NewBeauty Top Doctor Since 2021

Dr. Orit Markowitz

5 East 98th Street, 5th Floor, New York, NY, 10029
When I treat skin cancer without cutting, I’m also performing an aesthetic treatment.


It only takes one conversation with Dr. Orit Markowitz to feel her passion for scarless skin cancer surgery come through, and with good reason. Her unique noninvasive techniques for diagnosing and treating basal and squamous cell skin cancers always result in a scar-free outcome. “My passion is detecting and treating skin cancer without cutting,” says the director of pigmented lesions and skin cancer at Mount Sinai. “I’ve performed these procedures since 2007, and have published many articles, along with five-year follow-up data on the topic. My clearance rates are very similar to surgery,” she says. Her continuous success rates are what has made her so well-known that patients fly from around the world to see her. “For imaging, I use a non-cutting biopsy device called a confocal microscope to diagnose the tumor. Then, for pretreatment margination, I use a noninvasive laser called optical coherence tomography, for which I’ve led the research on in the U.S. I then combine nonablative lasers to remove most skin cancers without cutting, as well as any pre-cancer, sun damage and any underlying skin issues like rosacea, acne or surgical scars. My patients go home without a Band-Aid that same day.”


Drexel University College of Medicine
Dermatology, Downstate University Medical Center, New York, NY,
Fellowship with Alfred W. Kopf at NYU Langone Medical Center,
Pigmented Lesion, Fellow,


Board Certification:

American Board of Dermatology


American Academy of Dermatology, American Medical Association, American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery

A Minute With

  1. What do you love most about your profession?

    What I love the most about dermatology is that when one of my patients comes to me with a concern, I’m able to deliver an immediate result.


  • Botox® Cosmetic
  • Dermal Fillers
  • Facial Rejuvenation
  • General Dermatology
  • Laser Hair Removal
  • Laser Skin Resurfacing
  • Laser Surgery
  • Noninvasive Skin Cancer Diagnosis / Treatment
  • Removal (Moles /Skin Tags/ Birthmarks / Lesions)
  • Photodynamic Therapy
  • Scar Revision
  • Skin Cancer Surgery
  • Skin Rejuvenation

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