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Dr. Catherine Ding, MD, FAAD

Dermatologist

Professional statement

Please check with your plan if a doctor's referral is needed before seeing a specialist as this may delay your visit and those following. Additional appointments are available for urgent cases. Please call during office hours to inquire. New patients are requested to come 5-10 minutes early for paperwork and insurance verification. Catherine Ding M.D. is a board certified dermatologist who takes pride in providing complete dermatologic care to all age groups. Services provided in her office include medical, pediatric, cosmetic, and surgical dermatology. Her special interests include acne, eczema, melasma, pediatric dermatology, minimally invasive cosmetic procedures, and skin of color, while emphasizing preventative skin care and patient education. She attended SUNY Downstate School of Medicine, where she also completed her residency in dermatology and chosen to serve as Chief Resident during her final year. Dr. Ding is a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology. She is also a member of the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery, Society for Pediatric Dermatology, and the American Medical Association. She is an assistant clinical professor at the New York Harbor VA hospital in Brooklyn, as well as SUNY Downstate Medical Center, where she is able to apply her passion for teaching and inpatient dermatology. Dr. Ding has participated in basic science and clinical research in the fields of acne, eczema, psoriasis, surgery, and more. Languages spoken by Dr. Ding and her staff include Chinese (Mandarin, Cantonese, Fujianese), and basic Spanish.

In-network insurances

  • 1199SEIU
  • AARP
  • Aetna

Specialties

  • Dermatologist

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • VA New York Harbor Healthcare System - Brooklyn Campus
  • SUNY Downstate Medical Center

Board certifications

  • American Board of Dermatology

Education and training

  • Medical School - State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center, Doctor of Medicine
  • State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center, Residency in Dermatology

Professional memberships

  • American Society for Dermatologic Surgery

Awards and publications

  • Dr. Ding is an Estee Lauder Fellow, for her work with the company on the effect of their products on skin cells

Zocdoc awards

Rapid registration
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Scheduling hero

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Chinese (Cantonese)
  • Chinese (Fujian)

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1760749808

Office locations

City Derm NYC

99 Lafayette St, Ground Floor (Adjacent to Buyrite Pharmacy)

New York, NY 10013

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I walked in knowing that Dr.Catherine ding was well rated and she still exceeded expectations. Ny health care is hard. Dr. Ding’s Office makes it easy.
Less than 1 month ago
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I have seen Dr. Ding a few times now. I'm surprised at how eager she is to prescribe medications or creams with zero interest in potential causes. For those happy to take pills or invest in products, she is fine. Itsalso a bit strange how they photograph your issues on their ipads, rather than the doctor just doing an exam... I noticed she wasn't very kind to her assistants and had to wait about 40 minutes, another patient left while I was waiting after waiting in her exam room for too long. Overall fine, but for me a bit to centric on products rather than understanding what is going on.
Less than 1 month ago
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office easy to get to, very friendly and professional staff. Dr. Ding speaks to you like you are a person with easy to understand language. Her assistant was very personable as well.
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She is very nice and professional. She explained everything to me and treated me properly. This is my second visit to her. And i am satisfied and recommend others.
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Wait time was very short despite needing to be registered in their system. The office was impressive, incredibly clean, organized and modern. Staff was knowledgeable, polite and helpful. Doctor was professional, thorough and took her time to answer all questions.
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She is so sweet and down to earth! Best bedside manner of any doctor I’ve ever been to. She performed my cancer screening in less than ten minutes, and we had a great conversation during what could have been an uncomfortable appointment.
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Dr. Ding is very informative & she truly cares for her patients. She's the only Dr. that was determined to treat my daughters skin condition instead of just giving her unhealthy antibiotics like the previous physicians. Thanks again Doc!
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I would highly recommend Dr. Ding if you're looking for a dermatologist. While looking for a dermatologist, it seemed as though there are a lot of clinics that are more like spas looking to scam people out of money than doctor'soffices. The process of checking in was very straightforward. I appreciated that they told me up front what I could expect to pay for my visit. In addition, all of the staff was very helpful and professional. Dr. Ding was very thorough, listened to and addressed all my concerns and was very proactive about explaining everything to me and letting me know my options. It was a great experience, especially having never been to a Dermatologist before!
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Nice and professional. However, I am a shy patient and wish she would have spent more time talking with me about my previous acne issues and options and explaining why she was prescribing what she did rather than just saying “this will work”.
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Dr. Catherine Ding is an excellent doctor with a wonderful bedside manner. I will definitely return next year!
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This was my first visit with doctor Ding. She was very nice and explained all treatment options for my conditions. Staff was friendly and the office was great.
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Great doctor, made me feel at ease. Very professional and knowledgeable.
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Went for my first ever skin screening. Screening itself was pretty simple- Dr Catherine is satisfactory. Screening took less than 10 minutes but the wait time was about 50 minutes before I saw the doctor, so that part was not really ideal.
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Very personable doctor, who explains things well.
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Quick got what I needed to help my skin condition same day.
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She is the sweetest person and a very skilled doctor! Highly recommend.
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She was wonderful and very professional.
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Catherine Ding, MD, FAAD was very friendly and professional. She explains what is going on with you and puts her own personal experience/ touch to the visit. I was very nerveous with the visit for I am self-conscience about what ishappening to me. I don't like to be pre judged base on my appearance. However, I was looking for answers and I got them. I look forward to further visits with Catherine. For she knows her stuff (dedication). Thanks
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I booked this appointment as an emergency so I could get a cortisone injection. I felt like while Dr. Ding was sweet, and fast - her opinions on retinols / facial oils was pretty outdated and not up to reports /studies in the last 5 years or so. I also felt my injection wasn't effective at all, and was so lightly treated treated unlike a couple of my regular dermatologists which defied the purpose of going. However, she was thoughtful about prescribing me a topical which was less harsh than the one I was using now - I really appreciated fast and efficient appointments, but unfortunately this one didn't have the results I was looking for.
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Beautiful clean office. Very professional and helpful. I will be going back.
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Great experience ! The office is very clean and modern and the entire staff - from front desk to nurse to doctor - was efficient, professional and friendly. I can fully recommend Dr Ding !
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Since I already filled out most of my paperwork online, I only had to wait literally 2 mins to be called in! There wasn’t too many people before/after me either so I got the appointment at a good time. Dr. Dingwas very caring, she listened to what I had to say and gave me her 100% attention. She suggested to have bloodwork done and go on from there. Will update anything about my next appointment since today was my first! Worth the trip to the city because I’m from LI.
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Good doctor. I wish she asked about my previous experience with the procedure
Less than 3 months ago
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Really nice Doctor! ??
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Dr. Ding was very sweet! I went in at the end of the day so there was no one their waiting which made the visit go fast. I would recommend!
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A terrific practice!
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Dr. Ding is professional, clear, and clearly informed. She helped me realize I had a rash issue all along that previous dermas just suggested putting Vaseline on it, or would just brush it off entirely.
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Dr. Ding is awesome! She took her time, addressed all of my questions and concerns. She listened to what I was saying and I did not feel rushed. She is really kind as well!
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Really good! she's super sweet!
Less than 3 months ago
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Great doctor, very patient and kind.
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Excellent care. She was prompt, kind & efficient. She even looked out for cost effectiveness w/ my prescriptions.
Less than 3 months ago
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Dr. Ding was incredibly knowledgeable about the skin condition I was treated for.
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she was great! I would recomend her to others !
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The reason I visited the Dr Dang, because i have a mole and some warts in my back and wanted to be Checked , it took her less than ( and I am not exaggerating here ) 2 minutes, it was one of the shortest checkup ever .
Less than 3 months ago
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She’s awesome!
Less than 3 months ago
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Quick and straight to the point! Was in and out of the office in 5 minutes! Very informative and answered all of my questions.
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She was kind and professional and made me feel at ease. Will definitely be using her as my dermatologist moving forward.
Less than 6 months ago
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Dr. Ding is wonderful. 2nd visit, the 1st time I didn't wait at all. Will go again to her.
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Dr. Ding is kind and knowledgeable. She always listens to my concerns and has the simplest solutions. I keep coming back to her because I can trust her.
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Dr. Ding is very professional and caring. I felt that she really listened to me and considered my health and best interests as top priorities. I have seen other dermatologists in the city who are much more interested in selling theirown products than taking care of the patient. This experience was totally different! I will definitely be back to see Dr. Ding!
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Very professional....an impressive practice....very competent doctor.
Less than 6 months ago
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Dr. Ding was very professional and friendly. Everyone else in the office was super nice as well. I'm looking forward to my next visit!
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She is pleasant and attentive and her staff and front desk are soft and organized
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She was pleasant and knowledgeable. Great doctor.
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Very helpful! Already see the results of her therapy!
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Dr. Ding is an extremely kind person and a very competent dermatologist.
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Dr. Ding was extremely polite and knowledgeable. She explained throughly the process and details in regards to the treatment for my acne. They did not try to push their brand products and the whole staff was very polite.
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She could do no wrong. She really cares about her patients and is quick and to the point. Which I really appreciate!
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Staff was pleasant and I was seen right on time. Dr. Ding was friendly and knowledgeable and answered all of my questions. I wish that she would have waited to explain what she was prescribing until she had finished the examso that I didn't have to try to process what she was saying and ask any questions I had while laying face down half naked and still being examined. In case the feedback gets through to the doctor, I wanted to point out that many patients have trouble asking questions of medical professionals and are much more comfortable if they can sit up and have a conversation face to face...preferably clothed. I still had a great overall impression of Dr. Ding and the practice, but this felt pretty awkward so I wanted to mention it.
Less than 6 months ago
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Dr. Ding was incredibly kind, personable, and all around lovely to speak to. She answered all my questions and eased my concerns. She has an excellent bedside manner and is a great active listener. In fact, everyone working in the office is very upbeat and personable. I highly recommend!
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