Mark Z. Handler, MD
Zac Handler, M.D. is a board-certified academic dermatologist and a member of Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. Dr. Handler is also an assistant clinical professor in dermatology at Rutgers University New Jersey Medical School and New York Medical College. He has worked for the American Journal of Preventive Medicine and has been a medical volunteer at both the Indianapolis 500 and Nebraska Special Olympics.
Dr. Handler is a recipient of the prestigious Tatotsu Imaeda M.D. Ph.D. Academic Scholar Award for his extensive academic work, which includes greater than 30 peer-reviewed publications and 5 book chapters. He has been nominated multiple times for the respected Golden Apple Award, in recognition of medical student mentorship. Dr. Handler is the only person to be first author on back-to-back cover articles in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, the leading American journal in the specialty of dermatology.
Dr. Handler holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of California, San Diego, and received his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Nebraska. He completed his residency in dermatology at Rutgers University with Dr. Robert A. Schwartz, providing needed care for the underserved patients of Newark, New Jersey and military veterans at the East Orange Veterans hospital. He was selected to serve as the program’s Chief Resident his senior year. He completed a Mohs micrographic surgery and Procedural Dermatology fellowship at Skin Laser & Surgery Specialists of NY and NJ, under the direction of Dr. David J. Goldberg.
When Dr. Handler finds time away from his busy schedule to relax, he can often be found on the water fishing or paddle boarding or entertaining people with his talents by making balloon animals.
It's a wonderful feeling to visualize the resolution of a condition that a patient has struggled with for decades, and see a smile return to their face as their quality of life improves.