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Dr. Alaleh Akhavan, MD

Dermatologist

New York, NY

Dr. Alaleh Akhavan is a board certified dermatologist who believes in helping her patients achieve healthy, beautiful skin at all stages of life, and is committed to caring for her patients with an open-minded approach to skin wellness. As a member of the dermatology team at The Dermatology and Laser Group, Dr. Alaleh Akhavan offers a thoughtful balance of medical, surgical and cosmetic services. Dr. Alaleh Akhavan attended the Albert Einstein College of Medicine as a prestigious Sue Golding Scholar, graduating with Distinction in Research in Dermatology. She was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Society, and remained at Albert Einstein to complete her dermatology training. She is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology and the Women’s Dermatologic Society. Our practice strives to provide compassionate and thorough expert skin care to each and every patient we see.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross

Specialties

  • Dermatologist

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • The Mount Sinai Hospital

Board certifications

  • American Board of Dermatology

Education and training

  • Medical School - Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, Doctor of Medicine
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, Residency in Dermatology
  • New York University, Internship in Pediatrics
  • Columbia University (Bachelor’s)

Professional memberships

  • American Academy of Dermatology
  • Women's Dermatologic Society

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1205114709

Dr. Alaleh Akhavan's office location

The Dermatology and Laser Group

200 W 57th St, Suite 510

New York, NY 10019

Patient reviews for Dr. Alaleh Akhavan

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She was super knowledgeable and helpful Diagnosed me right away and her treatment has drastically improved my skin.
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I would never go anywhere else. Dr. Akhavan has the most wonderful bedside manner and is so knowledgeable and thorough. The office is run super efficiently; I don't think I've ever been kept waiting more than 5 minutes. They're super transparentand work with my insurance company well. Highly recommend!
Less than 6 months ago
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Best derm I’ve been too. Extremely efficient office and great staff.
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Dr.Akhavan is patient, knowledgeable, caring, and extremely helpful. She is an excellent doctor that I will continue to see for years to come.
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Great office and the doctor is extremely nice.
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Dr. Akhavan was professional, and personable (as was the rest of the staff that I dealt with.) She was knowledgeable and got to the point quickly without making me feel rushed. I would definitely go back.
Less than 1 year ago
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She may talk fast but she’s great and always takes the time to see if you have additional questions or concerns. I always feel well taken care of when I leave the office.
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Dr. Alaleh Akhavan is a fantastic dermatologist. She’s extremely thorough, knowledgeable, and very patient to answer all your questions you may have. I’m extremely grateful to be in her care!
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She speaks very fast., but seems very knowledgeable and professional. It’s very thorough.
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Dr. Akhavan is great. She explains things well, gives you options and is a pleasure to chat with during your visit.
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I’ve now seen Dr. Akhavan for the third time and she is very knowledgeable, kind and friendly. I went for my acne and she suggested different ways it could be cleared allowing me to choose which option I was most comfortablewith. Staff is also friendly and attentive to patient needs.
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The doctor is in a rush and doesn't listen nor makes the patient feel like they are heard, she did not listen to any of my concerns. The room had loud music and im not sure how a patient can communicatewell with a doctor like this. My experience was not a nice one and I will not be seeing this doctor again.
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Very professional and also very polite and kind. Made me feel very comfortable. Would definitely recommend as an amazing dermatologist
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very patient, professional yet nice attitude , makes me feel very comfortable and treats me with respect
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Dr. Akhavan is wonderful! She listens to you and provides great feedback and advice, I am so happy I found her!
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Dr. Akhavan is great. She’s been treating my acne for a few years now and I’ve seen great improvement in my skin. She always takes time to answer my questions and review my skincare regiment to determine if we should makeany adjustments. The office is beautiful and all of the staff are very nice.
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She is the sweetest doctor that I have ever met! She took her time and answered all of my questions. My appointment began right on time and her staff was lovely! So courteous and professional. I will not see another dermatologist except for her.
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Dr. Akhavan was very patient with me in explaining the medications to be prescribed and the possible side effects. I appreciated her patience.
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I waited for less than 5 minutes before being seen, and my appointment was less than 20 minutes and covered several different skin issues. She was able to provide diagnoses and solutions, then gave me recommendations for a combination of OTCand prescription creams to fix the problems. Yes, she talks quickly, but I appreciate that she didn’t waste time, and she still gave me an almost overwhelming amount of information. Overall I’m very happy with how efficient the appointment was and the outcome, and she and her assistant were very warm and welcoming.
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Gave great information, explained things thoroughly.,
More than 1 year ago
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She listens, is very informative and makes me feel comfortable.
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I love Dr. Akhavan. I'm a nervous patient and she is super reassuring and thorough.
More than 1 year ago
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She’s amazing and the staff is just as wonderful.
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great experience!
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Dr. Akhavan is the absolute best! Thorough, engaging and has helped my skin improve so much. Thank you, Dr. Akhavan!
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Wonderful experience from beginning to end and am so happy to have become a patient of Dr Akhavan.
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love love love her. friendly, approachable, warm. swift review, diagnosis, and treatment plan. efficient. smart.
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I rarely trust doctors, but I love Dr. Akhavan. You can tell she is very knowledgeable in her field and she is also very considerate. The appointments are always extremely fast, but if you do have a concern, she will address it.
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Welcoming and attentive staff.
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She was great - she knew exactly what to do with my acne and listened to me when I told her what I preferred. She immediately put me on a new regime and wrote everything down for me which was superhelpful. Theres a lab right next store which is super convenient too. Seeing her again in a month - cant wait!
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I've seen Dr. Akhavan many times before and the wait time is always reasonable. Today I arrived before my appointment and was seen 5 minutes before my scheduled appointment time, which was great because I went during work. Dr. Akhavan isvery friendly, professional and pleasant. Today she wrote out a new skincare regimen for me, which I really appreciated because I can never remember what they tell me to do once I leave the office. I'll continue to see Dr. Akhavan and recommend her if you're looking for a derm in midtown.
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Best. Dermatologist. Ever! At least in my experience. This was my third visit - and as always, she was thorough, professional, warm and effective. I had five different areas of concern, and she addressed each one, providing a few salves Ineeded so I didn't have to run out and buy them. I feel lucky to know her.
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Dr. Akhavan was great. She was easy to talk to and answered all my questions. She did a very thorough skin check, which is great. The office was very nice and I did not wait long to be seen! I would recommend Dr. Akhavan for sure.
More than 1 year ago
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Exceptional and caring doctor.
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They are great, good staff. No waiting time, and the doctor is the best. She’ll take all the time you need to explain, make sure you understand . I highly recommend them
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She was amazing! Knew exactly what to do.
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She remembered me from last time and talked to me like a girlfriend. I am happy with Dr. Akhavan and her staff!
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I must say the office was beautiful and quiet. The receptionist who checked me in was friendly. The wait time was about 10min after my 9:45am appointment which was amazing never experienced such a quick time. Dr. Akhavan was pleasant verythorough and answered all my questions. I was so happy that she immediately took action to what my needs were and ordered lab work to be done. I am happy I came to her for a second opinion on the issues I’ve had and I must say she was awesome and I would highly recommend to anyone.
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Dr. Akhavan is wonderful. I have been to her several times, and I've almost never had to wait more than two minutes. She explains the answers to all of my questions and concerns quickly, but very clearly and thoroughly. She andher assistants are all very friendly. I can't say enough good things about her and her office.
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Dr. Akhavan is awesome! Always love meeting with her, she answers all my questions and makes me feel comfortable.
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I was bummed bc my usual doctor is away from the practice, but Dr. Akhavan was great and I like her a lot. Took time, explained everything and had a pleasant and confident bedside manner.
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The doctor is so knowledgeable. She knew quickly how to help. Excellent doctor.
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Finally, a dermatologist who actually knows what she's doing! Dr. Akhavan was super thorough, explained everything in detail, and confidently came up with a plan of action for my skin issue. Highly recommend!
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Dr. Arash Akhavan was one of the most professional and caring doctors I have ever met in my 69 years of life. I was very concerned about a skin condition. She was calming and listened to my story...and went over stepby step on how to treat my condition. Her assistant was so warm and helpful. I cannot say enough good things about this whole experience. I will now tell all my friends and family about her including all of you who are now reading this review.
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Dr. Akhavan was incredible - professional, efficient, comforting. I highly recommend her. I came in for a routine skin check and she went above and beyond to explain everything to me and make sure I felt comfortable. I will definitely bereturning and will recommend her highly to my friends, colleagues, and family.
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Dr Akhavan was great - knowledgeable, nice, listened and answered well. Would highly recommend. Waited a bit but really not bad, and the office and waiting room are beautiful so I didn’t mind at all. Even offered me some Fiji water when I checked in! Overall great experience.
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Great experience and very knowledgeable about my issues and concerns. Highly recommend.
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Dr. Akhavan was great. Pretty thorough and fast, although I did feel like she spoke extremely quickly because she was fully booked and I was a little late to my appointment so I think she may have been rushing to explaineverything and get to the next patient. The office is very nice though, clean, and appears organized. I will definitely go back again to continue treatment.
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Went for an annual screening and everything was great. Doctor was helpful and friendly.
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I love her.
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