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Dr. Emily Altman, MD

Dermatology ·  Female · Age 58

Dr. Altman

Summit Medical Group

85 Woodland Rd Short Hills, NJ 07078

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Dr. Emily Altman, MD is a dermatologist in Short Hills, NJ and has been practicing for 21 years. She graduated from Umdnj--New Jersey Medical School in 1993 and specializes in dermatology.


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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 help you - this is the doctor for you. I am very happy and recommend dr Altman without reservations.
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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 concerns in detail and takes the time to examine the whole, rather than just focus on the area of complaint.
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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 serious problems. I strongly recommend Dr Altman for anyone who needs a thorough, patient, and compassionate Dermatologist.
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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 serious problems. I strongly recommend Dr Altman for anyone who needs a thorough, patient, and compassionate Dermatologist.
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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.
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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!
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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.
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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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About Me

Care Philosophy

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

Specialties

  • Dermatology

Board Certifications

  • Dermatology
  • Dermatopathology

Education

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

Languages

  • Polish
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Ukrainian

Awards

  • 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

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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Background Check

No malpractice claims found for New Jersey
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Altman's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Ringworm
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Dr. Altman treats Ringworm more than 100% of her peers

Dr. Altman treats this condition more than 100% of her peers

Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Altman treats Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema) more than 98% of her peers

Dr. Altman treats this condition more than 98% of her peers

Athlete's Foot
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Altman treats Athlete's Foot more than 97% of her peers

Dr. Altman treats this condition more than 97% of her peers

Dr. Altman's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess
  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acanthosis Nigricans
  • Acne
  • Acne Surgery
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Allergic Disorders
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergies
  • Allergy Testing
  • Allergy Treatment
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Bedsores
  • Benign Tumor
  • Biological Therapy
  • Birthmark
  • Body Contouring (After Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Botox® Injection
  • Breast Diseases
  • Burn Care Services
  • Burn Injuries
  • Cancer
  • Candidiasis of Skin and Nails
  • Canker Sore
  • Captique™ Injection
  • Carcinoma in Situ of Skin
  • Cellulitis
  • Cold Sore
  • Collagen Injection
  • Condyloma Destruction
  • Condyloma Fulguration
  • Corn
  • Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery
  • Cosmetic Facial Implant Surgery
  • Cosmetic Laser Surgery
  • Cosmetic Surgical Procedure
  • Cryosurgery
  • Cryosurgery for Skin Lesions
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis Due to Drugs
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
  • Diabetic (Charcot) Foot
  • Diabetic Foot Care
  • Dry Skin
  • Ear Surgery
  • Earlobe Repair
  • Excision
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Facelift
  • Facial Peel
  • Facial Rejuvenation, Advanced, Laser
  • Folliculitis
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foreign Body Removal
  • Fungal Infections
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Genital Warts
  • Granuloma of Skin
  • Hair Loss
  • Hair Removal
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hives
  • Hormone Imbalance
  • Hylaform Injection
  • Impetigo
  • Infant Care
  • Infections
  • Ingrown Toenail Treatment
  • Injection Therapy
  • Intertrigo
  • Itchy Skin
  • Jock Itch
  • Keloid Scar
  • Laser Ablation
  • Laser Hair Removal
  • Laser Skin Resurfacing
  • Laser Surgery
  • Lichen Planus
  • Lipomas
  • Local Anesthesia
  • Lyme Disease
  • Lymphoma
  • Melanoma
  • Metabolic Disorders
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Mixed Connective Tissue Disease
  • Mole Removal
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Neonatal Care
  • Non-Ablative Laser Skin Rejuvenation
  • Non-Surgical Facelift
  • Pemphigoid
  • Pemphigus
  • Photorejuvenation
  • Phototherapy
  • Pityriasis Rosea
  • Plantar Wart
  • Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, or Poison Sumac Poisoning
  • Psoriasis
  • Purpura
  • Radiesse® Injections
  • Rash
  • Removal of Condyloma
  • Restylane® Injections
  • Rheumatic Diseases
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Scabies
  • Scar Revision Surgery
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Seborrheic Keratosis
  • Shaving of Skin Lesion
  • Shingles
  • Skin Allergy
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Cancer Removal
  • Skin Discoloration
  • Skin Diseases
  • Skin Grafts
  • Skin Infections
  • Skin Lesion
  • Skin Resurfacing
  • Skin Surgery
  • Soft Tissue Injections
  • Soft Tissue Surgery
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Tinea Versicolor
  • Ulcer
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vulvodynia
  • Wart Removal
  • Warts
  • Wrinkle Removal
  • YAG Laser Capsulotomy