Melissa K Levin
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Melissa K Levin, MD


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About Me

Melissa K. Levin, MD is a board-certified dermatologist dedicated to excellence in comprehensive and personalized dermatological care, specializing in inflammatory facial dermatoses such as acne and rosacea and cosmetic dermatology and practices at Downtown Dermatology. Dr. Levin graduated summa cum laude from the University of California of Los Angeles, where she spent two years conducting cutting-edge research on causes of acne. She earned her medical degree from the University of California of San Francisco, graduating top of her class as a member of Alpha Omega Alpha honor society. After completing her internal medicine internship at the California Pacific Medical Center as the “Best Intern of the Year”, Dr. Levin trained at New York University Langone Health, where she won awards for her research in laser surgery and received the Morris Leider Award for Excellence in Dermatology.


Dr. Levin is committed to advancing the field of dermatology by lecturing at national professional meetings, training other physicians on injectable fillers, serving as a reviewer for medical journals, performing clinical research trials, and publishing numerous scientific papers. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, the American Society of Dermatologic Society, and the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery. As a skincare expert, Dr. Levin has been invited to consult for companies such as Galderma Pharmaceuticals, Edgewell Personal Care, L'Oreal, Dermalogica, and La Roche Posay. She regularly shares her dermatology expertise to top media outlets such as NBC, ABC, The New York Times, Allure, InStyle, New Beauty, Self, Vogue, W Magazine, Forbes, Harper's Bazaar, Marie Claire, and Refinery 29.


Selected to the coveted Super Doctors of New York list, Dr. Levin remains passionate about global health in Africa and serves on the Skin Cancer Advisory Committee for Standing Voice, a international Tanzanian-based non-profit organization, where she travels to train local Tanzanian dermatologists on skin cancer diagnosis, treatment, and surgery

Hospital Affiliations
  • Mount Sinai Queens
  • The Mount Sinai Hospital