Joseph Jorizzo
Language: English
Gender: Male
General Dermatology
1305 York Avenue, 9th Floor
New York, NY 10021
P: 646-962-9253 | F: (646) 962-0033
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General Dermatology
425 E. 61st St., 4th Floor
New York, NY 10065
P: (646) 962-3376 (DERM) | F: (646) 962-0033
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(646) 962-3376 (DERM)

Personal Statement

My passion throughout my career in dermatology has been to care for adult and pediatric patients with complex medical dermatology problems. My research and publications focus on dermatologic manifestations of internal medical diseases. I also care for patients with common dermatologic problems of skin, hair, nails, and mucous membranes. I prefer to work with colleagues in our outstanding department and institution here at the Weill Cornell Medical Center when surgical oncology procedures or cosmetic procedures are required.

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Board Certifications
  • Dermatology
  • Rheumatologic Dermatology
  • Dermatologic Therapeutics
  • Skin Sign of Internal Disease
  • Complex Medical Dermatology

Insurance Plans Accepted

The following represents most of the managed care plans accepted by this physician. If your insurance carrier does not appear here please contact the physician’s office as they may have individual contracts not included on this site.

* indicates this physician is no longer accepting new patients with this insurance plan.

  • AETNA [Medicare]
  • Aetna - Weill Cornell [POS]
  • Affinity Essential
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Blue Priority Network
  • Emblem Select Care
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Pathway X]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Pathway X Enhanced]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [PPO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [EPO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [HMO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Mediblue (Senior)]
  • Fidelis Care
  • GHI [CBP]
  • Health First
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [Medicare]
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [Medicaid]
  • Health Plus - Amerigroup [CHP]
  • Health Plus - Amerigroup
  • Health Republic
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Oscar
  • Oxford Health Plans [Medicare Advantage]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Liberty]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Freedom]
  • Rockefeller University - CoreSource
  • UHC Compass
  • United Empire
  • United Health Care
  • United Health Care [Medicare]
  • VNSNY CHOICE Medicare [Medicare]
  • VNSNY CHOICE Medicare [HMO]


  • M.D., Boston University School of Medicine, 1975
  • A.B., Boston University, 1972



Professor of Clinical Dermatology
Weill Cornell Medical College

Joseph L Jorizzo, M.D., is Professor, and Former and Founding Chair of the Dermatology Department at Wake Forest University and Professor of Dermatology at Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Jorizzo received his undergraduate medical degrees from Boston University's six-year A.B./M.D. Program and completed his internship in internal medicine, residency, and Chief Residency in Dermatology at North Carolina Memorial (UNC) Hospital. He also served as a fellow at St. John's Hospital Dermatology Institute in London. Dr. Jorizzo remains a Professor, Former and Founding Chair of the Dermatology Department at Wake Forest University.

Dr. Jorizzo has been on a myriad councils, committees, and advisory boards. He has participated on the editorial boards of the Archives of Dermatology, Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology, among others. He is a member of many professional societies, including the American Dermatologic Association Society of Investigative Dermatology, Dermatology Foundation, Women's Dermatology Association, and the American Academy of Dermatology, where he served as Vice President.

Dr. Jorizzo has co-edited several books, including Dermatological Signs of Internal Disease by Callen and Jorizzo, and Dermatology by Bolognia, Jorizzo, and Rapini for Elsevier. Additionally, he has authored and co-authored over 200 articles and abstracts, including chapters in major rheumatology and gastroenterology books. He has been the recipient of a number of national and international honors, including multiple America's Best Doctors listings. He has spoken at hundreds of dermatology meetings in the US and around the world.

To schedule an appointment, please call 646-962-9253.