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Goldman Dermatology

Kimberly Shao, M.D

Dermatologist In Manhattan

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Dr. Kimberly Shao, MD is a board-certified dermatologist and Mohs micrographic surgeon. Dr. Shao grew up on Long Island. She graduated with an honor’s bachelor’s degree in Applied Physiology and Kinesiology from the University of Delaware with a 4.0 GPA. She then went on to medical school at the University of Pennsylvania, where she did an additional research year in Mohs surgery. She completed her internship in Denver, Colorado. Afterwards, she trained for 3 years at the University of Connecticut in general dermatology, pediatric dermatology, dermatopathology, and dermatologic/cosmetic surgery under leaders in dermoscopy and clinical research. She then completed an additional fellowship in Mohs surgery and dermatologic oncology at a top program under her mentor Dr. Heidi Donnelly. Since then, she has completed over 1500 cases acting as both the pathologist and reconstructive surgeon, ranging from simple linear closures to complex flaps and grafts.

Dr. Shao has published multiple research articles in our specialty’s top journals, and she has presented both nationally and internationally at recognized dermatology conferences. Dr. Shao has a special interest in patient education and dispelling skincare myths. She has a social media account on Instagram: @dr.skinshao that has grown to over 7,000 followers in less than 2 years and which is dedicated to educating the public on science-backed skincare recommendations. Additionally, Dr. Shao volunteers her time to mentor students who are interested in applying to medical school/dermatology residency.

When she is not taking care of patients, you can find her hiking, skiing, at yoga, or getting ice cream with her partner Lawrence. Dr. Shao is excited to serve the patients of Goldman Dermatology!

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