Arielle N.B. Kauvar, M.D., is the founding Director of New York Laser & Skin Care, a Manhattan-based dermatology practice specializing in laser surgery, Mohs micrographic surgery, cosmetic dermatology and clinical research.

After graduating magna cum laude from Princeton University, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and Sigma Xi, Dr. Kauvar received her medical degree from Harvard Medical School and the Health Science and Technology program at M.I.T. She completed her dermatology residency at New York University Medical Center followed by a fellowship in Mohs micrographic surgery and laser surgery. Dr. Kauvar is a diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology and the American College of Mohs Surgery.

Dr. Kauvar is a Clinical Professor of Dermatology at New York University School of Medicine, teaches advanced dermatologic surgery to the residents. She holds appointments in the departments of plastic surgery at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary and Manhattan Eye Ear and Throat Hospital. She has served as Chief of Laser and Cosmetic Dermatology and Co-Director of Procedural Dermatology at SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Kauvar is a past president of the Dermatologic Society of Greater New York, has served on the Board of Directors of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery and is currently on the board of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery.

Dr. Kauvar lectures extensively to national and international audiences, and has authored over one hundred publications, including a comprehensive textbook of laser surgery, Principles and Practices in Cutaneous Laser Therapy. She has served on the editorial boards of the Archives of Dermatology, Dermatologic Surgery and Cosmetic Dermatology.

A sought-after consultant to pharmaceutical and technology companies, Dr. Kauvar has pioneered many new therapeutic techniques in laser and cosmetic surgery, and is frequently interviewed by the media.



  • Board certifications

    • Dermatology - American Board of Dermatology

  • Medical school

    • Harvard Medical School

  • Residencies

    • New York University School of Medicine

  • Internships

    • New York Hospital Weill Cornell Medical Center

  • Affiliations

    • Lenox Hill Hospital

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