Celebrating the Opening of the Department of Dermatology

LAKE SUCCESS, NY – Patients in need of medical and surgical care in the management of common and complex disorders of the skin, hair and nails can now turn to Northwell Health (formerly North Shore-LIJ Health System) for comprehensive services in dermatology care.

Northwell Health Physician Partners recently celebrated the opening of its state-of-the-art Dermatology practice at 1991 Marcus Avenue, Suite 300, in Lake Success.

Led by Chairman Amit Garg, MD, the Northwell Department of Dermatology’s expert group of physicians offers world-class consultative and longitudinal care that is evidence-based and patient-centered.

“We have built this department around adding value for the patients in this community, as well as supporting the physicians who care for them,” said Dr. Garg, the founding chair of the department. “Collectively, we work tirelessly to improve outcomes, provide a highly satisfactory experience, and to uphold the values of Northwell Health.”

“Getting someone healthy again is the single most-gratifying experience our physicians can have,” added Dr. Garg, one of nine full-time faculty members in the department of dermatology, the largest on Long Island and the boroughs. “I’m proud to work alongside some of the most dedicated, knowledgeable and compassionate dermatologists in the region, who partner closely with patients in improving their health outcomes.”  

In delivering on its mission to serve as leaders in patient care, teaching and research relevant to skin diseases, the department is comprised of the very best physicians and visionary leaders in dermatology, said Lawrence G. Smith, MD, Northwell’s executive vice president and physician-in-chief. “We are extremely fortunate to have a dermatologist of Dr. Garg’s stature leading Northwell in its visionary approach in dermatology care.”

The Northwell Department of Dermatology provides the full spectrum of general and subspecialty services, including Mohs micrographic surgery, pediatric dermatology, dermatopathology, treatment for inflammatory and autoimmune skin diseases, patch testing for contact dermatitis, and phototherapy.  The department also has expertise in cosmetic procedures, including injection of toxins and fillers, as well as several types of laser treatments.

For more information on the services provided by the Northwell Health Department of Dermatology, click here.


About Northwell Health Department of Dermatology

The Department of Dermatology at Northwell Health offers comprehensive services for the medical and surgical management of common and complex disorders of the skin, hair and nails. Our expert dermatologists offer high-quality consultative and longitudinal care that is evidence-based, patient-centered and aimed at satisfying the patient and the referring provider. We strive to meet the highest standards of ethics and academic excellence. Core to our standards of excellence and treatment strategy protocols is a collaborative care approach built on developing and maintaining strong relationships with our referring physicians. For more information, go to Northwell.edu/dermatology.


About Northwell Health
Northwell Health (formerly North Shore-LIJ Health System) is New York State’s largest health care provider and private employer. With 21 hospitals and nearly 450 outpatient practices, we serve 8 million people in the metro New York area and beyond. Our 61,000 employees work to change health care for the better. We’re making breakthroughs in medicine at the Feinstein Institute. We're training the next generation of medical professionals at the visionary Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine and the School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies. And we offer health insurance through CareConnect. For information on our services in more than 100 medical specialties, visit Northwell.edu.


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