Teresa Song, MD
Teresa Song, MD
Dr. Teresa Song is a board-certified dermatologist with a clinical interest in both general and cosmetic dermatology. Aside from managing complex medical dermatology, she also has expertise in a wide array of aesthetic procedures including neuromodulators, fillers, platelet-rich plasma, laser devices, radiofrequency microneedling, chemical peels, body contouring, and more. Her clinical passion includes biostimulatory procedures that enhance and boost the patient’s own natural reserves, as well as inflammatory skin disorders such as eczema and alopecia. Dr. Song also enjoys managing pediatric skin conditions and serves as a clinical instructor at Mount Sinai Hospital Dermatology residency.
Dr. Teresa Song graduated Summa Cum Laude from The Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education, now known as the CUNY School of Medicine at City College, where she completed a prestigious accelerated BS/MD combined 7-year program, in partnership with SUNY Downstate Medical College in Brooklyn. She was awarded The Dean’s Award of Academic Excellence for having the highest academic achievement among her class. She completed her undergraduate training with a major in Biomedical sciences and a minor in psychology. During her early medical school years, she was involved in pharmacological research on studying the anti-inflammatory and cancer-preventing effects of NOSH-aspirin. She was awarded multiple fellowships during medical school where she was able to conduct research both locally and abroad, studying the signal transmission of pain receptors. She also worked in the academic center tutoring her peers on various subjects from biochemistry to microbiology. While at SUNY Downstate, she was awarded the Robert F. Furchgott Research Award for outstanding scientific merits in research and graduated with distinction in research. Prior to graduation, she took a fellowship year to study at the laboratory of Inflammatory Skin Diseases under the Dermatology Chair, Dr. Emma Guttman, at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. While there, Dr. Song explored the various mechanistic pathways of inflammatory diseases and was involved in various translational studies evaluating novel therapeutics. After medical school, Dr. Song completed her internship in Medicine at NYU Winthrop Hospital in Mineola, Long Island, and her dermatology residency at the Mount Sinai Hospital in NYC.
Philosophy and Personal Interests
Dr. Song understands that while there is no perfection in life, there is always room for improvement. She seeks to incorporate this ideology in providing the best comprehensive care for her patients. Being trained in NYC by the complex and ever-changing population, Dr. Song excels at integrating all components of the patient’s biologic and environmental factors into optimizing a customized treatment plan for the patient. Aesthetically, she believes the philosophy that less is more and works alongside her patients to achieve their common goal.
Personally, having spent her elementary school years in China, and with her mom as an acupuncturist and traditional Chinese medicine practitioner, she is always reminded of the importance of balancing the natural state of the body through nutritional and mental health.
She believes that healthy skin comes from healthy minds and is ready to help her patients achieve their best skin.
Dr. Song is a current member of various societies, including the American Academy of Dermatology, American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery, and the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery. She has lectured at various dermatology meetings both locally and internationally and has numerous publications in high impact peer-reviewed journals.
During her free time, Dr. Song enjoys taking ice skating lessons with her daughter and spending time with her son. Personally, she enjoys nature and exploring new foods with her husband, who is definitely the better cook.