Vincent DeLeo, MD
BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH April 2008 Dr. Vincent DeLeo is a native of Louisiana. He attended Louisiana State University (LSU) where he obtained a B.S. degree in Psychology and went on to earn his Doctor of Medicine from the School of Medicine in New Orleans in 1969. He joined the United States Public Health Service (USPHS) where he did a medical rotating internship followed by two years of training in Obstetrics and Gynecology. He then joined the Dermatology Residency Training Program sponsored jointly by the USPHS and Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center. This training included a year-long fellowship in photobiology and photomedicine under the direction of Leonard Harber, M.D. and Maureen Poh, M.D. On completion he was board certified in Dermatology and became a Medical Officer in the USPHS for an additional 18 months and then took a staff position at the Ochsner Clinic in New Orleans, where he became an Assistant Clinical Professor of Dermatology at both Tulane University and LSU Medical Schools. Dr. DeLeo returned to Columbia University in 1982 to begin a basic science research fellowship in the Departments of Public Health at the Cancer Center and in Dermatology. Dr. Deleo’s bench research, which was funded by the NIH for 18 years, dealt primarily with photobiology and dermato-toxicology. His clinical interests and expertise have developed in the areas of environmental dermatology including contact dermatitis and patch testing, photomedicine, porphyria and occupational dermatitis. Dr. DeLeo is presently a Clinical Professor of Dermatology at Columbia. He is the Chairman of the Department of Dermatology at both St. Luke’s Roosevelt and Beth Israel Medical Centers in New York City. Dr. DeLeo has always had a great interest in education and served as the Director of Residency Training and the Medical School Teaching Program in Dermatology at Columbia-Presbyterian. He is presently Director of Residency Training at St. Luke’s Roosevelt. Dr. Deleo has published over 200 manuscripts and abstracts and three books including Contact and Occupational Dermatitis, now in its third edition. He is the Editor of the journal Cutis. He is a member of numerous medical and scientific organizations including the American Academy of Dermatology where he was elected to its Board of Directors (’02-’06). In the AAD he has served on numerous task forces dealing most recently with sunscreens issues and is presently the Chair of the Nominating Committee of the Academy ('09-'10) He has served as the Secretary-Treasurer and President of the American Contact Dermatitis Society. He is a Past President ('92-'93) of the Greater New York Dermatologic Society. He is a founding member of both the Photomedicine Society and Skin of Color Society. He is a member of the North American Contact Dermatitis Society and the American Dermatologic Association. Dr. Deleo has repeatedly been cited as a “Best Doctor” in New York Magazine and in multiple national publications. He is quoted frequently in the lay press in areas of his expertise. Dr. DeLeo presently has dermatological practices in New York City and Beverly Hills.