Meet the Doctor

Dr. D is the most personable Dr. I ever met in my life, she totally informed me on everything
from procedure to insurance information. I trust her with my life! Not only does she have the
looks to be a supermodel, she has the most amazing personality!
~ Anonymous
Dr. Jeanine Downie Montclair, Jeanine Downie Montclair
Dr. Jeanine Downie
AAD Membership Status:
Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology
(which indicates that I am board certified)

Medical School and Year of Graduation:
State University of New York - Health Science Center at Brooklyn - 1992

Residency Training:
Pediatrics, New York Hospital, Cornell Medical Center, New York
Dermatology, Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York
Chief Resident in Dermatology

Professional Biography
Jeanine B. Downie, M.D. is board certified by the American Board of Dermatology and holds medical licenses in the states of New Jersey, New York and California. Dr. Downie is the director of her own practice, image Dermatology P.C. in Montclair, N.J. She has extensive training and experience in all aspects of dermatology, cosmetic dermatology, laser and dermatologic surgery. Dr. Downie provides both adult and pediatric patients with competent, compassionate care and all patients are treated utilizing the most medically advanced techniques.

Dr. Downie is a graduate of Tufts University, where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and Psychology. She received her Master of Arts degree in Biology from American University and her Doctor of Medicine from SUNY-Health Science Center at Brooklyn. Dr. Downie completed two years of Pediatric residency at New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center. She then completed her Dermatology residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City and was also the Chief Resident nineteen. She is on staff at Mountainside and Overlook Hospitals and has published twenty eight scientific papers. Dr. Downie has been honored repeatedly by Castle Connolly as one of New York Metropolitan’s Top Doctors.

Dr. Downie has professional affiliations and lectures on behalf of some of the most prestigious medical societies, including The American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, The American Academy of Dermatology, The Women’s Dermatologic Society and The Skin Cancer Foundation. She is frequently featured on The Today Show, Good Morning America, The Early Show, The View with Barbara Walters, MSNBC, The Dr. Oz Show, The Rachael Ray Show, The Wendy Williams Show, The Montel Williams Show, Ten Years Younger, GMA Health, ivillage, Living It Up with Ali and Jack, Life and Style, Real Simple TV, Better TV, Good Day New York, Fox 5 LIVE News, Channel 7 Eyewitness News, Channel 2 Morning News, BET News, Channel 11, Comcast Network’s “On Call” Show, One on One, Channel 9 News, the Discovery Health Network, Madison Square Garden Network, Fox 5 Sports and News 12. Her work on a story on melanoma on MSG Network and Fox 5 Sports was nominated for an Emmy. Dr. Downie also shares her medical expertise with varied radio shows including Dr Radio on Sirrius, The Wendy Williams Show on WBLS, KISS-FM and WLIB in New York, The Conversation with David Cruz on National Public Radio on WNYC, WRCK in Syracuse, Comedy World in Los Angeles, The Gary Burbank Show in Cincinnati, CNN radio, KAHJ-AM in California, KCMN-AM in Colorado, The George Kilpatrick Show in Syracuse, the Bev Smith Show in Ohio, WABC Radio in Dallas, the Martha Stewart Afternoon Living Show and the Satellite Sisters (The Dolan Sisters) on Sirius Satellite radio and The Frankie Boyer Show in Boston and New York. Her newspaper credits include several features and quotes in The NewYork Times, USA Today, The LA Times, The Star Ledger, The Bergen Record and The Montclair Times, among others.

Furthermore, she has been quoted in many magazines including In Style, O The Oprah Winfrey Magazine, Cosmopolitan, Essence, Prevention, Women’s Health, New Beauty, Seventeen, Natural Health, Marie Claire, Golf for Women, Child, Parenting, Teen Vogue, Fitness, Martha Stewart Living, Allure, Ladies Home Journal, Parents, Cargo, Las Vegas Life, Cosmo Girl, Evia, Family Circle, More, Glamour, Organic Style, Teen, Men’s Health, Bride, Self, Heart and Soul, Fitness, Lucky, Nia Online, Health, Real Simple, Elle, Ebony, Shop Smart, Shape, Latina, Good Housekeeping, Redbook, Suede, Healthy Aging, Harper’s Bazaar

Pregnancy, Practical Dermatology, Vibe Vixen,, Hair, Hype Hair, She was also honored as one of the top cosmetic doctors in New Jersey by New Jersey Life Magazine and NJ Savvy Living Magazine. She also has authored several book chapters including some medical textbooks and Bobbi Brown’s bestseller Living Beauty, Bobbi Brown Beauty Evolution and Hair Rules by Anthony Dickey. Her first book, Beautiful Skin of Color, is a comprehensive skin care guide for Asian, Olive and Dark Skin and was released in 2004 by Harper Collins.

Dr. Downie is a highly sought after lecturer who enjoys an excellent national and international reputation. She shares her expertise on a wide variety of topics including cosmetic dermatology, cosmeceuticals, skin cancer, photoaging, sunblock and skin of color. She is a lecturer, consultant and clinical researcher doing FDA and investigator initiated clinical trials for many of the top tier pharmaceutical companies. Dr. Downie also enjoys teaching other physicians and is an instructor for The American Society for Dermatologic Surgery Fillers and Injectables course and is a long standing member of Allergan’s National Exchange Forum, where she serves as a faculty member, teaching Botox Cosmetic and filler injection techniques.

Cosmetic procedures that Dr. Downie specializes include state-of- the-art lasers for treatment of scars, wrinkles, broken blood vessels, brown spots and laser hair removal. She uses sclerotherapy for the removal of unsightly leg veins. Perlane, Juvederm ,Sculptra, Restylane, Radiesse and Botox treatments are used in her practice for the elimination of facial lines and wrinkles, and glycolic, salicylic, trichloracetic acid, Vitalize and Rejuvenize peels provide facial rejuvenation. She uses the Fraxel laser to perform total facial and body resurfacing for acne scars, stretch marks, melasma, photoaging and brown spots. The Exilis is non-invasive, FDA approved device that melts fat and tightens skin in four to six treatment sessions. She also performs skin cancer surgery and mole removal. Additionally, Dr. Downie offers her patients a complete line of skin care products chosen for their quality and superior results that are specially formulated for patients’ individualized skin care needs.

Dr. Downie is a philanthropist and is very involved with the United Negro College Fund, The American Red Cross, National Public Radio, The Southern Poverty Law Center, Dress for Success, The Junior League, Public Broadcasting Services, Evidence Dance Company, All Stars, The Foundation for Ethnic Understanding, Planned Parenthood, (CASA Court Appointed Special Advocates) and several other local charities.

Dr. Downie is a graduate of Tufts University, where she received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology and Psychology. She then attended American University and received her Masters of Arts in Biology with a concentration in Reproductive Endocrinology.

Dr. Downie completed two years of Pediatric Residency at New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center and did research at The Rockefeller University.
She then completed a three-year Dermatology Residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City and was also the Chief Resident. She is on staff at Mountainside and Overlook Hospitals and has published over twenty scientific papers.
  • image Dermatology PC-Opened on January 18, 2000
  • 1st appearance on The View 1/2001
  • 1st appearance on The Today Show 7/2004
  • 1st appearance on Good Morning America 10/2004
  • 1st appearance on The Wendy Williams Show 9/2005
  • 1st appearance on The Rachael Ray Show 1/2008
Married with one daughter

Dr. Downie consults for a select group of pharmaceuticals companies and has published a book, Beautiful Skin of Color: A Comprehensive Guide for Asian, Olive and Dark Skin.

She has a chapter in Bobbi Brown bestseller Living Beauty and is also featured in Bobbi's book Beauty Evolution.

Dr. Downie passions include lecturing around the world on effective skin care products and procedures. Dr. Downie focuses a great deal of her energy on sun block protection. Her personal goals are steep and include trying to decrease the incidence of skin cancer through raising awareness about sun block protection.

Hobbies: Skiing, Swimming, Reading and Philanthropy

Dr. Downie is a philanthropist and her favorite charities include: The United Negro College Fund, The American Red Cross, The Southern Poverty Law Center, Dress for Success and The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, among others.

Specialized Training:
Cosmetic Dermatology
Laser and dermatological surgery
Emphasis on BOTOX ® Cosmetic, fillers - Restylane, Perlane, Juvederm, Radiesse, Sculptra, Collagen, chemical peels, laser hair removal, Fraxel Laser Surgery, leg vein removal, Sclerotherapy, mole & skin tag removal and SilkPeel™

CME Recognition Award Status:

Key Professional Achievements and Awards:
  • Top Doctors of New York Metropolitan 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012
  • Top Doctors US News & World Report – 2011
  • Medical consultant for the Today Show, Good Morning America, The View with Barbra Walters, Good Day New York, Eyewitness News and News 12
  • Co-Authored "Beautiful Skin of Color" A comprehensive guide for Asian, Olive and Dark Skin published by Harper Collins
  • Medical consultant with Bobbi Brown's skin care line, featured in "Living Beauty" Bobbi's most recent book
  • Quoted in Cosmopolitan, Essence, Self, "O" the Oprah Winfrey magazine, In Style & Glamour
  • Medical consultant for Skin Salon created for women of color
  • Organizing and conducting multiple skin cancer screenings to increase public awareness of melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancers
  • Lecturing to high school, college and medical students about becoming a physician and science related fields.
Languages Spoken Other than English:
French (minimal)


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