Meet Dr. Ariel Ostad

Ariel Ostad MD PC - Cosmetic, Laser & Dermatologic Surgery - 5 Star Rating Review by Robert P. "Dr. Ostad and his team are the best. I've been seeing him for many years and he is uncanny in his ability to spot and remove small spots from long-ago sun damage before they can become problems. His nurses are pleasant and help make the entire ""experience"" pleasant. I recently had a MOHS procedure, which was taken care of quickly and efficiently, and after only 10 days the wound (on my forehead) is healing beautifully and I don't expect a lasting scar. Great job, thank you! He's also normally right on time with appointments, which I appreciate very much." Read more...Read less...
Dr. Ariel Ostad, Board Certified Dermatologist NYC Dr. Ariel Ostad is well known in New York and beyond for his artisan talent, clinical expertise, and commitment to patient wellness. He is a leader in the fields of cosmetic and medical dermatology, laser dermatology, and cosmetic surgery.

Award-winning skin care and patient care

With unparalleled artistry, an empathetic approach, and exceptional skills, he has earned many prestigious honors including the title of Top Doctor on Real Self, a designation bestowed on less than ten percent of participating physicians. Additionally, he is a three-time recipient of New York University’s Surgical Attending of the Year Award, in honor of his outstanding work teaching dermatologic surgery residents and dermatology residents. He has also been named one of Castle Connolly’s Top Doctors and a New York Super Doctor.

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. He currently serves as part of NYU’s Alumni Board of Governors and Dean’s Advisory Council. He is also involved in a variety of philanthropic activities.

He is known for helping patients accentuate their innate beauty, with awe-inspiring yet natural looking results, which attracts a number of models, television personalities, and other celebrities.

Publications and media

Dr. Ostad is a leading authority on Mohs micrographic surgery and the co-author of Management of Skin Cancer as well as the textbook Practical Management of Skin Cancer (Lippincott-Raven, 1998). He was formerly a contributing editor with Journal of Dermatologic Surgery and he currently serves as associate editor with Journal of Drugs in Dermatology.

Known as an expert in his field, Dr. Ostad’s expertise is sought after by many media outlets. He has made many television appearances, and has been quoted in numerous beauty magazines, as well as the New York Times.

Associations and professional affiliations

Dr. Ostad holds active membership with the following organizations:
  • American Board of Dermatology
  • American Society for Dermatologic Surgery
  • American Academy of Dermatology (Fellow)
  • Skin Cancer Foundation
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery
  • American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery
  • American College of Mohs Surgery (Fellow)


Dr. Ostad’s education and certifications include:
  • Board certified dermatologist
  • Board certified dermatologic surgeon
  • American Academy of Dermatology Fellow
  • BA 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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