Dr. Emily Altman, MD
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Dr. Emily Altman, MD


Dermatology | Female

Summit Medical Group 1 Diamond Hill Rd Fl 2 Berkeley Heights, NJ 07922 Get Directions

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We are dedicated to providing our patients with the highest quality dermatology care and the latest technology in minimally invasive cosmetic procedures


Dr. Emily Altman, MD is a dermatology doctor who practices in Berkeley Heights, NJ. She is 55 years old and has been practicing for 24 years. Dr. Altman is affiliated with Overlook Medical Center.

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  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Reviews (9)
in Basking Ridge, NJ |
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.
in Florham Park, NJ |
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 help you - this is the doctor for you. I am very happy and recommend dr Altman without reservations.
Newnan |
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 concerns in detail and takes the time to examine the whole, rather than just focus on the area of complaint.
Livingston, NJ |
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 serious problems. I strongly recommend Dr Altman for anyone who needs a thorough, patient, and compassionate Dermatologist.
Livingston |
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 serious problems. I strongly recommend Dr Altman for anyone who needs a thorough, patient, and compassionate Dermatologist.
in Bloomfieldlivingston, NJ |
I am very happy that I have found Dr Altman. She is an understanding, caring dermatologist that is a wonderful diagnostician. I have had various skin conditions in sensitive areas that other doctors could not figure out. At times when I get flares I am able to be seen promptly by a knowledgeable staff.
in Mountainside NJ |
We just went for an office visit to find out we were not in the system. Inneficiency at its best! The staff is probably Dr. Altman's major problem. There are dozens of other dermatologists in the same building. GOOD BYE dr. Altman, hello Dr Nijhawan!
Clifton, NJ |
I have a chronic autoimmune disorder which is not only difficult to treat but misdiagnosed by many dermatologists causing life changing results to many women. Dr Altman immediately knew what it was and has been tenaciously treating it. She is an intelligent, kind and skilled doctor and am lucky to have been referred to her. I often need immediate visits due to flareups and her office always fits me in. I couldn't be happier with her.
I had to wait an hour in the exam room on my first visit. second visit I was scheduled for a 7am appointment and after arriving on time I am told they don't start until 7:30. Finally bring me into the exam room and I have to wait 15 minutes for the doctor to come. While I'm waiting I hear the nurses/medical assistants warming the someone to get ready for me. Do they think I can't hear them when they're talking right outside the door? So unprofessional and juvenile. Very upsetting experience
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Dr. Altman's Care Philosophy

We are dedicated to providing our patients with the highest quality dermatology care and the latest technology in minimally invasive cosmetic procedures

Dr. Altman's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Dermatology
  •  Board certified in Dermatology and Dermatopathology
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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
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  • 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

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Board Certifications

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  • Dermatology
  • Dermatopathology

Conditions Treated

  • Abscess
  • Acne
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Allergic Disorders
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergies
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Bedsores
  • Benign Tumor
  • Birthmark
  • Burn Injuries
  • Cancer
  • Candidiasis of Skin and Nails
  • Cellulitis
  • Cold Sore
  • Corn
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis Due to Drugs
  • Dermatological Disorders
  • Diabetic (Charcot) Foot
  • Folliculitis
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fungal Infections
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Genital Warts
  • Granuloma of Skin
  • Hair Loss
  • Henoch–Schönlein Purpura (HSP)
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hormone Imbalance
  • Impetigo
  • Infections
  • Intertrigo
  • Itchy Skin
  • Jock Itch
  • Keloid Scar
  • Lichen Planus
  • Lipomas
  • Lyme Disease
  • Lymphoma
  • Malignant Tumor
  • Metabolic Disorders
  • Mixed Connective Tissue Disease
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Nail and Nail Bed Infection
  • Pityriasis Rosea
  • Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, or Poison Sumac Poisoning
  • Psoriasis
  • Rheumatic Diseases
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Scleroderma
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Seborrheic Keratosis
  • Skin Allergy
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Infections
  • Skin Lesion
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Ulcer
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vulvodynia
  • Warts


  • Medical School
    UMDNJ-- New Jersey Medical School

    Graduated in 1993

  • Internship Hospital
    New York University Internal Medicine

    Completed in 1994

  • Residency Hospital
    Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center Dermatology

    Completed in 1997

    Northwestern University Medical Center Dermatology

    Completed in 1995

  • Fellowship Hospital
    New York University Dermatopathology

    Completed in 1998

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Polish
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Ukrainian

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  • Dermatology

Procedures Performed

  • Abscess 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 Benign Skin Lesion
  • 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