Dr. Karen Chernoff, MD

Dr. Karen Chernoff, MD

Pediatric Dermatology  |  
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Dr. Karen Chernoff, MD is a pediatric dermatology doctor who practices in New York, NY. She has been practicing for 8 years.

1305 York Ave Fl 9

New York, NY 10021

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • UnitedHealthCare

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more than 56% of peers
more than 49% of peers
more than 45% of peers

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  • Pediatric Dermatology
  • Dermatology

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • Acanthosis Nigricans
  • Acne
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Tumor
  • Birthmark
  • Boil
  • Breast Diseases
  • Cancer
  • Cellulitis
  • Cold Sore
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis Due to Drugs
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Eczema and Contact Dermatitis Due to Metals
  • Excessive Sweating
  • Folliculitis
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fungal Infections
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Hair Loss
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hives
  • Impetigo
  • Intertrigo
  • Itchy Skin
  • Keloid Scar
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Molluscum Contagiosum Infection
  • Nail and Nail Bed Infection
  • Plantar Wart
  • Psoriasis
  • Rash
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Scabies
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Shingles
  • Skin Discoloration
  • Skin Infections
  • Tinea Versicolor
  • Vascular Birthmarks
  • Warts


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  • Acne Surgery
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Laser Treatment

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.


  • Harvard Medical School
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Albert Einstein College Of Medicine Of Yeshiva University
    Medical School | Graduated 2009
  • Mount Sinai School Of Medicine
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2010
  • Weill Cornell Medical College
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2013
  • Nyu Langone Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2014

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Chernoff has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Chernoff's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Chernoff to family and friends
based on 11 total reviews (5 with comments)
Dr. Chernoff'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)
in New York, NY |
Dr. Chernoff treating both of by children and I would highly recommend her. She was kind and patient and her office staff was good.
in New York, NY |
Dr. Chernoff is my go to doctor for all my children. Her great attitude and professionalism is contagious. Dr. Chernoff makes going to the doctor more fun again!
Hoboken, NJ |
Dr. Chernoff is one of the most patient and knowledgeable physicians that I have worked with! I value her opinion and highly recommend her to my friends and family.
in New York, NY |
I brought my daughter in to see Dr. Chernoff. Immediately my daughter was taken by her kindness and beautiful bedside manner. It is no wonder Dr.Chernoff is a leader in her field. My only wish is the I could have her as my doctor as well! Clearly the best of the best!
in New York, NY |
Dr.Chernoff doesn't seem to know how to interact with children. At a recent visit she was perfectly pleasant to me but very rude to my son, like a vet treating a naughty dog. I have had many wonderful experiences with pediatricians in Manhattan and have never seen anyone who has such a poor bedside manner. I am not sure if this was a one off experience because the nurse that brought us is was also really rude! I'm actually amazed they work with children, they clearly do not enjoy it.
On behalf of Dr. Chernoff, Thank you for your comment. We welcome learning ways to improve the patient experience. Our Chairman of Dermatology appreciated speaking with one of the heads of household directly. While we believe your experience was atypical based on continuously positive feedback we have received about Dr. Chernoff, we are taking to heart your suggestion about a more child-friendly waiting area at our dermatology practice at William Street. Sincerely, WCM Dermatology
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Chernoff accepts 7 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
    Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
  • Oxford Health Plans
    Freedom Plan
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    Oxford Liberty

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Hospitals where Dr. Chernoff has admitting privileges

NewYork-Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Hospital
170 William St
New York, NY 10038
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