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3 East 69th Street,
New York, NY 10021

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Phone: (212) 396-2500
Fax: (212) 396-2505


Monday through Thursday 8:30 - 5:00

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Amy Wechsler, MD

Focus of Practice: Cosmetic Dermatology, Medical Dermatology, Patients of all ages, Psychodermatology

One of only two physicians in the country board-certified in both dermatology and psychiatry, Dr. Amy Wechsler is well known for her unique approach to all dermatological procedures—administering traditional practices only after spending significant time with patients and thoroughly understanding their emotional state of mind and the impact it is having on the outer surface. She treats men and women of all ages.

Dr. Wechsler graduated magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Duke University. She earned an M.D. with honors from Cornell University Medical College. After completing her residency in psychiatry at Payne Whitney Clinic – The New York Presbyterian Hospital, she stayed to do her fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry.

Fascinated by the fundamental connection between the mind and body, Dr. Wechsler completed her residency in dermatology at SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Her hospital appointments include Assistant Clinical Professor in Dermatology, SUNY Downstate Medical Center, and Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor in Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical College.

Because my techniques aim to lower your stress and heighten your natural beauty, the benefits that await you could be infinite.

Equally respected by her peers and her patients, Dr. Wechsler is a member of The American Academy of Dermatology, the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, the Women’s Dermatologic Society, the American Psychiatric Association, the Independent Doctors of New York, the Physician Scientific Society, and The Skin Cancer Foundation.

Dr. Wechsler is the author of The Mind-Beauty Connection (Free Press, 2008), and is frequently called upon by the media to explain and demystify complicated dermatological topics. She’s been featured on the Today Show, the Dr. Oz Show and The Tyra Banks Show, as well as extensively in print, including Marie Claire, Self, O Magazine, Lucky, W Magazine, the New York Times, Health, Allure, InStyle, Shape, Prevention, GQ, Redbook, Better Homes & Gardens, People, Stylewatch, and others.

  • Undergraduate: Duke University, B.S 1991
  • Medical School: Cornell University Medical College, M.D. 1995
  • Internship: Department of Emergency Medicine, St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center 1995-199
  • Residencies:

    Department of Psychiatry, Payne Whitney Clinic - The New York Presbyterian Hospital 1996-1998
    Department of Dermatology, SUNY Downstate Medical Center 2002-2005

  • Fellowships:

    Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Payne Whitney Clinic - The New York Presbyterian Hospital 1998-2000

Professional Organizations:

American Academy of Dermatology
American Psychiatric Association
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
The Skin Cancer Foundation
Physicians Scientific Society

Special Achievements/Awards:

Phi Beta Kappa
Alpha Omega Alpha
Scholastic Achievement Award, American Medical Women's Association


Board Certified in both Dermatology and Psychiatry