Dr. Fitzgeraldo Sanchez, MD, Dermapathologist

Dr. Fitzgeraldo Sanchez, MD

Dermatologist | Clinical & Laboratory Dermatological Immunology

117 East 18th Street 1 New York NY, 10006

About

Dr. Fitzgeraldo Sanchez is a dermatologist practicing in New York, NY. Dr. Sanchez specializes in skin care. Dermatologists evaluate and manage both common and uncommon skin conditions. These conditions include skin cancer, surgical dermatology, acne, psoriasis, warts, skin infections, atopic dermatitis, herpes simplex and laser/cosmetics. Dermatologists are also experts in more complex skin diseases like impetigo, hidradenitis and milaria. Dr. Sanchez diagnoses skin problems and develops unique treatments plans for each individual patient. He has been voted into the best dermatologists in NY and NYC by the prestigious Castle Connolly for the past several years. 

Education and Training

Mayo Clinic Graduate School Fellowship 2006

Ackerman Academy of Dermatopat Fellowship 2008

Massachussetts General Hospita STUDENT RESEARCHER AT WELLMAN LABORATORIES - 2000

New York University - Derm Resident 2001

New York University Intern 2001

Boston University School of Medicine Goshen College B.S. 1995

Ponce School of Medicine M.D. 2001

Board Certification

DermatologyAmerican Board of DermatologyABD- 2005

Provider Details

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Dr. Fitzgeraldo Sanchez, MD's Expert Contributions
  • Derm Tips from Dr. Fitz - Atopic Dermatitis

    What is atopic dermatitis?Atopic dermatitis (also called eczema) describes a condition that results in dry, red, and itchy skin. Patients with atopic dermatitis exhibit a skin barrier that is weakened and an immune system that is "hyper-excitable". This means that the skin's immune system is too...

  • Derm Tips from Dr. Fitz - Spironolactone for Acne

    Spironolactone for AcneSpironolactone is sometimes used off-label to treat women with persistent adult acne due to increased androgen levels, because the drug is able to inhibit the activity of sebaceous glands (small skin glands that releases an oily, lubricating substance called sebum). The...

  • Full body rash?

    Dear 55-year-old female, Please go online and find a derm nearest you ASAP. Most have tele dermatology to provide service to you. Have a list of all your meds, over-the-counter medications, herbal supplements, vitamins, and teas. Have a list of recent travel, any exposure to aerosols, cleaners, perfumes, or new environments or pets. Check online at AAD.org to find a dermatologists: https://find-a-derm.aad.org. READ MORE

  • Pimple marks removal?

    Dear 17-year-old, If it's a "pimple" and it's been there for that long and is pink/red, I would suggest you see a dermatologist. Telemedicine is available and in-office in some areas. It could be a scar now or not a pimple at all. Please go to find a dermatologist at AAD.org to find a Board certified dermatologist near you. READ MORE

  • Suspicious mole?

    Please coordinate a tele dermatology appointment with your dermatologist. Rapidly growing and new lesions are best evaluated in person. READ MORE

  • How long does it take acne marks to go away?

    This is a very good bit difficult question to answer. Lots of factors come in to post inflammatory hyperpigmentation, including skin color, environment-lots of sun exposure versus not so much sun exposure. Places where there are lots of sun, Will probably have the spots last a little bit longer as well as darker skin colors. For more information please visit your nearest dermatologist, you can find one at search your dermatologist on AAD.org READ MORE

  • What is the best cream for hyperpigmentation?

    In essence it really depends on the type of hyperpigmentation. If its from inflammation - post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation , can be your best ally. It will fade in due time and perhaps a cream is not necessary . If its related to hormones and sun, MELASMA, then a "bleaching" cream like hydroquinone is great as well as a mix like TRI LUMA which has hydroquinone and other agents. Some forms pigmentation can also be dealt with laser. All in all, please visit your local dermatologist or search for one near you at AAD.org , using the search for a dermatologist feature. READ MORE

  • How do you get rid of deep acne scars?

    There are multiple ways of treating acne scars, depending on if they are deep or superficial. Most treatments involve either needles or microneedles to the scars to promote new skin formation/re-formation under the scars to elevate and fill in. And for more information please visit your local dermatologist or find a local dermatologist at AAD.org , Look for find a dermatologist. READ MORE

  • How can I stop my hair from thinning and falling out?

    Dear 58-year-old female, There are multiple causes of hair loss. Some can be metabolic, like anemia or thyroid disease or other internal disease or nutritional issues. Others can be caused by hairstyling, genetics and even autoimmune disease. So, depending on because of your hair loss, a dermatologist can direct treatment appropriate for that cost. Either way, please feel free to see your local dermatologist, and if you do not have one, you may go to AAD.org; there is a tab to search for a dermatologist near you. READ MORE

  • What should I eat to reduce hair fall?

    In general a well-balanced diet, can achieve good hair and nails. Visiting your primary doctor and/or nutritionist can help you accomplish a well-balanced diet with nutritional supplements as needed. Please visit your local dermatologist for an evaluation, you can go to AAD.org and press the search for a dermatologist tab. READ MORE

  • What vitamin should I take for hair loss?

    Traditionally biotin has been recommended for hair and nails, but in general every patient should have a good and balanced diet so the hair skin and nails can be healthy and strong enough and not brittle. For more information please visit your local dermatologist and go to AAD.org to search for a dermatologist in your area. READ MORE

  • How can I clear up acne fast?

    Depending on how much your face is involved and the type of lesions (Papules, Pustules, or comedones), typically 4-12 weeks. For a more thorough evaluation, please visit your local dermatologist. Dr. Fitz READ MORE

  • At what age does acne normally go away?

    There is no specific age for acne to go away. There are different types of acne, some more prone to hormonal issues, some due to care or comedogenic causes. Dr. Fitz READ MORE

  • What are the risks of Mohs surgery?

    The risk of the same as any surgery on the skin. Scarring, changes in skin pigmentation hypo or hyper pigmentation. Also bleeding swelling soreness pain and of course infection. For more information please visit the American Society of MOHS website READ MORE

  • How do dermatologists suggest removing facial warts?

    Depends on the skin type: for darker skin types, I use very precise hyfercation - an electric and heated needle. Please visit your local dermatologist for more information. READ MORE

  • Do chemical peels decrease pore size?

    Maybe, but it really depends on skin type, skin moisture, and with history of acne or not. Laser - fraxel tends to make the facial skin more taut and peels to a lesser degree. Please visit your dermatologist for a consultation. READ MORE

  • Is mohs surgery safe?

    Safe? As in free of harm? Yes, it will not harm you, but do not move while the scalpel is cutting as that can be dangerous. Please check with your local dermatologist. READ MORE

  • What is a good way to treat eczema?

    ONE WORD: MOISTURIZE. If that fails, please check with your local dermatologist. READ MORE

  • What is rosacea?

    It is many things, an inflammation and redness on the central face areas, sometimes eyes. Triggered by sun, cold/hot weather, stress, and some medications. Alcohol (especially red wines) can trigger it. Please check with your local dermatologist for treatment options. READ MORE

  • Can eczema go away on its own?

    It can, but unlikely. Emollients and good skin care are the best. Please check with your local dermatologist. READ MORE

  • How do you kill fungus in your nail?

    Not so much kill, but treat it with ANTIf-fungals. Pill form is effective, but it's a long process until nail grows back normal. READ MORE

  • Does sun exposure cause actinic keratosis?

    Yes, the sun can cause these little pre-cancers. Please check with your local dermatologist for treatment options. READ MORE

  • How dangerous is eczema?

    As dangerous as you want it to be. Well controlled, it's not harmful, but with poor management, infections can develop. READ MORE

  • Is Mohs surgery painful?

    It's NOT painful. With all procedures, it varies by patients and by doctors. Please check with your local dermatologist for treatment options. READ MORE

  • Why do I have bumps on my scalp?

    Perhaps they are PILAR cysts. Please check with your local dermatologist for treatment options. READ MORE

  • Can men have cellulitis?

    Cellulitis is a term used for infection on/in the skin. In beauty circles, it is used as a sign of fat or loose skin - a misnomer. But yes, anybody can get a "cellulite." READ MORE

  • Is glycolic acid better than salicylic acid?

    NO. It all depends on the skin type and the condition that is being treated. READ MORE

  • Can your hair grow back after thinning?

    Yes, it can, with rogaine, maybe propecia and PRP/Microneedling. Please check with your local dermatologist. READ MORE

  • How do I get rid of a fungal infection on my scalp?

    ANTI-fungal. Please check with your local dermatologist for treatment options. READ MORE

  • How do you treat ringworm on the scalp?

    ANTI-fungal. Please check with your local dermatologist for treatment options. READ MORE

  • What is the best treatment for hair loss?

    All treatments for hair-loss should be catered individually for each patient.There are different causes and type of hairloss. Please check with your local dermatologist. READ MORE

  • How often should I shower with eczema?

    Once a day works fine. Please check with your local dermatologist. READ MORE

  • How can you make your skin less oily?

    Topical medications can make it less oily as can chemical peels. Please check with your local dermatologist for treatment options. READ MORE

  • Will hair grow back after a fungal infection?

    It should. Please check with your local dermatologist. READ MORE

  • Do blackheads become pimples?

    “Pimple” in acne can be an open (black head) or a closed comedone (white heads) or papules or pustules. So acne can have all these things and a black head can be a part of the acne. READ MORE

  • Is Mohs surgery painful?

    It is and should be minimally painful especially during the initial numbing. During this period A small needle is inserted with numbing agent into the skin. For more information please make an appointment with your dermatologist. READ MORE

  • How can I minimize my facial pores?

    Facial “pores” can be improved with vitamin A-derived medications like treitinoin and/or facial/chemical peels. Lasers can also be beneficial. For more information please make an appointment with your dermatologist. READ MORE

  • What symptoms accompany a Poison Ivy rash?

    ITCH!! Blisters and redness are the major symptoms. For more information please make an appointment with your dermatologist. READ MORE

  • What helps stop facial skin irritation?

    Your best bet is to use moisturizing face washes and a nightly and daily moisturizer. The best moisturizer is our moisturizers that are non-comedogenic, meaning they do not cause acne. In general you should always check with your dermatologist if these simple and basic recommendations do not work. READ MORE

  • How can I remove blackheads?

    Blackheads or open comedones, can be removed by physical/mechanical means with comedones extractors at your dermatologist office. If they are more superficial you can try using extraction facials at your aestheticians office. For more information please make an appointment with your dermatologist. READ MORE

  • What foods cause acne?

    Fatty/dairy products can stimulate some forms of acne. Visit your local dermatologist and discuss your options and diagnosis. READ MORE

  • How can I treat fungus between my toes?

    Keep feet dry, using anti fungal powders, and creams. Have a dermatologist develop a regimen for you and make sure you have at least two pairs of shoes to alternate days and let one pair dry and aerate while you wear the other. Visit your local dermatologist and discuss your options and diagnosis. READ MORE

  • Can sun exposure cause rashes on my stomach?

    Yes, as can certain foods and topical products, detergents, and perfumes. Visit your local dermatologist and discuss your options and diagnosis. READ MORE

  • How can I get rid of whitehead pimples on my chin?

    Comedone (whiteheads and black heads) extraction can be done mechanically (acne surgery). The question is really in fact - are they pimples? or Milia, which are deeper and need a more surgical approach? Visit your local dermatologist and discuss your options and diagnosis. READ MORE

  • My Fourteen-Year-Old Grandson Used Clearasil Pads and Has Welts Now

    He may have an allergic reaction to the products in it - like Benzoyl Peroxide - stop the medication and visit your local dermatologist and discuss your options and diagnosis. READ MORE

  • How do I have my tattoos removed?

    Lasers are the best options. Black colors are easier but lasers have advanced tremendously so other colors may have success. The hardest colors are the ones that are faded and closest to your skin color as the laser cannot distinguish skin versus tattoo. Dermatologist understand this and can do the best job removing tattoos. Visit your local dermatologist and discuss your options and diagnosis. READ MORE

  • How often should I wash my face?

    Twice a day at least to avoid sebum accumulation (oils) and makeup and moisturizers. Talk your dermatologist to see what wash works best for you. Visit your local dermatologist and discuss your options and diagnosis. READ MORE

  • What can I do about my sunburn?

    Most importantly - avoid SUNBURNS!! cool compresses (moist wet and cold towels) as well some consideration for ibuprofen and maybe topical steroids, and for very bad cases go to your dermatologist as oral steroids may be needed. Visit your local dermatologist and discuss your options and diagnosis. READ MORE

  • What are the best sunscreen lotions for men?

    Non-comedogenic and non-oily are good to avoid acne - SPF + 30, sprays are okay, but you must spray evenly and rub in. READ MORE

  • Can swimming in the ocean cause whiteheads?

    Visit your local dermatologist and discuss your options and diagnosis. READ MORE

  • What is the best product for shrinking pores?

    "Pores" shrinking really isn't a thing, but if you're looking into a better, smoother skin texture, chemical peels and lasers are great for this. Visit your dermatologist for more information and treatment options. READ MORE

  • How can I treat lice?

    There are different types of LICE: body, head, and pubic. There are products like ELIMITE cream that can help. Please visit your dermatologist to assess the right product for you. Visit your local dermatologist and discuss your options and diagnosis. READ MORE

  • Can seborrhea dermatitis be treated?

    Scalp treated with shampoos and solutions. For face, mostly creams. Visit your local dermatologist and discuss your options and diagnosis. READ MORE

  • How can I effectively fight dandruff?

    Topical steroids, creams and solutions, and anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory shampoos would help. Visit your local dermatologist and discuss your options and diagnosis. READ MORE

  • What causes skin tags on the neck?

    Skin tags, as simple as they seem, are benign and the cause is unknown. Visit your dermatologist for more information and treatment options. READ MORE

  • What foods to avoid if you have eczema?

    Depends if you have allergies to food - visit your dermatologist or allergist- perhaps allergy testing may be in order. Visit your local dermatologist and discuss your options and diagnosis. READ MORE

  • What is the difference between a mole and skin tag?

    In general terms, a "skin tag" can be a MOLE. A mole can be used as a term for any brown or fleshy spot, but in general it's used for brown spots. READ MORE

  • How do doctors remove skin tags?

    Visit your local dermatologist and discuss your options and diagnosis. READ MORE

  • Is skin peeling good for acne?

    If you are referring to Skin chemical peels, they can be beneficial for some people as it decreases the amount of sebum on the face and decreases acne. Visit your dermatologist for more information and treatment options. READ MORE

  • Are pore cleansing masks safe for sensitive skin?

    Depends. Salicylic acid products will make the irritation worse, but cooling masks may be helpful. Visit your local dermatologist and discuss your options and diagnosis. READ MORE

  • Does most acne go away on its own?

    Some will go away, especially if caused by topical products, some hormonal forms. Visit your local dermatologist and discuss your options and diagnosis. READ MORE

  • Do chemical peels remove blackheads?

    Most likely not, chemical peels usually don't go deep enough to remove "black heads" or open comedones. But comedone extractions do and some aggressive facial procedures. Visit your dermatologist for more information and treatment options. READ MORE

  • How dangerous is sun tanning for my skin?

    VERY dangerous, especially tanning booths. Especially with a family history and lighter skin colors and eyes. Visit your local dermatologist and discuss your options and diagnosis and have a regimen of self exams monthly and regular Derm exams every 4/6/12 months depending on your history. READ MORE

  • How do you clear up acne?

    A mix of topical and oral antibiotics and perhaps even isotretinoin. Visit your local dermatologist and discuss your options and diagnosis. READ MORE

  • Will toenail fungus go away on its own?

    Likely not, but you must distinguish between nail damage from trauma and actual fungus. Visit your local dermatologist and discuss your options and diagnosis. READ MORE

  • What causes rashes on your face?

    Many things can cause rashes on the face - acne, external allergens - sprays/aerosols and creams. Internal causes - like hormones (melasma) and lupus can cause rashes on your face. Visit your dermatologist for more information and treatment options. READ MORE

  • What can I do about my dry skin?

    Different things and different lotions can be used depending on if it's summer or winter. Aquaphor and Vaseline are good for winter months, Aveeno soaps and creams/lotions. After a shower, moisturize in the bathroom while there is still some humidity. Please visit your dermatologist to get more recommendations and for your yearly skin exams. READ MORE

  • How can I remove blackheads?

    Extraction facials are efficient for some comedones, but at times comedones can actually be milia cyst that are deeper and harder to extract. Please visit your dermatologist to get more recommendations and for your yearly skin exams. READ MORE

  • Are face peels safe?

    Under the correct medical supervision, yes. Different peels are available for different facial issues. Please visit your dermatologist to get more recommendations and for your yearly skin exams. READ MORE

  • What are the most effective treatments for acne?

    Depends the type of acne, cystic, nodular and papulo pustular are some forms. Antibiotics, topicals and isotretinoin are options. Please visit your dermatologist to get more recommendations and for your yearly skin exams. READ MORE

  • How can I remove skin tags?

    Your skin type and how you heal will direct your dermatologist on how to remove your tags. Some darker skin types will need gentler and less scaring forms of removal. Please visit your dermatologist to get more recommendations and for your yearly skin exams. READ MORE

  • What are the treatment options for psoriasis?

    Different types of psoriasis will need different types of treatment. The body surface area, redness, amount of scale will define how to treat. Light treatment (UVB/UVA), topical creams, lasers, and biologic treatments are all options. Please visit your dermatologist to get more recommendations and for your yearly skin exams. READ MORE

  • How can I effectively fight acne?

    Depends on the type of acne. Creams, antibiotics and vitamin a derived medications are all options. Please visit your dermatologist to get more recommendations and for your yearly skin exams. READ MORE

  • How can I remove face pigmentation?

    Depends on the type of pigmentation, Melasma can be hard to treat and need peels, creams. Sun spots, lasers. Please visit your dermatologist to get more recommendations and for your yearly skin exams. READ MORE

  • What could be causing hair loss?

    Could be androgenetic (male pattern baldness), could be inflammatory or scaring. Please visit your dermatologist to get more recommendations and for your yearly skin exams. READ MORE

  • Is eczema a long-term issue?

    Simplest answer, probably yes. Most people deal with certain types of eczema for their lifetime depending on environment and circumstances. Please visit your dermatologist to get more recommendations and for your yearly skin exams. READ MORE

  • What are the treatment options for psoriasis?

    Depends on the type and how widespread. Small areas, cream, topicals and light treatment. Larger areas with systemic treatments. Please visit your dermatologist to get more recommendations and for your yearly skin exams. READ MORE

  • What level of SPF do you recommend?

    SPF 30 or above, but more importantly re-applying after less than an hour in sun. Please visit your dermatologist to get more recommendations and for your yearly skin exams. Sun blocks do not last the entire day. READ MORE

  • What does a lump on my chest mean?

    Pretty broad question, but a lump can be a cyst, a cancer, a hernia or a lipoma. Visit your dermatology immediately to asses. Please visit your dermatologist to get more recommendations and for your yearly skin exams. READ MORE

  • Can a mole on your hand be removed?

    Perhaps, but more importantly have it evaluated for signs of malignancy. Please visit your dermatologist to get more recommendations and for your yearly skin exams. READ MORE

  • What is the best topical cream for acne?

    Your acne regimen is tailored to the type of acne you have. There is no one cream best for acne, Please visit your dermatologist to get more recommendations and for your yearly skin exams. READ MORE

  • How often should faces be washed?

    Two times a day on average, morning and before bedtime. Moisturizing face wash, no irritating. Please visit your dermatologist to get more recommendations and for your yearly skin exams. READ MORE

  • When should one get a mole biopsied?

    Any changing mole is a concern, on average moles that change in size, color, shape should be assessed immediately for malignancy. Please visit your dermatologist to get more recommendations and for your yearly skin exams. READ MORE

  • What causes acne on the back?

    Bacteria causes it. After work outs, sweating can increase "back-ne". A topical antibacterial wash once a day may help, but if a prolonged state of back acne persists an oral antibacterial or topical antibacterial may be needed. Please visit your dermatologist to get more recommendations and for your yearly skin exams. READ MORE

  • Are nail gels safe?

    Nail gels? If you are referring to the fake nails and the gel to glue them, then you need to be careful that your cuticle is not damaged. Water retention and a fungal growth or bacterial growth may develop. Please visit your dermatologist to get more recommendations and for your yearly skin exams. READ MORE

  • What causes pigment loss in skin?

    Depending on how much the pigment is loss. A total loss could be vitiligo and more testing may be needed. If there was an inflammation prior to the loss, it could be post-inflamatory hypo-pigmentation, color usually returns. Please visit your dermatologist to get more recommendations and for your yearly skin exams. READ MORE

  • What causes hard skin growths to form?

    It could be calcification, could be a wart. Visit a dermatologist for an evaluation. Please visit your dermatologist to get more recommendations and for your yearly skin exams. READ MORE

Areas of expertise and specialization

Lasers / Cosmetics Dermatology - Adult / PediatricDermatologic Surgery / MOHSHair loss / PRPAcneDermatopathology

Faculty Titles & Positions

  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Dermatology Weil-Cornell Department of Dermatology 2016 - Present

Awards

  • Presidential Citations 2008 American Academy of Dermatology 
  • Presidential Citation 2009 American Academy of Dermatology 
  • MLB - Sun Protection Screening 2006 American Academy of Dermatology 
  • Best Derm NY 2017 Castle Connolly 
  • Best Derm NYC 2018 Castle Connolly 

Treatments

  • Ultherapy® – Uplifting Ultrasound!
  • Clear + Brilliant®
  • Chemical Peel Treatment
  • Laser Skin Resurfacing
  • Radiesse® Wrinkle Treatment
  • Sclerotherapy Treatment
  • Spider Vein Treatment
  • Restylane®, Perlane®, and Juvederm®
  • Acne Treatment
  • BOTOX® Treatment Injections
  • Dermatologist Mole Removal
  • Dilated Capillary Treatment
  • Professional Laser Hair Removal
  • Sculptra® Treatment
  • Fractional CO2 Laser Treatment
  • Laser Tattoo Removal
  • Bladeless Laser Mole Removal
  • Juvéderm Voluma® Xc
  • PRP Therapy - Hair Restoration
  • Microneedling
  • Mesotherapy
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Treatment
  • Bellafill

Professional Memberships

  • American Society of Mohs Surgery  
  • American Academy of Dermatology  
  • Paul O'Leary Society - Mayo Clinic  

Residency

  • Ponce School of Medicine in Puerto Rico  General Parctice  
  • Skin and Cancer Unit at New York University Dermatology  
  • New York University

Fellowships

  • Mayo Clinic Graduate Medical School in Rochester, MN (Ackerman Academy of Dermatopathology) Dermapathology  
  • SUNY Downstate Medical School in Brooklyn, NY (Ackerman Academy of Dermatopathology) Dermapathology  

Charities and Philanthropic Endeavors

  • American Red Cross
  • Culebra / PR

Treatments

  • PRPScar revisionlaserbotoxfillers

Internships

  • New York University 2001

Fellowships

  • Mayo Clinic Graduate SchoolAckerman Academy of Dermatopathology / SUNY Downstate Medical Center

Professional Society Memberships

  • American Academy of DermatologyAmerican Society of Mohs Surgery

What do you attribute your success to?

  • Focus on patient first, I am here for the patients.

Areas of research

  • Melanoma

Favorite Place to Vacation

  • Europe / Caribbean

Hobbies / Sports

  • Race Car Driving Snow Sports

Favorite professional publications

  • JAADAMA

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