Dr. Ostad is a board-certified Dermatologist and Dermatologic Surgeon, a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology. 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 at Harvard Medical School and completed his residency in Dermatology at New York University Medical Center in 1995. He completed a fellowship in Mohs micrographic surgery, laser and dermatologic surgery at UCLA.
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, and laser surgery, and has written textbook chapters in Cutaneous Oncology (Blackwell 1998). He is also a co-author of a textbook entitled Practical Management of Skin Cancer (Lippincott-Raven, 1998). Dr. Ostad is also a course instructor for the American Academy of Dermatology and is frequently called on to lecture on laser surgery and skin cancer.
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.
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BOARD CERTIFICATION: American Board of Dermatology
American Academy of Dermatology
American Society for Dermatologic Surgery
American College of Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Cutaneous Oncology
American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, Fellow
American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery
The Skin Cancer Foundation
“I walked out of the office wondering how lucky I was to get an appt with a legend Dr Ostad. Unbelievable! Kind warm and cared so much. I never knew an MD could be this phenomenal. The PA’s are also top notch and the staff are welcoming professionals and very accommodating!”
-Hope W. Briarcliff
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