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Drawing upon more than five decades of experience in dermatology and academic medicine, Dr. Nicholas A. Soter has excelled as a professor of dermatology at the New York University Grossman School of Medicine since 1983. During his tenure at New York University, he served the university as interim chairman in the Ronald O. Perelman Department of Dermatology between 2005 and 2006. Earlier in his career, Dr. Soter served the Harvard Medical School in myriad capacities, beginning in 1968 as a teaching fellow of dermatology. He went on to become a research fellow in 1971, an instructor of dermatology in 1973 and an assistant professor of dermatology in 1975. From there, he served as an associate professor of dermatology from 1979 to 1983. He commenced his career in 1966 as an assistant instructor of dermatology at the Baylor University College of Medicine in Houston.

Alongside his primary endeavors, Dr. Soter served as an attending physician at NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue from 2015 to 2020, attending physician at Tisch Hospital since 1983, and medical director of the Skin and Cancer Pavilion from 1983 to 2020. He also served as chief of service of dermatology at Tisch Hospital at NYU Langone Health from 2002 to 2020. Previously, Dr. Soter was an attending physician at the Department of Veterans Affairs New York Harbor Health Care System, a rheumatologist and immunologist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, an associate in medicine and dermatology at the Children’s Hospital Medical Center and a consulting staff member at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, among other prominent roles. While in the military, he was chief of dermatology service at the U.S. Army Medical Center on the Ryukyu Islands, Japan, and on the dermatology attending staff at Brooke General Hospital at Fort Sam Houston, Texas.

Dr. Soter holds a Bachelor of Arts from Texas Christian University and a Doctor of Medicine from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas. He went on to complete his medical training at numerous institutions, such as Boston City Hospital, the Baylor University College of Medicine Affiliated Hospitals, Massachusetts General Hospital and the Harvard Medical School. He is certified to practice in New York, and he holds additional certifications from the National Board of Medical Examiners and the American Board of Dermatology. His major research interests include mastcell biology, inflammatory mediators in dermatologic disorders, and pathophysiology of urticaria and angioedema, mastocytosis, photosensitivity disorders, pruritus and immunobullous disorders.

Furthermore, Dr. Soter has contributed his plethora of expertise to written works, most notably as associate editor of the Journal of Investigative Dermatology, a member of the evaluation board of Dermatology Faculty and Faculty of 1000 Ltd., and editorial board member of “Anais Brasilerios de Dermatologia” since 2005. Since 2003, he has also excelled as an editorial board member of the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology, having been a former editorial board member of such journals as the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, the Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology and the Journal of Cutaneous Aging and Cosmetic Dermatology, among others.

Dr. Soter is a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and has held such pioneering roles as president of the American Dermatological Association, president of the Dermatologic Society of Greater New York, vice president of the Society for Investigative Dermatology, honorary member of the Hellenic Society of Dermatology and Venereology, honorary foreign member of the British Association of Dermatology, and founding member of the Skin Pharmacology Society.

As a testament to his success, Dr. Soter received several accolades from the Ronald O. Perelman Department of Dermatology of the New York University Grossman School of Medicine, including the 2012 Resident Advocate Award of the Year, the 2006 Lifetime Achievement Award and the 1997 Lifetime Teaching Award. He was also named Full-Time Attending of the Year for Dermatology Residents in 1987 and 1992.

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