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rc9576 wrote at 2013-02-14 02:42:54
Hi, same issue here. Is there a medical treatment or procedure that will help that problem?


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Emily M. Altman, MD, Board Certified Dermatologist


Dr. Emily Altman is a board-certified dermatologist and dermatopathologist who specializes in medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatology in Livingston, NJ. A graduate of the New Jersey Medical School, Dr. Altman completed her residency in dermatology at Columbia University in 1997 and a fellowship in dermatopathology at New York University in 1998. She has published numerous scientific articles in medical journals and is a member of a number of professional organizations. Dr. Altman was Chief of Dermatology Section at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center from 2000 to 2010, is affiliated with the Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and has been in private practice at Comprehensive Dermatology and Laser Center since 2000. Dr. Altman was named one of New Jersey’s Top Doctors by New Jersey Monthly magazine. Dr Altman can answer questions on all topics of dermatology, dermatologic surgery, cosmetic dermatology and dermatopathology. Dr Emily Altman and Advanced Skin Wisdom @ Comprehensive Dermatology and Laser Center, LLC provides the content on this website solely for informational and educational purposes. Information provided on this website should not be considered medical advice and is not a substitute for consultation with a qualified medical professional. Communications to or from Dr Altman or Advanced Skin Wisdom and any person will not be considered to establish a patient/doctor relationship.


Dr Altman is a board certified dermatologist and dermatopathologist, specializing in general dermatology, cosmetic dermatology and dermatologic surgery. After completing my residency and fellowship, Dr. Altman worked as a faculty member in the division of dermatopathology at NYU Medical School for 18 months, then founded a private dermatology practice, Advanced Skin Wisdom @ Comprehensive Dermatology and Laser Center, LLC in Livingston, NJ in 2000. Dr. Altman was Chief of Dermatology section at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center for 10 years, from 2000 to 2010.

American Academy of Dermatology American Society for Dermatologic Surgery American Society of Cosmetic Dermatology and Aesthetic Surgery American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery International Academy of Cosmetic Dermatology American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery International Society of Dermatology Society for Investigative Dermatology Physicians Aesthetic Coalition Physicians Coalition for Injectable Safety American Society of Dermatopathology International Society of Dermatopathology Women's Dermatologic Society Society for Pediatric Dermatology New Jersey Dermatologic Society American Medical Association

Bachvarova R, Cohen (Altman) EM, DeLeon V, Tokunaga K, Sakiyama S, Paynton BV “Amounts and modulation of actin mRNAs in mouse oocytes and embryos.” Development 1989;106:561–565. Brodkin RH, Altman EM. “Controlling Malignant Melanoma: A Focus on Pediatricians.” American Journal of the Diseases of Children 1993;147:875–881. Altman EM, Centeno L, Mahal M, Bielory L. “AIDS–associated Reiter’s syndrome: Clinical conference” Annals of Allergy 1994;72:307–316. DeLeo VA, Altman EM et al. Structure, Function, and Immunology of the Skin. In Middleton E, Reed CE, Ellis EF, Adkinson, Jr. NF, Yunginger JW, Busse WW, eds. ALLERGY Principles and Practice. 5th ed. St. Louis, MO: Mosby–Year Book, Inc; 1998: 465-476. Reich H, Altman EM, Tam S, Kamino H. Increased number of plasma cells with age in dermal inflammatory infiltrates (abstract). J Cutan Pathol 1998;25:510. Altman EM, Kamino H. Diagnosis: Psoriasis or Not? What are the Clues? Semin Cutan Med Surg 1999;18:25-35. Levit EK, Kagen MH, Scher RK, Grossman M, Altman EA. The ABC rule for clinical detection of subungual melanoma. JAAD 2000;42:269-274. Mihailescu V, Mihailescu G, Altman E, Panush RS, Holtz H. Paraneoplastic vasculitis: T-cell lymphocytic vasculitis in a patient with recurrent B-cell lymphoma (abstract). New Jersey Scientific Meeting, American College of Physicians, Iselin, New Jersey, February 2-3, 2001.

EDUCATION M.D., University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey New Jersey Medical School 185 South Orange Avenue, MSB B640, Newark, New Jersey 07103 Aug., 1989¬–May, 1993 B.A., City University of New York–Hunter College 695 Park Avenue, Room 217 Hunter North, New York, New York 10021 Major: Special Honors Curriculum Sept., 1985–Feb., 1989 Marymount Manhattan College 221 East 71st Street, New York, New York 10021 Sept., 1983–Dec., 1983 POSTGRADUATE TRAINING FELLOWSHIP Dermatopathology Section, Department of Dermatology New York University Medical Center 530 First Avenue, Suite 7J, New York, New York 10016 July 1, 1997–Aug. 31, 1998 RESIDENCY Department of Dermatology Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons 161 Fort Washington Avenue, New York, New York 10032 July 1, 1995–June 30, 1997 Department of Dermatology Northwestern University Medical School 303 East Chicago Avenue, Ward 9-332, Chicago, Illinois 60611 July 1, 1994–June 30, 1995 INTERNSHIP Department of Internal Medicine, Bellevue–Tisch Program New York University Medical Center 650 First Avenue, 3rd floor, New York, New York 10016 July 1, 1993–June 30, 1994 CERTIFICATION • National Board of Medical Examiners, Part I, June, 1991–passed • National Board of Medical Examiners, Part II (USMLE), Sept., 1992–passed • National Board of Medical Examiners, Part III, March 2, 1994–passed • Diplomate of the National Board of Medical Examiners, July 1, 1994 • American Board of Dermatology, Sept. 29, 1997–Certified in Dermatology, 2007¬–Recertified • American Boards of Dermatology and Pathology, Nov. 20, 1998 –Certified in Dermatopathology

Awards and Honors
HONORS/AWARDS – MEDICAL SCHOOL • Alpha Omega Alpha, junior year • Academic Excellence Scholarship, for all four years • George F. Smith Foundation Scholarship, for all four years • Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society, Associate Member • The Jacob Bleiberg Award for the most proficiency in Dermatology • New Jersey Medical Women’s Association Dr. Gertrude Ash Memorial Award • Upjohn Achievement Award for the two top students in the class • Merck Manual Award to the top four students in the class • American Medical Women’s Association Citation to the female honor graduates HONORS/AWARDS – UNDERGRADUATE • Phi Beta Kappa • Summa Cum Laude Graduate • Jonas E. Salk Research Award and Scholarship • Alpha Epsilon Delta Premedical Honor Society • Alpha Epsilon Delta Alumni Scholarship • Thomas Hunter Honors Program • Who is Who in American Colleges and Universities • Dean’s List for every semester • Hunter College Alumni Scholarship

Past/Present Clients
Dr Altman has over 30,000 private patients.

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