Charles Kwak, MD, FAAD

Board-certified Dermatologist


Academic background


Dr Kwak received his BA from Harvard University, and his MD from SUNY Upstate Medical Center.

Dr Kwak completed his dermatology residency at SUNY Downstate Medical Center, where he served as chief resident in dermatology.

Dr Kwak is a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, and is certified by the American Board of Dermatology.




Treatment Philosophy


Dr Kwak believes in being a medical doctor first, and specializes in pediatric and adult medical skin conditons, skin cancer diagnosis and dermatologic surgery.  Keeping your skin healthy is fundamental to being healthy.

Healthy skin is beautiful skin, and Dr Kwak will tailor your skin-care regimen to maximize its potential, to enhance your overall appearance, and to help you feel good about your skin.

Dr Kwak believes in an academic, compassionate approach to health care, and you will be treated like a member of the family.  He is often asked by his patients, "What if you were in my shoes?" or "What if a member of your family were in my shoes?"  Dr Kwak approaches every patient with these questions in mind.


Outside the Office


Dr Kwak has resided in New York since early childhood, and attended Hunter College High School.

He currently resides in New York City.



Useful Online Resources:


American Academy of Dermatology (

National Psoriasis Foundation (