Julie Karen, MD

Dermatologist > New York (Upper East Side)
Julie Karen, MD Upper East
CompleteSkinMD
225 E. 64th St.
Btwn 2nd Ave. and 3rd Ave.
2nd Fl.
New York, NY 10065
Tel: 212.759.4900 Website Email

Dr. Julie Karen specializes in skin cancer, cosmetic dermatology, laser surgery, and sclerotherapy. Dr. Karen spent many years practicing at the esteemed Laser and Skin Surgery Center of New York, but left in 2014 to form her own independent practice with her sister, Dr. Elizabeth Hale, fulfilling a lifelong dream to open a state-of-the art medical practice with a philosophy that rings true to one of our Charlotte’s Book mantras, your skin is a reflection of your overall health.

In addition to cosmetic procedures, Dr. Karen specializes in Mohs micrographic surgery and is passionate about counseling her patients about skin cancer prevention. Dr. Karen has been recognized among her peers as a talented academic and surgeon, with superior knowledge and a uniquely skilled hand in performing sensitive dermatological surgeries. Patients who see Dr. Karen praise her skill and diligence, earning her a reputation as a top practitioner in the field.

After graduating summa cum laude from Princeton University, she received highest honors while earning her medical degree from Weill Medical College of Cornell University. She went on to serve as Chief Resident during her training at New York University Medical Center. She then completed a Fellowship in procedural dermatology at NYU and Memorial Sloan-Kettering.

In her academic pursuits, Dr. Karen has received the Surgical Attending of the Year Award from dermatological residents at New York University, and she continues her affiliation with the university as a Clinical Assistant Professor at the New York Langone Medical Center. In addition, Dr. Karen’s research is often published in prestigious academic publications, including the New England Journal of Medicine and the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.

Dr. Karen and her sister Dr. Elizabeth Hale see patients at their upper east side practice, CompleteSkinMD; her consultation fee is $400. Their practice carries several skincare product lines including EltaMD, Lifeline, Neostrata, and SkinMedica.

Dr. Julie Karen is a board certified dermatologist, specializing in skin cancer, leg veins, and anti-aging treatments.

  • Education, Residency, Fellowship: Princeton University, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York University Langone Medical Center, Dermatology, Procedural Dermatology- New York University Langone Medical Center, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • Hospital Affiliation: New York University Langone Medical Center
  • Organizations: American Academy of Dermatology, American Board of Dermatology, American Society of Dermatologic Surgery, American Society for Laser Medicine Surgery
  • Achievements: New York Times Magazine Super Doctor, Castle Connolly Top Doctor, Morris Leider Award for excellence in Dermatology

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Julie Karen, MD Upper East
CompleteSkinMD
225 E. 64th St.
Btwn 2nd Ave. and 3rd Ave.
2nd Fl.
New York, NY 10065
Tel: 212.759.4900 Website Email

Charlotte Knows

Dr. Karen is a particularly knowledgeable resource for patients looking to treat their leg veins with sclerotherapy.

Patients rely on Dr. Karen for her expertise, skill, and diligence, and are made to feel even more at ease by her honest, caring, and thorough approach.