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Dr. Elyse Rafal, MD, FAAD

Dermatologist

Professional statement

Elyse Suzanne Rafal, MD, is a world renowned, board-certified dermatologist, with expertise in cosmetic and medical dermatology as well as clinical research. Dr. Rafal is President and Medical Director of the DermResearchCenter of New York, Inc. She performs clinical research studies with cosmetic and pharmaceutical companies, as well as industry. Dr. Rafal has more than 100 publications, including book chapters, articles, abstracts, and presentations to her name. Dr. Rafal has conducted over 100 grant-funded research projects since 1989, and has served as a consultant for numerous organizations and companies. Dr. Rafal has exceptional credentials. She is certified by The American Board of Dermatology and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology. Dr. Rafal graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She attended Harvard School of Dental Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts, then transferred with advanced standing to the SUNY-Health Science Center at Brooklyn (formerly Downstate Medical Center), where she achieved her medical doctorate with Honors and Distinction in Research. She completed her post-graduate training with an Internship in internal medicine at Montefiore Hospital Medical Center in the Bronx, New York, and a residency in dermatology at the University of Michigan Medical Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Following graduation, Dr. Rafal was appointed to several academic positions in the Dermatology department at the State University of New York at Stony Brook Medical School. Currently, She is an assistant professor and attending physician at New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Medical College of Cornell University. She was also an instructor in history at the University of Pennsylvania. Throughout her career, Dr. Rafal has received many honors and awards, including the Beiersdorf Travel Award in Dermatology from the University of Michigan Department of Dermatology , the Basic Science Research Award from the Michigan Dermatological Society , the Upjohn Resident Research Award in Recognition for Outstanding Dermatology Research from the University of Michigan Department of Dermatology , the British Association of Dermatology Fellowship awarded by the American Academy of Dermatology, and Keynote Speaker for the Society of Cosmetic Chemists Annual Scientific Meeting .

In-network insurances

  • 1199SEIU
  • AARP
  • Aetna

Specialties

  • Dermatologist

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Hospital affiliations

  • New York-Presbyterian Hospital / Weill Cornell Medical Center
  • Peconic Bay Medical Center

Board certifications

  • American Board of Dermatology

Education and training

  • Medical School - State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center, Doctor of Medicine
  • University of Michigan Medical Center, Residency in Dermatology

Professional memberships

  • American Medical Association
  • American Academy of Dermatology
  • Society for Investigative Dermatology
  • Suffolk County Dermatology Society

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1477515781

Office locations

Elyse S. Rafal, MD FAAD

2500 Nesconset Hwy, Building 22A

Stony Brook, NY 11790

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Dr Rafael is absolutely delightful!! She hasn’t changed one bit in over 10 years. So glad she has her own practice!!!! YAY!!!!!
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Besides the long wait, it was really a great first visit.
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I had my appointment today and left feeling EXTREMELY uncomfortable. This wasn't a dermatologist visit, it was a sales pitch! I had mentioned other treatments I have sought for acne, 2 other women besides the doctor came in and were heavilypushing not only their special brand of lotions, but also other procedures, none of which covered by insurance.
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Wish I would have went to her before anyone else. Love her and her staff , all very sweet and caring for all of your concerns . I will be recommending this office forever !!! Thank you Dr. Rafael and staff !!
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Very pleasant and easy to talk to. She listened to all my concerns. I am very pleased with everything.
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The wait times are ridiculous
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The wait was worth it!!, Dr Rafal and her staff were both professional and attentive????
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She is very gentle!
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I enjoyed my visit to Dr. Rafal. She was very helpful in finding a treatment that would work for my eczema as well as providing. Helpful suggestions at why it was occuring and what I can do to minimize it's flareups. Her bedside manner was very professional and they were very apologetic about the wait time. This was my first visit to her office and i will be visiting her again.
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