About Dr. David Biro

David Biro has a medical degree from Columbia University and a doctorate in English Literature from Oxford University. He is an Associate Professor of Dermatology at SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York. He also teaches in the medical humanities division there, directing a course on medicine and literature.

Dr. Biro’s first book, One Hundred Days: My Unexpected Journey from Doctor to Patient (Pantheon, January 2000), chronicles his experience undergoing a bone marrow transplant. In January, his second book was released, The Language of Pain: Finding Words, Compassion, and Relief (WW Norton, 2010). His articles have been published in various medical journals as well as The New York Times Magazine, Slate, and the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Bay Ridge Skin & Cancer

Bay Ridge Skin & Cancer Dermatology
9921 4th Avenue
Brooklyn, N.Y. 11209
(718) 833-7616

Bay Ridge Skin & Cancer Dermatology, P.C. is the largest, most comprehensive dermatology practice in Brooklyn.  The doctors treat patients of all ages, from infants to adults, with every type of skin disease, benign and malignant. They are board certified and hold academic positions at teaching hospitals throughout New York City. They are well versed in the latest medical advancements and procedures, from biologic therapy to Mohs Micrographic surgery and cosmetic dermatology. The office is equipped with state-of-the art technology that includes phototherapy units, grenz ray, radiation therapy and lasers, ensuring patients receive the best care available today.

David Biro


Dr. David Biro
Bay Ridge Skin and Cancer Dermatology, P.C.
9921 Fourth Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11209
t: 718.833.7616
f: 718.680.4297


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