About Us

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. We serve patients throughout New York with balanced but powerful skin care treatments.

About Our Team

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

For your convenience, we have offices in the Financial District, Sheepshead Bay, Greenpoint, Forest Hills, Staten Island, Washington Heights, 7th Avenue (Brooklyn), The Bronx, Chinatown, Elmhurst, and Inwood, New York. At each location, we’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 our team blends our specialized medical expertise with a warm, holistic approach. Our goals are to make you feel comfortable while making you feel better, both inside and out. We 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, we’re here to serve you.

“Our committed staff has the expertise and experience to treat all your medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatology needs.”

Medical Dermatology

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.

Surgical Dermatology

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.

Cosmetic Dermatology

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.

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.

Skin Conditions

Skin disorders vary greatly in symptoms and severity. They can be temporary or permanent, and may be painless or painful. Our Board-Certified Dermatologists are experts in skin care with extensive training in the structure and function of skin, and we are committed to addressing and resolving your skin health concerns.

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