Rao, Tara

Tara Rao, M.D.

Tara Rao MD, FAAD is a board- certified dermatologist at Schweiger Dermatology Group. Dr. Rao’s interests are in general dermatology and dermatologic surgery with specializations in laser surgery and cosmetic dermatology.

Dr. Rao graduated from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.) and received her medical degree from the NYU School of Medicine. She spent a year conducting research at the National Institutes of Health (N.I.H.), one of the world’s foremost medical research centers, where she studied rare inherited skin disorders, including those with a propensity for UV-induced skin cancer. She completed a rigorous dermatology residency at the prestigious UT Southwestern Medical Center where she received the department award for Humanism and Professionalism. Following her residency, Dr. Rao was appointed as Assistant Professor in the Department of Dermatology at UT Southwestern. Since then, she has moved to Manhattan where she has been in private practice and currently serves as volunteer faculty at the Mount Sinai Hospital, where she teaches Dermatology dermatology residents.

Dr. Rao actively cultivates her diagnostic and procedural skills so as to take excellent medical and surgical care of her patients. She has a special interest in dermoscopy to identify concerning moles at an early stage. She seeks to educate patients and formulate solutions to help them achieve their best skin health and overall well-being.

Dr. Rao combines her knowledge and expertise with a gentle touch and conservative approach. She is well-versed in chemical peels, Botox and fillers, such as Restylane and Juvederm. She is focused on the safe use of lasers for all skin types and colors to treat sun damage, aging, skin tightening, discoloration, scarring, vascular and pigmented lesions, and hair removal. Dr. Rao is experienced in Ultherapy for nonsurgical face-lifting as well as sclerotherapy for the treatment of small leg veins. Dr. Rao works with her patients to develop thoughtful and gentle treatment plans based on their natural interest in various therapies.

Dr. Rao is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology. Outside of work, she enjoys practicing vinyasa yoga and spending time with her family and friends.



  • Board-Certified Dermatologist
  • Member of the American Academy of Dermatology


  • General Dermatology
  • Dermatologic Surgery
  • Laser Surgery
  • Cosmetic Dermatology
  • Chemical peels
  • Botox and fillers, such as Restylane and Juvederm
  • Sun damage, Discoloration, Scarring, Vascular and pigmented lesions
  • Aging, Skin tightening, Hair removal
  • Ultherapy
  • Sclerotherapy


  • Graduated from Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Medical degree from the NYU School of Medicine
  • Did research at the National Institutes of Health (N.I.H.)
  • Dermatology residency from the prestigious UT Southwestern Medical Center

Ive been seeing Dr. Rao for a few years, and honestly she is one of the kindest knowledgable down to earth (funny) and comfortable doctors I’ve ever seen. She is awesome and I highly highly recommend her to anyone seeking a dermatologist.



21 West 19th Street
New York, NY 10011

Call: 646-665-3632




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