Dr. Julian Mackay-Wiggan, MD

Dr. Julian Mackay-Wiggan, MD

Dermatology  |  
Female  |  
46 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Julian Mackay-Wiggan, MD is a dermatology doctor who practices in New York, NY. She is 46 years old and has been practicing for 19 years. Read her story

Columbia University Medical Center Dermatology

161 Fort Washington Ave Fl 12

New York, NY 10032
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • 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
  • MultiPlan
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Skin Infections
very high
more than 96% of peers
very high
more than 96% of peers
more than 84% of peers

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Dr. Mackay-Wiggan's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Mackay-Wiggan "Dr. Mackay Wiggan is an Associate Professor of Dermatology at CUMC and Director of the Clinical Research Unit in the Department of Dermatology at Columbia University. She has primary responsibility for development of protocols, compliance with regulatory requirements and direct patient contact including examining and following study subjects at Columbia. Dr. Mackay-Wiggan completed a Master of Science in Biostatistics/Patient Oriented Research at the Columbia University School of Public Health. She has experience in conducting clinical research projects of varying complexity and design and has participated in numerous clinical drug trials (phase 0-IV) ranging from topical applications of products to chemoprevention trials. Dr. Mackay Wiggan also sees patients in private practice at the Herbert Irving Pavilion and supervises residents in the ambulatory care clinic (resident practice). She also supervises and trains the clinical research fellow."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Mackay-Wiggan "We are committed to delivering the best care and an exceptional patient experience. We are devoted to providing services that are patient-centered and compassionate, and care for you as a person. "


  • Dermatology

Board Certifications

  • Dermatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Dermatology*

Conditions Treated

  • Acanthosis Nigricans
  • Acne
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Tumor
  • Birthmark
  • Boil
  • Cancer
  • Candidiasis of Skin and Nails
  • Cellulitis
  • Cold Sore
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis Due to Drugs
  • Eczema and Contact Dermatitis Due to Metals
  • Folliculitis
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fungal Infections
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Hair Loss
  • Henoch–Schönlein Purpura (HSP)
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hives
  • Impetigo
  • Intertrigo
  • Itchy Skin
  • Keloid Scar
  • Lichen Planus
  • Lipomas
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Molluscum Contagiosum Infection
  • Nail and Nail Bed Infection
  • Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, or Poison Sumac Poisoning
  • Psoriasis
  • Purpura
  • Rash
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Scabies
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Seborrheic Keratosis
  • Shingles
  • Skin Discoloration
  • Skin Infections
  • Tinea Versicolor
  • Varicose Veins
  • Warts


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  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Lesion

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.


  • Columbia University / College Of Physicians and Surgeons
    Medical School | Graduated 1998
  • New York Presbyterian Hosp Columbia Univ Medical Ctr
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1999
  • New York Presbyterian Hosp Columbia Univ Medical Ctr
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2002

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Mackay-Wiggan has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Mackay-Wiggan's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Mackay-Wiggan to family and friends
based on 10 total reviews (3 with comments)
Dr. Mackay-Wiggan Says:

I strive to take optimal, compassionate care of all patients.  For that reason, I continue to accept insurance, rather than being fee for service.  Unfortunately, that means in the past I have not always been able to spend as much time with patients as I might want to even though  I allot twice the usual amount of time to new hair loss patients (for no additional re-imbursement)....

Dr. Mackay-Wiggan'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 (3)
Ossining, NY |
H have been Dr. Mackay's patient for over 5 years. She is knowledgeable and professional. She has helped me with all different dermatology issues. She has always made herself available, has answered all my questions and have always provided the necessary solutions to my dermatologic concerns.
New York, NY |
Dr. Mackay-Wiggan has been my dermatologist for six years. Throughout the years I have visited her office for routine dermatological matters. Most recently I saw her to discuss thinning hair that most often is associated with perimenopause. Dr. Mackay-Wiggan listened to my concerns and discussed the options that are available for women of a certain age who are experiencing hair loss. I left her office well informed and satisfied with the discussion that we had. I highly recommend her.
New York, NY |
Either she or her office both are horrible communicators. I've been getting treatment for almost two years, couldn't get in for the last few months, and when I did... Nothing discussed was scheduled, etc. She asked me if I wanted to pull phone records. Geez... Really just for psoriasis treatment that has been virtually ineffective for the last two years. I just left the office today after filling out the "new patient" info for the third time.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Mackay-Wiggan accepts 11 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
    BlueConnect HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
    Preferred Blue PPO
  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
    Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP) HMO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • EmblemHealth
    Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP) PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Oxford Health Plans
    Freedom Plan
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Oxford Liberty

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