board-certified dermatolgist

Physician credentials: 5 reasons patients should care

The world has changed tremendously since I started my journey to become a board-certified dermatologist. It shouldn’t be a surprise. The journey was long. This is the path to getting my physician credentials: 1. College (Harvard) – four years2. Medical school (Yale) – four years3. Internal medicine internship (spending every 3rd night in the hospital- …

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#AglowGives2018

Happy New Year!! I took some time to just be, feather my own nest, and commune this last weekend of the year. One of the things I’ve wanted to nurture is where my attention goes. Our lives are made up of what we pay attention to. I want to focus my 2018 on supporting what …

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A five year-old dermatologist? -Musings of an NYC Dermatologist

I am reposting my very first blog post that somehow has disappeared from the archives. My daughter is almost 11 years old now–and she knows the difference between being a dermatologist and just saying one is one. It seems this post is still relevant today. Enjoy! #tbt “I’m a dermatologist!” shouts my precocious five-year old …

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Skin care products: is it a cosmetic or a drug?

Skin care products: did you know that the difference between what makes a cream you apply a cosmetic and what makes it a medicine is a legal matter?  It’s not straight forward, but here is some insight. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA- the government body that regulates these things) defines a cosmetic as something …

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