Joseph L. Jorizzo, M.D.

Joseph Jorizzo

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.

Joseph L Jorizzo, M.D., is Professor, and Former and Founding Chair of the Dermatology Department at Wake Forest University and Adjunct Professor of Dermatology at the Weill Cornell School of Medicine. 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.


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
  • Blue Priority Network
  • Emblem Select Care
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Pathway X]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [PPO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Pathway X Enhanced]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [EPO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [HMO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Mediblue (Senior)]
  • Fidelis Care
  • GHI [CBP]
  • 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
  • Oscar
  • Oxford Health Plans [Liberty]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Medicare Advantage]
  • 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]




Namazi MR, Jorizzo JL, Fallahzadeh MK. Rubeosis faciei diabeticorum: a common, but often unnoticed, clinical manifestation of diabetes mellitus. ScientificWorldJournal. 2010; 10():70-71.


Miller J, Yentzer BA, Clark A, Jorizzo JL, Feldman SR. Pyoderma gangrenosum: a review and update on new therapies. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2010; 62(4):646-654.



Smith ES, Hallman JR, DeLuca AM, Goldenberg G, Jorizzo JL, Sangueza OP. Dermatomyositis: a clinicopathological study of 40 patients. Am J Dermatopathol. 2009; 31(1):61-67.


Patel MJ, Jorizzo JL. Cutaneous vasculitis. In: Rakel RE, Bope ET, eds. Conn's current therapy 2008. Philadelphia: Elsevier Saunders; 2008: 801-803.


Walsh SN, Jorizzo JL, Haverstock C, Sangueza OP. A linear orofacial macule. Am J Dermatopathol. 2008; 30(2):194-195.


Namazi MR, Jorizzo JL. Dramatic verrucae confined to the lower lip [editorial]. ScientificWorldJournal. 2008; 8():507.


Bolognia JL, Jorizzo JL, Rapini RP. . In: Dermatology. 2nd ed. St. Louis (MO): Mosby Elsevier; 2008: .


Foss CE, Clark AR, Inabinet R, Camacho F, Jorrizo JL. An open-label pilot study of alefacept for the treatment of pyoderma gangrenosum. J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol. 2008; 22(8):943-949.


Gallahan W, Jorizzo J, Bloomfeld R. Metastatic Crohn's disease: a rare cutaneous manifestation of inflammatory bowel disease [abstract]. Am J Gastroenterol. 2008; 103(Suppl):S256-S257.


Haverstock CL, Jorizzo JL. Rheumatoid arthritis, rheumatic fever, and gout. In: Wolff K, Goldsmith LA, Katz SI, Gilchrest BA, Paller AS, Leffell DJ, eds. Fitzpatrick's dermatology in general medicine. 7th ed. New York: McGraw Hill Medical; 2008: 1569-1577.



Jorizzo JL, Carroll CL, Sangueza OP. Dermatomyositis. In: Bolognia JL, Jorizzo JL, Rapini RP, eds. Dermatology. 2nd ed. St. Louis (MO): Mosby Elsevier; 2008: 575-584.


Iorizzo LJ III, Jorizzo JL. The treatment and prognosis of dermatomyositis: an updated review. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2008; 59(1):99-112.


Jorizzo J, Grossman R, Nighland M. Tretinoin microsphere gel in younger acne patients. J Drugs Dermatol. 2008; 7(8 Suppl):s9-s13.


Namazi MR, Jorizzo JL. Ant-induced alopecia: a case report and literature review [letter]. Arch Dermatol. 2008; 144(11):1526-1527.


Carroll CL, Lang W, Snively B, Feldman SR, Callen J, Jorizzo JL. Development and validation of the dermatomyositis skin severity index. Br J Dermatol. 2008; 158(2):345-350.


Namazi MR, Hinckley ML, Jorizzo JL. Multiple collections of soft bluish nodules on the body. Familial glomangiomas. Arch Dermatol. 2008; 144(10):1383-1388.


Avashalumov K, Pichardo R, Jorizzo JL, Sangueza OP, Goldenberg G. Bullous mastocytosis: report of a patient and a brief review of the literature. Am J Dermatopathol. 2008; 30(5):455-457.


Elewski BE, Del Rosso JQ, Joseph WS, Ribotsky BM, Rich P, Jorizzo JL, Draelos ZD. Modern methods to treat superficial fungal disease [roundtable discussion]. Cutis. 2007; 79(2 Suppl):6-29.


Cohen JL, Jorizzo JL, Kircik LH. Use of topical emulsion for wound healing. J Support Oncol. 2007; 5(10 Suppl 5):1-9.


Patel MJ, Jorizzo JL. Cutaneous vasculitis. In: Rakel RE, Bope ET, eds. Conn's current therapy 2007. Philadelphia: Saunders Elsevier; 2007: 944-948.


Dawn A, Thevarajah S, Cayce KA, Carroll CL, Duque ML, Chan YH, Jorizzo JL, Yosipovitch G. Cutaneous blood flow in dermatomyositis and its association with disease severity. Skin Res Technol. 2007; 13(3):285-292.


Jorizzo J, Dinehart S, Matheson R, Moore JK, Ling M, Fox TL, McRae S, Fielder S, Lee JH. Vehicle-controlled, double-blind, randomized study of imiquimod 5 percent cream applied 3 days per week in one or two courses of treatment for actinic keratoses on the head. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2007; 57(2):265-268.


Torti DC, Jorizzo JL, McCarty MA. Oral lichen planus: a case series with emphasis on therapy. Arch Dermatol. 2007; 143(4):511-515.


Jorizzo J. Efficacy with calcipotriene and betamethasone dipropionate ointment in patients with moderate and severe psoriasis [abstract]. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2007; 56(2 Suppl):AB194.


Jorizzo JL. Becoming an academic clinician: learning from Clayton E. Wheeler Jr. [in memoriam]. J Invest Dermatol. 2007; 127(8):1847-1848.




Goldenberg G, Sangueza OP, Jorizzo JL. Successful treatment of relapsing polychondritis with mycophenolate mofetil. J Dermatolog Treat. 2006; 17(3):158-159.