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Dr. Sumayah Jamal, MD, PhD

Dermatologist

Professional statement

Sumayah Jamal M.D., Ph.D. is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Dermatology at The Ronald O. Perelman Department of Dermatology at New York University School of Medicine. The Ronald O. Perelman Department of Dermatology is recognized nationwide as being one of the most reputable departments of Dermatology in the United States. She is the Head Dermatologist of Keris Dermatology where she and her associates specialize in laser surgery, cosmetic and medical Dermatology.

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Specialties

  • Dermatologist

Practice names

Board certifications

  • American Board of Dermatology

Education and training

  • Medical School - New York University, Doctor of Medicine
  • New York University (PhD)
  • New York University, Residency in Dermatology
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital / Columbia University Medical Center, Internship in General Medicine

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1487643516

Office locations

Schweiger Dermatology Group

Flatiron

21 West 19th St

New York, NY 10011

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The office staff was extremely pleasurable and knowledgeable. All of my concerns were addressed and I feel like I was provided sufficient information on how we will proceed with my treatment going further.
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Great professional advice.
Less than 1 month ago
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Great quality of service. All employees were polite and accomodating
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Does Dr. Jamal even like her job?
Less than 3 months ago
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I’ll start with the positive— the front desk attendant and medical assistant we’re both lovely and very helpful. Additionally, I was provided with a handful of samples which will save me some money. I’ve been to other doctors in the Schweigergroup and they’ve all been AWESOME. One of the dermatologists went out of her way to bring me products that she had at home for me to try. Everyone else has always been very thorough in their approach and when answering questions. Unfortunately, Dr. Jamal did not follow suit. Overall, her consultation felt rushed and she came across as disinterested and somewhat condensing when I asked questions. I came in with a handful of non-serious chronic skin issues. Over the years, I’ve gotten 5 or more different prescriptions for each of these issues and have felt like a guinea pig trying out different medications. When I showed her some of the medications I’d tried, she unsympathetically prescribed something else. For two of the conditions she barely even looked at my skin. When I asked about laser treatments she did not explain them at all, she said she recommended 3-5 treatments of a particular type. I asked if it hurt and her response was, “well, I numb the skin” (as if that was supposed to be obvious?). When I checked-out I was provided with a brochure that didn’t even include the laser she recommended, and the prices for each laser treatment was thousands of dollars each. Lastly, I was asked to change into a gown so I could have a yearly skin exam. She started walking out of the appointment and I asked about the skin exam and she said, “let’s do it when you come back, this appointment has already taken long.” Without exaggeration, she had been in the room for no more than 5 minutes and never even sat down. She stood peering over me and rushed through my questions/concerns. I had high hopes because she’s an incredibly educated woman, and Schweiger typically has excellent doctors (I’ve met 3 over the years). Unfortunately, she did provide the type of service I was hoping for.
Less than 3 months ago
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Very professional.
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It was as expected. Performed her duties and left. The Spanish young lady at the front desk almost caused me to take my business elsewhere. She would be served best to work in the back. You would think after 35 minutesof waiting I would get a some indication of when the Dr would see me.
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I have no complaints about the visit. The staff were very nice and made me feel comfortable. They were also knowledgable about their field and willing to answer any questions I had.
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Very informative and pleasant
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Great
Less than 1 year ago
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Great doctor. Very personable and friendly. The woman who was assisting was excellent as well.
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Dr. Jamal, Was very professional and diagnosed my skin condition right away. Additionally, she listen to my skin concerns and suggested some treatments she think would help my skincare condition. After going to hundreds of Dermatologist,for my skin condition, Dr. Jamal is the only dermatologist who correctly diagnosed hyper-pigmentation and stated that there is treatment for my skin condition. She has my highest recommendation.
Less than 1 year ago
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Dr Jamal was very nice and made me feel at ease. I asked abiut the conditions she noted and she walked me trhough them with ease and made me feel very assured. Her asisstamt who all took all my vitals andwelcomed me was equally nice and made my visit very pleasent!
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I was so pleased with Dr. Jamal that I decided to leave my current dermatologist! Dr. Jamal was efficient, very detailed when explaining, and she made a follow up for a full skin exam. I didn't felel rushed and she seemed genuinely concerned.
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It is always a pleasure to visit Dr.Jamal's office.
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Great advice! Loved the experience! Dr. Jamal was so knowledgeable and very informative.
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Dr. Jamal is friendly and explains the treatments and options. I've gone to her sporadically over several years. Usually reasonably prompt (15-30 minute wait), though I did have one absurdly long wait time....it was more than 1 hour betweenthe time I was put in the examining room and when she came in. From the assistant's reaction, I think someone forgot I was there, so I can't say whether this was actually Dr. Jamal's fault.
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Dr. Jamal was very nice and treated me right away. Great visit!
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After over a year of pain, I'm healed. OK now that you got the main point of this, I'll go into detail. I have been going to another dermatogist I found on zocdoc for over 2 years now. The rash onmy hand had been diagnosed as psoriasis and I was instructed to use a particular medication. It didn't work. I kept going back for other methods until the doctor said there was nothing she could do. After the "psoriasis" began eating away at my cuticle, I panicked and made 4 different emergency appointments with the thought that someone was going to do something different. Dr. Jamal was the first one I saw. She immediately said what I had was eczema, gave me targeted shots in my fingers, prescribed a lotion and a topical cream with rebates (both cost less than a tank of gas and are huge), and now 4 days later, I'm practically healed. The pain and cracked/bleeding skin went away immediately. I haven't itched since I left her office. I can't express how relieved and grateful I am to have such an intelligent doctor! I can type this entire review pain free! My hands look normal and no longer a distraction. Competence matters. Dr. Jamal is a god send. I can't thank her enough.
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she seemed uninterested in my issue and subscribed meds of 4 steps that were very expensive and didn't work. I went to a different doc.
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Would use her going forward
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I love Dr. Jamal. Professional, friendly, helpful. The best!
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I would consider her knowledge and bed-side manner the top physician experience (general and specialist) I have had in visiting doctors in NYC.
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Pushed brand name drugs that my insurance doesn't cover and upsell me on beauty products.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr Jamal is very thorough, which I appreciate. She has accurately diagnosed my issues, and has followed up to see how I am recovering from procedures. I feel her bedside manner is excellent. Her team is always super nice and polite.I would highly recommend her, and have already to my colleagues, who feel the same.
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Apart from my wait I was glad I came to see Dr. Jamal. I was scared that I'd overprocessed my hair with relaxers and it was great to see an African-American doctor who could immediately understand your concerns. I had towait for an hour before I could see her and even then she was only in the room for less than 10 minutes. I'd still come back for other skin concerns!
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Jamal removed some growths from my face that grew back shortly afterwards (a month or so later). It is obviously not her fault that they grew back, but I am disappointed that she did not inform me of the possibilityof this happening. I would not have done the procedure if I had known that they would come back. Additionally, she accidentally removed a growth that had not been numbed and did not apologize for causing me pain.
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Dr. Jamal was incredibly professional, thorough, and helpful!
More than 1 year ago
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I have visited the offices several times for treatments and urgent acne injections, and they are quite flexible with appt times and responsive. They have also recommended pharmacies with good prices for prescriptions. Overall, I am happy with my results.
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I couldn't tell you much about her. Spoke to her for less than a minute. Never had this experience before. Gave me prescriptions without even speaking to me and then wanted me to schedule these expensive procedures. Wow.
More than 1 year ago
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bedside manner was awful. Changed Dr's and am much happier
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Jamal is the best - she's efficient and has a wonderful office presence. The wait time is never long and you can get in and out quickly.
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horrible. will never go back again. i started getting dark spots on my face and neck. she had no clue how they got there and couldn't really tell me much (nor did she ask any questions about if my diet changedor anything). she then told me to use a special cream they would make for me (absurd amount for a small jar!) and nothing has worked yet. i was really hoping for better but was very disappointed. and her assistants are young and act like they are in high school. i had to constantly go back and ask about what is going on because they made me wait almost an hour for the cream, when they initially said it was 5 minutes. and they were constantly giggling amongst themselves. wish i would have saved my co pay and the a ridiculous amount for the cream. a COMPLETE WASTE OF TIME AND MONEY. AVOID!
More than 1 year ago
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Great visit and excellent Doctor.
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I've been to lots of dermatologists in NYC. She's the best.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Jamal was very nice and helpful. Either I mistakenly booked the wrong service or something got messed up in office, but Dr. Jamal was nice enough to accommodate me.
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Dr. Jamal was the first dermatologist that I visited, even when she was at a different practice - and insurance permitting, I strive to have her as my dermatologist whenever possible. She's very informative, thorough in the check-up and has great bedside manner.
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I did not have a problem with the actual office visit itself. Nothing was particularly pleasant, but I got done what I wanted to have done. I am extremely unhappy with their billing practices. First I called specifically to ask howmuch something would cost with and without insurance. When I received my bill I was billed 5 times more than I thought, the charge was processed twice, and they sent everything to the lab, even though I had asked them not to. Of course I ended up getting a charge from the lab too. I would beware when booking with them that their billing practices are shady and it will take months to get it rectified. Book somewhere else.
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Doctor Jamal is wonderful. She really knows how to take care of her patients.
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This was my first visit and I was very happy with Dr. Jamal.
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It was quicker than expected, I am very please with my visit although it feels as if you spend more time with the assistants than you do with Dr. Jamal. Products are way too expensive.. $30 for a bottle the size of my index finger.
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Very pleasant and professional.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Sumayah Jamal is professional, smart, and warm. She treated me for skin abrasions and burns after a moped accident, and is now my regular dermatologist. I highly recommend her!
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They are always professional, make you feel comfortable and are very caring.
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Very warm, friendly and knowledgable. Will definitely be going back to her!
More than 1 year ago
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She actually referred me to a few beauty supply stores that are affordable to purchase the products to help with my extremely dry scalp. And she called in a prescription to the pharmacy.
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Dr.Jamal is a kind and patient physician. She was quite sweet, did a thorough examination of my skin and didn't make me feel uncomfortable while doing so. She understood everything I had done with my previous dermatologist and she knew thatwas seeking one thing but assured me that realistically I did not need anything that I had done with my previous doctor. I left the office very satisfied with my diagnosis or lack there of and assured that there would be nothing done that was not discussed. Will be returning, the environment is awesome and clean!
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Amazing as usual
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She's an excellent doctor who handles her patients with attention and care.. I like that :)
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Very good service
More than 1 year ago
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