(212) 517-7900
897 Lexington Avenue New York, NY 10065



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.



  • Ariel Ostad MD PC
  • 897 Lexington Avenue New York, NY 10065
  • T 212 517 7900
  • F 212 517 9252
  • Monday: 8:00am-5:00pm
  • Tuesday: 8:00am-5:00pm
  • Wednesday: 8:00am-5:00pm
  • Thursday: 8:00am-5:00pm
  • Friday: 8:00am-5:00pm

We are centrally located at 897 Lexington Avenue between 66th and 67th Street, right next to the Lexington Avenue Local (#6) train at 68th Street-Hunter College.

Although we participate in several major health plans for general dermatology, cosmetic procedures and treatments are not usually covered by insurance. We request payment in full at the time of your visit. Most major credit cards are accepted.

Please be certain to provide the office with all of the required referral and authorization forms prior to, or at the time of, your visit. Without the necessary referral forms, payment for services rendered is due at the time of your appointment.

Appointments must be cancelled 24 hours prior to the appointment, and there will be a fee of $250 if the appointment is cancelled on the same day.

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