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Dr. Peter Chien, MD, PhD, FAAD

Dermatologist

Professional statement

Dr. Peter Chien is a board certified New York dermatologist practicing medical and cosmetic dermatology. He graduated from New York University School of Medicine's M.D.-Ph.D. program. He continued with intern training in medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine and then completed his dermatology residency at New York University School of Medicine, where he gained experience and training from a renowned faculty of dermatologists consulted by celebrities such as Heidi Klum and Cindy Crawford. Dr. Chien specializes in the prevention and treatment of medical skin conditions as well as rejuvenation of the skin to reverse the signs of aging in a natural appearing way. **For additional same-day appointment availability please call us.** **New patients, please arrive 15 min early to register.** **If your insurance plan requires a referral (e.g. HMO) please have your primary care doctor in your plan send us a referral prior to your appointment.**

In-network insurances

  • 1199SEIU
  • Aetna
  • Altius (Coventry Health Care)

Specialties

  • Dermatologist

Practice names

Board certifications

  • American Board of Dermatology

Education and training

  • Medical School - New York University, Doctor of Medicine
  • New York University, Residency in Dermatology
  • Stanford University (Internship)
  • New York University (PhD)

Professional memberships

  • American Academy of Dermatology

Awards and publications

  • Marion B. Sulzberger Award of Excellence in Dermatology (2005)
  • Linear psoriasis. Chien P Jr, Rosenman K, Cheung W, Wang N, Sanchez M. Dermatol Online J. 2009 Aug 15;15(8):4.
  • Alopecia universalis with twenty-nail dystrophy (trachyonychia). Chien P Jr, Kovich OI. Dermatol Online J. 2008 May 15;14(5):24.
  • Human immunodeficiency virus type 1 evades T-helper responses by exploiting antibodies that suppress antigen processing. Chien PC Jr, Cohen S, Tuen M, Arthos J, Chen PD, Patel S, Hioe CE. J Virol. 2004 Jul;78(14):7645-52.

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1609089077

Office locations

Lumos Dermatology® (Peter Chien, MD, PLLC)

37 East 28th St, Suite 304

New York, NY 10016

Lumos Dermatology® (Peter Chien, MD, PLLC)

37 East 28th St, Suite 304

New York, NY 10016

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Very informative and answered all my questions. Didn’t rush me and made sure I felt comfortable.
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He was very kind and knowledgeable.
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The doctor is engaging and a good listener. He asked the right questions without wasting time. Highly competent and professional. The office staff were friendly and kind: A good reflection on the doctor. All in all, a quality performance.
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Dr. Chien is very personable and easy to talk to. He is also very efficient with your time -- my whole appointment took about 20 minutes, including check-in. I walked away feeling hopeful about the treatments he prescribed -- a testament to his good listening.
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Dr. Chien and his staff were very patient and friendly. Dr. Chien did not only answer my questions but provided additional feedback and recommendations based on his own experience.
Less than 3 months ago
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Took the time to explain everything. Very kind and professional. Dr. Chien is now my go-to dermatologist.
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He was great and made me feel very comfortable! Very friendly
Less than 3 months ago
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Always enjoy seeing this doctor. He has a great bedside manner and explains everything in detail. Does not rush you and demonstrates concern.
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He is irresponsible towards the patient’s time and needs. I wated several months with him and he just sent me to do some blood test, whose results he never bothered to give me on time, and didn’t follow up with mycase. The last time his office made me to go there for an appointment of vitamin D3 injection, and after i went there they and waited for 15 min they told me they don’t have that, and i need to reschedule gor another appointment and they would call me as soon as they find it. Well, they never called me back.
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I booked an appointment for my sister who has severe eczema on her face. She’s been to several dermatologists and they all recommended her Dupixent injections. She was afraid of using needles so she wanted a second opinion which led herto Dr. Chien. He prescribed her a couple of skin creams and within a couple weeks her eczema went away! The wait time was very short and Dr. Chien saw her right away. She was also able to ask questions and he answered everything that was concerning her.
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Dr. Chien is attentive and kind. I would go back again.
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Geeat!
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Very professional. Was not rushed like many doctors these days. Explained everything in detail. Was open on Saturday which few doctors are. Dr. Chien will now be my go-to dermatologist.
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Friendly, knowledgeable, and easy to talk to. Dr. Chien was very helpful. Would highly recommend to friends and colleagues. I went during lunch on a weekday and getting processed and seen was VERY easy. Almost no wait.
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Dr. Chien was very knowledgeable and nice. I will definitely be seeing him again.
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Really just an outstanding dermatologist. An extremely skilled practitioner who took the time to provide me with advice for both medical and cosmetic dermatology issues.
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Great doctor , receptionist amazing. Would love to recommend to others
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Very friendly.!
Less than 6 months ago
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Dr. Chien is very thorough and knowledgeable. He listened to every issue I was having and addressed them. I highly recommend him.
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Great experience. Ver comforting and entrusted.
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Very knowledgeable doctor. Resolved my split toenail problem and fungus issue!
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He’s. Wonderful
Less than 1 year ago
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Fine.
Less than 1 year ago
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Excellent bedside manner! Very caring!
Less than 1 year ago
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The entire office staff were very pleasant and accommodating. The whole experience was terrific.
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I always like seeing Dr. Chien, however, the wait time this time around was almost an hour and a half. Maybe it was because it was a Saturday morning but otherwise I am definitely going to see him again.
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Great Doctor, who took the time to explain things very carefully and thoroughly. I left feeling very confident in my understanding, and in our plan.
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Very intelligent, and very sweet! He's very honest and doesn't recommend things you don't need.
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Very profesional ,, very kind person and knows what to do very well.
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His the best....
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Nice Doctor who listens to patient,& invites to use the office to gain resolve when in need. Staff is just nice,& pleasant. Humbling,& appreciated. KM
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The doctor was very accommodating. He saw both me and my son even though the appointment was only for my son. It was a quick visit but he answered all my questions.
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I went to see Dr. Chien for a skin rash that I have been getting intermittently for years and have never been able to figure out what the cause is. Dr. Chien is the first dermatologist to actually run tests totry to determine the etiology of my rash as opposed to just prescribing steroids. He had a very compassionate and empathetic bedside manner. He listened to my concerns regarding curing my rash prior to my upcoming wedding. He returned my call on the weekend to help m resolve an issue with a prescription. I've never met a more personable and caring dermatologist and would highly recommend him. The only down side is that he has limited hours, however there are other physicians in his office who also sound quite competent.
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I’m please with my first visit at the office. The staff made me feel comfortable and answer every question I asked pertaining being a new patient. Dr. Chien listened with open ears, He really helped and after treatment refer ways tokeep my skin clear. I really appreciate the hospitality at the office and will be back for a follow up.
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Dr. Chien took a look at my problem and decided how to be treated. It was efficient and professional. As always he was very friendly and nice. I was seen immediately after I completed all the paper works. He gave additionaladvice for the other problem he identified. Previous medication he prescribed for me works great too. I am so happy to find Dr. Chien for my dermatology needs.
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Very competent and with a great manor!
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Dr. Chien was very professional. He listened to my concerns and provided different solutions. Also, my visit didn't feel rushed (like most other dermatologist offices). Highly recommended and will visit again.
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Dr. Chien appeared very uneasy during my consultation and almost half asleep. As I was explaining my skin concern, he interrupts me mid-sentence and excuses himself to grab and pen and notepad. Within a minute of explaining my concerns, he didn'thesitate to prescribe me medication (without an end date) instead of finding out the cause of my skin irritation. I asked for tests and he explained there could be so many reasons that blood work cannot tell. As I insisted he then provided a list of labs for blood tests as he doesn't do them at his doctor's office. Dr. Chien was polite and soft spoken but visit with him was quick and lacked compassion. The only good thing about this visit was the professionalism of the front desk receptionist and his assistant. They were great. Unfortunately, I would never recommend this doctor.
More than 1 year ago
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Highly Recommend!
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What a great staff and Dr chien is great!
More than 1 year ago
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I went to urgent care about a rash and they said it was some kind of foliculitis and jock itch.. WRONG. I was suffering for like a month and finally decided to go to an actual Dermatologist. After visitng with Dr.Chen.. boom! Problem solved, he took one look and determined it was a kind of Dermatitis and prescribed the right meds. Once they ran out I called and he refilled the prescription and also prescribed an even better working med. I was able to go on vacation without constant itching..thank god. I would ABSOLUTELY recommend him and will always return for my skin issues.
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Dr. Chien was very friendly and knowledgeable. All my questions and concerns were answered.
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Excellent doctor!!!
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he's great
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Second visit and both times had a great experience with both Dr. Chien and very friendly and professional office staff. Would definitely recommend.
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Dr. Chien and his assistant Jessica were wonderful. I arrived early, and he was able to see me immediately instead of waiting for my appointment. Very friendly, professional, and to the point.
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The office does have good set up: everyone's pleasant and the waiting time was about 15 minutes. The doctor, however - Dr. Chien has come in to see me for the whole of 60 seconds, during which he was fidgety, distracted, and quickly proceeded off.
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It was great overall but I do prefer more personal opinion.
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Dr Chien is super attentive, caring and patient with his time - incredibly rare for a doctor in dermatology.
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