JMSA would like to spotlight outstanding board members, members and student members of JMSA that have contributed so much to JMSA. Dr. Mori started out her career as a medical student scholarship recipient and is now a board certified attending in dermatology. Please read her story!
JMSA Spotlight: Dr. Shoko Mori
Shoko Mori, MD FAAD, is a board-certified dermatologist and attending physician at Northwell Health.
Born in Vancouver, Canada to Japanese parents, she was raised in Honolulu, Michigan and New York. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor where she majored in Biopsychology, Cognition and Neuroscience and graduated with honors. She then earned her medical degree at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University in Brooklyn, where she was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society. During her time in medical school, she was accepted into a prestigious research fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, where she conducted research on the management of complex skin cancers such as melanoma and squamous cell carcinoma. Her work has been published in JAMA Dermatology, the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, and the Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network. She also served as a JMSA student representative as a medical student, and founded the JMSA journal club for medical students to discuss recent medical literature and network with other JMSA students and physicians. She was the recipient of the Honjo-JMSA scholarship, Raymond Sekiguchi-JMSA scholarship, and Kotaro Barnes Scholarship from the Japanese Medical Support Network in New York.
Dr. Mori completed her internship at Northwell Health/Mather Hospital and dermatology residency at NY Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center. During her residency training, she gained valuable experience treating patients with complex dermatologic conditions, including severe drug reactions such as Stevens-Johnson syndrome at the only burn center in Manhattan, as well as cutaneous side effects of chemotherapy and immunotherapy at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.
Dr. Mori’s clinical interests include general and medical dermatology, ranging from common conditions such as acne, eczema, and psoriasis, to complex conditions including blistering and autoimmune disorders. She sees both children and adults, and also performs surgical excisions and cosmetic dermatology including Botox, laser, and chemical peels.
She sees patients on the Upper East Side in Manhattan (82nd St. between 1st and 2nd Ave.) and New Hyde Park, Long Island, and accepts most insurance plans.
Appointments can be made through the website link above, or by calling 347-472-0300 for the Upper East Side location or 516-719-3376 for Long Island.
Upper East Side: 331 E 82nd St. New York, NY 10028
Long Island: 1991 Marcus Ave, Ste 300, New Hyde Park, NY 11042