Meet Dr. Ariel Ostad
Dr. Ariel Ostad
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Meet Dr. Ariel Ostad

 COSMETIC, LASER AND DERMATOLOGIC SURGERY

Celebrated for his expertise, artistry and dedication to total body wellness, Dr. Ariel Ostad is known as a leader in the field of Medical and Cosmetic Dermatology and cosmetic surgery. His cutting-edge skill set, empathetic approach and unparalleled artistry have earned him numerous awards and recognition as a Real Self Top Doctor, an honor given to less than 10 percent of the Real Self community. Dr. Ostad has been voted surgical attending of the year twice for his work teaching dermatology residents and dermatological surgery residents at NYU. He is passionate about helping patients live their best and most beautiful lives which can be seen in all areas of his practice, from the work he does with cancer, HIV and domestic violence patients to the cosmetic procedures he does for celebrities, models and professionals who are looking to highlight their best features in a natural and conservative way.

Known for his world-class skill in Mohs Micrographic Surgery for treatment of skin cancer, Dr. Ostad has co-authored the Practical Management of Skin Cancer textbook (Lippincott-Raven, 1998). He is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology, as well as a Former Contributing Editor for the Journal of Dermatologic Surgery. Dr. Ostad has emerged as a leading expert in his field, and has also appeared in numerous beauty magazines, The New York Times as well as numerous TV appearances. He is the co-author of Management of Skin Cancer. As a highly-respected member at NYU School of Medicine, Dr. Ostad is a part of the Dean’s Advisory Council, as well as the Alumni Board of Governors and is involved in many philanthropic efforts.

Many patients comment on how much they appreciate Dr. Ostad’s kind, compassionate demeanor as much as his strong aesthetic eye. He has hired a skilled and courteous team who work with him to make sure that every client feels like his only client. It is our mission to excel in providing the best patient experience from the first interaction and every time thereafter.

Dr. Ostad’s experience and extensive set of credentials are what identify him as a New York Super Doctor and one of Castle Connolly’s Top Doctors. He is a member of the following associations:

  • Member, American Board of Dermatology
  • Member, American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery
  • Member, American Academy of Dermatology
  • Member, American Society for Dermatologic Surgery
  • Member, American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery
  • Member, Skin Cancer Foundation
  • Fellow, American College of Mohs Surgery

Educational Background:

Dr. Ostad is a board-certified Dermatologist and Dermatologic Surgeon and Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. He is also 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.

Testimonials

“Kind and caring,Dr. Ostad is an excellent doctor who I trust very much. I am so grateful for his care for me as a patient.”
- Meriel H.
“A 12 on a scale of 1-10! Dr. Ostad gave me a wonderful and thorough assessment as well as excellent treatment. The whole staff has a welcoming attitude.”
- Bernard L. New York
“I’m a 69-year-old woman who is thrilled by the reduction of fat after tumescent liposuction by Dr. Ostad. I had dieted and exercised for years but could not lose the mid-section bulges. Dr. Ostad removed fat from my back (waist and buttocks), sides, and my front and rib area. I could fit into my old clothes again in two weeks! He was great, and his assistant, Belle, is fabulous. She does all the pre-op stuff and the post-op “wrapping” and instructions. 100% happy! ”
- Langley D.
“The office is run very well and exceeded all of my expectations. ”
- Jennifer S.
“The staff was so welcoming and the nurse was pleasant and made my experience stress-free.”
- Dary R.
“I want to express my appreciation to Dr. Ostad and his staff for the wonderful treatment I always receive in your office. The staff is polite, friendly, and accommodating. Procedures are done with a professional and gentle beside manner. I am confident that I am receiving the best care possible. I am always comfortable and well taken care of. The follow-up is superb! I will continue to recommend my family and friends to your office for all dermatologic procedures. ”
- Teresa B.
“I was a patient over 5-years ago, yet I still recall the wonderful skill of Dr. Ostad. Thank you again for all your wonderful help.”
- Helen Z.
“I have had such a wonderful experience with Dr. Ostad and his practice. I came in to address some wrinkles, but was nervous about the potential to not look like myself if I had work done. Not only do I look like myself, my results are so natural. Everyone wants to know what I did because they cannot put their finger on the change. Exactly what I wanted!”
- Roberta F.

Journal Publications

  • Surgical Aesthetics

    March/April 2013

    Ostad, A. Non-Lipo Tumescent Procedures
  • Journal of Drugs in Dermatology

    Vol 12 Issue 3 March 2013

    Lewin, Jesse M., Brauer, Jeremy, Ostad, A. A Poliglecaprone 25 – Only Approach to Wound Closure: Cosmetic and Financial Advantages.
  • Am Acad Dermatol

    10.1016/j.jaad. 2010.11.017

    Lewin, Jesse M., Brauer, Jeremy, Ostad, A. Surgical smoke and the dermatologist.
  • Comparative Neurol

    294: 443-454, 1990

    Sanes DH, Goldstein NA, Ostad A, Hillman DE. Dendritic morphology of central auditory neurons correlates with their tonotopic position.
  • J Invest Dermatol

    98: 581A, 1992

    Lavker RM, Fryer E, Margolis-Fryer J, Ostad A, Cotsarelis G, Sun TT. Cells in the bulge region of the mouse hair follicle undergo transient proliferation during onset of anagen and in response to physical and chemical stimuli.
  • American Academy of Dermatology

    1994

    Ostad A. The role of hair follicle stem cells in the pathogenesis of permanent alopecias.
  • Differentiation

    55: 127-136, 1994

    Wilson C, Cotsarelis G, Wei ZG, Fryer E, Margolis-Fryer J, Ostad A, Tokerek R, Sun TT, Lavker RM. Cells within the bulge region of mouse hair follicle transiently proliferate during early anagen: Heterogeneity and functional differences of various hair cycles.
  • Dermatol Surg

    22: 781- 786, 1996

    Tse Y, Ostad A, Lee H-S, Levine VJ, Koenig K, Kamino H, Ashinoff A. A clinical and histologic evaluation of two medium depth peels: Glycolic acid versus jesner’s trichloroacetic acid.
  • Dermatol Surg

    22: 921-927, 1997

    Ostad A, Kageyama N, Moy RL. Tumescent anesthesia with a lidocaine dose of 55 mg/kg is safe for use in liposuction.
  • Dermatol Surg

    22: 965-968, 1997

    Kahn AM, Ostad A, Moy RL. Grafting following short pulse carbon dioxide laser de-epithelialization.
  • Jam Acad Dermatol

    37: 256-8, 1997

    McNay A, Ostad A, Moy RL. Surgical Pearl: The modified rhombic flap.
  • Lasers Surg Med

    21 (Suppl 9): 53, 1997

    Bucalo BD, Lee MH, Ostad A, Wieder JM, Chalet MD, Moy RL. Clinical experience with 90 microsecond pulsed CO2laser and 900 microsecond dwell time CO2 lasers.
  • Lasers Surg Med

    21 (Suppl 9): 43, 1997

    Bell T, Moy R, Rubin M, Ostad A, Schachter D, Eckland K. Laser resurfacing: clinical results with a 90 usec pulsed CO2 laser.
  • Blackwell Science Publishing

    Edited by Stanley Miller, MD 1998

    Ostad A, Moy RL. Squamous cell carcinoma: Research techniques and new horizons. In: Cutaneous oncology.
  • Journal of Drugs in Dermatology

    June 2011

    Comparison of reservoir effect of different potency topical corticosteroids in an experimental animal model by histamine-induced wheal suppression test.

Presentations

  • Practical Surgical Pearls to Improve Skin Surgery, New York University School of Medicine CME Program “35th Annual Advances in Dermatology”, June 5, 2015.
  • Scar Revision Techniques in Dermatologic Surgery, New York University School of Medicine CME program “Advances in Dermatology”, June 4, 2014.
  • Surgical Pearls in Skin Cancer Reconstruction, Advances in Dermatology Care, New York University Medical Center, June 7, 2013
  • Skin Cancer, Grand Rounds Lenox Hill Hospital, June 11, 2012.
  • Surgical Pearls in Facial Reconstruction, Advances in Dermatology, New York University Medical Center, June 8, 2012.
  • Commencement Speaker, New York University Graduation Ceremony, December 4, 2011.
  • Safe Summer Skin, Lecture, NASDAQ, May 2011.
  • Botox and Fillers Workshop. Advances in Dermatology, NYU School of Medicine, 2007.
  • Cutaneous Metaplastic Synovial Cysts: A report of two cases and review of Literature. American Society of Dermatopathology meeting, 2006.
  • Endovenous Laser Treatment for Leg Varicosities, Advances in Dermatology, New York University School of Medicine, Department of Dermatology, June 2005.
  • Application of Fat and Dermal Grafts in Cutaneous Reconstruction, Advances in Dermatology, New York University School of Medicine, Department of Dermatology, June 2004.
  • Malignant Melanoma, Grand Rounds Lecture, Lenox Hill Hospital, February 2004.
  • Application of Dermal and Fat Grafts, American Society of Dermatologic Surgery, October 2003.
  • Application of Dermal and Fat Grafts, Medical Society of the State of New York, July 2003.
  • Skin Cancer, Grand Rounds Lecture, Lenox Hill Hospital, June 2003.
  • Fundamental steps in skin reconstruction, Advances in Dermatology, New York University School of Medicine, Department of Dermatology, February 2003.
  • Skin Cancer, Grand Rounds Lecture, Lenox Hill Hospital, June 2002.
  • Update of Internal Medicine, Syllabus Comprehensive Review, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, May 2002.
  • Nasal reconstruction, Advances in Dermatology, New York University School of Medicine, Department of Dermatology, February 2002.
  • Suturing Techniques, Grand Rounds, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Department of Dermatology, August 2001.
  • Advanced Surgery, Grand Rounds, AAD Summer Academy, California, USA, July 2001.
  • Facial reconstruction, Advances in Dermatology, New York University School of Medicine, Department of Dermatology, February 2001.
  • Mohs Micrographic Surgery, Grand Rounds, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, December 2000.
  • Tips on Facial Reconstruction, Department of Dermatology, NYU Medical Center, October 2000.
  • Liposuction, Grand Rounds, New York Medical College, Department of Dermatology, October 2000.
  • Liposuction, Grand Rounds, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Department of Dermatology, August 2000.
  • Suturing Techniques, Grand Rounds, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Department of Dermatology, January 2000.
  • Advances in Facial Reconstruction, Grand Rounds, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Department of Dermatology, June 1999.
  • Facial Reconstruction, Grand Rounds, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Department of Dermatology, April 1998.
  • “Principles of Mohs surgery”, Grand Rounds, Saint Lukes – Roosevelt Hospital, January 1998.
  • Facial reconstruction, Dermatology, Grand Rounds, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Department of Dermatology: Guest Speaker, September 1997.
  • Skin Cancer, Grand Rounds, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Department of Dermatology, May 1997.
  • Clinical applications of the short pulse carbon dioxide laser in skin resurfacing. Kansas City, August 1996.
  • Clinical applications of the short pulse carbon dioxide laser in skin resurfacing. Utah, August 1996.
  • Clinical Applications of carbon dioxide lasers in Dermatology. Seoul National University and Yonsei University Medical Centers, Seoul, Korea, July 1996.
  • Comparison of carbon dioxide lasers to manual dermabrasion in scar revision. American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, Palm Desert, May 1996.
  • Tumescent anesthesia with a lidocaine dose of 55mg/kg is safe for use in liposuction. American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, Palm Desert, May 1996.
  • The modified rhombic flap. Poster. Los Angeles County Medical Association, April 1996.
  • The role of TGF-B in wound healing and skin fibrosis. Department of Dermatology, NYU Medical Center, January 1996.
  • Antiaging strategies of the skin. Grand Rounds, South Bay Medical Center, Los Angeles, January 1996.
  • Systemic Mastocytosis. American Academy of Dermatology, New Orleans, February 1995.
  • The role of the p53 tumor suppressor gene in skin cancer. Department of Dermatology, NYU Medical Center, January 1994.
  • The role of hair follicle stem cells in the pathogenesis of permanent alopecias. American Academy of Dermatology, Washington, DC, December 1993.
  • Hair follicle stem cells are located in the bulge region. Department of Dermatology, NYU Medical Center, November 1992.

Course Instructions

  • Basic skin surgery workshop. Instructor: flaps and grafts. American Academy of Dermatology, Washington, DC, February 1996.
  • Skin resurfacing using the carbon dioxide laser. Lecture on laser physics. Hands on instruction on the use of Silktouch laser. UCLA Medical Plaza, February 1996.
  • 29th Annual UCLA family practice symposium. Directed skin biopsy workshop. Los Angeles, May 1996.