Faculty

Amit Garg, MD

Associate Professor and Founding Chair, Department of Dermatology, Hofstra North Shore LIJ School of Medicine, Hempstead, NY
North Shore LIJ Health System, Long Beach, NY

Amit Garg, MD, FAAD, is an associate professor and the founding chair in the department of dermatology at the Hofstra School of Medicine and the North Shore LIJ Health System. He received his medical degree from the University of Massachusetts Medical School and completed his postgraduate training in dermatology at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Garg is a thought leader in psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis and also works with cutaneous lupus, dermatomyositis, and vasculitis. His research interests include assessing outcomes in psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis and characterizing gene expression in cutaneous lupus. Dr. Garg develops teaching strategies for training and educational outcomes in medical education. He also works to promote skin cancer examination in high-risk patient groups, detection of suspicious pigmented lesions, and integration of skin cancer exams into physical exams. Dr. Garg is a leader in several professional organizations and has authored several articles and book chapters. Dr. Garg has served on editorial boards and is editor-in-chief of the Rheumatic Skin Diseases in the CLINICAL MEDICINE series.