DR. NKEM UGONABO
- Stanford University
- Harvard University
- University of Michigan School of Medicine
- American Academy of Dermatology
- American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery
- The Women’s Dermatologic Society
- American Society for Dermatologic Surgery
- Skin of Color Society
Dr. Nkem Ugonabo, M.D., M.P.H. is a board-certified dermatologist with advanced fellowship training in cosmetic dermatology and lasers.
Dr. Ugonabo is a native New Yorker who received her Bachelor of Arts in Human Biology from Stanford University. She then worked as a management consultant at McKinsey & Company before completing her Master of Public Health degree at Harvard and her M.D. degree at the University of Michigan. She returned to the New York area for her Dermatology Residency at the prestigious NYU Medical Center where she was appointed Chief Resident in her final year. During residency, she served on several institutional committees and was selected to serve as Chair of the Housestaff Patient Safety & Quality Improvement Committee. She also extensively pursued research involving the laser treatment of pigmented lesions, patient safety, combination treatments involving filler and lasers, and the mental health of acne patients taking Accutane. At residency graduation, she was awarded the Dr. Irwin Freedberg award for the resident who best represents the field of dermatology in the world of medicine. Following residency, Dr. Ugonabo was an American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) Cosmetic Dermatologic Surgery Fellow at UnionDerm in New York City where she worked as a sub-investigator on multiple clinical trials investigating the treatment of acne scars, photodamage, cellulite, muscle stimulation and melasma.
Dr. Ugonabo has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals including the Journal of American Medical Association Surgery, Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, Dermatologic Surgery, Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, British Journal of Dermatology and Journal of Drugs in Dermatology. She has presented at numerous national and local meetings including the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) Annual Meeting, American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS) Annual Conference, American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) Annual Meeting and Winter Clinical Dermatology Conference.
Dr. Ugonabo is a member of the AAD, American Society of Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS), ASLMS, Skin of Color Society (SOCS), the Women’s Dermatologic Society (WDS) and International Peeling Society (IPS). She also serves on national leadership committees on the AAD, SOCS and WDS
She has also been featured in numerous magazines/media publications including:
- – Good Morning America
- – Shape
- – Allure
- – Women’s Health
- – Marie Claire
- – Elite Daily
- – Bustle
- – The Greatist
- – Huffington Post
Dr. Ugonabo practices both medical and cosmetic dermatology, and has extensive experience using lasers and other energy-based devices for skin rejuvenation, injectables including botox and filler, fat loss treatments, skin tightening, chemical peels, sunscreens and other forms of photo-protection, acne, and hyperpigmentation.. She strives to make all of her patients look and feel like the best version of themselves, regardless of their skin type. She takes the time to listen, answer questions, address concerns, and uniquely tailor treatment plans to the individual needs of each patient.