Meet Dr. Cohen

Dr. Cohen, a board-certified dermatologist, is a graduate of Cornell University and the New Jersey Medical School. He completed his internship at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York and trained in dermatology at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center and the Boston University-Tufts joint program.

Prior to his residency, Dr. Cohen engaged in research on nail growth and the treatment of fungal nail infections as part of a dermatopharmacology research fellowship at Columbia-Presbyterian. Dr. Cohen has maintained his interest in nails and he continues to treat patients with a wide variety of nail disorders.

Dr. Cohen holds hospital staff appointments at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center and Newton-Wellesley Hospital, where he is an active member of the hospital inpatient consultation service and participates in the annual community-wide skin cancer screening.

Dr. Cohen is also a graduate of Boston University School of Law and is admitted to the bar in New York and New Jersey.

Professional Affiliations
Fellow, American Academy of Dermatology
Charter Member, Council on Nail Disorders
Massachusetts Academy of Dermatology
New England Dermatological Society
American Medical Association
Massachusetts Medical Society










Meet Dr. Nathan

Dr. Nathan is a Harvard-trained dermatologist who specializes in dermatologic surgery and cosmetic dermatology. In addition to her clinical practice, Dr. Nathan also conducts clinical research trials in the field of lasers and cutting-edge cosmetic treatments at the Massachusetts General Hospital.

Dr. Nathan received her MD from George Washington University School of Medicine, where she was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. She received the Walter F. Rosenberg Award in Dermatology upon graduation and completed her dermatology residency at Harvard Medical School.

She has authored 20 peer-reviewed publications in leading dermatology journals and has been invited to present her work at local, national, and international forums. She has received scholarships and grants from the National Institutes of Health, the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Advancing Innovation in Dermatology, the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, and the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery.

Dr. Nathan is also a contributor for and the Harvard Health Blog, where she uses her expertise to write to readers about skin care and the latest aesthetic treatments.

Surgical services include skin cancer surgery, the removal of cysts and moles, and other routine surgical procedures.

Dr. Nathan specializes in the following cosmetic services: botulinum toxin (for frown lines and wrinkles), dermal fillers (for volume loss), chemical peels (for acne scars, uneven skin texture, brown spots, fine lines or laxity), and sclerotherapy (treatment for unsightly veins).

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Latest Clinic News:


Winter 2020-2021


To protect both you and our staff, we have instituted a number of changes to ensure the best possible infection control, as recommended by the CDC and the American Academy of Dermatology.

If you would like to make an appointment, please call us at 781-449-3588. We anticipate that for the immediate future we will be seeing all patients in our Needham office. Patients can also be seen virtually via telemedicine, as explained below.

Telemedicine virtual visits


We have been conducting virtual visits by phone, smartphone and tablet, and we find that it works well for a number of situations. Acne, some rashes and even some skin lesions can be effectively evaluated and treated without an in-person visit. We are planning to continue and expand our offering of virtual visits. They are usually covered by insurance and are easy to arrange. Our staff will be happy to set up a virtual visit for you.

We may all look a little different to you, as we will be wearing masks and face shields. Don’t be alarmed, we are still the warm, friendly office that we have always been!


Sincerely yours,


Jay Cohen and staff

Jay L. Cohen, M.D 
Medical Dermatology