Deborah S. Sarnoff, MD Biography

President, The Skin Cancer Foundation

Deborah S. Sarnoff, MDBoard certified dermatologist Deborah S. Sarnoff, MD, FAAD, FACP is the Director of Dermatology at COSMETIQUE Dermatology, Laser & Plastic Surgery, LLP (with offices on Park Avenue in Manhattan and on Long Island’s Gold Coast). She specializes in cosmetic dermatology, dermatologic and laser surgery and Mohs micrographic surgery for the treatment of skin cancer. Dr. Sarnoff became president of The Skin Cancer Foundation in January 2017. She was previously a senior vice president.

Dr. Sarnoff graduated summa cum laude from Cornell University, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. She received her medical degree, with distinction, from the George Washington University Medical School, where she was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. She completed her residency and fellowship at NYU School of Medicine, where she now serves as clinical professor of dermatology. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology and a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, American College of Mohs Surgery, The American Society of Dermatologic Surgery and the American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery.

Dr. Sarnoff is President of The International Society for Dermatologic Surgery and Secretary/Treasurer of The New York State Society of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery. She is also co-editor in chief of The Journal of Drugs in Dermatology. She has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed publications and textbooks and frequently lectures at national and international meetings in all aspects of dermatology.

As one of the preeminent dermatologists in the world, Dr. Sarnoff has been featured in publications including The New York TimesThe Wall Street Journal, USA Today, The Oprah Magazine, Vogue, Glamour and Allure. She has also appeared on The ViewThe Today ShowGood Morning America, 20/20, Dateline, Nightline, CBS News, NBC News, Dr. Oz, The Doctors, E! and was named a “life saver” on Extra.

Dr. Sarnoff is the co-author of the best-selling books Beauty and the Beam: Your Complete Guide to Cosmetic Laser Surgery and Instant Beauty: Getting Gorgeous on Your Lunch Break (St. Martin’s Press). She was named one of the “Best Doctors” in New York by New York magazine; one of New York’s “Super Doctors” by The New York Times; and a “Top Doctor” in America as well as the New York metropolitan area by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.

Last updated: March 2022

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