Shannon Watkins, MD, is a top-ranked dermatologist providing state-of-the-art care for patients in and around Manhattan and Brooklyn, NY, at Heights Dermatology and Laser. Certified by the American Board of Dermatology, Dr. Watkins has significant experience in the diagnosis and treatment of a broad array of skin conditions, including psoriasis, eczema, rosacea, rash (urticaria) and melasma, and is skilled in advanced techniques like microdermabrasion, tattoo removal and Juvederm cosmetic filler treatments for wrinkles and volume loss.
Dr. Watkins received her bachelor's degree in biology from Brown University and her medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, followed by internships in primary care and internal medicine at Yale School of Medicine and an internship in dermatology at New York Hospital.
As a dedicated practitioner, Dr. Watkins is committed to helping her patients understand their medical conditions as well as the options that are available for treatment, enabling patients to make informed and educated decisions about their care. Each treatment plan is carefully devised based on a comprehensive evaluation of the individual patient's medical history, symptoms and expectations to provide customized care aimed at achieving the best possible outcomes. Dr. Watkins' skills and experience using the most advanced, state-of-the-art techniques and technology help ensure her patients have access to the most innovative solutions for all types of skin-related issues.
When not caring for her patients, Dr. Watkins enjoys travel, surfing, skiing, swimming, scuba diving, playing violin and guitar, baking, sculpting and yoga. She welcomes the opportunity to provide care to new patients, and the practices accept most major medical insurance plans.