Ellen C. Gendler, MD
Clinical Associate Professor
Department of Dermatology
New York University School of Medical Center
New York, New York
Ellen C. Gendler, MD
Dr. Ellen Gendler is a board-certified dermatologist in New York City. After receiving her B.A. degree from Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, Dr. Gendler earned her M.D. degree at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City. Following an internship in Internal Medicine, she did a residency in Dermatology at the Skin and Cancer Unit of New York University (NYU), with additional training at St. John’s Hospital for Diseases of the Skin in London, England. A Clinical Associate Professor of Dermatology at NYU Langone Medical Center, Dr. Gendler was a co-director of its Contact Dermatitis division for many years before bringing to fruition the NYU Center for Skin Health and Appearance. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) and a former trustee of the Dermatology Foundation.
Dr. Gendler lectures widely at professional meetings such as those of the AAD and American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, and has authored a host of scientific publications. She is also actively involved in teaching injection techniques to physicians around the world, teaching residents at NYU Langone Medical Center, and serving as a preceptor for the Women’s Derm Society. She has consulted for many major corporations, such as Johnson & Johnson, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Lever Brothers, Warner-Lambert, Procter & Gamble, and Ortho Pharmaceutical, and for injectable- and neurotoxin-producing companies such as Inamed, Genzyme, Allergan, Medicis, Merz, and Galderma. Dr. Gendler was the principal investigator for Hylaform, one of the first hyaluronic acid fillers to be approved by the Food and Drug Administration in the United States, and participated in the clinical trials of Dysport® (abobotulinumtoxinA) prior to its approval.
A nationally ranked squash player while in college, Dr. Gendler’s hobbies are many: tennis, golf, biking, spinning, and gardening, to name a few. Her husband, Dr. James Salik, is an Associate Professor of Gastroenterology at NYU Langone Medical Center, and they are parents of two sons, one of whom is doing his Cardiology Fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, while the other is a law student in New York City.