Episode 3: Interview with Dr. Orit Markowtiz
In this podcast we interviewed Dr. Orit Markowitz, an Assistant Professor of Dermatology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital and the Director of Pigmented Lesions and Skin Cancer in the Faculty Practice Mount Sinai Doctors.
Conducting research in the use of non-invasive imaging in the detection of skin cancer since 2007, Dr. Markowitz is recognized nationally and locally for her expertise in the use of optical coherence tomography. Currently, she is serving as the president of the International Optical Coherence Tomography Society. She has been recognized for her work by the prestigious American Academy of Dermatology, serving as the director of the Non-invasive Imaging Forum at the Annual Meeting of the Academy during the past three years. Dr. Markowitz has published in a variety of journals on a broad range of dermatology topics and has co-authored a chapter on malignant melanoma in the world-renowned textbook Treatment of Skin Disease (3rd and 4th Editions). She has presented at international and national conferences, focusing on her research on non-invasive imaging skin cancer and its diagnosis and treatment. An avid teacher, Dr. Markowitz directs the Greater New York Dermoscopy course annually for residents in the New York area, helping to deepen their understanding of the use of this procedure to detect skin cancer.
Currently, Dr. Markowitz is involved in confocal microscopy and optical coherence tomography live skin imaging research, which investigates the diagnosis and treatment of melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancers. In her practice, Dr. Markowitz provides full body photography, as well as short-term digital dermoscopy mole monitoring for patients with dysplastic nevi.