Dermatologists located throughout New York, NY

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Finding the right dermatologist isn't easy. You want medical expertise and results. But you don't want a sterile, intense practice that forgets your holistic health. That's where Vanguard Dermatology comes in. They serve patients throughout New York with balanced but powerful skin care treatments.

Your well-being is their ultimate concern — so they treat you as a whole person, not just your skin.

For your convenience, they have offices in the Financial District, Sheepshead Bay, Greenpoint, Forest Hills, Staten Island, Washington Heights, and Inwood, New York. At each location, they’ve worked to create a space that feels welcoming, modern, and comfortable — more like a spa than a hospital. At every Vanguard Dermatology office, you'll find internationally acclaimed physicians and dedicated staff. Every person on their team blends their specialized medical expertise with a warm, holistic approach. Their goals are to make you feel comfortable while making you feel better, both inside and out. They work hard to combine top-tier care that leverages state-of-the-art solutions with a personable approach so you leave knowing Vanguard Dermatology is a practice you can trust.

If you'd like to learn more about how Vanguard Dermatology blends the science of medicine with the art of putting patients at ease, get in touch. Whether you'd like to make an appointment or simply ask a question, they’re here to serve you.

  • Refresh


    We also offer a variety of treatment masks as a relaxing add-on to any service for optimal results. Masks include a collagen face or eye mask and a vitamin-C firming mask. Packages are available for all of our services.




  • Repair


    Mohs surgery is recognized as the most effective technique for the removal of basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas. And Dr. Michael Shapiro is a leading specialist in it — having successfully treated more than 12,000 cases over 10 years of experience.

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  • Rejuvenate


    Rejuvenate your skin and enhance your appearance — with subtlety and sophistication. We offer the most cutting-edge and minimally invasive cosmetic skincare solutions to reveal a fresh, youthful you.




  • Restore


    Healthy, beautiful skin is always the goal. Our doctors offer diagnostic consultations and personalized treatment options for patients of all ages, providing the effective solutions that help you to achieve it.




  • Nationally Recognized


    Dr. Michael Shapiro has been named one of New York's Top Doctors every year since 2013. Castle Connolly helps consumers find excellent physicians, and Dr. Shapiro is recognized as an outstanding healthcare provider in the field of dermatology.

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    I’ve been searching for a cosmetic dermatologist for about a year and came across an article in Social Life and multiple online reviews about Marek Paliwoda, PA. Marek was extremely knowledgeable about cosmetic dermatology and helped steer me towards treatments that addressed my issues. After our consultation, I felt comfortable trying both Botox and fillers for an upcoming wedding and I truly looked and felt amazing. I would recommend Marek to anyone!

    -Diana M.







    Dr. Shapiro is worth the wait. I waited a few weeks to get an appointment with him for an issue I was having with my nails, but while we were talking, he noticed something very subtle on my forehead. So sublte, I'd never given it any thought before. He suggested we biopsy it, and two days later his office called to explain that I had a basal cell carcinoma that needed to be removed. Dr. Shapiro squeezed me in for Mohs Surgery the following week and the area has healed beautifully. There are so many mediocre dermatologists out there - Dr. Shapiro is an expert medical doctor and I won't ever trust my skin to anyone else.

    -Sam G.
    Forest Hills






    Great experience all around and I’d recommend him to anyone.

    The Sheepshead Bay office is well kept, spacious and comfortable. I spoke with the receptionist about my appointment, filled out my paperwork, and gave them my insurance info. About 15 minutes later, I was in with Dr. Shapiro. (Amazing!). I told him my situation, and he diagnosed my issue in seconds. While he wrote me a prescription, we chatted a bit about New Yorkers, tennis, and marriage. He's really a very funny guy! The entire visit took less than 20 minutes and medication cleared up my condition in about a week. No lingering issues. Great experience all around and I’d recommend him to anyone.

    - Irving S.
    Sheepshead Bay






    Joshua Shapiro should be applauded for his dedication to his patients

    I have been Josh Shapiro’s patient since I was a teenager, and 6 years later he’s the only provider I trust with my skin. His communication with patients in exceptional – he actually addresses all of my concerns and finds the proper care for each. I never feel rushed. He is a true expert in dermatology. I will continue to recommend his remarkable care to everyone!!!

    -Irsis C.
    Washington Heights






























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Words from our patients

  • Google

    "Dr. Michael Romano was an absolute best and professional. Helped get me the medication I needed approved by insurance and did an amazing job with my skin."

    Arkadiy Z.
  • Google

    "Dr. Shapiro is a very thorough, professional and meticulous dermatologist[...]. I highly recommend his practice for annual skin check-ups and more serious skin issues."

    Josh S.
  • Google

    "Dr. Romanov is such a caring professional. He was very attentive to my needs and provided the best service I could expect."

    Victoria S.
  • Yelp

    "This place is amazing from start to finish. The receptionist, medical assistant, and Suraj S. Mathial PA, all made my experience wonderful."

    Megan H.
  • Yelp

    "If I ever have to have another procedure, and I really really hope I never have to go through this again, Dr. Shapiro is definitely the doctor I want to go back to."

    Tony R.