Amy Wechsler, M.D.
Our Dermatology Advisor
A family dermatologist practicing in New York City, Dr. Amy Wechsler is board certified in both dermatology and psychiatry. With a philosophy that draws on her unique and diverse experiences, she is recognized for being as approachable and progressive as she is professional.
Dr. Wechsler is dedicated to helping patients of all ages address and treat the effects that state of mind and physical behaviors have on the appearance and condition of their skin. She works with them to provide lifestyle practices that nurture and care for the body. This level of treatment is enhanced by the combination of her technical and aesthetic skills, which ensure that patients look and feel their best. She is well known for her 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.
Dr. Wechsler graduated magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Duke University. She earned her degree in Medicine with honors from Cornell University Medical College in New York. After completing her residency in psychiatry at Payne Whitney Clinic-The New York Presbyterian Hospital, she went on to do her fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry. Fascinated by the fundamental connection between mind and body, Dr. Wechsler entered into a residency in dermatology at SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Upon completion of her postgraduate training, Dr. Wechsler’s hospital appointments included Clinical Instructor in Psychiatry at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University and Clinical Affiliate at The New York Presbyterian Hospital. She is currently Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor in Psychiatry at the Weill Cornell Medical College and Assistant Clinical Professor in Dermatology at the SUNY Downstate Medical Center.
A credit to her respect within the industry, Dr. Wechsler is a recipient of the Scholastic Achievement Award from the American Medical Women’s Association. She is a relied-upon resource for the media and has been featured in Vogue, The New York Times, Oprah, W, Self, Elle, Allure, Martha Stewart and People to name a few. Dr. Wechsler has a monthly column in Marie Claire and is a regular broadcast expert on “The Today Show,” “The Dr. Oz Show” and “The Tyra Banks Show.” She is an active member of several acclaimed professional organizations including the American Academy of Dermatology, the American Psychiatric Association, the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, the Independent Doctors of New York, The Physicians Scientific Society and The Skin Cancer Foundation.
Dr. Wechsler has two young children and resides in Manhattan.