Dr. Dana Stern is one of the most trusted and respected nail specialists in the U.S. She developed the Dr. Dana brand after observing that nail care products on the market were formulated with harsh chemicals and were not backed by science. She knew there needed to be a change, and that she was the person to do it.
As a board-certified dermatologist, she questioned why skincare products had advanced in line with scientific advancements, while the nail treatment offerings seemed to be the same from decades ago. Dr. Dana’s patients expressed frustration with products that had little efficacy and seemed to merely mask the issues. Careful analysis of the products that her patients had tried revealed carcinogenic ingredients. Drawing from almost two decades of nail expertise and her vast knowledge of product chemistry, Dr. Dana set out to change the way we care for our nails.
Dr. Dana Stern is the only board-certified dermatologist in the U.S. who devotes her entire practice to the diagnosis, treatment, and surgery of the nail. From celebrities to luminaries, patients from all over the world come to see Dr. Dana at her bustling Fifth Avenue New York City and Hamptons practices. She is the Nail Expert Choice for the media, and Vogue magazine called her the “Go-to Dermatologist for nail disorders and cosmetic conditions relating to nail disease”. What an honor! She is also a contributing editor for Nails Magazine, where she writes a column entitled “A Day in the Life of a Nail Doctor.”
In addition to her impressive career, which includes a position as Assistant Clinical Professor of Dermatology at The Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City, Dr. Dana is a busy mom of three boys and a rescue Bassett hound named Bo.