Dr. Deborah Sarnoff, MD

Dr. Deborah Sarnoff, MD

Dermatology  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 64
Dr. Deborah Sarnoff, MD is a dermatologist in Greenvale, NY and has been practicing for 32 years. She graduated from George Washington University / School of Medicine And Health Sciences in 1980 and specializes in dermatology, cosmetic dermatologic surgery, and more.Read her story

31 Northern Blvd

Greenvale, NY 11548

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • 5 More

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very high
more than 98% of peers
Itchy Skin
very high
more than 97% of peers
very high
more than 95% of peers

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Dr. Sarnoff's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Sarnoff "Board-certified dermatologist Dr. Deborah Sarnoff is the Director of Dermatology at COSMETIQUE Dermatology, Laser & Plastic Surgery, LLP, New York (with offices on Park Avenue in Manhattan and on Long Island's Gold Coast), where she specializes in cosmetic dermatology, dermatologic and laser surgery and Mohs micrographic surgery for the treatment of skin cancer. A Clinical Professor of Dermatology at New York University's School of Medicine, Dr. Sarnoff graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree 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 Medical Honor Society, Alpha Omega Alpha. She completed her residency in dermatology and fellowship in Mohs surgery from New York University School of Medicine. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Cutaneous Oncology and the American Board of Dermatology, as well as a Fellow in the American Academy of Dermatology and the American College of Physicians. Dr. Sarnoff is President of The International Society for Dermatologic Surgery, Senior Vice President of The Skin Cancer Foundation, Secretary/Treasurer of The New York State Society of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery, and Co-Editor in Chief of The Journal of Drugs in Dermatology. She also served on the Inter-specialty Advisory Board of The Aesthetic Surgery Journal for five years. Dr. Sarnoff frequently lectures at national and international meetings on all aspects of dermatologic surgery, and also serves as a principal investigator for clinical studies that lead to groundbreaking treatments and new technologies in lasers, fillers and neurotoxins. As one of the preeminent cosmetic dermatologic surgeons in the world, Dr. Sarnoff is frequently interviewed by the media. She has been featured in newspaper articles for The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal and numerous magazines, such as Oprah Magazine, Vogue, Glamour, Allure and Cosmopolitan. Dr. Sarnoff has also demonstrated her cosmetic procedures on a variety of television programs, including The View, The Today Show, Good Morning America, 20/20, Dateline, Nightline, CBS News, NBC News, The Doctors and Dr. Oz, 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. Dr. Sarnoff has also been the recipient of the Humanitarian Award from CancerCare."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Sarnoff "I care deeply about my patients.  As a woman of "a certain age," I also identify with many of my female patients, and have a deep understanding of the kinds of cosmetic enhancements they are looking for.   They don't want to look "plastic" or "fake," but rather more a better version of themselves.   I'm a firm believer that when you look better, you feel better."

6  Specialties

  • Dermatology
  • Cosmetic Dermatologic Surgery
  • Cosmetic Dermatology
  • Dermatologic Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Cosmetic Surgery
  • Mohs Micrographic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Dermatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Dermatology*

33  Conditions Treated


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14  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Mohs Surgery
  • Shaving of Skin Lesion
  • Wound Repair

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Cornell University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1976
  • George Washington University / School of Medicine And Health Sciences
    Medical School | Graduated 1980
  • Wash Hospital Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1981
  • Nyu
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1984
  • Nyu
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1986

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Sarnoff has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Sarnoff's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Sarnoff to family and friends
43 total reviews (24 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (43)

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Dr. Sarnoff's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (24)

I went for my annual skin review today and could not be happier with the professionalism and skill of Dr. Sarnoff. I will absolutely recommend her to friends and family! What a find!
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Maybe at some time she was a good doctor. She rushes through her exam and talks about herself the whole time. Her ego is out of control and you can wait for an hour while she has some kind of meeting in her office and then sends herPA in instead of her.. She is rude to her staff and the furniture...more
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If I could give her no stars I would. If you see her,and not her assistant, she rushes through your exam and talks about herself and that’s she been on tv or co-authored a book, 90% of the visit. She will schedule meetings in her office promoting herself and then send in the pa because she’s too...more
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I'm a patient of Dr. Sarnoff's in her Manhattan office. From the moment you walk into the office, you're treated with respect and kindness by the staff, all of whom make you feel at home, offer you a bottled water and keep you informed as to how long the approximate wait time is. Dr. Sarnoff's...more
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Dr. Sarnoff and her staff took the very best care of my father for over 20 years. He had a multitude of skin cancers, and every time he came to the office, he was treated with the utmost dignity and respect, not to mention the immense talent of Dr. Sarnoff in not only finding the skin cancers but...more
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