Dana K Stern

Dana K Stern, MD




Dr. Dana Stern is well known for her unique expertise, as she is one of the only dermatologists in the country who specialize in the diagnosis, treatment, and surgery of the nail.  She is a board certified dermatologist and an assistant clinical professor of Dermatology at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City where she teaches dermatology residents nail surgery.

Dr. Stern’s expertise focuses on the treatment of nail infections, inflammatory disease of the nail, cosmetic issues related to nail disease, surgical nail procedures including biopsies, excisions of the nail unit and cancers of the nail.

In 2007 Dr. Stern’s research on brittle nails appeared as a cover article in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. Her study on the ability of ultraviolet light to penetrate human fingernails was published in The Archives of Dermatology.

Dr. Stern graduated Summa Cum Laude from Emory University where she majored in Biology & Anthropology and received a medical degree from New York Medical College in 2002.  She completed her medical residency in dermatology at the Mount Sinai Medical Center, where she served as Chief Resident.

Dr. Stern is a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, a member of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, The Council for Nail Disorders, and The Skin Cancer Foundation. She also serves on the nail team of Faculty of 1000, an international faculty of experts, who are nominated by their peers, and are renowned in their fields.

A nationally recognized spokesperson on nail health, Dr. Stern has lectured on nails at the annual Council for Nail Disorders conference, The American Academy of Dermatology, The New York College of Podiatric Medicine, The Dermatology Society of Greater New York and grand rounds lectures at several teaching hospitals.

Dr. Stern is a contributing editor for Nails Magazine, where she writes a column entitled; “A Day in the Life of a Nail Doctor.”  She has been interviewed about nail care and nail cosmetics in Allure, Vogue, Natural Health, Woman’s World, Women’s Health, Nails Magazine, Zest Magazine, Martha Stewart Living, Oprah.com, Glamour.com, YouBeauty.com, WebMD and more.

Dr. Stern specializes in:

·         Nail Injections

·         Separated nails

·         Nail biopsies

·         Brittle Nails

·         Cancers of the nail

·         Complicated nail fungus

·         Removal of nail growths

·         Removal of tumors of the nail bed

·         Nail infections

·         Sports injuries to the nail

·         Trauma induced nail issues

·         Salon-related nail problems

·         Nail Psoriasis

·         Nail Eczema

·         Nail Lichen Planus

·         Warts of the nail

·         Habit, anxiety and stress induced nail changes

·         Reactions to nail cosmetics


American Board of Dermatology

Clinical Focus


MD, New York Medical College

Internship, Internal Medicine, Long Island Jewish Medical Center

Residency, Dermatology, Mount Sinai Hospital

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