Joseph P. Housel, M.D.

Meet Dr. Housel

As a distinguished Mohs and Reconstructive Surgeon and Board-Certified Dermatologist, Dr. Housel specializes in the treatment of skin cancer.

Dr. Housel has performed thousands of Mohs Surgical procedures. Supported by a team of experienced skin care professionals, Dr. Housel confidently diagnoses and treats common and complex skin conditions with customized treatment plans to provide patients with the results that they are looking for.

Education and Training

Dr. Joseph P. Housel began his studies at Binghamton University where he received his bachelor's in psychology. After graduating, Dr. Housel went on to work at the University of Rochester for a period before returning to medical school. Dr. Housel graduated summa cum laude from the University of Buffalo Medical School. While attending medical school, he also received a master's in business administration, graduating with honors. He completed his internship at the University of Rochester before returning to Buffalo, NY. While there, he completed a clinical and research fellowship in cutaneous oncology and photodynamic therapy at the Roswell Park Cancer Institute. Dr. Housel returned to the University of Buffalo to receive specialty training in dermatology and was selected as chief resident during his final year. After completing his residency, Dr. Housel was chosen for the prestigious Mohs micrographic and reconstructive fellowship at the Roswell Park Cancer Institute under the direction of Dr. Nathalie Zeitouni.

Skills and Specialties

Dr. Housel specializes in Mohs and reconstructive surgery procedures. While he is highly skilled in the removal of melanoma, squamous and basal cell carcinomas, Dr. Housel is also passionate and talented at post-procedure reconstructions to allow patients less scarring and better final outcomes. The talented team at Housel Dermatology, P.C. also provides treatments, like dermabrasion, nonsurgical skin tightening, cellulite reduction, and chemical peels. Also available are injectable treatments to rejuvenate and refresh your complexion, like BOTOX, Restylane, Dysport, and more. 

Societies and associations

Dr. Joseph P. Housel is proud to be a member of the following prestigious societies:

  • Alpha Omega Alpha
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • American Academy of Dermatology (AAD)
  • American College of Mohs Surgery (ACMS)


"Extremely pleased. My appointment was scheduled for 11:30. I arrived a few minutes early and was seen immediately. I was treated (minor treatment) and in my car at 11:41. I did not see the doctor; I was seen by a PA (which I actually prefer most of the time). Everyone, from the moment I was greeted until I left, was very pleasant."



"I find Christine M's review humorous. Her patient had a procedure and Dr. Housel took his time and she was inconvenienced, so she's mad? How's the patient doing? How does the patient feel about his/her treatment? My experience was quite different. I was seen promptly and the staff was very courteous. The results are incredible! I'm so glad to have Dr. Housel  taking care of me."



"Super impressed with how Housel is run"



"The best dermatologist I have been to and having had over 50 cases of skin cancer, I can speak from experience. He has the best skills and bedside manner possible. You will not find better doctor. I trust him completely. I am so gIad I moved o Syracuse and found him."



"very helpful and knowledgeable"



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