Dr. Jeanine B. Downie of image Dermatology ® P.C. is licensed to practice in New Jersey, California, and New York. Board Certified by the American Board of Dermatology; she is also a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology. Her reputation for excellence and personal patient care have made her one of the most sought-after physicians in our area.

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Dr. Jeanine Downie

Educational background

Dr. Downie graduated from Tufts University with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Biology. She then completed a Master of Arts program at American University. She received her medical degree in 1992 after completing a rigorous course of study at the State University of New York, Health Science Center in Brooklyn. Her extensive background in dermatology includes a residency in Pediatrics at Cornell Medical Center, New York Hospital, and a residency in Dermatology at Mount Sinai Medical Center, where she also served as the Chief Dermatology Resident. In addition to her private practice, Dr. Downie is a staff member at Overlook and Mountainside Hospitals.

Additionally, Dr. Downie has received focused training in various procedures and treatments through which her patients benefit greatly. This includes courses in cosmetic dermatology, laser, and dermatologic surgery, laser treatments, injectables, chemical peels, laser hair removal, leg vein treatment, SilkPeel, and more. She performs mole removal and skin cancer surgery and has developed a selection of skin care products recognized for superior results. Her pediatric and adult patients rely on her expertise, compassion, and commitment to advanced care to address skin concerns successfully.

Dr. Downie is a sought-after lecturer and author of several dozen scientific papers. She has spoken on behalf of some of the most renowned medical societies, including the American Academy of Dermatology, The Skin Cancer Foundation, the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, and the Women’s Dermatologic Society. Topics she speaks with expertise include photoaging, skin cancer, cosmeceuticals and injectables, cosmetic dermatology, skin of color, and sun protection. She has also done numerous clinical trials for some of the top pharmaceutical companies. With a passion for education, Dr. Downie proudly serves as an educator for the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery. She has also provided focused training on injectables and fillers and has been a longstanding faculty member on Allergan’s National Exchange Forum, in which the techniques are discussed.

Media Spotlight

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Photo Credit: Joy Jacobs

Happy to share her knowledge with others, Dr. Downie has been interviewed and featured in numerous media outlets. She has also consistently been recognized as one of Castle Connolly’s Top Doctors in the New York Metropolitan area. On television, Dr. Downie has appeared on The View, The Early Show, Good Morning America, The Today Show, The Dr. Oz Show, GMA Health, The Wendy Williams Show, The Rachel Ray Show, Good Day New York, Fox 5 LIVE News, Channel 2 Morning News, BET News, Channel 9 News, News 12, Fox 5 Sports, Living It Up with Ali and Jack, Ten Years Younger, The Montel Williams Show, and more. Her melanoma segment on Fox 5 Sports and MSG Network was nominated for an Emmy.

Radio shows on which Dr. Downie has been featured include The Wendy Williams Show, Dr. Radio Show on SiriusXM, The Conversation with David Cruz on NPR’s WNYC, The Gary Burbank Show in Cincinnati, Martha Steward Afternoon Living, The Frankie Boyer Show in New York and Boston, The Dolan Sisters (“Satellite Sisters”) on SiriusXM, KAHJ-AM in California, WLIB and KISS-FM in New York, CNN radio, KCMN-AM in Colorado, and more.

Newspaper and magazine credits attributed to Dr. Downie include The LA Times, The New York Times, The Montclair Times, The Bergen Record, O Magazine, In Style Magazine, Teen Vogue, Essence, Cosmopolitan, Harper’s Bazaar, Ebony, Elle, Organic Style, Glamour, Ladies Home Journal, Fitness, Marie Claire, Redbook, Good Housekeeping, Healthy Aging, Shape, Real Simple, Lucky, Heart and Soul, Self, Martha Stewart Living, Prevention, Allure, and much more. In addition to her magazine and news features and her scientific publications, Dr. Downie is also a contributor to the best-selling book Living Beauty, Bobbie Brown Beauty Evolution, and Hair Rules by Anthony Dickey. Dr. Downie’s own book, Beautiful Skin of Color, provides men and women with the comprehensive information they need to care for dark skin, olive skin, and Asian skin. This first book by Dr. Downie was published by Harper Collins in 2004.

Philanthropic activities

Dr. Downie is involved with a number of organizations, including The Junior League, Planned Parenthood, The Foundation for Ethnic Understanding, All Stars, Evidence Dance Company, CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates), Dress for Success, The American Red Cross, The United Negro College Fund, The Southern Poverty Law Center, National Public Radio, and more.

Dr. Downie and her husband have one daughter. In her downtime, Dr. Downie enjoys reading, swimming, and skiing. She feels very strongly about educating her patients about skin cancer prevention and loves sharing her knowledge with others.

Professional Affiliations and Recognitions

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