Meet Dr Perez
~ Specialist in Mohs Micrographic, Laser & Cosmetic Surgery
Dr. Maritza Perez is certified by the American Board of Dermatology and the College of Mohs Micrographic Surgery. She is the Director of Cosmetic Dermatology at St. Luke's Roosevelt Medical Center, Associate Director of Procedural Dermatology at Beth Israel Medical Center and Associate Professor of Clinical Dermatology at Mt. Sinai Icahn School of Medicine.
Active in numerous dermatology organizations, Dr. Perez is the Senior Vice President of the Skin Cancer Foundation, a member of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, Women’s Dermatologic Society, American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, American Academy of Dermatology and Dermatology Foundation.
Dr. Perez has published more than 100 original articles, chapters, case reports and abstracts that have appeared in medical journals such as Journal of Investigative Dermatology, New England Journal of Medicine, Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine, Journal of Transplantation, American Journal of Dermatology, Archives of Dermatology, Journal of Dermatologic Surgery, British Journal of Dermatology, Journal of Drugs in Dermatology and Cosmetic Dermatology. She is also the author of a book entitled Understanding Melanoma, which is currently in its fourth edition.
Dr. Perez has spoken at a number of dermatology engagements, including The World Congresses of Dermatology in Germany and Japan; local Dermatology meetings in Shanghai and Beijing, China; annual American Academy of Dermatology meetings; Orlando Cosmetic Dermatology Convention; Skin of Color Seminar Series; Annual Dermatology Conventions in the Philippines, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Chile, Colombia and Argentina; and International Laser Congresses in Santiago de Chile and Viña Del Mar in Chile, Sao Paulo in Brazil, and Paris and Marseille in France. She has served as a scientific advisor and consultant for several cosmetics companies including Procter & Gamble and L’Oreal. Dr. Perez has been recognized on multiple occasions as one of the best Dermatologists and Cosmetic Dermatologists by Castle Connolly and was recently given the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology Leaders of Distinction Award for being a Leader of Distinction in the field of Aesthetics, January of 2014.
Dr. Perez is a graduate of the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, where she also completed her Residency in Dermatology. In addition, she received post-doctoral training in Immunodermatology at Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York, New York, and in Dermatologic Surgery including Mohs Micrographic and Laser Surgery and Cosmetic Dermatologic Surgery at New York University.