"Success in treating any health condition very much depends on a strong partnership between patient and doctor," says Dr. Emily M. Altman, MD, FAAD. "Helping my patients learn about their skin conditions and treatment options in a caring, patient-centered environment is at the heart of my dermatology practice."
Dr. Altman has expertise in state-of-the-art medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatological procedures and techniques.
Before joining Summit Medical Group, Dr. Altman was Medical Director and Founder of Advanced Skin Wisdom at Comprehensive Dermatology and Laser Center, LLC, in Livingston, New Jersey. She was previously Chief in the Division of Dermatology at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center in Newark, and a faculty member for New York University Medical Center Department of Dermatology.
Dr. Altman is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, American Society of Dermatopathology, American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, American Society of Cosmetic Dermatology and Aesthetic Surgery, Women's Dermatologic Society, and International Society for the Study of Vulvovaginal Disease, among others. She is the coauthor of articles on a range of topics in dermatology, which are published in Annals of Allergy, American Journal of the Diseases of Children, and Journal of Cutaneous Pathology, to name a few. She is a reviewer for Journal of the American Medical Association Dermatology.
Dr. Altman has been featured in the New Jersey Monthly "New Jersey's Top Doctors" listings. A sought-after writer of and expert consultant for online and interactive content concerning a wide range of topics in dermatology, she is the Web and Social Media Associate Editor for Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. Dr. Altman also has earned the HealthTap Founding Expert Award, HealthTap Winter Top Doctor Award - Newark Area, HealthTap Top New Jersey Dermatologist Award, Top Doctor Competition Thought Leader in the Newark Region Honorable Mention, HealthTap Most Influential Doctor in the Morristown Region, and HealthTap Top Doctor in the Morristown Region. In addition to writing for the Summit Medical Group website and HealthTap, Dr. Altman is the author of a dermatology blog called Rash Decisions that is published on WebMD / Medscape. In a recent Reuters News article, Dr. Altman emphasizes the importance of including patients' gynecologists in decisions about birth control to manage acne.
When she is not working with her patients, Dr. Altman is an avid gardener with a keen eye for color and design. She says, "My love of and talent for aesthetics naturally led me include laser and cosmetic dermatology in my practice.