One of only two physicians in the country board-certified in both dermatology and psychiatry, Dr. Amy Wechsler is well known for her unique approach to all dermatological procedures—administering traditional practices only after spending significant time with patients and thoroughly understanding their emotional state of mind and the impact it is having on the outer surface. She treats men and women of all ages.
Dr. Wechsler graduated magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Duke University. She earned an M.D. with honors from Cornell University Medical College. After completing her residency in psychiatry at Payne Whitney Clinic - The New York Presbyterian Hospital, she stayed to do her fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry.
Fascinated by the fundamental connection between the mind and body, Dr. Wechsler completed her residency in dermatology at SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Her hospital appointments include Assistant Clinical Professor in Dermatology, SUNY Downstate Medical Center, and Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor in Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical College.
Equally respected by her peers and her patients, Dr. Wechsler is a member of The American Academy of Dermatology, the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, the Women's Dermatologic Society, the American Psychiatric Association, the Independent Doctors of New York, the Physician Scientific Society, and The Skin Cancer Foundation.
Dr. Wechsler is the author of The Mind-Beauty Connection
(Free Press, 2008), and is frequently called upon by the media to explain and demystify complicated dermatological topics. She's been featured on the Today Show
, the Dr. Oz Show
and The Tyra Banks Show
, as well as extensively in print, includingMarie Claire
, O Magazine
, W Magazine
, the New York Times
, Better Homes & Gardens
, and others.