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Shari Lipner

Shari Lipner MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Clinical Dermatology and Director, Nail Division, Weill Cornell Medicine, New York, New York

Dr. Shari Lipner is an Associate Professor of Clinical Dermatology and an Associate Attending Physician at the New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center. She completed her undergraduate studies at Dartmouth College where she obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry and graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Summa Cum Laude. Dr. Lipner completed her medical training at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, where she received both M.D. and Ph.D degrees and graduated Alpha Omega Alpha. She completed her residency training in Dermatology at the New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center. Dr. Lipner is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, Women’s Dermatologic Society, and Council for Nail Disorders, and is chair of multiple committees. She is also the President of The Dermatologic Society of Greater New York and co-chaired the Atlantic Dermatological Conference in 2019. She is the recipient of multiple honors and awards including the AAD Academic Dermatology Leadership Program Award, Women’s Dermatologic Society Mentorship Award, Weill Cornell Leadership in Academic Medicine Program Award, and the JAAD Editorial Mentorship Award. Dr. Lipner is board certified in Dermatology and has a wide range of clinical experience in the diagnosis and management of skin disorders. She is an expert in nail disorders, including fungal diseases, and nail tumors. She is also the Primary Investigator on clinical trials utilizing novel treatments for nail disorders, and is able to offer alternative treatments to patients who have failed traditional therapies. Dr. Lipner has authored over one hundred peer-reviewed publications, numerous book chapters, lectures nationwide, and is a frequently sought out by the media for her expertise.

Recent Contributions to PracticeUpdate:

  1. Diagnostic Testing for Onychomycosis