Elizabeth k. Hale
Elizabeth K. Hale
Clinical Associate Professor

Division of Dermatologic Surgery
New York University Langone Medical Center


Fellowship (2002-2203)

Mohs Micrographic Surgery
Perry Robins, M.D.
NYU School of Medicine, New York, NY

Residency (1999-2002)

Chief Resident
NYU School of Medicine, Department of Dermatology Skin and Cancer Unit, New York, NY

Internship (1998-1999)

Internal Medicine
NYU Medical Center; Bellevue Hospital
New York, NY

Medical (1994-1998)

NYU School of Medicine
New York, NY
M.D., Alpha Omega Alpha, 1998

Undergraduate (1990-1994)

Cornell University
School of Arts & Sciences, Ithaca, NY
B.A., cum laude in Biologic Anthropology, 1994


Scarsdale High School, Scarsdale, NY


Dr. Elizabeth Hale, a board certified dermatologist, is a Clinical Associate Professor of Dermatology at the New York University Langone Medical Center. She specializes in Mohs micrographic surgery, cosmetic dermatology, and laser surgery and teaches advanced dermatologic surgery to the NYU dermatology residents. After graduating cum laude from Cornell University, Dr. Hale received her medical degree from NYU where she was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha. She was also the recipient of the American Medical Women’s Association Citation and the Marion Sulzberger Dermatology Award at NYU. Dr. Hale served as chief resident at The Ronald O. Perelman Department of Dermatology at NYU and was selected to receive the Morris Leider award for Excellence in Dermatology.

Dr. Hale has extensive experience in the field of skin cancer and is a long-time advocate for increasing public awareness of the disease. As a vice president of The Skin Cancer Foundation, she frequently volunteers her time on screening initiatives and public speaking events about the early detection and treatment of skin cancer. She also lectures extensively on the treatment of photoaging with the latest advances in lasers and injectables.


Research Interest

  • Photodamage
  • Photodynamic Therapy
  • Lasers
  • Fillers


Professional Activities:

June 2013, 2014, 2015 New York Magazine, Best Doctors, Dermatology
2010, 2012, 2013. 2014, 2015 New York Times Magazine, Super Doctors
2013 NYU Department of Dermatology, Service Award for Advances in Dermatology
2013-present NYU School of Medicine Alumni Association Board of Governors
2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 Castle Connolly, Top Doctor, Dermatology
2012-present Vice President, Skin Cancer Foundation
2011 NYU AOA Voluntary Teaching Award
2008 Surgery Attending of the Year, 2008, NYU Department of Dermatology
2006 Bronze Level Award for Volunteerism, AAD Leadership Circle
2006 The President’s Volunteer Service Award, USA Freedom Corps
2006 Dean’s Committee on Women, NYU School of Medicine
2004 Honorary Member, Skin Cancer Foundation, presented by a patient
2002 The Morris Leider Award for excellence in Dermatology, NYU Department of Dermatology
1998 Medical Women’s Association Citation for outstanding academic achievement in Medicine, NYU School of Medicine
1998 The Marion Sulzberger Dermatology Award, NYU School of Medicine
1997 Alpha Omega Alpha (Delta Chapter), NYU School of Medicine
1994 Undergraduate Honors Thesis (magna cum laude): The Anatomical and Cultural Significance of Homo Erectus: A Synthesis of the Molecular and Fossil Evidence, Cornell University



  1. Lewin JM, Hale EK. Melanoma diagnosed following excision of “Dysplastic nevi”. Dermatol Surg 2015; 41:158-9.
  2. Mc Guire LK, Hale EK, Godwin LS. Post-Filler Vascular Occlusion: A Cautionary Tale and Emphasis for Early Intervention. J Drugs Dermatol 2013(12): 1181-3.
  3. Brightman LA, Brauer JA, Terushkin V, Hunzeker C, Reddy KK, Weiss ET, Karen JK, Hale EK, Anolik R, Bernstein L, Geronemus RG. “Ablative Fractional Resurfacing for Involuted Hemangioma Residuum.” Arch Dermatol. 2012 Nov;148(11):1294-8.
  4. Lewin JM, Karen JK, Hale EK. Photodynamic Therapy: A New Frontier in Early Skin Cancer Treatment. The Skin Cancer Foundation Journal Vol XXX, 2012.05.24
  5. Gaines-Cardone E, Hale EK. Infliximab (Remicade) and Increased Incidence of Development of Basal Cell Carcinoma. J Drugs Derm 2012; 2(5):655.
  6. Gaines-Cardone E, Hale EK, Sunscreens and Photoaging: An Update. Cosm Dermatol 2012; 25(5):212-217.
  7. Liang C, Levine V, Hale EK, Nehal K. Musculoskeletal disorders and ergonomics in dermatologic surgery. Dermatol Surg 2012; 30(2):240-8.
  8. Anolik R, Newlove T, Weiss, T, Hale EK, et al. Investigation into optimal treatment intervals of facial port-wine stains using the pulsed dye laser. JAAD 2012(Feb)
  9. Alam M, Berg D, Bhatia A, Cohen JL, Hale EK, et al. Association between number of stages in Mohs micrographic surgery and surgeon-, patient-, and tumor-specific features: A cross- sectional study of practice patterns of 20 early- and mid-career Mohs surgeons. Dermatol Surg 2010 Dec;36(12):1915.
  10. Lee EH, Nehal KS, Dusza SW, Hale EK, Levine VJ. Procedural dermatology training during dermatology residency: a survey of third-year dermatology residents. J Am Acad Dermatol 2011 Mar; 64(3):475.
  11. Karen JK, Hale EK. Rapid Progression of a Basal Cell Carcinoma Following Photodynamic Therapy. Dermatol Surg 2010 Aug;36(8):1328.
  12. Weiss E, Chapas A, Karen J, Hale E, Brightman LA, Bernstein L, Geronemus RG. Successful treatment of atrophic postoperative and traumatic scarring with Carbon Dioxide ablative fractional resurfacing: quantitative volumetric scar improvement. Arch Dermatol 2010;146:133-140.
  13. Karen JK, Hale EK, Geronemus RG. A simple solution to a common problem of ecchmyosis. Arch Derm 2010;146:94-5.
  14. Weiss ET, Barzilai O, Brightman L, Chapas A, Hale E, Karen J, Bernstein L, Geronemus RG. 3-Dimensional surface imaging for clinical trials: improved precision and reproducibility in circumference measurements of thighs and abdomens. Las Surg Med 2009; Lasers Surg Med 2009;41:767-73.
  15. Brightman LA, Weiss E, Chapas A, Karen J, Hale E, Bernstein L, Geronemus RG. Improvement in arm and post-partum abdominal and flank subcutaneous fat deposits and skin laxity using a bipolar radiofrequency, infrared, vacuum and mechanical massage device. Lasers Surg Med 2009;41:791-8.
  16. Brightman LA, Brauer JA, Anolik R, Weiss E, Karen JK, Chapas A, Hale E, Bernstein L, Geronemus RG. Ablative and Fractional Ablative Lasers. Dermatol Clin 2009; 27:479-89.
  17. Rizzo C, Brightman L, Chapas AM, Hale EK, et al. Outcomes of childhood hemangiomas treated with the pulsed-dye laser with dynamic cooling: A retrospective chart analysis. Dermatol Surg 2009 Dec;35(12):1947.
  18. Minkis K, Geronemus RG, Hale EK. Port-Wine Stain Progression: A Potential Consequence of Delayed and Inadequate Treatment? Lasers Surg Med 2009.
  19. Karen JK, Hale EK, Nehal KS, Levine VJ. Utilization of Mohs Surgery by the Veterans Affairs Health Care System. J Am Acad Derm 2009; 60(6): 1069-70.
  20. Sukal SA, Chapas AM, Bernstein LJ, Hale EK, Kim KH, Geronemus RG. Eyelid Tightening and Improved Eyelid Aperture through Nonablative Fractional Resurfacing. Dermatol Surg 2008;34:1-5.
  21. Stotland M, Chapas A, Brightman L, Sukal S, Hale E, Karen J, Bernstein L, Geronemus R. Photothermolysis for the correction of striae distensae. J Dermatol Derm 2008;7(9):2-6
  22. Kleinerman R, Greenspan A, Hale EK. Mohs micrographic surgery for an unusual case of keratoacanthom arising from a longstanding tattoo. J Drugs Dermatol 2007; 6:931-2.
  23. Warycha M, Hale J, Hale EK. Erythema ab igne, Cutis, 2006.
  24. Hale EK. Pregnancy and Melanoma. Skin Cancer Journal, 2006.
  25. Warycha M, Kamino H, Mobini N, Hale EK. Primary mucinous carcinoma with direct histopathologic evidence of lymphatic invasion. J Drugs Dermatol 2006;5(7):655-8
  26. Hale EK, Konstadt JE. Melanoma-associated leukoderma. Dermatol Online J. 2006;9(4):20
  27. Hale EK. Purpura annularis telangiectodes of Majocchi. Dermatol Online 2006:9(4):17
  28. Hale EK. Metastatic calcification. Dermatol Online 2006:9(4):2.
  29. Kovich O, Hale EK. Nevus sebaceus. Dermatol Online 2005;11(4):16.
  30. Karen JK, Hale EK, Mc L. Angiokeratoma corporis diffusum (Fabry disease) Dermatol Online 2005;11(4):8
  31. Hale EK, Stein J, Ben-Porat L, Panageas KS, Eichenbaum MS, Marghoob AA, Osman I, Kopf AW, Polsky D. Association of melanoma and neurocutaneous melanocytosis with large congenital melanocytic naevi-results from the NYU-LCMN registry. Br J Dermatol. 2005;152(3):512-7.
  32. Hale EK, Robins P. "East-west" flap defined. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2005;52(1):181-2.
  33. Hale EK, Jorizzo JL, Nehal KS, Perez MI, Robins P, Sarnoff D. Current Concepts in the management of actinic keratosis. J Drugs Dermatol 2004;3(2 Suppl);S3-16
  34. Robins P, Hale EL. Topical 0.5% fluorouracil treatment following Mohs Micrographic surgery for squamous cell carcinoma for the prevention of future squamous cell carcinoma. J Amer Acad of Derm 2004;50:8
  35. Chu DH, Hale EK, Robins P. Generalized eruptive keratoacanthoma of Grzybowski. J Drugs Dermatol.  2003;2(3):318-9.
  36. Hale EK. The history of flaps. J Drugs Dermatol 2002;1(3):293-6.
  37. Kaufmann JM, Hale EK, Ashinoff R, Cohen DE. Local cutaneous lidocaine allergy. J Drugs Dermatol 2002; 1(192-4).
  38. Kimyai-Asadi A, Hale EK, Schmultz CA, Goldberg D, Hanke CW, Moy R. Mohs surgery revisited: 25 key articles. J Drugs Dermatol 2002;1(2):185-9.
  39. Hale EK. Klippel-Trenaunay syndrome. Dermatol Online 2002:8(2):13
  40. Hale EK. Pemphigus foliaceous. Dermatol Online 2002;8(2):9
  41. Hale EK, Pomeranz MK. Dermatologic agents during pregnancy and lactation: an update and clinical review. Int J Dermatol 2002;41:197-203.
  42. Hale EK. Acquired Blaschko dermatitis. Dermatol Online 2001;7(1):8.
  43. Hale EK, Bystryn JC. Laryngeal and nasal involvement in pemphigus vulgaris. J Am Acad Dermatol 2001; 44:609-11.
  44. Hale EK, Bystryn JC. Relation between skin temperature and location of facial lesions in seborrheic dermatitis. Arch Dermatol 2000; 136:559-60.
  45. Hale, EK, Bystryn JC. Atypical herpes simplex can mimic a flare of disease activity in patients with pemphigus vulgaris. J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol 1999; 13:221-3.



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