Dr. Ellen Gendler consultation with a patient

Renowned for her straightforward, gimmick-free approach to skincare, Dr. Ellen Gendler is highly regarded as a leading authority in cosmetic dermatology. A board-certified dermatologist in New York, she boasts impressive credentials and is praised for her personable manner among patients.

Cosmetic Dermatology

Consistently included in New York Magazine’s Best Doctors list, Dr. Gendler is well known for her work with Botox and soft-tissue fillers, including Restylane, Perlane, Juvederm, Voluma, and Radiesse as well as her experience with reactions to cosmetics.

In keeping with her back-to-basics skincare philosophy, she firmly believes that dermatological treatments must be supported by a minimalist skincare regime to maintain luminous skin.

Press: Dr. Ellen Gendler - SPOTLYTE by Allergan

Well-regarded for her honest, academic approach, Dr. Gendler was a leading consultant for Inamed Aesthetics, now part of Allergan, the manufacturers of Juvéderm and Botox. She was the principal investigator in the United States for Hylaform and was one of the physicians who participated in clinical trials of the “new” Botox, Dysport.

Dr. Gendler often shares her in-depth knowledge of dermatology and is frequently called on to consult for various pharmaceutical and Fortune 500 companies including Johnson & Johnson, Lever Brothers, Bristol Myers Squibb, Colgate-Palmolive, Chesebrough-Ponds, Warner-Lambert, Proctor & Gamble, Ortho Pharmaceutical, Allergan and Genzyme Biosurgical, and Aden & Anais.

As a Clinical Associate Professor of Dermatology at NYU Langone Medical Center, Dr. Gendler was a director of the Contact Dermatitis Division for many years. Dr. Gendler is also a fellow of The American Academy of Dermatology and a former trustee of The Dermatology Foundation.

Additionally, she has served as the director of the widely attended Cosmetics Symposium at the American Academy of Dermatology annual meeting for many years and is known by colleagues for her creative lecturing style. She is the author of numerous scientific publications and is regularly quoted in all the popular magazines.

Honors and Awards

An honors graduate of Wesleyan University, Dr. Gendler earned her medical degree at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. After her internship in internal medicine, she completed her residency in dermatology at the New York University Medical Center Skin and Cancer Unit with additional training at St John’s Hospital for Diseases of the Skin in London.

Dr. Gendler has been appointed a New York City Honorary Police Surgeon. She is one of a select group of physicians to receive this title and serve “New York’s Finest.” “It is a privilege to be named an Honorary Police Surgeon and be able to treat the men and women who keep our city safe,” said Dr.Gendler.

She and her husband, Dr. James Salik, a practicing physician at NYU Langone Medical Center, reside in New York City. They have two sons; one is a doctor working at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, and one is doing sports marketing in New York City.

Read some of Dr. Gendler’s patient testimonials here.

Visit Dr. Gendler’s recent press page, and listen to her recent podcast here.


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