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Qualifications and Experience
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.
Verified Patient Reviews
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.
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.
It is always a pleasure to visit Dr.Jamal's office.
Great advice! Loved the experience! Dr. Jamal was so knowledgeable and very informative.
Dr. Jamal was very nice and treated me right away. Great visit!
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 on my 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.
Would use her going forward
I love Dr. Jamal. Professional, friendly, helpful. The best!
I would consider her knowledge and bed-side manner the top physician experience (general and specialist) I have had in visiting doctors in NYC.
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 to wait 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!
Pushed brand name drugs that my insurance doesn't cover and upsell me on beauty products.
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.
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.
Great visit and excellent Doctor.
I've been to lots of dermatologists in NYC. She's the best.
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 changed or 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!
Doctor Jamal is wonderful. She really knows how to take care of her patients.
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.
This was my first visit and I was very happy with Dr. Jamal.
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.
Very pleasant and professional.
They are always professional, make you feel comfortable and are very caring.
Very warm, friendly and knowledgable. Will definitely be going back to her!
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.
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 that was 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!
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 how much 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.
Amazing as usual
She's an excellent doctor who handles her patients with attention and care.. I like that :)
She is the best provider I have ever had! I just referred my co worker to her office.
She was very thorough and addressed all of my concerns!
Dr. Jamal is the best. She is very informative and always makes sure to educate me on her prognosis and treatment.
She was great - to the point and reassuring.
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!
they made me comfortable and at ease i felt i was in good hands
She was great! Highly recommend
Nurturing, caring, easy to speak to
I love seeing dr Jamal but the wait time was way too long. I would have appreciated it if the receptionist had suggested rescheduling or calling me before hand. My actual treatment took 5 mins. I was at the clinic for an hour and a half.
I arrived early but was seen immediately, which was great. I really like Dr. Jamal, she's very straight to the point but not in a rude way, it's just clear that she knows her stuff. The only reason I'm not giving 5 stars is because I felt that the nurse who gave the aftercare instructions wasn't as knowledgeable or thorough. I had to ask very specific questions about what I should/shouldn't do in order to get all the information.
Very good service
Dr. Jamal is great! Patient and listens to your concerns
My visit with Dr. Jamal is always great!
Dr. Jamal performed a thorough exam, and once again put my mind to rest. I feel quite fortunate to have her on the lookout for any return of skin cancer. She's also the friendliest doctor I've ever met.
Dr. Jamal is a wonderful, caring professional. She is thorough and you feel you are in good hands wither.
professional, knowledgeable, and kind. highly recommmended.
Great, as usual!!!
The doctor was very professional and did a great job handling my concerns.
My visits with Dr. Jamal are always excellent!
She is an outstanding physician and scientific researcher. The procedure I had was painless, quick, and beautifully executed.
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.
excellent physician. great background. recommendt any time!
amazingly painless mole removal. highly recommend! Dr Jamal is the best.
She was pleasant and professional would be glad to recommend her
DR Sumayah was professional and knowledgable. I felt comfortable with her diagnosis and treatment plan! Highly recommend.
Thanks Doc! Very pleasant visit
I love the professionalism and the prompt efficient service. Definitlely will tell my friends.
Dr. Jamal was incredibly professional, thorough, and helpful!
bedside manner was awful. Changed Dr's and am much happier
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.
I am very please with Dr Sumayah Jamal, i had a skin problem for over a year my first visit she prescribe a cream for me and the problem is gone for that i thank her very much
I plan to see Dr. Jamal again and in fact, will include her as part of my permanent medical care. She is a very professional, intelligent and competent health care provider.
She's a scholarly, intellectual, professorial type of dermatologist and yet also has a very pragmatic, result-oriented approach to medical problems involving the skin. She's very pleasant to talk to and deal with and has a caring, nice manner in diagnosing and treating each patient. I have not only been her patient, but observed her interact with my son, daughter and wife, as well. My comments would be the same for her interactions with them.
I was seen on time. I had read up on her website so I only had two questions that were answered in a very clear helpful manner. I had done what I came for and was out of there promptly - which is how I like it
Thank you so much Doctor
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.
It was effortless, comfortable and effective. Highly recommended
arrived early, waited for at least 35 mins, the visit was shorter than the wait. I left feeling somewhat dissatisfied, I asked for a specific treatment from the beginning and did not receive. Whatever, the first impression was undesirable, however may use the service again just to avoid having to go through this again, will see.
Dr. Jamal is friendly, attentive, and very knowledgeable! I definitely recommend her and will consider her future appointments.
I think she is very professional and very knowledgeable. I arrived at 2:30 pm even though my appointment was at 3:00 pm, but seeing I was a new client I knew I would have to fill out paperwork and I didn't want to hold anybody up. Well I didn't get seen until 3:30 pm so I really didn't have to leave my job early to get there for the 3 pm appoitnment. Short nurse was a bit rude and slightly unprofessional..motioned to me with her hand to give me the papers and never intoduced herself..that was a bit of a turn off. Front desk (Giselle) was very friendly and helpful. It almost made up for the short rude light skinned nurse.
My viist was great Dr. Jamal she advises me the best way to make sure my skin looks its best. She is doing a fantastic job!
She is an excellent dermatologist
Direct and to the point. Answers all questions. Gives clear instructions. Always gives coupons for perscriptions!!!
She seems very knowledgable and I'm excited to get this procedure done that I have been waiting years to do.
I went for an afternoon appointment during the week. I literally had to wait over an hour just to see the doctor. She gave my ailment a cursory look and spent all of 2 minutes with me (when I say 2 minutes, I'm being generous). Couple that with a hefty co-pay and I'd say visiting this Dr. is a no-go! I wanted to become a favorite, but she has no bedside manner and the wait times are ridiculous! Save your time and money and look for a different dermatologist!
Super friendly and made me very comfortable.
Excellent bedside manner
Dr. Jamal is a warm and sensitive physician. Her training and skills are excellent.
All the people from the receptionist to the two assistants to Dr. Jamal were all friendly and professional. The two assistants & Dr. Jamal listened to my skin concerns and addressed each one of them. Then the 1st assistant asked if I would like to have her call in my prescription or take the written prescription to the pharmacy myself. I said I'd like for it to be called in, and it was done in minutes...now I don't have to wait at the pharmacy! Also, I was in/out of my appointment fast (within 30 minutes, but didn't feel rushed). Overall, really great visit. I look forward to my follow-ups.
Being that this was my first dermatology visit, I really didn't know what to expect, but it was very fast and efficient. From the receptionist to the nurse to the doctor herself, they were all very nice. Both Dr Jamal and her assistant show professionalism and interest in my issue. So far so good, can't wait for my next appointment.
I always feel so rushed when I'm in there and always make me come back for follow-ups instead of scheduling everything in one visit, so I need to pay a co-pay each time. I have referred MANY patients there and I'm not thrilled with that, plus I don't have the time to keep coming back.
Spent an appropriate amount of time answering my questions. Friendly and concerned.
Overall, a great experience. I had never been to a dermatologist before and was in and out painlessly. Seems like a busy office, there's usually a small wait, but then again it is a doctor's office.
Very easy to talk to, explains her diagnoses in a laymans terminology. Takes the time to make sure you understand and walks you through the path to recovery.
Pleasant environment and pleasant service!!
She is the best dermatologist I have ever been to.
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 possibility of 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.
efficient; low stress, professional
I have been seeing Dr. Jamal for several years now and have recommended her to at least 2 or 3 friends, who have since started seeing her. She has resolved my psoriasis, which no other doctor has been able to do. She is professional, efficient, kind and always running on time.
Very professional and warm
it was ok , I have a lot of issues with my skin and I had to point it all them out to the dr she didn't study my chart n was in a rush but overall she's very pleasant make you feel very comfortable. I guess it was the time of the day
Very happy with the visit, generally. A little less chit-chat than I would like, but no complaints about the doc, outcome, or quality of care.
She was friendly but also serious about attending to my needs. I appreciate the serious approach to her work combined with being friendly.
Caring environment and patience doctor Jamal.
Doctor spent less than three minutes with me, taking a quick look at my condition, diagnosing it without explanation, and then telling me that the physicians assistant would be back with my prescription. She did not take any time to explain my condition, causes, treatments, symptoms, etc. I did not appreciate feeling rushed about my time with her. I'm not paying to spend time with the physician's assistant. I'm paying for a doctor's consultation.
My visit to Dr. Jamal's office was an professional experience. I was seen by Dr. Jamal fifteen minutes after checking with the front desk receptionist. Dr. Jamal's medical service have been very successful for me and I would recommend her to others in need of dermatologist attention.
This is my second visit with Dr. Jamal and on both visits she has been very professional, courteous and addressed all of my concerns. I have not had to wait on either visit so wait time was not an issue. I am glad to have found a great new dermatologist !
Quick, professional, to the point but friendly. Answered all my questions.
she was the worse dermatologist I have ever been too. the visit lasted maybe 2 minutes. She hardly spoke and seemed disinterested.I had about 3 other visits same thing.
I was treated with respect and interest by every person in the facility. They do more than their jobs here.
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 between the 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.
She asked all the right questions and seemed genuinely concerned. Great service.
Very professional and I will be recommending others to her office for service
Very welcoming environment from reception to doctor. This is what I was looking for! - Pam M.
My appointment went very well. She's extremely helpful with my problem and on finding a solution to expedite it. I would highly recommended her .
It went great
Incredible bed side manner. Listened attentively to all my concerns and addressed every question competently and thoughtfully.
Excellent. Very helpful, thorough and professional.
I appreciated her professionalism,she sized up the situation re: my skin problem and right away took the biopsy with ease & confidence.
Excellent service but there was some book-keeping confusion about what procedures were done. Dr. Jamal is wonderful though!
I was extremely pleased. Dr. Jamal took the time to hear about my concerns.
Dr. Jamal is super competent and knowledgeable, having an informed and well articulated response to my many questions. Treatment was successful and scheduling was easy and efficient. I'll come back and would recommend her to anyone looking for a great dermatologist.
Doc is always good.
She's so empathetic and on-point with her assessment. I like her decisiveness, and have for the 10+ years I've been seeing her.
Very great women, and knows exactly what's needed
I was extremely disappointed with Dr. Jamal's lack of beside manners. It was my first visit to her because a friend/coworker recommended Dr. Jamal to me, so I was eager to meet with her about my scalp, and ear condition. I had other concerns, but she would quickly make it clear to me that she had to leave. My appt was at 2:30 and I got there around 2p, filled out the forms, was directed to the back, and ended up waiting for Dr. Jamal. Her assistant was very friendly I must say. When Dr. Jamal came into the room we were both cordial with each other. She listened, checked my scalp, but I felt rushed. Her body language was very obvious. I told her I had other concerns, and proceeded to tell her about my ear. She looked in my ear, told me it could be dandruff, because people get danfruff in their ears and on their face, she held her book or papers or whatever she had in her hands, started walking towards the door and continued by saying (referring to my ears) Or it could be a mild case of lupus, but I have to go because I have another appointment, and walked out the door. I was appalled! I couldn't believe that this woman, on my first visit treated me like I was unimportrant, and left me to now have to think about lupus. From what I know about lupus, I became so worried and stressed, that when I got back to the job I had to talk to a friend to calm my nerves. The few people I told about my visit with Dr. Jamal all agreed that I should never go back there. I had already made that decision while I was still sitting in her chair.
She did a great job and answered all my questions.
It seemed like she wanted to get it over with as soon as possible. She didn't speak to me or explain anything, just typed on her laptop and gave me prescriptions. It was like I could have told her my issue without being there and having her actually see me. She seemed frustrated when I asked her questions about the prescriptions. She didn't ask if there were any other issues. I had to tell her that I had additional issues then she seemed caught off guard.
Other than the receptionist being somewhat confusing the overall visit was quite excellent.
always pleasant and informative
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.
Dr. Jamal is an amazing doctor. I have been seeing her for a couple years now and she is the only doctor that I have met who is knowledgable about keloids and has actually gotten my keloid to subside!
Service felt a bit rushed. Went twice, not returning. Not enough time was spent trying to understand my needs and result goals. Overall performance was not to my personall satisfaction.
Dr. Jamal was quick and efficient and was able to address my issues with ease. Highly recommend!
Kind and attentive doctor.
I've seen a number of different dermatologists due to chronic skin problems, and I already know what's going on and don't need lengthy explanations, lectures, etc. This was exactly what I wanted--short and sweet, minimal wait time, got what I needed, answered 2-3 questions, and got back to work by the end of my lunch hour. Will definitely be back.
Very efficient, considerate and thoughtful. I have already recommended three people to her!
My visit was fully satisfactory
The doctor seems knowledgeable about her profession, though nothing that stands out and makes me feel like she's helped me with my issue. I went in to her office looking for a solution, walked out feeling like my problem is not solvable. But yet should consider purchasing some expensive products (that do nothing for my issue) which will help me look younger. I'm not going back.
Highly knowledgeable. Gave concise information and recommendations. Fantastic bed-side manner with a warm personality. Overall, a very pleasant experience.
Dr. Jamal was very sweet and attentive. She had a great bedside manner and I would recommend her to anyone in need of a good dermatologist.
I found Dr. Jamal to be very pleasant. She listened to my minor concerns and offered a prescription for my adult acne and suggestions on other skin care. I didn't feel pressured to purchase items I didn't want or weren't interested in which was nice. Her staff gave great customer service too.
She keyed in the my information immediately - via laptop.
Althought there was a discrepency with my appointment date and time, they accomodated me. I did really appreciate that. I was a disappointed with the doctors bedside manner. She was abrupt and I still dont know if I feel comfortable with diagnosis. She barely took the time to look at me or listen to what I had to say about it. I think it would have been easy to put my mind at ease with a little effort.
competent, easy to talk with and knows what she is doing
She was very nice and very professional. So was her staff.
If you are looking for efficient care and don't want to wait an hour, I would find another dermatologist. The consultation was effective but the hour wait and disorganized receptionist soured my experience.
Very nice, thorough, and helpful!
My daughter was seen, and gave a great review of her treatment by Dr. Sumayah Jamal
Unprofessional front desk, and a dirty location with carpeting
She took her time to explain different treatments and listen to my concerns, responding to all my questions.
Dr. Jamal was very knowledgable of my skin condition and provided me with the best treatment options possible. She made me feel comfortable as she was attentive and validated my concerns. I would definitely recommend Dr. Jamal.
She was great! Very professional, knowledgeable, and friendly. Her office is super organized and her staff is friendly and polite. I loved my experience!
She's just great!
Dr. Jamal was very professional and answered my questions regarding my visit that left me reassured.
My visit was amazing the staff was friendly, courteous, and speedy, lol like nearly no wait time, and Dr. Jamaal...A absolute "Gem", simply plesant and professional
She is the best doctor I have seen in many years. She listens to your concerns and makes recommendations that is in your best interest. Love her
It was an excellent and productive experience. I'm very happy with Dr. Jamal.
I'm sad that I moved out of NYC because I have not been able to find a dermatologist as good at Dr. Jamal and her team. She was hands down amazing!
Professional and friendly!
Very friendly and knowledgeable
Her front staff needs a little work but she made some recommendations that sounds pretty good and I will stick with her. Her PA's were very nice.
I saw Doctor Sumayah once since I've been to her office. I ended up having another doctor as a regular. She is amazing nonetheless. The office is clean, and her staff is nice. I would recommend.
Very bad follow up 2 Month to schedule an appointment that got cancelled 1.5 mont later. Happened twice...
Very attentive, resposive to questions, clear and personable. I felt that I was able to make informed decisions after speaking with Dr Jamal.
VERY INFORMATIVE AND ANSWER ALL MY QUESTIONS WITH DETAILS.
She is very thorough with her assestments
Dr. Jamal is the best.
I had an early appointment so I did not have to wait. The main Dr. is not there on the weekend but I was still pleased with the service I received.
The staff are quite friendly and the atmosphere is very calm. The dermatologist that attended to me was patient and seemed to be knowledageble. I will definitely be returning and hopefully, the results I am looking for is fulfilled.
Incredibly thorough and detailed skin check. Highly recommended!
I've been seeing Dr. J fr years. Her office managers have acually gotten MUCH better (or maybe changed altogether), so the wait time has drastically decreased. Dr. J is one of the more digital saavy docs that I see, so it's really easy for her to look up my records, send in percription info to the pharmacy, etc. Very easy!
Dr. Jamal is down to earth, and nice.
So far so good :)
i was a patient aprox 4 years ago, and she has not only maintained the standards, she has done the impossible! improved already great standards. david howson
The results after my visits were awesome and I keep getting complimented and have informally referred her to friends. I do think her bedside manners could be better though. Other than that, I think you'll get great results with her.
She was very professional and very well qualified. She is also a very good listener. I will gladly keep her as my doctor (dermatology) from now on. Thank you Doctor! Dérahonon Djédjé
Very nice and extremely professional. Will definitely go back!
I appreciated that Dr. Jamal took the time to talk to me about my concerns and ideas for treating my skin condition. She is always friendly and comes into the appointment prepared and knowledgable about my reason for the visit . She gave me an information sheet, free samples, and recommendations for OTC treatment. I saw her for several follow-up visits until my condition cleared up and haven't needed to return due to following her recommended skin care regimen. The office is very clean, and the reception staff is efficient and helpful. Highly recommended!
My first trip to a dermatologist ever--which I was very nervous about--turned out to be completely painless. Everyone in the office was incredibly friendly; overall, a great experience!
I have seen Dr. Jamal several times and I am always irked by her bedside manner. She is condescending, always in a rush, judgmental. And she is always trying to get me to buy $40 cleansers and scrubs, knowing full well there are comparable products out there for less money. The office is clean and I rarely have to wait. I adore the nurses that work there and wish they could be the only people I have to deal with - they are sweet, upbeat, understanding and patient. But it's time to find someone else.
Dr Sumayah had a great way of explaining what my skin condition was, what caused it and what I could do to prevent another flare up. She is friendly and professional, and also has flawless skin, which is always reassuring in a dermatologist. I highly recommend her to others.
Doctor was very thorough and put me at ease. Quickly diagnosed the possibilities of my condition and informed me of all ways that i can have it resolved. Would definitely recommend this facility to others.