Meet your doctor

Amit Garg, MD

Specialty

  • Dermatology

Professional titles

  • Chairman - Dermatology of Dermatology, Long Island Jewish Medical Center
  • Chairman - Dermatology of Dermatology, North Shore University Hospital

Gender

  • Male

Languages

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Spanish

Affiliations


Professional biography

Dr. Garg is an Associate Professor and the Founding Chair for the newly established Department of Dermatology in the North Shore LIJ Health System. He is board certified in Dermatology by the American Board of Dermatology. He comes to the North Shore LIJ Health System from Boston University Medical Center, where he directed the Residency Training Program in Dermatology as well as the undergraduate medical curricula in dermatology for the school of medicine. Dr. Garg has achieved international recognition as a skilled medical dermatologist, a thought leader in psoriasis, and a medical educator.

Dr. Garg co-directs an interdisciplinary clinic with Rheumatology known as the Rheumatic Skin Disease Clinic devoted to caring for patients with psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis, lupus, dermatomyositis, and vasculitis among other interrelated skin and musculoskeletal diseases.

Dr. Garg's research interests include developing instruments and assessing clinical and patient centered outcomes in psoriasis. He has also developed innovative teaching strategies to improve training and education outcomes. Dr. Garg's recent research has focused on improving teaching and assessment methods in undergraduate and graduate medical education, as well as narrowing the practice gaps related to the skin cancer examination through increasing awareness of high risk patient groups, promoting integration of the skin cancer exam into the routine or focused physical exam, and enabling detection of suspicious pigmented lesions.

Dr. Garg maintains leadership roles within prominent national professional organizations, including the American Academy of Dermatology, the American Board of Dermatology, the Association of Professors of Dermatology, the Medical Dermatological Society, the International Dermatology Outcomes Measures group, and the Group for Research and Assessment of Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis. He has published a number of articles in the peer-reviewed literature and has authored several book chapters. Dr. Garg has served on editorial boards for Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, Journal of Clinical and Experimental Dermatology, and several American Academy of Dermatology-based publications. He is also the editor-in-chief of the forthcoming first edition book on Rheumatic Skin Diseases. Dr. Garg has numerous invited lectures and publications to his credit.

Practice Locations

Hospital affiliations

  • Forest Hills Hospital
  • Franklin Hospital
  • Glen Cove Hospital
  • Huntington Hospital
  • Lenox Hill Hospital
  • Long Island Jewish Medical Center
  • North Shore University Hospital
  • Plainview Hospital
  • Southside Hospital
  • Syosset Hospital

Professional titles & education information

  • Administrative titles
    • Chairman - Dermatology of Dermatology, Long Island Jewish Medical Center
    • Chairman - Dermatology of Dermatology, North Shore University Hospital
  • Board certifications
    • Dermatology - American Board of Dermatology
  • Medical school
    • University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Internships
    • University of Illinois at Chicago - GME
  • Residencies
    • University of Illinois at Chicago - GME

Insurance providers/plans accepted

  • AARP
    • GHI Medicare
    • HMO
    • Medicare Managed
    • PPO/EPO/Indemnity
  • Aetna
    • Child Health Plus
    • Family Health Plus
    • HMO
    • Medicaid Managed
    • Medicare Managed
    • PPO/EPO/Indemnity
    • Workers Comp
  • CIGNA
    • Child Health Plus
    • Family Health Plus
    • HMO
    • Medicaid Managed
    • Medicare Managed
    • POS
    • PPO/EPO/Indemnity
    • Workers Comp
  • EmblemHealth / Connecticare / GHI / HIP / PerfectHealth / Vytra
    • Champus
    • Child Health Plus
    • Family Health Plus
    • GHI Medicare
    • HMO
    • Medicaid Managed
    • Medicare Managed
    • PPO/EPO/Indemnity
    • Workers Comp
  • Empire BCBS
    • Champus
    • Child Health Plus
    • Empire Medicare
    • Family Health Plus
    • HMO
    • Medicaid Managed
    • Medicare Managed
    • POS
    • PPO/EPO/Indemnity
    • Workers Comp
  • Fidelis Care
    • Champus
    • Child Health Plus
    • Family Health Plus
    • HMO
    • Medicaid Managed
    • Medicare Managed
    • PPO/EPO/Indemnity
    • Workers Comp
  • Healthfirst / MHI
    • Champus
    • Child Health Plus
    • Family Health Plus
    • HMO
    • Medicaid Managed
    • Medicare Managed
    • PPO/EPO/Indemnity
    • Workers Comp
  • Humana Health
    • PPO/EPO/Indemnity
  • Magna Care
    • Child Health Plus
    • Family Health Plus
    • HMO
    • Medicaid Managed
    • Medicare Managed
    • PPO/EPO/Indemnity
    • Workers Comp
  • Medicaid
    • Any Plan
  • Medicare
    • Any Plan
  • MultiPlan / PHCS
    • Child Health Plus
    • Family Health Plus
    • GHI Medicare
    • HMO
    • Medicaid Managed
    • Medicare Managed
    • PPO/EPO/Indemnity
    • Workers Comp
  • Oxford
    • Child Health Plus
    • Family Health Plus
    • HMO
    • Liberty
    • Medicaid Managed
    • Medicare Managed
    • PPO/EPO/Indemnity
    • Workers Comp
  • Tricare
    • Extra
    • HMO
    • Medicaid Managed
    • Medicare Managed
    • PPO/EPO/Indemnity
    • Prime
    • Standard
  • United HealthCare
    • Child Health Plus
    • Family Health Plus
    • HMO
    • Medicaid Managed
    • Medicare Managed
    • POS
    • PPO/EPO/Indemnity
    • Workers Comp
  • Wellcare of NY
    • All Plans