About Us

About

Our Practice

Orentreich Medical Group, on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, was founded in 1956 by Dr. Norman Orentreich.  He is considered the father of dermatologic surgery for his pioneering work in hair transplantation, dermabrasion, and fillers. He was elected the first and second president of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery. At our office on 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue, we treat a broad range of both medical and cosmetic dermatological conditions. In addition, our practice is unique in offering patients custom-formulated topical prescription preparations for treating a wide variety of skin diseases, as well as specially formulated non-prescription skin care products for all aspects of general skin health. Orentreich Medical Group uses a variety of laser technologies that allow our highly skilled and experienced practitioners to treat many types of skin problems, including hyperpigmentation, facial aging spots, wrinkles, redness, acne rosacea, sun damage, excess hair, and tattoos. Our medical staff is multi-lingual, and our team of Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses and Medical Assistants work alongside the practitioners in providing an expert level of care. Patients’ needs are responded to 24 hours a day: a Registered Nurse is available to answer questions by phone during business hours; and, during evenings and weekends, one of our practitioners is on call to respond to any matters of urgency.

Who We Are

Meet The Practitioners

David
Orentreich

MD

Catherine
Orentreich

MD

Jodi
LoGerfo

APRN, FNP-C, DNCP

Sorayah
Kaschak

MSN, APRN, NP-BC

Testimonials

What Clients Say About us

The Orentreich practice is one of if not the Gold Standard for cosmetic dermatology. To say that Dr. O is the expert is an understatement. He knows just what to do, just how much. You will never look “done,” just refreshed and glowing. I’m a second-generation patient…my mother used to see Dr. O Senior in the ’80s. Every year for my birthday I treat myself to a visit, and no one ever knows… Patient J.G. (realself)

David Orentreich is the best dermatologist I have ever been to! He continually makes my face look amazing . . . . Everything he has done to me lasts the full time he says it’s going to. I never have any bruising, soreness or problem after. David takes his time in making sure you are comfortable and aware of what’s going on every step of the way. David takes his time to examine each step he does to make sure he is creating perfection. After we have finished my services, David recommends the best product that his brand and office offers. They keep my face clear and glowing. . . . David Orentreich is the dermatologist to see in NYC. Patient G.B. (Google)

I’ve been going to the Orentreich Medical Group for a while now and I have been thoroughly impressed. No one treats acne better and I have been around seeing many doctors. Jodi LoGerfo had put me on a treatment regimen that was effective and the care was great. The nurses spend the time cleaning your skin (and they are real nurses!) and Jodi goes the extra mile to ensure you are getting the best care possible. Her Botox was the best I have ever had too. I can highly recommend Jodi for the best acne care and Botox I have ever had! Patient L.C. (Yelp)

You want my beauty secret? You got it! Dr. David Orentreich is the guy who keeps my skin looking youthful and my complexion clear. I’m a big fan of his night cream (Repair Cream #2)! His father is Dr. Norman Orentreich, the dermatologist who created the Clinique line back in the day. He also invented numerous dermatologic procedures and was the first president of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery. Well… the apple didn’t fall far from the tree, because Norman’s son David is a gifted dermatologist too. It definitely runs in the family. Orentreich Medical Group is my fountain of youth and I’m happy to share that secret with you. I’m positive you will not be disappointed if you put your faith in Dr. David Orentreich. 🙂 Patient B.B. (Yelp)

I think Dr. Catherine Orentreich is pretty great. Her staff is super friendly. The office is clean and well-organized. She spent over an hour with me during my first appointment, which is a rare thing to find these days. My father is a physician and always gripes about how younger, money-hungry doctors only see patients for 10 minutes. So, I am always impressed when a doctor has an old-school, spend-time-with-your-patients approach like my dad. I felt like Dr. Catherine asked good questions and spent time trying to figure out my condition. I also felt like she knew what she was talking about. One note – she does like to do a full-body skin check during your first visit, which requires getting totally (totally) undressed. I wasn’t expecting that, but appreciate that she takes her work seriously and wants to make sure to check her patients over. They do sell their own products, which worried me at first, but the prices are quite reasonable. We’ll have to see now how they work! Patient K.K. (Yelp)

Legacy

History & Milestones

1950s

First Hair Transplant

1952

Dr. Norman Orentreich performs the first hair transplant specifically to treat male pattern baldness

1956

Dr. Norman Orentreich establishes Orentreich Medical Group

1959

Dr. Norman Orentreich writes the first medical publication on hair transplant surgery to treat male pattern baldness. Over the following decades he will author or co-author more than 100 articles for medical journals and textbooks on a range of dermatological issues

1960s

CREATION OF CLINIQUE, DHEA PATENT, AND THE FOUNDATION

1960

Orentreich Medical Group is the first medical practice to develop a broad range of customized skin care products to treat medical conditions of the skin, hair and nails, including Dr. Orentreich’s worldwide patented DHEA cream

1960-61

Dr. Norman Orentreich works on the development of Head and Shoulders dandruff shampoo; introduced in 1961, it becomes the number-one selling shampoo in the world

1961

Dr. Norman Orentreich establishes the Orentreich Foundation for the Advancement of Science, a biomedical research organization with a focus on developing interventions that prevent, halt or reverse disorders that decrease the quality or length of life

1967

Dr. Norman Orentreich and Carol Phillips, then beauty editor of Vogue, are enlisted to create a new product line for the Estée Lauder Company based not just on makeup but on skincare, the first of its kind. Using non-prescription skincare formulas developed for his patients, Dr. Orentreich helps create Clinique, the first dermatologist-guided, allergy tested, 100% fragrance-free cosmetic brand. Clinique premieres at Saks Fifth Avenue department store in New York City in 1968

1970s

PRESIDENCY OF THE ASDS AND INVENTION OF THE BUF-PUF

1970

Dr. Norman Orentreich is elected to be the first President of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS). Today, thanks to his advocacy for bringing surgery fully into the practice of dermatology, dermatologic surgeons’ interests and concerns are the mainstay of the ASDS and the American Society for Cosmetic Surgery

1973

Dr. Norman Orentreich invents and patents the Buf-Puf™, a reusable sponge for daily cleansing and exfoliation of the skin. Clinically proven to remove dead skin cells to reveal a brighter, healthier-looking complexion, the Buf-Puf™ has since become a household necessity as iconic as Q-tips® or Kleenex®

1980s

INTRODUCTION OF LASERS AND INJECTABLES

1984

Dr. David Orentreich joins Orentreich Medical Group

1985

Orentreich Medical Group acquires its first laser, the Ruby Laser, used to remove pigmented lesions and tattoos

1989

Dr. David Orentreich and Dr. Norman Orentreich’s chapter entitled “Injectable Fluid Silicone” is published in the textbook Dermatologic Surgery: Principles and Practice. Dr. David Orentreich, both independently and in collaboration with Dr. Norman Orentreich, continues to write scores of articles and chapters for publication in English and foreign-language medical textbooks and journals

1990s

INNOVATIVE TREATMENTS FOR SCARRING AND USE OF BOTOX

1993

Dr. Catherine Orentreich joins Orentreich Medical Group

1995

Dr. David Orentreich and Dr. Norman Orentreich introduce a new method for the treatment of depressed and bound-down scars and wrinkles. Their article, “Subcutaneous Incisionless (Subcision®) Surgery for the Correction of Depressed Scars and Wrinkles” is published in the journal, Dermatologic Surgery

1996

Orentreich Medical Group practitioners begin using Botox® to improve the look of wrinkles and fine lines

2000s

CHANGING OF THE GUARD

2002

Jodi LoGerfo, FNP-C joins Orentreich Medical Group

2004

Dr. Norman Orentreich retires

2004

Dr. David Orentreich authors the first article ever to appear in medical literature describing the treatment of HIV (AIDS)-associated facial wasting with a filler. The article, “A Case of HIV-Associated Facial Lipoatrophy Treated with 1000-cs Liquid Injectable Silicone,” is published in the journal Dermatologic Surgery

2007

Orentreich Medical Group upgrades its Candela Vbeam laser to the Vbeam Perfecta, the gold standard for treatment of vascular lesions

2010s

TECHNOLOGIES FOR THE FUTURE

2010

Orentreich Medical Group upgrades its Thermage NXT to Thermage CPT, for skin tightening with increased patient comfort

2011

Orentreich Medical Group upgrades its Fraxel laser to Fraxel DUAL 1550/1927 for the treatment of wrinkles, scars, pigmented lesions and precancerous skin lesions

2012

Orentreich Medical Group acquires the DEKA SmartXide DOT Fractional CO2 Laser System for skin resurfacing

2017

The Norman Orentreich Professorship is established at the Kimberly and Eric J. Waldman Department of Dermatology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

2017

Sorayah Kaschak, MSN, APRN, NP-BC joins Orentreich Medical Group

2017

Orentreich Medical Group acquires two CoolSculpting systems, for non-invasive fat-reduction