Shari Lipner, M.D., Ph.D.


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Personal Statement

My goal during my career in dermatology is to deliver exceptional clinical care to my patients. I treat patients with nail conditions, common dermatologic problems of skin, skin cancers, and cosmetic concerns. My research and publications focus on nail conditions. I am proud to be part of the Weill Cornell Department of Dermatology, which embodies excellent clinical care, and is at the forefront of basic and clinical research.

Biographical Info

Dr. Lipner is an Associate Professor of Clinical Dermatology, Associate Attending Physician, and Director of the Nail Division at the New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center. She completed her undergraduate studies at Dartmouth College where she obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry and graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Summa Cum Laude. Dr. Lipner completed her medical training at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, where she received both M.D. and Ph.D degrees and graduated Alpha Omega Alpha. She completed her residency training in Dermatology at the New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center. 

Dr. Lipner is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, Women’s Dermatologic Society, and Council for Nail Disorders, American Dermatologic Association, and is chair of multiple committees. She is also past President of The Dermatologic Society of Greater New York, President of the New York State Society of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery, and Founding Editor in Chief of JAAD Reviews.

Dr. Lipner is board certified in Dermatology and has a wide range of clinical experience in the diagnosis and management of skin, hair, and nail disorders. She is one of the few experts in nail disorders in the world, and treats patients with nail psoriasis, nail fungal diseases, brittle nails, and nail cancers. She is also the Primary Investigator on clinical trials utilizing novel treatments for nail disorders, and offers alternative treatments to patients who have failed traditional therapies. She is also an expert in telemedicine and can diagnosis many patients with nail disorders using a video platform.

Dr. Lipner is one of the leading researchers in dermatology. She has authored over 400 peer-reviewed publications, numerous books and book chapters, lectures nationally and internationally, and is frequently featured by the media including, CNN, NPR, Self, Allure, The Washington Post, and The New York Times for her expertise. Dr. Lipner offers aesthetic therapies such as Botox and injectable fillers, laser therapy for the treatment of rosacea, broken blood vessels, age spots and hair removal in both fair-skinned patients and patients with skin of color. To schedule an appointment, please call 646-962-DERM (3376).

Honors and Awards
  • Richard D. Granstein, M.D., Award for Excellence in Dermatology
  • American Academy of Dermatology Academic Dermatology Leadership Program Award
  • Women’s Dermatologic Society Mentorship Award
  • Weill Cornell Leadership in Academic Medicine Program Award
  • JAAD Editorial Mentorship Award
  • American Academy of Dermatology Presidential Citation
Board Certifications
American Board of Dermatology
Clinical Expertise
Nail Abnormalities
General Dermatology
Nail Fungal Infection
Cosmetic Dermatology
Nail Bed Carcinoma
Nail Bed Melanoma, Upper Extremity
Skin Cancer
Aesthetic Dermatology
Laser For Hair Removal
Juvederm Fillers
Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy
Laser Removal of Brown Spots on Skin
Botox and Filler Treatment
Color Changes in Nails
Nail Biopsy
Skin, Hair and Nail Conditions
Surgical Nail Removal
Nail Issues
Skin Check
Skin Lesions
Skin Boils/Cyst
Skin Peeling/Redness
  • M.D., Ph.D.
    Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
  • B.A.
    Dartmouth College
  • Associate Attending Dermatologist
    NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Associate Professor of Clinical Dermatology
    Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

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