Nina Desai


Dr. Nina Desai is a board certified medical and cosmetic dermatologist. She received both her undergraduate degree and medical degree from Brown University, working under some of the smartest minds in medicine. Her passion to understand skin disease and how the skin heals led her to pursue research fellowships at both Harvard University, and Cornell University where she published numerous papers and book chapters on skin cancer and skin diseases, in particular in skin of color. She then trained at St Luke’s- Roosevelt and Beth Israel Hospitals in New York City where she was able to learn first hand how to treat skin issues in a very diverse population. In her medical practice, whether she is treating acne, or skin cancer, she loves to educate her patients as to why they are experiencing this condition and how they will manage it both in office and at home. With her aesthetic patients, she loves looking at the entire picture, combining numerous modalities including injectables, collagen stimulating devices, light/laser energy and a flawless at-home regimen to give her patients the most natural youthful look and their very best skin.  She understands that the world of skin and beauty is continually evolving and she is committed to keeping up to date on all that is changing in dermatology and aesthetic medicine. She is a member of many relevant national and international organizations including the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery, American Academy of Dermatology, and Women’s Dermatologic Society. Her philosophy is simple, to help all of her patients achieve healthy beautiful skin so they can look and feel their very best every day. Education Brown University - Alpert Medical School MD, 2005 Brown University B.S. Psychology, 2000 Training St Luke’s - Roosevelt Hospital, NY Dermatology Residency Chief Resident - 2008-2009 St Luke’s - Roosevelt Hospital, NY Preliminary Intern in Internal Medicine Research Fellowship Harvard University - 2004-2005 Board Certification Diplomate American Board of Dermatology 2009-present Licensures New York State - 2014 California State - Present Language Fluency English and Spanish