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


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Accepts New Patients
Gender: Female
Language: English


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 and malignancies. 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.

Specialties and Expertise


  • General Dermatology


  • Nail Abnormalities
  • Nail Fungal Infection
  • Cosmetic Dermatology
  • Nail Bed Carcinoma
  • Nail Bed Melanoma, Upper Extremity
  • Skin Cancer
  • Aesthetic Dermatology
  • Laser For Hair Removal
  • Juvederm Fillers
  • Restylane
  • 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


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 the President of The Dermatologic Society of Greater New York, President-elect of the New York State Society of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery.

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 300 peer-reviewed publications, numerous books and book chapters, lectures nationally and internationally, and is frequently featured by the media including, CNN, NPR, Self, Allure, and The Washington Post, 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

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 and Academic Positions

  • Associate Attending Dermatologist - NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Associate Professor of Clinical Dermatology - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Education and Training

  • M.D., Ph.D., Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, 2005
  • B.A., Dartmouth College, 1997


Insurance Plans Accepted

The following represents most of the managed care plans accepted by this doctor. If your insurance carrier does not appear here please contact the doctor’s office as they may have individual contracts not included on this site.

* indicates this doctor is no longer accepting new patients with this insurance plan.

  • AETNA - Medicare
  • Aetna Weill Cornell Employee Managed Care Plan
  • Aetna Weill Cornell Employee PPO Plan
  • Aetna-NYP - EPO/POS
  • * Affinity Access
  • * Affinity Health Plan
  • AgeWell New York
  • * Amida Care
  • Emblem Select Care
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Blue Access
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Blue Connection
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - EPO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - HMO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Mediblue (Senior)
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus - CHP
  • * Fidelis Care
  • GHI - CBP
  • * Health First
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) - Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Oxford Health Plans - Freedom
  • Oxford Health Plans - Liberty
  • Oxford Health Plans - Metro/Core/Charter
  • Rockefeller University - Trustmark
  • United Empire
  • United Healthcare
  • * United Healthcare - Community Plan
  • United Healthcare - Medicare
  • United Healthcare Compass
  • * VNSNY CHOICE - Medicare
  • WellCare of NY
  • WorldWide Medical

Locations and Appointments

External Relationships

External Relationships

Relationships and collaborations with for-profit and not-for profit organizations are of vital importance to our faculty because these exchanges of scientific information foster innovation. As experts in their fields, WCM physicians and scientists are sought after by many organizations to consult and educate. WCM and its faculty make this information available to the public, thus creating a transparent environment.

No External Relationships Reported