Dr. Joel M. Spiro, is a Board Certified Dermatologist who specializes in  surgical and general dermatology. He has had  years of professional experience in private practice in New York.  He was the Chief of Dermatology at Saint Peter’s Hospital in Albany, NY. He is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery and the American Medical Association. In addition, he is a founding member of the Space Dermatology Foundation, and member of the Albany County Medical Society, and North American Clinical Dermatological Society.

In his private practice, Dr. Spiro evaluates each patient individually.  Among the services offered include; skin rejuvenation for treatment of aging skin, sun damaged skin, acne scars and uneven pigmentation.  Your skin will be evaluated and a regimen designed specifically for your needs.  Botox and fillers such as Restylane and Juvederm injections are available as a non-surgical treatment for the elimination of wrinkles. The office also offers facial peels and guidance regarding overall skin care.  

Skin cancer evaluation and treatment of skin cancer are an important part of Dr. Spiro’s practice. Dr. Spiro stresses the importance of education, regular use of an SPF 30 or higher sunscreen and early detection as the best method of skin cancer prevention. General dermatological needs such as; acne, rosacea, eczema, and other problems of the skin, hair and/or nails are also treated.  Dr. Spiro is dedicated to the needs of his patients and uses the most advanced medical and surgical techniques available. Therefore, you can feel safe trusting your skin and skincare needs to a trained, experienced and knowledgeable dermatologist as Dr. Joel Spiro.


Nancy H Trzcinski MS, ANP-C, FNP, DCNP

Nancy Trzcinski is a dermatology certified nurse practitioner(DCNP), certified by the dermatology nurse practitioner certification board(DCNPB). A graduate of Russell Sage College and SUNY Institute of Technology at Utica-Rome, Nancy has 22 years of practice as a nurse practitioner and has been in dermatology since 2006.

Nancy focuses primarily on medical dermatology, which includes diagnosis and treatment of all skin disorders. She is proficient in the treatment of all conditions including, but not limited to, acne, rosacea, eczema, psoriasis, warts and other issues of the skin, hair and nails. She utilizes multiple modalities including accutane and biologic medications for eczema and psoriasis. Skin cancer identification, treatment and prevention are an integral aspect of her daily practice. Aesthetic procedures include chemical peels and botox injections.

Nancy has served as a preceptor for nurse practitioner students from Russell Sage College and SUNY Institute of Technology. She is a member of the Nurse Practitioner Association of New York and the Dermatology Nurses Association's Nurse Practitioner Society. Nancy has also been an adjunct faculty in the nursing program at SUNY Institute of Utica-Rome.



Client Reviews

Visited this office today after only having booked the appointment YESTERDAY! I had been frustrated after calling allmost every dermatologist in the capital region, and none of them were available for at least 2-3 weeks, some even over 3 months! Everyone from the receptionist, to the nurse, and the nurse practitioner were friendly, courteous, and generally pleasant to interact with. I received a detailed diagnosis, and am happy to have visited this office. I would recommend them to anyone.
— Self-verified patient of Dr. Joel M Spiro | VITALS.COM
I have gone to this office for some years now and been extremely pleased with Dr. Spiro, who has been practical and genuine. I have always been very pleased with how I have been treated. He seems to do what is necessary and essential, but not get into over-the-top treatments.
i have been going to this dermatologist for years. they have solved each and every skin problem i have had. The Nursing staff is knowledgeable and wonderful to be around. The doctors and NP that are there are very friendly and take the time to really look and see what the best options are for you as a person. Clean office and bathrooms. i love that it is easy to find and that there is lot parking as it is hard to park in Albany on the street sometime.