Sumayah Jamal, MD, PhD

Dr. Jamal is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Dermatology and Research Assistant Professor of Microbiology at the New York University School of Medicine. After completing her undergraduate studies at The Johns Hopkins University, she received the combined M.D.- Ph.D. degree from New York University School of Medicine, where she also completed her Dermatology residency training and subsequently, was a member of the full time Dermatology research faculty for 8 years. Dr. Jamal’s extensive research experience included training under Nobel Laureate Dr. Richard Axel, and Drs. Edward B. Ziff and Robert J. Schneider. Her research background provides her an in-depth understanding of the cutting-edge science underlying many of current skin treatments. She is the recipient of the Marion B. Sulzberger Dermatology Award at NYU, the American Academy of Dermatology Young Investigator Award, the American Academy of Dermatology Everett C. Fox M.D. Award, and the Pan American Society for Pigment Cell Research Young Investigator Award among others. As a Principal Investigator at NYU, she extensively studied skin cancer relating to melanoma invasion pathways. Her work has been published in prestigious peer-reviewed scientific journals including Nature, Cell and Oncogene. Dr. Jamal is also the Founding Director of the Ethnic Skin Clinic at NYU School of Medicine that specializes in medical and cosmetic treatments in skin of color.

Dr. Jamal’s treatment philosophy centers around the belief that the most appropriate treatment for her patients’ skin concerns can be provided by first determining what each individual’s goals are for their skin and tailoring a treatment regimen that is specific to both medical and aesthetic needs, personal philosophies and lifestyle. Her goal is to combine this belief with her extensive experience to help her patients feel their best.