He graduated with honors from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Hazan went on to do an internship in internal medicine at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY. He then completed his dermatology residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and fellowship in Mohs micrographic surgery and cosmetic dermatology at Mount Sinai Hospital. There he gained extensive knowledge and experience in procedural dermatology, including surgery of the skin as well as advanced cosmetic procedures like injectables, lasers and light based technologies.

Dr. Hazan is on staff at Mount Sinai Hospital, where he helps train dermatology residents, and at Penn Medicine Princeton Medical Center. He has published many academic journal articles and authored multiple textbook chapters on various topics in the field of dermatology. Dr. Hazan is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, American Society for Dermatologic Surgery and American College of Mohs Surgery. He is passionate about the management and treatment of skin cancers, as well as cosmetic treatments and general dermatologic conditions. He strives to provide personalized quality care to all of his patients.

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Dr. Theresa Durchhalter

DR. THERESA DURCHHALTER
Dermatologist

Theresa Durchhalter DO is a board-certified dermatologist at the Skin Institute of New York (SINY®). Dr. Durchhalter treats adult and pediatric patients at two of SINY’s® offices, in the Forest Hills area of Queens as well as the Bay Ridge area of Brooklyn, New York.

She is a native of New York who grew up in Long Island and attended St. Mary’s High school. After earning a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from Adelphi University, Dr. Durchhalter received her medical degree from Edward Via College of Osteopathic medicine in Blacksburg, Virginia. She then completed her residency at St. John’s Episcopal Hospital in Queens, New York in affiliation with Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine.

During her residency, Dr. Durchhalter attended, presented and lectured at many conferences. She also served as Chief Dermatology resident during the final year. Training in New York City gave her exposure to a very large and diverse patient population.

Dr. Durchhalter is an active member of the American Academy of Dermatology. She enjoys both medical and cosmetic dermatology with her expertise in acne, skin cancer screenings and cosmetic dermatology. Dr. Durchhalter provides all her patients with individualized and comprehensive care, treating each patient as if they are family!

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