Dr. Leah Ansell is a board-certified dermatologist and assistant clinical professor of dermatology at Columbia University-New York Presbyterian Medical Center. She is committed to providing her patients with personalized and comprehensive medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatologic care.
Dr. Ansell grew up in Chicago and graduated cum laude from Dartmouth College. She earned her medical degree from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, where she was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha, the national medical honors society for top graduating medical students. She was also awarded the Phi Rho Sigma Prize for highest overall standing and best performance in medical school. Dr. Ansell completed her Internship in Internal Medicine at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, followed by Dermatology Residency at Columbia University New York Presbyterian Hospital, where she served as Chief Resident. She has authored many journal publications and book chapters on a variety of topics in medical and cosmetic dermatology and has presented at dermatology conferences. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) and member of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgeons (ASDS), American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS), and Women’s Dermatologic Society (WDS).
Dr. Ansell is thrilled to have joined Gendler Dermatology, having trained under Dr. Gendler as part of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgeons Preceptorship program. In addition to providing compassionate, comprehensive medical dermatologic care, she also performs surgical procedures for treatment of skin cancers and benign skin growths. Her cosmetic expertise includes skin rejuvenation with laser surgery, body contouring including CoolSculpting, microneedling, platelet-rich-plasma (PRP) for hair loss, chemical peels, Botox/Xeomin/Dysport as well as injectable fillers. Dr. Ansell enjoys working with and teaching cosmetic techniques to the residents in the Department of Dermatology at Columbia University. Dr. Ansell lives on the Upper West Side with her husband, also a physician, and her toddler son.