ARIEL OSTAD, M.D.
COSMETIC, LASER AND DERMATOLOGIC SURGERY
Dr. Ostad is a board-certified Dermatologist and Dermatologic Surgeon, a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, and a member of the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery. He received his B.A. magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa in 1987 from New York University. In 1991, Dr. Ostad received his M.D. from New York University School of Medicine. He went on to do an internship in internal medicine at Harvard Medical School and then completed his residency in Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery at New York University Medical Center in 1995. He then completed a fellowship in Mohs Micrographic Surgery, Laser and Cosmetic Surgery at UCLA in 1996.
Dr. Ostad is currently a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Dermatology at New York University Medical Center and a former contributing editor to the Journal of Dermatologic Surgery. He has authored numerous articles on topics including chemical peeling agents, hair follicle stem cells, liposuction, laser surgery, and has written textbook chapters on skin cancer. He is also a co-author of a textbook entitled Practical Management of Skin Cancer (Lippincott-Raven, 1998). Dr. Ostad is a course instructor for the American Academy of Dermatology and is frequently called on to lecture on laser surgery and skin cancer. Dr. Ostad has received the prestigious award for NYU Surgical Attending of The Year three times in 2004, 2009 and 2015 for his outstanding teaching of NYU Dermatology Residents.
A popular resource with the media, Dr. Ostad has appeared on ABC, NBC, FOX, CBS and CNN and has been quoted in many consumer publications including Vogue, Glamour, InStyle, Allure, Cosmopolitan and many others.