Dr. Desiree Ratner, MD

Dr. Desiree Ratner, MD

Dermatology  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 53
Dr. Desiree Ratner, MD is a dermatologist in New York, NY and has been practicing for 23 years. She graduated from Johns Hopkins Univ Sch Of Med in 1989 and specializes in dermatology.

325 W 15th St Ste J

New York, NY 10011

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
  • Cigna
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • HealthFirst
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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Genital Herpes
very high
more than 95% of peers
Skin Infections
very high
more than 95% of peers
Adjacent Tissue Transfer
very high
more than 93% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • Dermatology

1  Board Certifications

  • Dermatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Dermatology*

56  Conditions Treated

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15  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acne Surgery
  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Chemical Peel
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Mohs Surgery
  • Shaving of Skin Lesion
  • Skin Excision for Hidradenitis
  • Skin Tag Removal
  • Soft Tissue Tumor Removal

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.


  • Johns Hopkins Univ Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1989
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1990
  • University Of Michigan Hospitals
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1993
  • Lahey Clinic Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1995
  • New Eng Med Ctr
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1994

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Ratner has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Ratner's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Ratner to family and friends
19 total reviews (6 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (19)

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Dr. Ratner's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (6)

Terrible, terrible. She bullied me into letting her do a biopsy on my face when I wanted to take it to a plastic surgeon. Now I have a jagged, permanent scar. I’ve never written a review like this, but I want to keep other people from making the same mistake.
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Dr. Ratner is absolutely brilliant. She makes you feel safe. She knew how scared I was, and was reassuring and sympathetic. She kept me informed every step of the way and talked me through the hour-long surgery so I never felt just like "the patient" but a human being. I had surgery on my face and...more
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Very calming kind and professional. Would highly recommend. Scar has healed better after 3 weeks than any other scar I have ever had. Would most definaty use Dr. Ratner again and highly recommend. Everyone I came across in office could not have been nicer.
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Although she may be technically competent, she has a personality disorder. No bedside manner. Does not fully give information on what to expect and appears annoyed afterwards if you ask questions. I felt as if I were a part on an assembly line, not a patient. There are many Mohs surgeons in...more
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She's a fine doctor, but she offers ZERO post-op information. I would like to have been told to expect to have a black eye the next day. For another procedure, I should have been told that the incision would take more than TWO YEARS to heal completely.
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