David J. Goldberg, MD, JD

New York, New York

David J. Goldberg, MD, JD

Cosmetic Dermatologist


Dr. Goldberg is cosmetic dermatologist internationally known for his work using cutaneous lasers and other noninvasive facial and body rejuvenation techniques. He is active in clinical practice as the director of Skin Laser & Surgery Specialists of New York and New Jersey, and as a clinical professor of dermatology at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and Rutger’s New Jersey Medical School.

As a researcher, Dr. Goldberg has performed many pivotal studies in the areas of laser hair removal, nonablative skin treatments, dermal fillers and new botulinum toxins, and published over 160 peer-reviewed manuscripts on his findings.

Outside of his medical practice, Dr. Goldberg received his law degree from Fordham University School of Law and currently served as an adjunct professor of health care law there. He is at the forefront of understanding the economic, legal and ethical issues facing today’s health care providers and systems.

Education and Training

  • Law Degree, Fordham University School of Law, 1996
  • Dermatology Surgical Fellowship, New York University Langone Medical Center, 1985
  • Dermatology Residency, New York University Langone Medical Center, 1984
  • Rotating Internship, Overlook Hospital of Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, 1980-1981
  • Medical Degree, Yale University School of Medicine, 1980
  • Bachelor of Science, Yeshiva University Katz School of Science and Health, 1976

Professional Highlights

  • Named Top Doctors, New York Magazine, 2021
  • Named Top Doctors, New York Metro Area Digital Guide, 2016-2021
  • Named Top Doctor, Castle Connolly, 2006-2021
  • Named Bergen County Super Doctor, 2012-2013
  • Author, Laser Dermatology: Pearls and Problems, Wiley, 2011
  • Physician Honoree, Sturge-Weber Foundation, 2010
  • Presidential Citation, American Academy of Dermatology, 2002 and 2004
  • Inaugural Recipient, Leon Goldman MD Memorial Award, American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS), 1999
  • President, ASLMS, 1997-1998
  • Vice President, ASLMS, 1995-1996
  • Board of Directors: American Society for Lasers in Medicine and Surgery; American Society for Dermatologic Surgery; International Society for Dermatologic Surgery; and American Academy of Dermatology


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