Dr. Kauvar, an internationally renowned board-certified dermatologist, laser surgeon and Mohs (skin cancer) surgeon, is founding director of New York Laser & Skin Care. As a leading authority on laser surgery, cosmetic dermatology and skin cancer, she lectures nationally and internationally and writes extensively. She has been helping patients reveal and maintain their healthiest skin for over 20 years.
Dr. Kauvar’s philosophy of using minimally invasive procedures for maximum skin care results and long term benefits is the cornerstone of her successful Manhattan practice. Her commitment to patient care, and continued involvement in the research and development of new dermatological procedures ensures that her patients receive the most effective and sophisticated treatments available anywhere. Dr. Kauvar has pioneered new laser treatments commonly used throughout the world. She remains actively engaged in the development and testing of new cosmetic procedures, surgical techniques and laser technology. She is the author of over one-hundred papers and book chapters, including a comprehensive textbook on laser surgery. Most recently, she was the lead author on the first ever consensus guidelines for treatment of basal and squamous cell carcinoma.
A graduate of Princeton University, Dr. Kauvar received her medical degree from Harvard Medical School and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She completed her dermatology residency at New York University Medical Center, where she is currently a Clinical Professor of Dermatology, followed by a fellowship in Mohs micrographic surgery and laser surgery.
She has served on the Board of Directors of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery and the American Society for Cosmetic Dermatology and Aesthetic Surgery. She is a past president of the Dermatologic Society of Greater New York. Dr. Kauvar serves on the editorial boards of several medical journals and is a consultant for pharmaceutical and medical technology companies.
Dr. Kauvar received the Castle and Connolly Top Doctors award and has been listed as a Super Doctor in dermatology in the New York Times Magazine for many years. She received the President’s Award from the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery, multiple Presidential Citations from the American Academy of Dermatology and the Beauty Genius Award by Elle magazine for her innovation in laser surgery.
A native New Yorker, Dr. Kauvar developed an early interest in art and science. Prior to completing her medical studies she spent one year as a student at the Art Students League of New York. She brings the perspective of a scientist and skills of an artist to her work in patient care. She is the proud mother of three sons, and wife of Dr. David R. Kauvar, a gastroenterologist whom she met while at Harvard. She loves traveling, hiking and cooking.