Dr. Howard Sobel, MD

Dr. Howard Sobel, MD

Cosmetic Dermatology  ·  
Male  ·  
67 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Howard Sobel, MD is a cosmetic dermatology specialist in New York, NY and has been practicing for 41 years. He specializes in cosmetic dermatology and dermatology.Read his story

Howard D Sobel MD Skin & Spa

960 Park Ave

New York, NY 10028
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Insurance Accepted

  • Buckeye Community Health Plan

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Top Care Areas

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

more than 87% of peers
Skin Infections
more than 69% of peers
Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
more than 40% of peers

Dr. Sobel'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.

Dr. Sobel's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Sobel "Manhattan Dermatologist, Dr. Howard Sobel, combines modern technology with thirty years of experience. He has been recognized by New York Magazine for 17 consecutive years and by Castle Connolly Guide on How To Find the Best Doctors in the New York, Metropolitan Area as one of New York’s premier cosmetic dermatologic surgeons for 18 consecutive years. He has helped pioneer the union of dermatology with cosmetic surgery. In 1986, Dr. Sobel was among the first surgeons to perform liposuction using the tumescent solution purely under local anesthesia. Dr. Sobel received his degree in medicine from the Albert Einstein School of Medicine and completed his residency in dermatology and dermatologic surgery at Emory University School of Medicine. He is a Board Certified Cosmetic Dermatologic Surgeon, as well as being the first editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Cosmetic Surgery and Aesthetic Dermatology. DR. HOWARD SOBEL IS A DIPLOMATE, FELLOW OR MEMBER OF THE FOLLOWING MEDICAL BOARD, SOCIETIES AND ORGANIZATIONS: American Board of Cosmetic Surgery (Cosmetic Dermatologic Surgery) American Academy of Dermatology American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery American Academy of Dermatological Surgery American Society of Liposuction Surgery American Society of Hair Restoration Surgery American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery New York State Society of Dermatology Dermatology Foundation – Century Club The Society for Investigative Dermatology American Medical Association New York State Society of Cosmetic Surgery The Dermatologic Society of Greater New York New York Society of Facial Plastic Surgery American College of Phlebology "


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Sobel "Dr. Sobel will personally create a customized skin-treatment plan to revitalize your skin's health and natural glow.Your treatments are often quick, pain-free and effective. Your results are dramatic."

2  Specialties

  • Cosmetic Dermatology
  • Dermatology

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Sobel does not have any board certifications listed.

94  Conditions Treated


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77  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acne Scar Removal
  • Acne Surgery
  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Aged or Sun-Damaged Skin Treatment
  • Biopsy of Affected Tissue
  • Chemical Peel
  • Condyloma Destruction
  • Cosmetic Laser Surgery
  • Cosmetic Neck Surgery
  • Cosmetic Procedure
  • Cryosurgery
  • Cryosurgery for Skin Lesions
  • Cryotherapy for Warts
  • Cyst Aspiration
  • Dermal Filler
  • Dermatology Procedure
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Penile Lesion
  • Dysport Injection
  • Electrocautery
  • Electrocoagulation
  • Excision
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Cyst
  • Excision of Lipoma
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Soft Tissue Lesion
  • Excisional Biopsy
  • Facial Contour Alteration
  • Facial Peel
  • Facial Rejuvenation
  • Fractional Ablative Laser Treatment
  • Fractional Non-Ablative Laser Treatment
  • Glycolic Acid Skin Care Treatment
  • Hair Removal
  • In-Office Skin Procedure
  • Intense Pulse Light
  • Laser Hair Removal
  • Laser Microsurgery
  • Laser Office Procedure
  • Laser Skin Resurfacing
  • Laser Spider Vein Treatment
  • Laser Surgery
  • Laser Surgery for Skin Conditions
  • Laser Treatment of Varicose Veins
  • Laser Vein Removal
  • Lash Enhancer
  • LED Light Treatment for Acne
  • Lip Augmentation
  • Lipomas Sebacious Cyst Removal
  • Microdermabrasion
  • Mole Evaluation
  • Mole Removal
  • Narrow Band UVB Light for Psoriasis
  • Non-Ablative Laser Skin Rejuvenation
  • Pulsed Dye Laser Treatment
  • Q-Switched Nd:YAG Laser Treatment
  • Removal of Condyloma
  • Repair of Pigmentation Defect
  • Scar Revision Surgery
  • Shaving of Skin Lesion
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Skin Cancer Surgery With Reconstruction
  • Skin Lesion Biopsy
  • Skin Procedures
  • Skin Resurfacing
  • Skin Screenings
  • Skin Surgery
  • Skin Tag Removal
  • Titan Skin Tightening
  • Wart Removal
  • Wart Treatment
  • Wrinkle Reduction by Injection


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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.


  • Binghamton University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1972
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
    Medical School | Graduated 1975
  • Newton Wellesley Hosp
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1976
  • Grady Memorial Hospital-Dermatology
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1977
  • Newton Wellesley Hospital-Internal Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1977
  • University Of Miami School Of Medicine Jackson Memorial Hospital-Dermatology
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1979

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Sobel has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Sobel has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Hungarian
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, Member
  • American Academy of Dermatological Surgery, Member
  • American Academy of Dermatology, Member
  • American Board of Cosmetic Surgery, Member
  • American College of Phlebology, Member
  • American Medical Association, Member
  • American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, Member
  • American Society of Hair Restoration Surgery, Member
  • American Society of Liposuction Surgery, Member
  • Dermatology Foundation - Century Club, Member
  • New York Society of Facial Plastic Surgery, Member
  • New York State Society of Dermatology, Member
  • The Dermatologic Society of Greater New York, Member
  • The Society for Investigative Dermatology, Member

Dr. Sobel's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Sobel to family and friends
66 total reviews (5 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (66)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Sobel'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 (5)

Horrible experience!! He rushes you and tried to squeeze as much money as possible out of you.
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Terrible doctor! Arrogant and does not give you time. They charge $500 for a 1 minute consultation. He basically did not have anything to say when I asked him how I can enhance my appearance. He was wishy washy with his 1 minute suggestion and did not even inform me prior to the treatment that he...more
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absolute worse experience ever! lack of transparency in pricing, incompetent receptionists and nurses, miserable staff who don't greet you or make you feel welcome. they don't return phone calls and make you feel like a criminal for asking questions. and they charge crazy prices for subpar...more
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Dr Sobel was outstanding .I came to him looking like a 70 year old Quasimodo and came out like Brad Pitts twin. All you altakakas go to my new buddy, Dr Howard Sobel D.P. Woodstock NY
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Scleratherapy pricing is shockingly expensive. Dr Sobel charges by the syringe but he leaves 20% of the syringe unused - surprising that a Park Ave doc would scam for an extra $375. There's a reason this Docs office is empty in the middle of the day. Despite being empty doc makes you wait an hour...more
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