About Dr. Shelton

In his commitment to provide comprehensive care, Dr. Ron Shelton has joined forces with Dr. Roy Geronemus, in one of the world’s foremost and respected laser practices. Located in New York City – Laser & Skin Surgery Center of NY at 317 East 34th Street, contains more than 60 lasers and devices to improve the health of our patients’ skin. There is an entire wing within the four floors of the practice that is dedicated to research in Dermatologic lasers.

Dr. Shelton performs Mohs Micrographic Surgery and reconstruction for skin cancer, and multiple cosmetic dermatological surgeries, including liposuction, facial rejuvenation, Botox injections, Voluma, Juvéderm and Belotero fillers, fat injections, wrinkle laser treatment such as Fraxel Dual and Fraxel Repair, acne scar revisions, and facial and body tightening non-invasive and minimally invasive procedures, such as Thermage™, Ultherapy™,ThermiSmooth, ThermiTight and ThermiRaze.

Dr. Shelton has been in practice for more than twenty-two years.  Upon completion of his Dermatology Residency, he was assigned to be the Chief of Dermatology at the Langley Air Force Base Hospital in Hampton,Virginia.  Dr. Shelton then did further training to specialize in cosmetic and reconstructive dermatologic surgery and Mohs Micrographic Surgery.  He was then recruited by the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City to create the first Division of Dermatologic Surgery at that hospital.  After five years as a full time faculty member, Dr. Shelton entered private practice in Manhattan. He is one of only a small number of Mohs surgeons inNew York City.

Dr. Shelton has maintained his affiliation with the Mount Sinai Medical Center as an Associate Clinical Professor, and he is responsible for teaching many residents, international cosmetic dermatologic surgeons who are being trained in fellowship and visiting physicians from around the world.  He has lectured at The American Academy of Dermatology, The American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, The Dermatology Society of Greater New York, The American College of Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Cutaneous Oncology, The New York State Society of Dermatology. Topics have included: Liposuction and Fat Injections for facial volume restoration, Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Reconstruction for Facial skin cancer, Laser Resurfacing and Fillers for Wrinkles and Acne Scar treatment and Facial Enhancement and Rejuvenation.  He has published many articles in peer reviewed journals as well as having published chapters in medical textbooks and a chapter in an internet dermatology textbook.  His books on Botox and Liposuction were published by Penguin-Putnam Publishers in 2002 and 2003 respectively. He has given many talks to community centers concerning his books.

Dr. Shelton has been entrusted by the American Academy of Dermatology to be a spokesperson for the media, as he retains an academic interest and is highly regarded by his peers as an ethical and knowledgeable physician.  Dr. Shelton has been listed as one of Castle Connolly’s “Best doctors in America” for several years.  Dr. Shelton has also received an award as Teacher of the Year at the Mount Sinai Medical Center, and from The Journal of Dermatologic surgery for original research.

Dr. Shelton’s philosophy in practice is that he provides the same care to his patients as he would to to his family.


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