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Darrell Rigel, MD, MS

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Preventive and Cosmetic Dermatologist

Board Certified in Dermatology
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Dr. Darrell Rigel is a preventive and cosmetic dermatologist at Cooper Clinic Dermatology specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of skin cancers including melanoma, pre cancers, sun-damaged skin and high-risk moles. Dr. Rigel is a Clinical Professor of Dermatology at the Mount Sinai Icahn School of Medicine in New York City and is the co-author of the 1985 “ABCDEs of Early Melanoma Detection,” today’s standard for early melanoma diagnosis.

Dr. Rigel graduated from Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science in Management Information Sciences and Master of Business Administration. He earned his medical degree from George Washington University and completed an internal medicine internship at Cornell University Medical Center. He then completed his medical training at New York University where he was a resident, chief resident and dermatologic surgery fellow, as well as a National Institutes of Health Training Fellow.

Dr. Rigel also serves as the Consultant Dermatologist for the New York Yankees baseball team. Throughout his career, he has served in numerous leadership roles for many associations including the American Academy of Dermatology, the American Board of Dermatology, the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery and the American Dermatological Association. Additionally, Dr. Rigel has received numerous awards for his dedication to his work in the field of dermatology.

Dr. Rigel and his wife, Beth, have been married for 48 years and reside in Dallas. They enjoy spending time with their three children and grandchildren who also live in the area. In his free time, Dr. Rigel enjoys golf, fly fishing and skiing.