Dr. Malik is a board-certified dermatologist. He received his bachelor's degree from Brown University and his medical degree from Brown Medical School. Before starting his dermatology residency, he completed a research fellowship in pemphigus (a rare disease affecting the skin and mouth) at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine. He then did his internship at the The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University's internal medicine program at Rhode Island Hospital. He completed his dermatology residency at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital.
Dr. Malik has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals, given presentations at major national and international meetings, and has written several book chapters.