Dr. Emily Altman, MD

Dr. Emily Altman, MD

Dermatology  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 56
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Dr. Emily Altman, MD is a dermatologist in Short Hills, NJ and has been practicing for 20 years. She graduated from Umdnj--New Jersey Medical School in 1993 and specializes in dermatology.

85 Woodland Rd

Short Hills, NJ 07078

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • EmblemHealth
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • MultiPlan
  • QualCare

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Altman performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Ringworm
very high
more than 99% of peers
Skin Infections
very high
more than 99% of peers
Fungal Nail Infection
very high
more than 98% of peers

Dr. Altman's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Altman "We are dedicated to providing our patients with the highest quality dermatology care and the latest technology in minimally invasive cosmetic procedures"

1  Specialties

  • Dermatology

2  Board Certifications

  • Dermatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Dermatology*
  • Dermatopathology
    Accredited by: American Board of Dermatology*

67  Conditions Treated

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64  Procedures

  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acne Surgery
  • Allergy Testing
  • Allergy Treatment
  • Biological Therapy
  • Body Contouring (After Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Botox® Injection
  • Burn Care Services
  • Captique™ Injection
  • Collagen Injection
  • Condyloma Destruction
  • Condyloma Fulguration
  • Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery
  • Cosmetic Facial Implant Surgery
  • Cosmetic Laser Surgery
  • Cosmetic Surgical Procedure
  • Cryosurgery
  • Cryosurgery for Skin Lesions
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
  • Diabetic Foot Care
  • Ear Surgery
  • Earlobe Repair
  • Excision
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Facelift
  • Facial Peel
  • Facial Rejuvenation, Advanced, Laser
  • Foreign Body Removal
  • Hair Removal
  • Hylaform Injection
  • Infant Care
  • Ingrown Toenail Treatment
  • Injection Therapy
  • Laser Ablation
  • Laser Hair Removal
  • Laser Skin Resurfacing
  • Laser Surgery
  • Local Anesthesia
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Mole Removal
  • Neonatal Care
  • Non-Ablative Laser Skin Rejuvenation
  • Non-Surgical Facelift
  • Photorejuvenation
  • Phototherapy
  • Radiesse® Injections
  • Removal of Condyloma
  • Restylane® Injections
  • Scar Revision Surgery
  • Shaving of Skin Lesion
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Skin Cancer Removal
  • Skin Grafts
  • Skin Resurfacing
  • Skin Surgery
  • Soft Tissue Injections
  • Soft Tissue Surgery
  • Wart Removal
  • Wrinkle Removal
  • YAG Laser Capsulotomy
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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New Jersey.

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.

Education

  • Umdnj--New Jersey Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1993
  • New York University Internal Medicine
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1994
  • Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center Dermatology
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1997
  • Northwestern University Medical Center Dermatology
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1995
  • New York University Dermatopathology
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1998

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Jonas E Salk Research Award and Scholarship, 1989
  • Hunter College Alumni Scholarship, 1987
  • Merck Manual Award to top four students in medical school class, 1993
  • Upjohn Achievement Award for two top students in medical school class, 1993
  • Alpha Epsilon Delta Premedical Honor Society, 1989
  • Summa Cum Laude, 1989
  • Alpha Omega Alpha, 1992
  • National Dean's List, 1988
  • George F Smith Foundation Scholarship, all four years of medical school, 1989-1993
  • Who is Who in American Colleges and Universities, 1986
  • Dean's List every semester Hunter College, 1985-1989
  • Phi Beta Kappa, 1988
  • Jacob Bleiberg Award for most proficiency in Dermatology, 1993
  • NJ Top Doctor by New Jersey Monthly Magazine, 2007
  • Alpha Epsilon Delta Alumni Scholarship, 1989
  • New Jersey Medical Women's Association Dr. Gertrude Ash Memorial Award, 1993
  • Academic Excellence Scholarship, all four years of medical school, 1989-1993
  • Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society, 1992
  • American Medican Women's Association Citation to the female honor graduates, 1993
  • Thomas Hunter Honors Program, 1986
Media & Publications
  • Structure, function and immunology of the skin, 1998
  • AIDS-associated Reiter's syndrome: Clinical conference., 1994
  • The ABC rule for clinical detection of subungual melanoma, 2000
  • Paraneoplastic Vasculitis: T-cell lymphocytic vasculitis in a patient with recurrent B-cell lymphoma (abstract) New Jersey Scientific Meeting, American College of Physicians, Iselin, NJ, 2001
  • Controlling Malignant Melanoma: A Focus on Pediatricians, 1993
  • Amounts and modulation of actin mRNA in mouse oocytes and embryos, 1989
  • Diagnosis: Psoriasis or Not? What are the Clues?, 1999
  • Increased numbers of plasma cells with age in dermal inflammatory infiltrates (abstract), 1998

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Polish
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Ukrainian

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Altman's Reviews

3.5
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Altman to family and friends
33 total reviews (9 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (33)

  • 5
    (19)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (4)
  • 1
    (9)

Dr. Altman's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    GOOD
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (9)

Dr. Altman knows what she is doing. She cares about her patients and do not request unnecessary tests and other procedures; she choose less invasive treatments if possible.
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Dr Altman has been my family dermatologist for 18 years. I have not seen more conscientious or knowledgeable doctor. Most bad reviews are about office staff which has nothing to do with the physician. It's more about inefficient way summit medical operates. If you have a skin problem nobody can...more
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Dr. Altman's attention to detail and knowledge of all things dermatology, as well as peripheral conditions affecting the skin are amazing. I have the utmost respect for her abilities as a physician and ability to diagnose, as well as effectively treat skin conditions. She always addresses my...more
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Dr Altman has been my Dermatologist for many years. She has found that I'd had skin cancers several times. Most have been successfully removed by her, but once she referred me for Mohs Surgery on my ear. If she had not found these cancers, including one Melanoma, I would have developed more...more
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Dr Altman has been my Dermatologist for many years. She has found that I'd had skin cancers several times. Most have been successfully removed by her, but once she referred me for Mohs Surgery on my ear. If she had not found these cancers, including one Melanoma, I would have developed more...more
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