Dr. Zain Husain, MD, FAAD

Medical Education
  • Medical School: Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
  • Residency (Dermatology) : Georgetown University Hospital
  • Fellowship (Mohs Surgery and Cosmetic Dermatology): Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Board Certification and Affiliations
  • Board certified: The American Board of Dermatology (ABD)
  • Fellow: American Academy of Dermatology (AAD)
  • Member: American College of Mohs Surgery (ACMS)
  • Member: American Society of Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS)
  • Staff Physician: Penn Medicine Princeton Medical Center (Penn Medicine Princeton Health)
  • Staff Physician: Riverview Medical Center (Hackensack Meridian Health)

Meet Dr. Zain Husain

Zain Husain, MD, FAAD is a board-certified dermatologist and fellowship trained Mohs micrographic surgeon. His areas of special interest are skin cancer, Mohs micrographic surgery, and cosmetic dermatology. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), and an active member of the American College of Mohs Surgery (ACMS) and the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS).

Dr. Zain Husain began his medical education when he was accepted into the highly competitive accelerated 7-year BS/MD program with Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. He graduated with top academic honors from medical school and was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.  He then completed his dermatology residency at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington DC, where he served as chief resident in his final year.

Dr. Zain Husain’s dedication to his patients and profession prompted him to complete a dual fellowship in Mohs Micrographic Surgery and cosmetic dermatology at Montefiore Medical Center of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. There, he received extensive training in advanced skin cancer surgery and reconstruction as well as cosmetic procedures including injectables, body contouring, and laser surgery. Following his fellowship, Dr. Zain Husain worked in private practice in Washington, DC where he also served as a clinical instructor at the George Washington University School of Medicine teaching dermatology residents.

Dr. Zain Husain has, and continues to deliver lectures on dermatologic topics at national conferences and has authored numerous articles in prestigious peer-reviewed medical journals. He is committed to life-long learning and is an active member of professional dermatology societies including the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), American College of Mohs Surgery (ACMS), and the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS).

Dr. Zain Husain is proud to practice in his home state of New Jersey and serve his local community. He grew up in Fair Lawn, NJ and graduated as valedictorian of his high school class. In his free time, he enjoys watching movies, running, weightlifting, and spending time with his family. He loves to travel and explore different countries, cultures, and cuisines. Dr. Zain Husain lives with his wife, who is a pediatrician, and their beautiful baby girl.

Dr. Zain Husain is personally committed to delivering meaningful care to every patient.  He listens to their concerns first, educates them on diagnoses and options, and partners with them to form a treatment plan to best address their concerns.

Husain Z., Ciocon D. Management of a Lower Eyelid Defect. Dermatol Surg. 2018.

Husain Z., Ciocon D. Alar Reconstruction After Failure of an Interpolated Melolabial Flap. Dermatol Surg. 2018.

Husain Z., Hendi A. Mohs micrographic surgery for digital melanoma and nonmelanoma skin cancers. Cutis. 2018.

Husain Z., Ciocon D. Reconstruction of a Full-Thickness Auricular Defect after Mohs Micrographic Surgery. Dermatol Surg. 2018

Husain Z., Ciocon D. Complex Subunit Repair of a Cheek, Nose, and Medial Canthal Defect: A Stepwise Approach. J Craniofac Surg. 2017.

Husain Z., Ciocon D. Reconstruction of the Nipple-Areola Complex after Mohs Micrographic Surgery. Dermatol Surg. 2017.

Husain Z., DeSimone J.A. Management of poorly controlled indolent systemic mastocytosis using narrow-band UVB phototherapy. Cutis. 2017.

Husain Z., Alster T.S. Skin Rejuvenation: Lasers, Peels, and Dermabrasion. Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Clinical Reference Guide. 2017.

Husain Z., Alster T.S. The Role of Lasers and Intense Pulsed Light Technology in Dermatology. Clin., Cosm. Invest Derm. 2015.

Husain Z., Schwartz R.A. Body Dysmorphic Disorder: Beyond Skin Deep. G. Ital. Dermatol. Venereol. 2014.

Husain Z., Schwartz R.A. DRESS syndrome: Part 1. Clinical Perspectives. J. Am. Acad. Derm. 2013.

Husain Z., Schwartz R.A. DRESS syndrome: Part 2. Management and Therapeutics. J. Am. Acad. Derm. 2013.

Husain Z., Hantash B.M. Sign and pseudo-sign of Leser-Trélat: case reports and a review of the literature. J. Drugs Derm. 2013.

Husain Z., Schwartz R.A. Food allergy update: more than a peanut of a problem. Int. J. Derm. 2013.

Husain Z., Schwartz R.A. Peanut allergy: an increasingly common life-threatening disorder. J. Am. Acad. Derm. 2012.

Husain Z., Lambert W.C. Flexural and extensoral eruptions in dermatologic disease. Clin Dermatol. 2011.

Husain Z., Lambert W.C. Why Immunofluorescence? SkinMed. 2011.

Husain Z., Lambert W.C. Primary anetoderma. SkinMed. 2011.

Husain Z., Beebe K.S. An evaluation of brachytherapy and external beam radiation in the treatment of extra-abdominal desmoid tumors with wide surgical resection. Am. J. Orthop. 2011.

Husain Z., Gerula C. A massive right atrial cavernous hemangioma. J. Card. Surg. 2011.

Husain Z. Melanoma: Clinical Perspectives and Therapeutics. Hackensack Meridian Health Bayshore Medical Center CME Lecture. Holmdel, NJ. 2019

Husain Z., Hendi A. Evaluation of Mohs Micrographic Surgery for Digital Melanoma and Non-melanoma skin cancers: A Retrospective Case Series. ASDS Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL. 2015.

Husain Z., Norton S.A. Multisystem Langerhans cell histiocytosis in a neonate. Gross & Microscopic Dermatology Symposium, AAD Annual Meeting. San Francisco, CA. 2015.

Husain Z., McKinley-Grant L. Dermatitis herpetiformis masquerading as verruciform pruritic papules in a 13-year-old boy. Gross & Microscopic Dermatology Symposium, AAD Annual Meeting. Denver, CO. 2014.

Husain Z., Dewitt C.A. Successful treatment of refractory vulvodynia with botulinum toxin A in a 28-year-old woman. Orlando Dermatology Aesthetic and Clinical Conference. Orlando, FL. 2014

Husain Z., Desimone, J.A. Indolent systemic mastocytosis. ASDP Annual Meeting. Washington, DC. 2013.

Husain Z., DeWitt C.A. Nodular morphea in a 32-year-old woman. Gross & Microscopic Dermatology Symposium, AAD Annual Meeting. Miami, FL. 2013.

Husain Z., Aisner S.C. High grade malignant fibrous histiocytoma of the dermis with features of giant cell fibroblastoma arising from an atypical fibrous histiocytoma. ASDP Annual Meeting. Atlanta, GA. 2010.

Husain Z., Beebe K.S. et al. Status of large allografts following limb salvage resection of tumors. Rutgers-NJMS NCI Research Summer Student Program Poster Presentation. Newark, NJ. 2008

Husain Z., Hanspeter M. Photosensitivity of Y2R Peptide Agonists. Roche Research Scholars Symposium. Nutley, NJ. 2007.

Husain Z., Sadoshima J. et al. The effects of PGC-1-alpha and Sir2-alpha gene expression in cardiac myocytes. Rutgers-NJMS NHLBI Summer Student Research Symposium. Newark, NJ. 2005.

To make an appointment with Dr. Zain Husain, please call us at 732.702.1212 or email us today.

“Dr. Husain is an amazing cosmetic surgeon. He has far exceeded my expectations each time I have had a procedure performed. Dr. Husain is warm, personable, and goes out of his way to answer questions, make suggestions and dispel any concerns I may have. He carefully explains each procedure and always thoroughly reviews the post-operative care. His artistic eye combined with exemplary surgical skills make for a perfect result every visit.”

– Clare Morison

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