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Ariel Ostad

Ariel Ostad

Ariel Ostad MD PC
897 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10065

New York

New York (NY)

Contact Contact Ariel Ostad
T: 212-517-7900
F: 212-517-9252

Dermatology; Internal Medicine; Surgery, General
Doctor's practice offers cosmetic/reconstructive procedures
Doctor's practice is a concierge medical provider


Internal Medicine

Surgery, General

Languages Spoken: English, Persian (Farsi)


Dr. Ariel Ostad is a board-certified cosmetic dermatologist and dermatologic surgeon specializing in aesthetic rejuvenation and dermatologic skin cancer surgery and reconstruction. He graduated from New York University and completed medical school at New York University School of Medicine. After an internship at Massachusetts General Hospital at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Ostad began dermatology residency in the skin and cancer unit at NYU Medical Center. He also completed a fellowship in Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Laser and Cosmetic Surgery at UCLA. After completing his training, Dr. Ostad returned to New York, where he practices cosmetic dermatology and dermatologic surgery on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Dr. Ostad is a clinical assistant professor of Dermatology at NYU Medical Center and teaches residents about skin surgery. He has received the Surgical Attending of the Year award three times. Dr. Ostad is on the NYU Dean’s Advisory Council and the Alumni Board of Governors, is currently the President of NYU School of Medicine Alumni Association and is also involved in philanthropic efforts in student education.. Known for his world-class skill in Mohs Micrographic Surgery for skin cancer treatment, Dr. Ostad co-authored the Practical Management of Skin Cancer textbook (Lippincott- Raven, 1998). He is an associate editor for the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology and former contributing editor for the Journal of Dermatologic Surgery. A husband and a father of three, he has also emerged as a leading expert in his field and has appeared in numerous beauty magazines and TV appearances, as well as The New York Times. Many patients comment that Dr. Ostad’s kind and compassionate demeanor as well as his artistry and attention to detail makes him an ideal cosmetic dermatologist. Dr. Ostad and his team make patients feel comfortable, relaxed, and at ease during visits. Dr. Ostad’s aesthetic philosophy is “less is more and to be conservative and create a natural, youthful look”. Dr. Ostad has extensive understanding of facial anatomy and therefore can artistically and safely treat patients with Botox and fillers who present for nonsurgical facial rejuvenation as well as minimally invasive surgical treatments. Dr. Ostad has extensive experience with lasers to treat scars, sun damage, rosacea and wrinkles, permanent fat reduction and skin tightening. Dr. Ostad’s experience and extensive set of credentials are what identify him as a New York SuperDoctor® and one of New York’s Top Doctors. He is a member of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery and Skin Cancer Foundation; and is a fellow of the American College of Mohs Surgery and American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery.

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About Ariel Ostad

Medical School: New York University School of Medicine

Graduation Year: 1991

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Honors and Awards:

NYU School of Medicine-Department of Dermatology “Surgical Attending” 2009

New York Magazine 2008 “Best Doctor” in Cosmetic Dermatology

Castle Connolly’s “Best Doctors – New York Metro Area” 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

New York Super Doctor 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

The President's Volunteer Service Award 2012

Special Licenses/Certifications:

Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners

Diplomate, American Board of Dermatology

California State license- G081216

New York State license – 201981

Professional Activity:

American Academy of Dermatology

American Society for Dermatologic Surgery

American College of Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Cutaneous Oncology

American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery

The Skin Cancer Foundation

American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, Fellow 2008

Publications, Lectures and Presentations:

Textbook Publication

Moy RL, Taheri DP, Ostad A. Practical Management of Skin Cancer. 1st ed. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott-Raven Publications, 1999.

Journal Publications

Ostad, A. Non-Lipo Tumescent Procedures, Surgical Aesthetics March/April 2013

Lewin, Jesse M., Brauer, Jeremy, Ostad, A.  A Poliglecaprone 25 – Only Approach to Wound Closure: Cosmetic and Financial Advantages.  Journal of Drugs in Dermatology Vol 12 Issue 3 March 2013

Lewin, Jesse M., Brauer, Jeremy, Ostad, A.  Surgical smoke and the dermatologist. J Am Acad Dermatol 10.1016/j.jaad. 2010.11.017.

Sanes DH, Goldstein NA, Ostad A, Hillman DE. Dendritic morphology of central auditory neurons correlates with their tonotopic position. J Comparative Neurol 294: 443-454, 1990.

Lavker RM, Fryer E, Margolis-Fryer J, Ostad A, Cotsarelis G, Sun TT. Cells in the bulge region of the mouse hair follicle undergo transient proliferation during onset of anagen and in response to physical and chemical stimuli. J Invest Dermatol 98: 581A, 1992.

Ostad A. The role of hair follicle stem cells in the pathogenesis of permanent alopecias. In: Dermatology teaching file: Gross and microscopic section from the American Academy of Dermatology, edited by Antoinette F. Hood. Moby Year Book Publishing, 1994.

Wilson C, Cotsarelis G, Wei ZG, Fryer E, Margolis-Fryer J, Ostad A, Tokerek R, Sun TT, Lavker RM. Cells within the bulge region of mouse hair follicle transiently proliferate during early anagen: Heterogeneity and functional differences of various hair cycles. Differentiation 55: 127-136, 1994.

Tse Y, Ostad A, Lee H-S, Levine VJ, Koenig K, Kamino H, Ashinoff A. A clinical and histologic evaluation of two medium depth peels: Glycolic acid versus jesner’s trichloroacetic acid. Dermatol Surg 22: 781- 786, 1996.

Ostad A, Kageyama N, Moy RL. Tumescent anesthesia with a lidocaine dose of 55 mg/kg is safe for use in liposuction. Dermatol Surg 22: 921-927, 1997.

Kahn AM, Ostad A, Moy RL. Grafting following short pulse carbon dioxide laser de-epithelialization. Dermatol Surg 22: 965-968, 1997.

McNay A, Ostad A, Moy RL. Surgical Pearl: The modified rhombic flap. Jam Acad Dermatol 37: 256-8, 1997.

Bucalo BD, Lee MH, Ostad A, Wieder JM, Chalet MD, Moy RL. Clinical experience with 90 microsecond pulsed CO2laser and 900 microsecond dwell time CO2 lasers. Lasers Surg Med 21 (Suppl 9): 53, 1997.

Bell T, Moy R, Rubin M, Ostad A, Schachter D, Eckland K. Laser resurfacing: clinical results with a 90 usec pulsed CO2 laser. Lasers Surg Med 21 (Suppl 9): 43, 1997.

Ostad A, Moy RL. Squamous cell carcinoma: Research techniques and new horizons. In: Cutaneous oncology. Edited by Stanley Miller, MD, Blackwell Science Publishing; 1998.

Comparison of reservoir effect of different potency topical corticosteroids in an experimental animal model by histamine-induced wheal suppression test.  Journal of Drugs in Dermatology (JDD), June 2011

Educational Background:

Fellow, Mohs micrographic surgery, laser and dermatologic surgery UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, California 1995-1996

Mentor: Ronald L. Moy, MD

Resident in Dermatology, Skin and Cancer Unit New York University Medical Center, New York, NY 1992-1995

Intern in Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital Harvard Medical School, Boston Massachusetts 1991-1992

BA, New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY 1987

-Magna Cum Laude

-Phi Beta Kappa

-Founders Day Award For Recognition As University Scholar

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