Our Doctors and Practitioners

Altman, Emily M., MD, FAAD

Emily M. Altman
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Honors Curriculum, City University of New York-Hunter College, New York, NY


Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ


Internal Medicine, New York University Medical Center, New York, NY


Dermatology, Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, IL; Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York NY


Dermatology/Dermatopathology, New York University Medical Center, New York, NY

Board Certification:

National Board of Medical Examiners, American Board of Dermatology, and American Boards of Dermatology and Pathology

Hospital Affiliations:

Overlook Medical Center; Saint Barnabas Medical Center



I am accepting new patients.

Personal Notes:

Emily M. Altman, MD, FAAD, 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 articleDr. 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.


Watch Dr. Altman's discussion about the dermal filler Sculptra, 
which can replace lost volume, fill lines, wrinkles, and creases,
and increase collagen production
to reduce signs of aging on your face.

Watch Dr. Altman's video on alopecia.

Watch Dr. Altman's video on nonsurgical procedures,
including Botox and Restylane,
to reduce signs of aging.

Watch Dr. Altman's video on vitiligo.

Watch Dr. Altman's presentation on hair loss in women.