Education & Credentials

After attending Phillips Exeter Academy, Dr. Barney Kenet received a Bachelor of Science from the University of Pennsylvania. In 1988, he graduated from Brown Medical School. He completed his internship at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard Medical School and went on to his residency in dermatology at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center. Currently, he is an assistant attending physician at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital where he directs surgical training for dermatology residents.


My approach to the practice of Dermatology is three-fold:
 personalized attention, active listening and medical excellence.


Philosophy of Care
I consider it a privilege to care for my patients. When they are well-attended, informed and happy with their choices, I have succeeded.

Dermatology focuses on outward appearances, but proper care requires deeper considerations. I never rush to diagnose or treat a person until I have thoroughly learned about their health, history, priorities and expectations. This is true whether the issue is medical or cosmetic.

My practice is diverse because I have the opportunity to treat people of all ages; men and women; healthy and otherwise.

It is the artistic aspect of medicine that interests me the most. One of the greatest sources of satisfaction for me is working with a patient who has healthy realistic goals and finding ways to achieve a natural appearance—-looking like yourself, only better.


Authorship & Publicity
Dr. Kenet is a board-certified dermatologist and the author of Saving Your Skin: Prevention and Treatment of Melanoma and How to Wash Your Face. Both books were co-authored with his wife Patricia Lawler Kenet. He is past editor of Skin, Inc. and past publisher of Fitzpatrick’s Journal of Clinical Dermatology.

He is president of the American Melanoma Foundation, dedicated to patient care, education and clinical research, For four consecutive years, New York Magazine chose Dr. Kenet for its "Best Doctors List." The  Castle Connolly Guide New York edition of "The Best Doctors" has included Dr. Kenet for 15 consecutive years.

Dr. Kenet has been featured in numerous newspapers and magazines, including The New York Times, Vogue, Allure, Prevention, Good Housekeeping, and The Wall Street Journal.

He has developed leading technology for the early detection of melanoma. He is an expert in the diagnosis of melanoma and other skin cancers.

Dr. Kenet has been in private practice in Manhattan’s Upper East Side since 1992.