Congress Ambassadors 

Ambassadors of WCCS 2018 aim to: 

  • Promote the Congress to your national and international network of colleagues;
  • Develop relationships with affiliated groups or organisations in your country/region;
  • Develop relationships with affiliated groups or organisations in your country/region;
  • Raise awareness and support for the Congress;
  • Contribute to the development of an exceptional scientific program for the Congress.
Professor Darrell S. Rigel, MD MS

DSR headshot 2015 smaller rectangleDarrell S. Rigel, MD MS is a Clinical Professor of Dermatology at New York University Medical Center. He is a graduate of MIT with a BS in Management Information Sciences, an MS (MBA) from the Sloan School of Management at MIT and received his MD from George Washington University. He attended Cornell University Medical Center for Internship in Internal Medicine and completed his training at NYU where he was Resident, Chief Resident, NIH Training Fellow and Dermatology Surgery Fellow. 

Dr. Rigel has delivered over 900 presentations at medical and governmental policy conferences worldwide and has chaired numerous national and international conferences and symposia. He is the author of numerous articles and abstracts in professional journals as well as lead editor of Cancer of the Skin, the major textbook in this field and has testified before Congress and the FDA on related issues. He often appears on National television including CNN, ABC, FOX, NBC and CBS and his research and opinions are regularly cited in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and many other national magazines and newspapers. 

Dr. Rigel works with many professional and charitable organizations related to his research interests. He
served as President of the American Academy of Dermatology and the American Academy of Dermatology
Association and also served for 9 years as a Director of the American Board of Dermatology. He is also a Past
President of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery and the American Dermatological Association and is the
current Chair of SkinPAC (the American Academy of Dermatology Association’s political action committee). He is
active in the MIT alumni program serving as a Regional Chair of the MIT Educational Counselor program.

Dr. Rigel has also received numerous awards and honors including the prestigious American Academy of
Dermatology’s Gold Medal – the highest award in the specialty in recognition of a lifetime of achievement, the George
B. Morgan Award from MIT recognizing exceptional achievement by an alumnus and the Humanitarian Award of the
Melanoma Research Foundation. He has also received the American Cancer Society’s National Honor Citation for
Skin Cancer Programs and multiple Presidential Citations from the Academy and American Society for Dermatologic
Surgery for public education programs in skin cancer.

In addition, Dr. Rigel maintains a private practice in Manhattan where he specializes in skin cancer, sun
damage and aging problems of the skin and also lives in Vail, Colorado where he enjoys skiing, golf and fly fishing.