Dr. Arielle Kauvar

Dermatologist, New York City, USA

Dr. Arielle Kauvar is the founding director of New York Laser & Skin Care, a private practice specializing in laser surgery, Mohs surgery, cosmetic dermatology and clinical research, and a clinical professor of dermatology at New York University Grossman School of Medicine, where she teaches advanced dermatologic surgery.  She is a board-certified dermatologist and a leading authority on laser technology, minimally invasive skin rejuvenation and skin cancer treatment.

A magna cum laude graduate of Princeton University, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and Sigma Xi, Dr. Kauvar received her medical degree from Harvard Medical School and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Health Science and Technology program.  She completed her dermatology residency at New York University Medical Center, followed by a fellowship in Mohs micrographic surgery and laser surgery.

Dr. Kauvar has pioneered many laser and device-based treatments and remains actively engaged in the development of new technology and clinical research.  She has served as principal investigator in over 50 clinical trials in all phases of development and the FDA approval process.  She is the author of over one hundred publications, including manuscripts, book chapters and a comprehensive textbook on laser surgery.  She lectures at national and international scientific meetings, is frequently interviewed by the media, and is a consultant to the medical device and pharmaceutical industries.  She has served on the Board of Directors of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery and the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, and is a past president of the Dermatologic Society of Greater New York.

Dr. Kauvar received the Castle and Connolly Top Doctors award and the Super Doctor in dermatology award for many years, as well as the Elle magazine Beauty Genius Award for her innovation in laser surgery.  She is a recipient of the President’s Award from the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery, and multiple Presidential Citations from the American Academy of Dermatology.  In 2021, Dr. Kauvar received the Leon Goldman Memorial Award from the American Society for laser Medicine and Surgery for excellence in clinical research, patient care and education in the field of medical lasers.  A native New Yorker, Dr. Kauvar developed an early interest in art and science and brings the perspective of a scientist and skill of an artist to her patient care.

Whether treating birthmarks, skin cancer, scars, wrinkles or acne, Dr. Kauvar is passionate about helping people improve their lives by achieving healthy, natural-appearing, beautiful skin.  She lives in Westchester County, where she and her husband raised their three sons and enjoys art, photography, cooking, hiking and traveling.