Dr. Kolansky was born in Brooklyn, New York. He received a BS degree in Pharmacy from Long Island University, graduating Summa Cum Laude. Dr. Kolansky received his medical degree from The State University of New York Health Science Center at Brooklyn and completed his internship in Internal Medicine at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City. Dr. Kolansky completed his Dermatology residency at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Dr. Kolansky continued his training with a two-year fellowship at the University of Iowa, which included Mohs Micrographic Surgery, Dermatologic Surgery, Laser Surgery, and Reconstruction.
Dr. Kolansky is a Diplomate of the American Academy of Dermatology as well as the National Board of Medical Examiners. He is board certified in Dermatology and is a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery, and the American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery. He is a fellow of the American College of Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Cutaneous Oncology. Dr. Kolansky is licensed in New Jersey, New York, and California.
Dr. Kolansky has conducted research and published within the field of dermatology. Some of his articles have appeared in The Journal of The American Academy of Dermatology, Current Clinical Cases in Dermatologv, and Archives of Dermatology. He recently co-authored an article in the Israeli Journal of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Kolansky has co-authored a chapter in Roenigk and Roenigk's; Dermatologic Surgery: Epidermal Tumors; 2nd edition. He has volunteered for the American Cancer Society providing lectures and skin cancer screenings. Dr. Kolansky has received the "Physician of Hope Award" presented by the American Cancer Society and has lectured at local and at national meetings.