Top Dermatologists in NYC 2019

October 25, 2019
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Searching for the best dermatologist New York city has to offer? You might think it’d be simple to find a dermatologist in a city that has everything, but between appointment availability and insurance limitations, it can feel impossible.

A general dermatologist can help you with issues ranging from acne, rashes, and itchiness to more serious moles and preventative body screenings for skin cancer. Since skin cancer is the most common cancer in the U.S., it’s so important to stay up to date on your yearly screening. We’ve compiled a list of the best dermatologists in NYC. The best part? These top dermatologists all have stellar reviews, accept most insurance, and have ample availability.

In a hurry? Grab a few names from this shortlist of the top dermatologists in Manhattan by neighborhood:

Chelsea: Dr. Reena Rupani

East Village: Dr. Nadia Kihiczak

Financial District: Dr. Barry Goldman

Gramercy/Flatiron: Dr. Jody Levine

Greenwich Village: Dr. Robert L. Buka

Lower East Side: Dr. Michael Romano

Midtown West: Dr. Saurabh Lodha

Midtown East: Dr. Rhonda Pomerantz

Soho: Dr. Annemarie Uliasz

Tribeca: Dr. Tatyana Nektalova

Upper West Side: Dr. Kautilya Shaurya

Upper East Side: Dr. Elizabeth F. Zeitler

West Village: Dr. Anna Karp

Chelsea

Dr. Reena Rupani

309 W 23rd St 3rd Floor New York, NY, 10011
(212) 256-7040
Dr. Reena Rupani

What You Need to Know

✅ Online booking

💳 Accepts insurance (full list)

🥼 Friendly and helpful office staff

⏩ Speedy visit time

😃 Great bedside manner

  ℹ️  Mount Sinai Doctors website

📚 Yale University, MD

⭐ 4.7 stars on Vitals, 4.8 stars on Zocdoc

From the Community:

"She is by far one of the best doctors I have ever had! She really goes out of her way to add a personal touch. So lovely and professional."
Marlene H—

East Village

Dr. Nadia Kihiczak

14 E 4th St New York, NY, 10012
(212) 673-7100
Dr. Nadia Kihiczak

What You Need to Know:

✅  Online booking

💳  Accepts insurance (full list)

🗣 Stellar communication skills

 ℹ️  Ingleton Dermatology website

📚 New Jersey Medical School, Rutgers University, MD

⭐ 4.8 stars on Zocdoc, 4 stars on Vitals

From the Community:

"I honestly cannot say enough nice things about Dr. Nadia. She is one of the best doctors I have ever had and has set the standard for how I choose my medical team in life. She is very professional, on time, and thorough. From a skin exam to any issues/questions she takes the time to make sure you truly understand what she is saying and feel comfortable. She provides a great plan of action and solutions that work best for you. She is also just an all-around pleasant and nice person to be around. Thank you Dr. Nadia!"
⁠— Ariel P.

Financial District

Dr. Barry Goldman

150 Broadway New York, NY, 10038
(212) 962-1115
Dr. Barry Goldman

What You Need to Know:

✅  Online booking

📅  Same or next week availability

💳  Accepts insurance (full list)

😁  Detail-oriented and thorough

👩 Other stellar dermatologists on staff

🌏 Down to earth and empathetic

🔗 Goldman Dermatology website

📚  Medical College of Pennsylvania, MD, 1989

⭐ Recommended on Voro, 4.8 stars on Zocdoc, 4.8 stars on Google

From the Community:

"Very knowledgeable, exceptionally friendly and happy to explain any number of questions. Not your usual NY doctor at all! Highly recommended."

Flatiron/Gramercy

Dr. Jody Levine

35A E 84th St New York, NY, 10028
(212) 988-1800
Dr. Jody Levine

What You Need To Know:

✅  Online booking

💳  Accepts insurance

👶 Also specializes in Pediatric Dermatology

😃 Great bedside manner

📆 Same-day availability

🥼Top-notch office staff & scheduling

🖥 Plastic Surgery and Dermatology of NYC website

💻 State-of-the-art office

📚 Yale University, MD

⭐  4.5 stars on Zocdoc, 4.2 stars on Google

From the Community:

"Beautiful office and amazing staff. It was my first time at this office and I had an amazing experience. Dr. Levine was so professional and made me feel so at ease."
—Rebecca M.

Greenwich Village

Dr. Robert L. Buka

247 E 28th St, New York, NY 10016
(212) 385-3700
Dr. Robert L. Buka

What You Need to Know

✅ Online booking

💳 Accepts most insurances (full list)

🥼 Friendly and helpful office staff

🌏 Multilingual

🏥 Multiple office locations across NYC

⏩ Same week availability

😃 Great bedside manner

  ℹ️ The Dermatology Specialists website

📚 Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, MD, 1999

⭐ Recommended on Voro, 4.5 stars on Vitals, 4.5 stars on Zocdoc,

From the Community:

"Dr. Buka has multiple offices around NYC which makes getting an appointment easy and convenient. I love his in-house esthetician, Tiffany. She has totally changed my skin for the better!"
—Annie V.

Lower East Side

Dr. Michael Romano

210 Canal St, Ste 305, New York, NY, 10013
(212) 398-1288
Dr. Michael Romano

What You Need to Know:

✅  Online booking

😀 Engaging personality

🌍 Patients say he's down to earth

👨 His work is published in an array of journals

🏙 Multiple locations throughout NYC

💳  Accepts insurance (full list)

 ℹ️ Vanguard Dermatology Website

📚 University of Massachusetts, MD

⭐ 5 star rating on Google, 4.8 rating on Zocdoc


From the community:

"Dr Romano is amazing. Not only does he explain everything he’s speaking about, but he can answer any question you have. He spoke about my follow up like it was something he’d like to wait for results to see. Not a regular follow up in order to take my money (copays). The office was beautiful. Very clean bathroom."
⁠—Katrina M.

Midtown West

Dr. Saurabh Lodha

446 West 38th Street, New York, NY 10018
(646)-706-7747
Dr. Saurabh Lodha

What You Need to Know

✅ Online booking

💳 Accepts insurance (full list)

🥼 Comfortable office with focus on fostering a trusting doctor-patient relationship

⏩ Speedy response time

📅 Same-day availability

🌐 Speaks English & Hindi

➡  Specializes in melanoma, auto-immune diseases of the skin and aesthetic dermatology

😃 Great bedside manner - meets the patients where they are and uses language they can understand

 ℹ️ Pura Dermatology website

📚 NYU School of Medicine, MD, 2008

⭐ Recommended on Voro, 4.8 stars on Zocdoc,

From the Community:

"Dr. Lodha and Dr. Leena were exceptional. They are both very knowledgeable and sensitive. They seemed to really care about making me feel good about the procedure. The nurse helping in the room was extremely attentive. I tend to get queasy and she was on top of reading how I was feeling without me even communicating how I was feeling. I was very impressed with that. Everyone was exceptional. I was beyond impressed and I will be back and I will tell everyone I know. Yes, they are this great!"
⁠—Gina M.

Midtown East

Dr. Rhonda Pomerantz

20 E 46th St #1101 New York, NY, 10176
(212) 335-0488
Dr. Rhonda Pomerantz

What You Need to Know

✅ Online booking

💳 Accepts insurance (full list)

🥼 Friendly and helpful office staff

⏩ Speedy response time

😃 Approachable and thorough

 ℹ️ Pomerantz Dermatology website

📚 State University of New York, Stony Brook

⭐ Recommended on Voro, 4.5 stars on Yelp

From the Community:

"She is the very best. She has certainly saved my life by detecting early melanomas three times. She is so conscientious she calls me from home in the evening if I leave a message a the office. She treats me like a friend. And everyone in the office is just lovely."

Soho

Dr. Annemarie Uliasz

64 Wooster Street, Suite 5E New York, New York 10012
(212)-208-0004
Dr. Annemarie Uliasz

What You Need To Know:

✅  Online booking

💳  Accepts insurance

🥼Top-notch office staff & scheduling

📆 Same-week appointments

🌱 Offers both traditional and natural skin care

😃 Polite and friendly

 ℹ️ Integrative Dermatology website

📚 University of Hawai‘I, MD

⭐ 4.8 stars on Zocdoc, 4 stars on Health Grades

From the Community:

"What a pleasant experience, I took my adolescent daughter to see Dr. Uliasz today and we were very satisfied with the visit. We didn't have to wait at all, we got to see the Dr. almost immediately after they took us to the small room. She was extremely thorough explaining my daughter the origin of her skin condition, what to expect, and how to treat it. It's hard to make an adolescent feel comfortable and at ease but Dr. Uliasz great bedside manners made it. Thank you, Dr.!"
⁠—Sofia R.

Tribeca

Dr. Tatyana Nektalova

95 Chambers St. New York, NY 10007
(212) 431-4749
Dr. Tatyana Nektalova

What You Need to Know

✅ Online booking

💳 Accepts insurance (full list)

📆 Same week appointments available

😇 Polite & cheerful disposition

😃 Great bedside manner

  ℹ️ Spring Street Dermatology website

📚 State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center, MD

⭐ 4.8 stars on Zocdoc

From the community:

"This office is top notch. I transferred over to Dr. Nektalova from another dermatologist who wasn’t taking my concerns seriously. Dr. Nektalova was extremely nice and accommodating, and recommended a treatment plan that showed she was knowledgeable and determined to help me. Highly recommend."

Upper West Side

Dr. Kautilya Shaurya

137 W 96th St New York, NY, 10025
(212)-283-3000
Dr. Kautilya Shaurya

What You Need to Know

📆 Timely appointments available

💳 Accepts most insurance (full list)

🌐 Speaks English & Hindi

😃 Great bedside manner, warm & empathic

🏙 Multiple locations throughout NYC

 ℹ️ Schweiger Dermatology website

📚 University of Miami, MD

⭐ 4.8 stars on Zocdoc

From the Community:

"Dr. Shaurya was attentive and answered all my questions. This is the 3rd dermatologist I've seen for the same recurrent issue over the last 2 years and he was the first one who didn't dismiss my symptoms and hand me some hydrocortisone cream. Dr. Shaurya had a lovely bedside manner and answered all my questions thoroughly, I highly recommend him."
⁠—Lauren F.

Upper East Side

Dr. Elizabeth F. Zeitler

156 E 79th St #1A New York, NY, 10075
(212) 879-6614
Dr. Elizabeth F. Zeitler

What You Need to Know:

✅  Online booking

📅  Next or same-day availability

🏢 Speedy and organized office staff

🥼Also specializes in Cosmetic Dermatology

💳  Accepts insurance (full list)

📚 New York University, MD

⭐ Recommended on Voro, 4.4 stars  on Zocdoc, 5 stars on Google


From the Community:

"Dr. Zeitler has always addressed my needs in a very professional and direct way. She's thorough and explains everything in terms I can understand and apply at home. My skin has improved a great deal as a result. Additionally, years ago I had very severely botched botox experience with another Dr., as a result it took me years to work up the nerve to find someone who I trusted enough to do anything cosmetic. Dr. Zeitler has always been honest and has never steered me wrong, she has an unerring eye and I trust her implicitly."
⁠— Lesley P.

West Village

Dr. Anna Karp

67 Perry St New York, NY, 10014
(212) 675-7976
Dr. Anna Karp

What You Need to Know

✅ Online booking

💳 Accepts insurance (full list)

✍️ Clinical Professor at NYU

😇 Compassionate and walks patients through every step of their care

😃 Great bedside manner

  ℹ️ SINY Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery website

📚 Touro College, DO

⭐ 4.6 stars on Zocdoc, 4.1 stars on Google

From the community:

"I was referred to Dr. Karp by a friend whose skin she had drastically improved. She spent more time sitting and hearing out my concerns than any other physicians I have previously seen. I found her to be whip-smart yet relatable. You can tell she truly cares for and enjoys getting to know her patients."

Lily Dulberg

Lily is a Copywriter and Data Analyst. She works with startups, nonprofits and businesses across the board to ignite engagement and develop captivating campaigns. She works closely with the Voro team on social media and newsletter communications to keep the Voro community up to date on the latest in health and wellness. Lily is based in Brooklyn, NY.

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