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Dr. Ariel Ostad has garnered respect and recognition for his outstanding clinical skills, innate artistry, and his dedication to superior outcomes. He is driven by his commitment to excellence and dedicated patient-focused care. He and his hand-selected team offer exceptional skills, personal warmth, and world-class results.

Leading New York dermatologist: Dr. Ariel Ostad

Dr. Ostad has extraordinary credentials and is one of the few NYC dermatologists with board-certifications as both a dermatologist and a dermatologic surgeon. He is widely known as being among the leaders in Mohs micrographic surgery. His advanced skills and techniques have led to many honors, including being listed as Top Doctor by Castle Connolly and RealSelf, and as a New York Super Doctor. A three-time recipient of NYU Surgical Attending of the Year, he serves as a Clinical Associate Professor at the NYU Department of Dermatology.

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Extraordinary results

Dr. Ostad has established a unique New York clinic, built around patient comfort, personalized care, and consistently beautiful results. Both Dr. Ostad and his team of professionals stay ahead of the curve in the most recent developments of aesthetic dermatology, skin renewal, repair, and rejuvenation, and advanced body sculpting procedures.

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Background and education

Dr. Ariel Ostad received his BA and MD magna cum laude from NYU, and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and earned special recognition as a recipient of a Founders Day Scholars Award for academic excellence.

His career path is impressive:

  • General medicine internship: Harvard Medical School
  • Dermatology residency: NYU
  • Mohs micrographic surgery, laser cosmetic surgery: UCLA
  • Clinical Associate Professor of Dermatology: NYU

Dr. Ariel Ostad's Practice Philosophy 

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Dr. Ariel Ostad discusses his Practice Philosophy

Associations and memberships


  • Board-certified dermatologist
  • Board-certified dermatologic surgeon
  • American Academy of Dermatology Fellow
  • B.A. from New York University graduating magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa in 1987
  • Internal Medicine Internship at Harvard Medical School
  • Dermatology and Dermatology Surgery Residency at NYU
  • Fellowship trained in Mohs Micrographic Surgery, Laser and Cosmetic Surgery at University of California, Los Angeles
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Dr. Ostad has co-authored the book “Practical Management of Skin Cancer,” with Dr. Ronald L. Moy, as well as a textbook entitled “Management of Skin Cancer.” He was formerly a contributing editor of the Journal of Dermatologic Surgery, and is currently an Associate Editor of the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology. Additionally, he has authored and co-authored many articles in various scientific publications.

Giving Back

Dr. Ostad is committed to giving back, and he and his wife, Alaleh, have established the Alaleh and Ariel Ostad Endowed Scholarship Fund. Both Dr. Ostad and his wife were recipients of financial aid and scholarships and are honored to offer the opportunity for other students to achieve their own dreams and goals. Dr. Ostad’s passion for helping patients achieve optimal wellness is evident in every aspect of his practice, from cancer treatment to his work with domestic violence survivors and HIV patients.

Compassion, trust, and world-class patient care

Dr. Ostad is known for his ability to help his patients accentuate their innate beauty, with exceptional, yet natural-looking outcomes. His reputation and skills have brought him many models, television personalities, and other celebrities as well as discerning patients from all walks of life.

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Dr. Ostad provides a wide array of dermatological and cosmetic treatments for the face, skin, and body. He is trusted by his many loyal patients to achieve results that surpass their expectations. His private New York clinic provides a wide range of aesthetic, anti-aging, and body sculpting procedures:

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We invite you to discover New York’s premier dermatology center, where you can expect personal attention, honesty, trust, and extraordinary results.

Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19 View Update Virtual Consultation

Caring about our patients and our community: An update on the coronavirus outbreak

Hello Everyone,

The health and safety of our patients and staff is our top priority. Our practice is following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), New York State and city health officials as we schedule patients.

Our practice is open.

There are steps our practice is taking, and those we ask our patients to take, to ensure the safety of all. We have further increased cleaning practices across the office and our ambulatory surgical facility. We ask if you feel you have any respiratory symptoms with cough or fever that you seek care from your primary care physician.

We hope to continue to serve you and provide you with our services. We continue to be guided by our unwavering mission and long standing values to care for our patients.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to call our office to speak with one of our office staff or nurses or email us at [email protected]

We will come out of this stronger and more resilient than before.

With thanks for your cooperation,

- Dr. Ariel Ostad

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