Vitaly Terushkin, Board Certified Dermatologist

dr. vuongDr. Vitaly Terushkin is a fellowship-trained Mohs surgeon and a board-certified dermatologist and dermatopathologist. He is also a Clinical Instructor in Dermatology at Weill Cornell Medical College. His interests include Mohs surgery for melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer (ie. squamous cell and basal cell carcinoma) as well as skin cancer reconstruction.

Dr. Terushkin graduated summa cum laude from Brandeis University with a degree in Neuroscience and subsequently attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. During medical school, he spent a year conducting clinical research in cutaneous oncology at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Upon graduation, he was inducted into the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha honor society and received the Marion B. Sulzberger Award for Excellence in Dermatology. After completing an internship in internal medicine at the Mount Sinai Medical Center, he returned to NYU for his dermatology training where he served as a Chief Resident during his final year.

Upon completing his residency, Dr. Terushkin sought additional specialized training and completed a fellowship in Mohs micrographic surgery and dermatologic oncology under the guidance of Drs. Zitelli and Brodland, recognized leaders in the field. He then returned to NYU to complete a fellowship in dermatopathology, making him one of a few dermatologists in the country to be fellowship-trained in both Mohs surgery and dermatopathology.

Dr. Terushkin has published over 30 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters. He is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, American Society of Dermatologic Surgery, American College of Mohs Surgery, and American Society of Dermatopathology. He is fluent in Russian and conversational in Spanish. In his spare time, Dr. Terushkin enjoys traveling, exercising, cooking for his friends, and watching films.

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