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Dr. Shilesh Iyer, MD

Dermatologist

New York, NY

About Dr. Shilesh Iyer

Dr. Iyer is a Board Certified Dermatologist and professor of dermatology at Columbia University. He earned a B.A. in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry and a second B.A. in Economics from Yale College. Dr. Iyer graduated with honors from the New York University School of Medicine where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society. He completed his internship in Internal Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center-Harvard Medical School and trained in dermatology at UCLA, where he received the Outstanding Resident Award for three successive years and also served as Chief Resident in Dermatology. He subsequently completed a one year fellowship specializing in dermatologic surgery focusing on cosmetic dermatology, laser surgery, liposuction, and skin cancer treatment through the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. Dr. Iyer’s considerable training and fields of expertise include laser surgery, skin resurfacing, liposuction, botox therapy, soft tissue augmentation and skin cancer surgery. Dr. Iyer has published extensively in both the peer reviewed medical and cosmetic dermatologic literature and has delivered scholarly lectures widely at national and international conferences. He has authored numerous articles on the applications of lasers for the treatment of skin cancer and for aesthetic enhancement. He is a contributing author to the textbook Liposuction: Principles and Practice. Dr. Iyer served as a clinical instructor in the Division of Dermatology at UCLA for several years. He is currently on faculty in the Department of Dermatology of Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Iyer has been featured in Elle magazine, CBS news, and has collaborated with Joan Rivers.

In-network insurances

  • 1199SEIU
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross

Specialties

  • Dermatologist

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • New York-Presbyterian Hospital / Columbia University Medical Center

Board certifications

  • American Board of Dermatology

Education and training

  • Medical School - New York University, Doctor of Medicine
  • Harvard University, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Internship in Internal Medicine
  • University of California, Los Angeles, Residency in Dermatology
  • Yale University (Bachelor’s)

Professional memberships

  • American Academy of Dermatology
  • American Society for Dermatologic Surgery
  • American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery

Awards and publications

  • Elle Magazine
  • CBS News
  • Yahoo.com

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1841351277

Overall rating
4.8
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Mellow, thoughtful, genuine, interested, unhurried, universally knowledgeable, professional, warm... I hope the treatmentworks out because he seems like a keeper.
Mellow, thoughtful, genuine, interested, unhurried, universally knowledgeable, professional, warm... I hope the treatment works out because he seems like a keeper.
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It’s hard to find a doctor you can really trust and I really TRUST Dr. Iyer, with cosmetic procedures on myface and my medical issues as well. He is really efficient and his expertise is extra ordinary ... I have had simple issues and more complex issues and whether the diagnosis takes a second or a year to make and work through, I know Dr. Iyer will make the right decision and work with me. I cross two state lines just to see him. They don’t make doctors like they used to that you can really trust, but Dr. Iyer is truly one of them.
It’s hard to find a doctor you can really trust and I really TRUST Dr. Iyer, with cosmetic procedures on my face and my medical issues as well. He is reallyefficient and his expertise is extra ordinary ... I have had simple issues and more complex issues and whether the diagnosis takes a second or a year to make and work through, I know Dr. Iyer will make the right decision and work with me. I cross two state lines just to see him. They don’t make doctors like they used to that you can really trust, but Dr. Iyer is truly one of them.
Geeta S. · August 27, 2019

Dr. Shilesh Iyer's office location

New York Dermatology Group

119 5th Avenue, 4th Floor

New York, NY 10003

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Mellow, thoughtful, genuine, interested, unhurried, universally knowledgeable, professional, warm... I hope the treatment works out because he seems like a keeper.

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It’s hard to find a doctor you can really trust and I really TRUST Dr. Iyer, with cosmetic procedures on my face and my medical issues as well.  He is really efficient and his expertise is extra ordinary ...  I have had simple issues and more complex issues and whether the diagnosis takes a second or a year to make and work through,  I know Dr. Iyer will make the right decision and work with me.  I cross two state lines just to see him.  They don’t make doctors like they used to that you can really trust,  but Dr. Iyer is truly one of them.

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This was my second time seeing Dr. Iyer. Like last time, there was no wait when I arrived. I made the appointment because I was considering getting some fillers, but the doc told me that it really wasn't necessary for my face. He also explained that the potential for bruising was high for the area that I was thinking about. He re-examined my forehead where he previously injected some Botox, and did a light touch up. I had previously gone to another doctor, and those injections were more painful and caused a little bleeding. But with Dr. Iyer, I could barely feel anything and didn't see any blood. He had me ice the areas after the injection – the skin was a little red at the injection points, but the color subsided pretty quickly. I was in and out in about 20-25 minutes. All in all, it was totally uneventful and easy. Happy with the results and the experience, and I'll def be going back when I need it.

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I have been going to Dr. Iyer for many years to have regular scan cancer screening and to talk about any other skin concerns. I am always seen immediately, the office is very pleasant and everyone is very professional.

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Very thorough and answered all of my questions. Comfortable office and lovely staff

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Fantastic, welcoming staff, on time, efficient, delightful, helpful, insightful.

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Waste of money and time. I was with the Dr. Iyer for all of two minutes. He literally put on gloves and whipped them off 30 seconds later after barely examining my issue. The whole experience felt rushed and impersonal. Terrible experience. Would never recommend.

Less than 6 months ago
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Careful, thoughtful, pleasant, and clearly dedicated to his profession.

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Friendly and professional. Explained the science behind the treatment.

Less than 6 months ago
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Favorite ZocDoc appointment to date

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Dr Iyer is my go to for aesthetics: fat sculpting treatment, Botox and filler. For years he has kept me looking young but his work is so subtle that others can’t detect it.

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Dr. Iyer is professional, friendly, and reassuring. He is an amazing physician who makes great aesthetic suggestions. Have been seeing him for years and will definitely be back. I have recommended him to all of my friends, he is that good.

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Friendly knowledgeable guy. solid bedside manner. the "epitome of professionalism and enthusiasm."

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Dr Iyer and his staff are amazing.

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Dr Iyer is an excellent doctor. Very knowledgeable. It’s always a great experience. I feel like I’m in really good hands.

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Great service form beginning to end. The staff is super friendly , helpful and very accommodating .

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Absolutely the best! Kind and patient.

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Dr. Iyer is kind, knowledgeable, and helpful. I’ve had a great experience with his office as well. Highly recommend!

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Nice doc who seems very knowledgeable!

Less than 1 year ago
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He has been my derm for 2 years now, I am super pleased every visit. His delivers excellent care and he & his assistant are very professional, knowledgeable and do an excellent job.

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Dr. Shilesh is always professional and friendly. Makes sure all your concerns were addressed. Always nice to see him.

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Dr. Iyer was extremely nice and pointed out the problem immediately. He also took the time to explain the issue and discuss follow up steps. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a dermatologist. The only issue was the wait time in the clinic. You had to use one of their laptops to sign in on a website that they give you and fill some forms and this seemed like an overly complicated process. There was a total wait time of 45mins to an hour after reaching the office. Hope they work on improving this.

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Nothing but incredible

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Great doctor. Very thorough and always asked me if there was anything else that I would like to discuss with him concerning my skin care.

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He's kind, chill, relatively easy to get an appointment with, and effective. He also knows his products if you have skin care regime questions. Everything I look for in a dermatologist. The quality and accuracy of the office staff/system is touch and go, so call to confirm your appointment as their system is glitchy. Also, the tip column on the receipt must be for the cosmetics department. No one there expects you to tip for medical procedures!

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Very nice, upscale setting. Staff was pleasant.

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Dr. Iyer was very professional and answered all of my questions.

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Quick and easy, Dr. Iyer was very professional and helpful. he listened, asked questions and was not rushed.

More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Iyer was professional, warm and helpful as always; I left feeling great and assured.

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Great doctor, much better than other dermatologists I have seen

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Great doctor, however is office staff is TERRIBLE!! I went to an appointment with Dr. Iyer, and he instructed me to come back for a follow up appointment in 2 weeks. When I checked out with the front desk staff, the secretary scheduled my appointment for 2 weeks. Without telling me, the secretary made the appointment with a different doctor within the same office because Dr. Iyer was not available at my desired time. She should have told me that, and suggested a time that worked for his schedule. Two weeks later, when I arrived for my appointment who I thought was scheduled with Dr. Iyer, another doctor came to the examination room. It was very awkward because I was excepting Dr. Iyer, and the purpose of the appointment was a follow up visit. The doctor then reprimanded the secretary, however I never received an apology. To make matters worst, I later received a bill from the office for the full amount of my appointment with the other doctor. Turns out this other doctor who I didn’t even want to see in the first place, didn’t take my insurance (Dr Iyer takes my insurance) so the office billed me for the entire cost of the visit out of pocket. I stopped by the office to sort out the issue and called, however no one has had the decency to even return my call as they said they would. I would recommend this doctor, however the office staff make me never want to see him again.

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I was really disappointed in my visit with Dr. Iyer. Never have I had a doctor ask me what I think my diagnosis is. It made me feel like he was not confident and was just guessing. He didn’t examine my skin thoroughly the way previous doctors do in an annual skin check. I am not satisfied with my visit and will not be returning and will go to another doctor.

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Professional, kind and very helpful with his diagnosis and treatment plan.

More than 1 year ago
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He is simply the best!

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He barely looked at my problem. Just glanced at it and gave me an ineffectual prescription. Also, this clinic gives you a bill with a tip column on it, which is just ridiculous.

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Dr. Iyer was a great listener and very helpful and kind. I will definitely be going back to him. We will see if the treatment he recommends works, but I am otherwise very happy with his bedside manner.

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I’ve been a patient of Dr. Iyer’s for years. He is knowledgeable, kind and very professional. I can’t recommend him highly enough.

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A pleasure to meet and was able to find a quick solution! Totally recommend.

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Dr Iyer was quick, respectful, and responsive, and the office staff got me in and out quickly. Highly recommend.

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Excellent doctor. Very cool office.

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Dr. Iyer takes his time and listens and then gives you options to serve your needs. He makes you feel comfortable right away. My skin looks so much better since seeing him regularly. He is definitely a solid choice. He knows all of the latest technology to keep your skin healthy and radiant.

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He seemed really nice! I haven't tried the treatment methods yet, but am excited for relief.

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I was seen quickly, all my questions answered thoroughly and left feeling very confident and satisfied with my care.

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I did not like that ZocDoc Forms do not overlaps with their system, so you have to register on their computer and fill all forms again. And sometimes the system is glithy, so you have to spend some time and not user friendly process makes it even worse. But the doctor was great and 5* for professionalism.

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Very quick and to the point but also welcoming. Recommend.

More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Iyer is very knowledgeable and a great listener. I am confident that I am receiving the very best treatment from him. Office visits are always quick and pleasant. Highly recommended!

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The women working the front seems like she hates her job. Also very slow and always seems confused.

More than 1 year ago
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Punctual, friendly, and always patient with my questions. A delightful place to receive treatment.

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He helped treat a problem that I was struggling with for years. Attentive and very knowledgable!

More than 1 year ago
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Amazing! He knew exactly what I needed

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