Manhattan Dermatologic Surgeon
317 East 34th St, 11th Floor
New York, New York 10016 US
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"Dr. Shelton performed Mohs surgery on my face." "I just had fraxel repair done 4 weeks ago.I am 51 years old and i have very bad sun damage on my skin.I did extensive online research on facial surgeons and I met only one doctor.I am so happy that I chose Dr.S..." "And the results are gorgeous."

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5 out of 5 stars Mohs Surgery

Remarkable Experience - Manhattan, NY

Dr. Shelton was recommended by my dermatologist. Dr. Shelton performed Mohs surgery on my face. I was of course nervous - but was immediately put at ease by Dr. Shelton and his caring staff. Dr. Shelton took time to describe the procedure and answer all my questions, while treating me with respect and patience. He is kind, experienced and has an extremely light touch. I felt very comfortable in his care, and would highly recommend him to others.

5 out of 5 stars Fraxel Laser

A Truly Top Doctor - New York, NY

Dr Shelton provided caring,compassionate and extremely competent care. He answered my questions and was gentle in treatment and procedures. The office staff were friendly and courteous. I am extremely pleased with the results which were better than expected. I highly recommend Dr Shelton.

5 out of 5 stars Juvederm

The Very Best - New York, NY

Dr. Shelton is the kind of doctor we are all looking for. A perfectionist, kind, professional and patient. And the results are gorgeous.

5 out of 5 stars Mohs Surgery

Great Care, Professional and Personable. - New York, NY

Dr Shelton and his entire staff were very kind and most professional while I was being treated. It was greatly appreciated and I highly recommend him.

5 out of 5 stars Ultherapy

Ultherapy Review - New York, NY

Honestly I didn't think people would believe 5 stars in every category but it is true! Dr. Shelton is very caring and is an expert at what he does. He is up to date on the latest technological advances to restore you to a more youthful appearance and does not over recommend procedures. His staff is very friendly and they go out of their way to make you comfortable.

5 out of 5 stars

Removal of cancerous skin cells on hand - Excellent Surgeon - New York, NY

Dr. Shelton is efficient, knowledgeable, and personable -- an excellent surgeon.

5 out of 5 stars Facial

Best Possible - New York, NY

Excellent in every way

5 out of 5 stars Scars Treatment

Wonderful Experience! - New York, NY

doctor is extremely professional, courteous and respectful of my time. his conservative and studied approach to my problem is yielding results.

5 out of 5 stars Mohs Surgery

Multiple Skin Cancers Successfully Treated with No Recurrence - New York, NY

He is a careful thorough, caring and highly skilled physician with a superb staff.

5 out of 5 stars Mohs Surgery

A Great Experience - New York, NY

Dr. Shelton is an amazing surgeon. His office has great karma and his staff are smart, kind, caring people. Dr. Shelton was recommended to me because I have a tendency scar. He spent the time to talk me through the procedure and explain my options. He was wonderful. His calm manner, his excellent staff all helped me get through this very personal and stressful experience. It is 5 weeks later and you can barely see anything!! Dr. Shelton's expertise and skill level are exceptional. Compared to other surgeons I have been to for similar procedures - there is no comparison. I will never let anyone else perform this procedure on me again. I can't recommned Dr. Shelton strongly enough.

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Personal Statement

I love my profession and what I do. I enjoy taking care of my patients in an ethical and compulsive manner while being conservative and compassionate. I take pride in producing natural - looking results while rejuvenating the appearance of my sun - damaged patients' faces and bodies non-invasively.

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Dermatology


American Academy of Dermatology (AAD)
American Society of Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS)

Awards & Recognition

Top Doctors NY Castle Connolly
Best Doctors NY Magazine
Top 100 Doctors
Journal of Dermatologic Surgery, Research Award
Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Department of Surgery, Residency, Highest Scholastic Score
Monte Lewis Dermatology Award for best Resident, Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio
RealSelf Top Doctor

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Shelton has hospital affiliations at Mount Sinai.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: BS in Bio - Mathematics, Union College, Schenectady, NY, 1980
    Medical: MD, SUNY Upstate Medical Center, 1984
  • Post-Medical School Training

    General Surgery, Long Island Jewish Medical, New Hyde Park, NY, 1985
    Dermatology, Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, TX, 1990
    Fellowship: Dermatologic and Mohs Micrographic Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, 1993

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Before and After Photos by Dr. Shelton

Ronald Shelton, MD has shared 119 before and after pictures with 178 helpful votes from the RealSelf community.

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Videos by Ronald Shelton, MD

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Non-Surgical Brow Lift with Botox Results

Dr. Ron Shelton demonstrates treating frown lines and a non-surgical brow lift with Botox. Before and after results are shared within the video. WATCH VIDEO

Treating Loose, Sagging Skin in the Face and Neck Without Surgery Using ThermiTight

Dr. Ron Shelton demonstrates ThermiTight, a minimally-invasive treatment that tightens loose skin and melts fat in the chin and upper neck area. WATCH VIDEO

Instalift Before & After: A Non-Surgical Option to Temporarily Lift Sagging Skin

Dr. Ron Shelton demonstrates a Silhouette Instalift treatment, one of the latest non-surgical skin-enhancing treatments. By inserting absorbable threads into the face, a "lifted" and tightened look can be achieved. WATCH VIDEO

Kybella : A Non-Surgical Solution for Double Chin, Turkey Neck, or Neck Fat

Dr. Ronald Shelton explains how Kybella can help dissolve the double chin with less pain. Before and after pictures along with the patient's post-treatment progress are shown. WATCH VIDEO

ThermiTight Treatment of Cellulite

Dr. Ronald Shelton explains how ThermiTight works, his approach to surgery and some expectations for recovery. Footage of ThermiTight being used to treat cellulite on the thighs is shown. WATCH VIDEO

ThermiTight: A Solution for Tightening Upper Arms

Dr. Ronald Shelton explains how ThermiTight works using injectable radiofrequency, and discusses several areas of the body that it can be used on to achieve desired results without surgery. WATCH VIDEO

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*Your results may vary. Any specific claims or permanence length of results vary for each patient and are not guaranteed.