Center for Periocular and Facial Dermatitis



Inflammatory skin conditions affecting the eyelids and face often benefit from a multidisciplinary approach. Our Center brings together top allergists, dermatologists, immunologists and ophthalmologists at Columbia University Medical Center to provide a unique approach to periocular and facial dermatitis. Our goals are simple: best-in-class care for our patients, collaborative research to improve our patients’ futures, and education of the medical community at large.



Allergy & Immunology | Rachel Miller, MD  | Mervat Nassef, MD

Dermatology | Donald Belsito* 

Ophthlamology | Lora Glass, MD | Leejee Suh, MD | Danielle Trief, MD, MSc  

Pediatric Dermatology | Kimberly Morel, MD | Christine Lauren, MD | Laura Levin, MD



Our physicians are affiliated with the following societies:

Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology Society of Greater New York

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology

American Academy of Dermatology

American Academy of Ophthalmology

American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology

American Contact Dermatitis Society

American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery

American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

American Thoracic Society

Cornea Society

Dermatology Foundation

New York Dermatological Society

New York Oculoplastic and Orbital Society

New York Ophthalmological Society

North American Contact Dermatitis Group (*Dr. Belsito is former president.)

Pediatric Dermatology Research Alliance

Society of Pediatric Dermatology

Women in Ophthalmology



To further develop this program, we are seeking philanthropic funds to support additional personnel, such as a research coordinator and biostatistician, and educational activities.  Gifts should be made payable to Columbia University, Department of Ophthalmology and be sent to: 635 West 165th Street, Box #13, New York, NY 10032. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Jane Heffner, Executive Director of Development, at 212-305-7827 or by email at