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SCHEINFELD--Dr. Noah. Dr. Noah Simeon Scheinfeld, 55, of New York City, passed away unexpectedly in his sleep on June 3, 2019. Beloved husband of Jacqueline Marie Didier. Devoted father to Maximilian and Thomas. Son of the late Ellen (Rothstein) and David Scheinfeld, brother to Joshua (Lizzy) and Moses (Rivka), and uncle to eleven nieces and nephews. An Assistant Clinical Professor of Dermatology at Weill Cornell Medical College, Noah was a scholar who loved ideas and knowledge. Noah received his undergraduate degree from Columbia College, his law degree from Harvard Law School and his medical degree from the Yale University School of Medicine. Noah was a recognized expert in the field of dermatology, and was board- certified in dermatology and pediatric dermatology. Noah was a prolific writer of academic articles, published frequently in peer-reviewed journals, and was often chosen as the editor or co-editor of medical textbooks including Atopic Dermatitis and Eczematous Disorders. He was regularly invited to speak at conferences on dermatology topics across the country. He was also a pioneer in the field of e-medicine. Noah had great compassion for the underserved, accepted all patients who came to him looking for help, and was frequently referred difficult medical dermatology cases by his peers. He was a recognized leader in the treatment of hidradenitis suppurativa (HS), and had HS patients from all over the world visit his office in midtown seeking his help, often returning multiple times a year for treatment. Noah was the first to report the use of the biological drug Humira in the treatment of HS. He proudly served as the Vice-President of the Hidradenitis Suppurativa Foundation. Noah was also an active member of the Noah Worcester Dermatological Society, the Dermatologic Society of Greater New York and the Manhattan- Metropolitan Dermatology Society. Services will be held on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at 12:30pm at the Riverside Memorial Chapel, 180 West 76th Street, New York. Burial will be private. Shiva details will be provided at the service. Contributions in Noah's memory may be made to the Hidradenitis Suppurativa Foundation: hs-foundation.org/donate/.


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Published in New York Times on Jun. 5, 2019.
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June 1, 2020
I was so shocked and sad to hear about Dr. Scheinfeld's passing. He was the 20th specialist I had seen for my skin condition. At the first exam, his first words were "Oh my, you must be in so much pain." I instantly cried. He was the first doctor to acknowledge how awful my skin condition is. He was so passionate and dedicated to his research and his patients. He encouraged me to try so many innovative treatments. I am still so sad for such a tremendous loss. Sending my deepest condolences to his family. His compassion made such an impact on my life.
Diana Gaccione
April 17, 2020
April 16, 2020
Thomas Scheinfeld
February 13, 2020
Columbia Reunion 2016
Jacqueline Marie Didier
February 11, 2020
Ramaz Class
Jacqueline Marie Didier
February 3, 2020
Noah will be missed. There was no one like him. He was very kind to me as a newby in NYC. He knew a little bit about everything and was generous with his knowledge, friendship, and kindness.
Ann Johnson
January 26, 2020
Noah and Marjorie at the Blue Ridge Ball
Jacqueline Marie Didier
January 26, 2020
Noah and friends at the Cosmopolitan Club
Jacqueline Marie Didier
January 9, 2020
Noah and Jonathan Skiing
Jackie Didier
November 25, 2019
My daughter and I flew to New York to meet and be seen by this doctor, and although he was internationally renowned, respected and loved by so many, Dr. Scheinfeld had our Texas hearts forever. I broke down in tears when I learned of his passing and felt so sad. What a tragic loss. We were blessed to know him and will forever be grateful.
Kries Vaughan
October 31, 2019
Dr. Scheinfeld was my dermatologist for 15 years or so, and I never left an appointment without learning something from him--something unrelated to medicine. He seemed to know everything about everything: an impressive scholar.
Karen Hochman
October 10, 2019
I just learned of Dr Scheinfeld passing from Dr Golman, and I am so sad. Dc Sheinfeld was very kind to me when I visited him to help me with my psoraisis on my leg.
So sorry to hear this, my heartfelt condolences to his entire family and his staff who supported him
Bebe Melaram
September 18, 2019
I am so very saddened by this news. I only just learned of Noah's passing. He was a friend at medical school. I remember him for his wit and wisdom. I can see from the entries on this guest book what a compassionate and dedicated doctor he was, and how much he will be missed. My deepest condolences to Noah's family.
Kristina Crothers
September 18, 2019
I am so saddened by this news. I only just learned of Noah's passing. He was a friend at medical school. I remember him for his wit and wisdom. I can see from the comments on this guest book what a compassionate and dedicated doctor he was. My sincere condolences to Noah's family.
September 15, 2019
Noah and Allison
Jacqueline Marie Didier
September 15, 2019
Noah and High School Friends
Jacqueline Marie Didier
September 14, 2019
I am so saddened by this unexpected news, He has been my dermatologist for many years. Truly one of the best if not the best ever, any skin issue i ever had he would always come up with a great solution and my problem went away like magic. I will truly miss him and my deepest condolences goes out to his wife, children and family.
Johary Pimentel
September 13, 2019
I just learned of Noah's passing. Noah was part of my dermatology family. He was BRILLIANT! He was caring. He was industrious. He worked to make the world better for others. He had so much skill and knowledge and experience, and he put it to work in so many ways. He was a great friend. I adored, respected, and admired him. I miss him.

I found this letter I wrote for him in 2007. Just 4 years into his dermatology career, he was a leader in our specialty, and his contributions only grew from there.



September 14, 2007

Academic Dermatology Leadership Program
Subject: Dr. Noah Scheinfeld, candidate for the ADLP Program

Dear Sirs:

It is a pleasure to write this letter in support of Dr. Scheinfeld's application for the Academic Dermatology Leadership Program (ADLP). I understand the ADLP is available to academic dermatologists who have expressed a strong commitment to the field and are recognized as emerging leaders in academic dermatology. No one in our specialty is more appropriate for this program than Dr. Scheinfeld. While still early in his career, he is one of the most productive academic dermatologists of our era. He has a strong record of publication of many different areas of dermatology, with a special focus on pediatric dermatology.

Dr. Scheinfeld has headed the consultation service at St Luke's Roosevelt and Beth Israel Hospital for 5 years and has a strong interest in inpatient dermatology. He is currently an assistant clinical professor of dermatology at Columbia University. Dr. Scheinfeld is board certified in Pediatric Dermatology and director of pediatric dermatology at New York Medical College. His work has special expertise and commitment to seeing pediatric and adolescent pediatric patients. He has demonstrated his teaching leadership role through review chapters on a broad range of pediatric dermatology topics with a focus on inherited conditions and less common syndromes.

Dr. Scheinfeld's prodigious publication efforts include 4 manuscripts on Degos Disease. He will give an invited lecture at the international conference on Kohlmeier-Degos disease, which is being held November 9 this year in Boston, in conjunction with the American College of Rheumatology Annual Scientific Meeting.

Noah has had a previous life as an attorney. He is one of a cadre of 2 or 3 leaders in the area of Law and Dermatology, publishing a column on the Law in Skin & Aging 6-8 times a year, speaking about this at the AAD meeting, and soon to be featured in a Dialogue in Dermatology audio program. He is one of our few national experts on this, an amazing accomplishment for someone only 6 years out of residency

Noah is a medical dermatologist of the highest caliber, managing patients with complex medical dermatologic diseases. He has special expertise in hidradentitis suppurativa, follows over 50 patients with this disease and is listed as an expert on the on the hidradentitis suppurativa website.

As one of our young leaders, it is not surprising that he is also on the cutting edge of new technology in dermatology. He has published a number of papers on teledermatology. He is a proponent of open access media, has written over 40 chapters for E-medicine and is active in the Dermatology Online Journal. His record of publication is becoming legendary: he writes columns for Skinmed on treatment of common conditions and for the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology on new therapeutics.

It is amazing that Noah completed his residency only 4 years ago. My discussions with him and his substantial record of contributions in the field in that short time are consistent with his spending one half of his combined effort in educational, scholarly and practice activities related to and caring for patients 18 old and younger.

Participation in the ADLP program would be a critical boost for Dr. Scheinfeld in his efforts to further his role as one of our leaders in Dermatology. He has the commitment to make full participation and to get the most out of this program. Having a leader like Noah based in New York will add additional power to what he will achieve for our specialty. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Sincerely,
Steve Feldman
September 11, 2019
Participating in a conference activity
Jacqueline Marie Didier
August 16, 2019
A friend just told me of Dr. Scheinfeld's passing - she knew his name because I often praised "my" dermatologist! Belated condolences to all ... what a healer ... what a loss.
Betty Kranzdorf
July 31, 2019
Scheinfeld Families
Jacqueline Didier
July 31, 2019
Scheinfeld Families
Jacqueline Didier
July 25, 2019
Noah and David Scheinfeld
July 25, 2019
Noah and his office team
July 22, 2019
Ellen and family
Jacqueline Marie Didier
July 22, 2019
Noah with his office colleagues on their way to see the New York Knickerbockers
Jacqueline Marie Didier
July 18, 2019
Jackie Didier
July 17, 2019
Noah with Caroline and Amy
Jackie Didier
July 17, 2019
Dr Scheinfeld, you are missed by me as your patient, and by many... You represented the original definition of what the noun 'doctor' represents. (todays definition hides the foundation of doctor and replaces it with medical practitioner of medicine, whatever that is...). Before science there was philosophy and there are amazing people who devoted their life to helping others heal from sickness, Dr Scheinfeld was one of the greats! This man will always be remembered and hold my highest regards in being a real doctor. I am thankful he was my doctor, I truly respected Dr. Noah and his unique intelligence. Few doctors exist to practice medicine in the way he did. I hope his example will pave the for a new generation.
Karen Rudiger
July 12, 2019
Jonathan and Noah
July 12, 2019
Joe and Noah
July 11, 2019
Lorraine just told me.So sorry for your loss.
Ted Murphy
July 8, 2019
I was a very satisfied patient for 10 years and it was always a joy to speak with Dr. Scheinfeld and share our love of history. My condolences to his family. Noah will be sorely missed.
Joel Zelnik
July 2, 2019
Noah was a great man. This is an enormous loss. He has a wonderful legacy of his sweet sons Max and Thomas. My heart goes out to Jackie and the boys.
Holly Hunt
July 2, 2019
Holly Hunt
July 2, 2019
I've been a patient of Dr. Scheinfeld for over 5 years. He was a brilliant man who was always willing to share his views/insights on the world, sprinkled in with a bit of humor. Deeply saddened to hear of his untimely passing. My thoughts and prayers to his family and loved ones.
Hamilton Durandisse
June 24, 2019
So saddened by the news. I just found out today when I called to make a follow up appointment. My condolences to the family.
Brittany S
June 24, 2019
He will be missed. I didn't know that he had passed until today when I tried to make an appointment. I am so shock he was my age. My condolences goes out to his family. May he rest in peace.
Nancy Vargas
June 19, 2019
My son saw Dr. Scheinfeld as an HS patient. Our first visit he spent about an hour with us and it was as entertaining as it was informative. What a great loss to the world. Condolences.
Amy Ulness
June 18, 2019
I have been a patient of Dr. Scheinfeld's for over 10 years. He had a great sense of humor and was a very kind man. I will miss him.
Crystal M
June 14, 2019
Many of us knew Noah as a presence, a true individual, and one of the nicest guys around. We all knew him as a dermatologist but he also had a law degree with a sparkling CV and more publications and accolades than we can count. Noah was a real doctor, he took care of patients who needed real help, took on serious medical dermatology diseases, and in many ways made it look easy. He was benevolent as a teacher, masterful as a speaker, and prolific as a writer, just to scratch the surface. His legacy in dermatology will be connected to his work in Hidradenitis Suppurativa, but he was one of the earliest pioneers in the cyber age of dermatology as well. The next time you prescribe any biologic agents for HS, you can thank Noah for opening that door for us because he helped patients this way before we even knew it would be an option.
I always liked Noah, he was kind, he was bubbly, and you always knew he was with us...he was a little quirky, but aren't we all? And aren't we going to be worse off without our friend? He came up to me at one of the meetings I was running and said "Neal I want to speak" and without hesitation I told him "Anything you want my man" because I knew despite his sometimes off the wall behavior, he always brought his best...and we will miss that about him as well as his innocent smile and kind soul.

When I heard the news of his death, I sat in my office for a few minutes numb...not just because he meant a lot to the society and to dermatology, not just because he was only three years older than me, and not because it was sudden and we may never know the true cause of his passing...but because we lost our friend, and we won't get to see him again...which is really sad.

Please say a few prayers for our lost friend Noah and his family, and for all of us.
Neal Bhatia, MD On behalf of the Noah Worcester Dermatological Society
June 14, 2019
He was so much more than my doctor. We traded books. He loved Japanese literature. I gave him the novel "Sweet bean Paste" by Durian Sukegawa for his boys and he gave me "As a Driven Leaf" by MIlton Steinberg. He quoted the most gorgeous poems as he did --well, the skin doctor stuff. And that dry sense of humor! May his memory always be for a blessing.
Garret Sokoloff
June 12, 2019
I loved it when Dr Scheinfeld would quote Lord Byron and TS Eliot in the office. He would get fascinated by research during appointments and search the Net to find out the number of bugs on the NYC subway! And he was relentless in pursuing me with the freezing spray can for facial blemishes because he was so conscientious about preventing skin cancer.
A true character and we will indeed miss him.
Winifer skattebol
June 12, 2019
We are so saddened to hear of Dr. Scheinfelds passing. He has been treating my daughters' HS with such passion and compassion. She absolutely adored him. We send our most sincere condolences to all his loved ones.
Liz Tippens
June 11, 2019
I can't find words to express my sadness.He has been my dermatologist for about twenty years. He was the only able to control my psoriasis. He call my wife Gladys and I my favorites patients.I still can't believe it, we're going to miss him. Receive our condolence.
Juan A Morales
June 11, 2019
So sorry to hear of your loss and wish to express our sympathy to you, Jackie and the children. May God Bless you all. Tom and Donna Burnett
Tom and Donna Burnett
June 10, 2019
My condolences to the family of Dr. Noah Scheinfeld. Dr. Scheinfeld will be truly missed as I have never met a doctor who cared so much about his patients. He was the only doctor who was able to figure out what was causing my acne, but he personally would call me leading up to my wedding since he wanted to check-in on my progress to ensure that my acne was all cleared up leading up to the big day. My acne did clear up, and I'm sad I never got to thank him for making me look great on my wedding day.
Chris B
June 8, 2019
I will miss going to Dr Scheinfeld. He had a gift that will be missed. May he rest in peace.
June 7, 2019
Dear Jackie, Max and Thomas,
I am so saddened by the loss of this great man, husband, father, and accomplished doctor. We hit it off from my first visit and I came to regard him as a friend and confidante. He called me at home after the first visit to follow-up. I was amazed. We spent half of several sessions discussing our favorite poetry. politics, and simoly questions about how to live one's life. He was a truth-seeker and would always repeat to me that life was a journey. He became a pillar in my life, a spiritual fellow-traveler, and I knew I had found a man who I could utterly trust. I will remember him always as a forceful, committed and moral person, who I was most fortunate to have as physician and mentor. My deepest condolences. He has left you with every reason to be proud. I am so sorry.
Ted Pejovich
June 7, 2019
My condolences to the family of Dr. Noah Scheinfeld. I met him last year and had some treatment sessions. He's very good at what he did. I called this morning to make an appointment because first time I went there I was about out of my mind but he told me that he will take care of me; and he did. Sadly this is not the news I wanted to hear. Thanks so much, Dr. Noah Scheinfeld.
Wayne Samuel
June 6, 2019
Noah, Ani Sinha and me at Mount Sinai Dinner
Noah was a lovable, hamish genius. Intellectually , I have never met a more accomplished man, Harvard Law graduate, Yale medical school, Columbia undergraduate, and masters in history, graduate of Ramaz. He was a prolific writer in the dermatology literature and gave spot on opinions about the way medical practice is headed. But beyond his degrees , his vast knowledge was endless from Talmud to literature. While sitting shiva with him for his mom he enlightened me on the Fox and Hedgehog by Isaiah Berlin; hedgehogs, who view the world through the lens of a single defining idea and foxes, who draw on a wide variety of experiences and for whom the world cannot be boiled down to a single idea .
I always was happy when Noah would sit next to me at grand rounds or conference and give me his wisdom on a case. I once met up with Noah at the American Academy of Dermatology meeting , he said - " Sheryl let's break bread together and catch up." Whenever Noah would see me at a dermatology conference he would always come over to catch up. I am so very sad that I will never see Noah's smiling brilliant face rushing toward me at a dermatology conference again.
Noah was a gift to us for the 55 years that he walked among us. May his memory be a blessing to his brothers, children, late wife, colleague, friends, patients and the many lives that he touched in his extraordinary Noah way. I miss you my friend., His nishama was kind, menschlik and exuded Tikun Olam.
So sorry you left us so young.
Your friend and colleague, Sheryl Miller
Sheryl Miller
June 6, 2019
We are so sorry and keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

OncoSec Medical Incorporated
June 6, 2019
I have been a patient of Dr. Scheinfeld's for several years now and quite simply enjoyed going to him for the monthly conversation's had in those 10 or 15 min appointments. He was a brilliant man. I respected his medical opinions of course but even more than that I looked forward to discussing the latest life events and learned a lot from his vast experiences. On many occasions he would remind me to never forget that he was "the man" , "a fat cat" of sorts , especially the time he reached out to a doctor of mine that he did not approve of the care he was giving me and made his opinions known in a rather stern "in charge" way. It was at that moment that my admiration for him was cemented. He was a specialist but he always treated the whole person if you ask me. When he didn't think I was taking serious enough my recent cholesterol test he half jokingly asked me to sign off on a release of liability form so that I would not hold his office responsible should some harm come from my lack of caring for my own health. Of course he was joking but none the less he got his point across and held me to my promise of improving my health. I had to miss my appointment on May 30th and deeply regret that now. He always spoke fondly of his boys and I truly admired his dedication and fierce drive. He leaves a true void in the medical community and in my own personal medical hurdles as well as the many people he helped daily. I always went away from our visits with a new piece of knowledge or a new idea and I will truly miss him. My sincere condolences to his family, colleagues, friends and staff. Rest in Peace Dr. Scheinfeld
William Veloz
June 6, 2019
I can't believe that Dr. Scheinfeld is gone. I was just examined by him on Friday!! This is so bizarre. I was totally amazed by his knowledge of history, politics and dermatology when I had a couple of discussions with him a while ago. I am so fortunate to have been his patient since 2016. His legacy will remain forever. My condolences to his family.
Maryam Habibian
June 6, 2019
I'm deeply saddened by Noah's untimely death. His breath of knowledge was astounding; he was able to render an option on almost any subject. I was always entertained in his company.

His wonderful boys and amazing wife should not have to experience the loss of such a brilliant man. My deepest condolences.
Susan Avarde
June 6, 2019
My deepest sympathy to Jacquie, the boys, and to Noah's extended family. Know you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Amy McDonald
June 6, 2019
It was a pleasure and an honour to know Noah, and his efforts for the Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) community will long be remembered.
Gregor Jemec Professor, dermatology
June 6, 2019
Mar-Jan and Noah at Cos
Holly Hunt
June 6, 2019
Noah and Bob at Blue Ridge Ball
Holly Hunt
June 5, 2019
I am deeply saddened by the loss of my friend and dermatology mentor Dr Noah Scheinfeld.

I met Dr. Scheinfeld in 2008 while working as a health center manager organizing AAD Skin Cancer Screenings for Colgate Palmolive employees. I accompanied Dr. Scheinfeld throughout the screenings and was amazed at the wealth of his dermatology knowledge. I, a Family Nurse Practitioner, expressed a desire to learn more about dermatology and Dr. Scheinfeld allowed me to come to his practice to assist and observe with patients that he saw in the evening once a week for several years.

Dr. Scheinfeld allowed me to collaborate with him on the article, "Pustular facial eruption Gram-negative folliculitis vs Acne Vulgaris" By Marianne Woody, NP, and Noah Scheinfeld, MD, JD June 08, 2011 which appeared in the "Clinical Advisor." I credit Dr. Scheinfeld for his training and support to allow me to earn certification by the Dermatology Nursing Certification Board (DCNP) as a Dermatology Certified Nurse Practitioner (DCNP).

On a personal level, Dr. Scheinfeld was a brilliant man who extended his healing hand with countless patients. I have especially witnessed Dr. Scheinfeld as a Balm in Gilead to his hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) patients and their families. Despite my dermatology employment elsewhere in later years, I always think of Dr. Scheinfeld as my friend and on rare occasion visited his practice to say HI and to hear of new dermatology research. I am so sorry as he will be missed beyond words.
Marianne Woody
Friend
June 5, 2019
The good doctor's treatment removed a skin cancerand has kept it away for 14 years. He stood out in the field.
But even better were the great conversations on every topic. One of the most erudite persons I ever met, he would know all about the 30 some countries I visited while his patient.
May all the family live out his legscy.
Bill Veronda
June 5, 2019
Dear Noah's family, I was a classmate of his at Harvard Law School and thought the world of him. Such a bright and warm guy. And it's really sad to think that he's gone. I'm touched by how he made our world a better place and I share your loss.
Pat Wood
June 5, 2019
Oh Jacquie, I am so sorry to hear this sad news. My heart goes out to you and your family. With much love and deepest sympathy
Stacy Waggoner
June 5, 2019
I was saddened by news of Dr. Scheinfeld's untimely passing. He had a remarkable intellect and a desire to do good. I will miss him. Please accept my sincere sympathies.
Brian Larkin
June 5, 2019
Jackie,our sympathies to you and your sons...your husband has a legacy of honor,integrity and empathy for you all to treasure.Sincerely,Cook Herlihy Brogan
Catherine Brogan
June 5, 2019
We are very sorry to hear of Noah's sudden passing. Michaela, Lucia & I are thinking of you Jackie and the boys in this difficult time. We are here for you.
Lia Rogers
June 5, 2019
The Hidradenitis Suppurativa community suffers the loss of a caring doctor and a great mind. My sincerest condolences to the Scheinfeld family.
Sandra Guilbault
June 5, 2019
Holly Hunt
June 5, 2019
RIP my good man! Thank you for all your help for all the hs patients out there. I appreciate all of your help.
Tiffany Mojica
June 4, 2019
This really hit me hard, Dr. Scheinfeld. At a time where no one else could help me get my psoriasis under control I found you. No dermatologist knew what kind I had or how to treat it and it was getting worse. It was all over me. I didn't want to leave my house or go outside because people would stare. I couldn't wear shorts or short sleeve shirts. I haven't had treatment since last year but that's because I no longer need them. You helped me and I will forever be grateful. Thank you. May you find peace.
Paola Saavedra
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