Shilesh Iyer, M.D. is a board certified dermatologist who earned his B.A. in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry and Economics from Yale College and graduated with honors from the New York University School of Medicine. While at NYU, he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society. Dr. Iyer completed his internship in Internal Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center-Harvard Medical School and trained in dermatology at UCLA, where he received the Outstanding Resident Award for three successive years and also served as Chief Resident in Dermatology. He subsequently completed a fellowship in dermatologic surgery focusing on cosmetic dermatology, laser surgery, liposuction, and skin cancer treatment through the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery.
Dr. Iyer’s considerable training and fields of expertise include laser surgery, skin resurfacing, liposuction, botox therapy, soft tissue augmentation and skin cancer surgery. His medical interests include skin diseases associated with infectious disease, contact dermatitis and skin allergies, acne, ethnic skin, and abnormal pigmentation.
Dr. Iyer has published extensively in both the medical and cosmetic dermatologic literature and has delivered scholarly lectures widely at national conferences. He authored one of the first and seminal articles on skin MRSA infections and has also written numerous articles on the applications of lasers for the treatment of skin cancer and for aesthetic enhancement. He is a contributing author to the textbook Liposuction: Principles and Practice. Dr. Iyer served as a clinical instructor in the division of dermatology at UCLA for several years and is currently a member of the dermatology faculty at Columbia University.
Dr. Iyer has been featured in Elle magazine, CBS news, Yahoo Shine, and has collaborated with Joan Rivers on her popular guide to cosmetic surgery. He currently resides and practices in New York City. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology and Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, and American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery.
In 2013 he co-founded Modern Dermatology PLLC, a comprehensive group based practice located in the Wall Street area and Financial District of New York City.