About

About

Dr. Garg is a Professor and the Founding Chair for the Department of Dermatology at the Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine and Northwell Health. He is board certified in Dermatology by the American Board of Dermatology. He comes to the Northwell Health from Boston University Medical Center, where he directed the Residency Training Program in Dermatology as well as the undergraduate medical curricula in dermatology for the school of medicine. Dr. Garg has achieved international recognition as a skilled medical dermatologist, a thought leader in psoriasis, and a medical educator.

Dr. Garg subspecialty expertise is interdisciplinary based in caring for patients with autoimmune and inflammatory conditions including psoriasis, lupus, dermatomyositis, and vasculitis.

Dr. Garg s research interests include developing instruments and assessing clinical and patient centered outcomes in psoriasis and hidradenitis suppurativa. He has also developed innovative teaching strategies to improve training and education outcomes. Dr. Garg s recent research has focused on improving teaching and assessment methods in undergraduate and graduate medical education, as well as narrowing the practice gaps related to the skin cancer examination through increasing awareness of high risk patient groups, promoting integration of the skin cancer exam into the routine or focused physical exam, and enabling detection of suspicious pigmented lesions.

Dr. Garg has had leadership roles within prominent national professional organizations, including the American Academy of Dermatology, the American Board of Dermatology, the Association of Professors of Dermatology, the Medical Dermatological Society, the National Psoriasis Foundation, the Hidradenitis Suppurativa Foundation, the Group for Research and Assessment of Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis, and the International Dermatology Outcome Measures group. He is a member of Dermatology s Residency Review Committee of ACGME.

Dr. Garg has served on editorial boards for journals as well as American Academy of Dermatology based publications. He is also the editor-in-chief of the forthcoming first edition book on Rheumatic Skin Diseases. He has published a number of articles in the peer-reviewed literature and has authored several book chapters. Dr. Garg has been awarded the 2016 Thomas G. Pearson, EdD Memorial Education Award by the American Academy of Dermatology.

Credentials

Credentials

  • Board certifications

    • Dermatology - American Board of Dermatology

  • Administrative titles

    • Chairperson -, Department of Dermatology, Long Island Jewish Medical Center

    • Chairperson -, Department of Dermatology, North Shore University Hospital

  • Academic titles

    • Professor, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell

  • Chief resident

    • University of Illinois at Chicago - GME

  • Medical school

    • University of Massachusetts Medical School

  • Residencies

    • University of Illinois at Chicago - GME

  • Internships

    • University of Illinois at Chicago - GME

  • Affiliations

    • Lenox Hill Hospital

    • Long Island Jewish Medical Center

    • North Shore University Hospital

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08/18/2018
"Dr. Garg is basically Jesus in human form."
07/25/2018
"Dr. Garg and his staff are excellent!! Very attentive & professional."
07/16/2018
"I was very satisfied with the care and attention I received from Dr. Garg and his staff"
06/10/2018
"Dr. Garg was great. He came recommended by my rheumatologist. He listed to my concerns & worries & eased my worries."
06/08/2018
"Very good."
01/05/2018
"I sent my son-in-law to the office within 10 days of my visit. He was very pleased as I."
10/24/2017
"Dr. Garg is outstanding. I highly recommend him. His medical knowledge is remarkable."
10/11/2017
"I thought the dermatologist was friendly and professional."
06/26/2017
"My appointment was for a dry spot on back not cancer. My experience with Northwell was wonderful & when I CAN will continue to use their services! "
04/17/2017
"Dr. Garg is exceptional. He took the time to give me a very-thorough exam, and thoughtfully-answered all of my questions. I am absolutely going to recommend him to anyone I know that needs a dermatologist, including my father, who visits one in the city regularly."
04/02/2017
"Excellent communication."
12/02/2016
"Dr. Garg is wonderful and caring."
08/31/2016
"Dr. Garg is knowledgeable and courteous. He shows concern for me as a patient and is working to get me the best outcome for my severe psoriasis - which has plagued me for over 5- yrs. - light treatment has been nothing short of a miracle."
05/04/2016
"He was great, and he makes it a very pleasant experience!"
04/25/2016
"Excellent Experience"
04/04/2016
"Generally very good."
10/05/2015
"I waited 5 weeks for my appointment - I was seen by a 3RD year resident who was polite, but didn't seem that interested in me. I felt I was being quizzed when she reviewed by medical record from my previous doctor. Dr. Garg made a quest appearance for the last 5 mins. of my appointment. I didn't feel valued - I felt like a specimen - not a person. I know that teaching is part of the dr.'s responsibilities, but I wasn't told ahead of time I would be seeing a resident. The experience was almost embarrassing for me - as if I was wasting someone's time. It's a shame since Dr. Garg was so highly recommended to me. I hope this is one - off experience - I will try again."
07/08/2015
"Excellent physician - highly recommend."
01/09/2015
"Very good experience."
01/09/2015
"Very friendly & knowledgeable."
07/02/2014
"Recommended Dr. Garg to family."
07/01/2014
"The dr. was very nice and made me feel relaxed."

In the news

In the news

In the news
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