A native New Yorker, Dr. Ritu Saini received her medical degree with an honors distinction in biochemistry at the New York University School of Medicine after graduating magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania. During medical school, she spent a year performing basic science research in the Ronald O. Perelman Department of Dermatology at NYU and was the recipient of several prestigious research grants from the American Federation for Aging Research and the American Dermatological Association. She then went on to complete a dermatology residency at the Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. At Miami, she was awarded several mentorship and training grants by the Women's Dermatologic Society and American Society for Dermatologic Surgery.
A board certified dermatologist, specializing in Mohs micrographic surgery, cosmetic dermatology, dermatologic and laser surgery, Dr. Saini obtained a dermatologic surgery fellowship under the direction of world-renowned Mohs micrographic surgeon, Dr. Perry Robins. During that year, she received additional training in Mohs, reconstructive, and laser surgery along with cosmetic dermatology at Cosmetique Dermatology, Lasers, and Plastic Surgery.
Dr. Saini is a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and a member of many medical societies including the American College of Mohs Surgery, the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery and the American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery. She has also been published in many peer-reviewed journals and currently serves on the Medical Editorial Review Board for the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology. She has lectured both nationally and internationally, and has made several media appearances as a spokesperson for the Skin Cancer Foundation. Dr. Saini is a Clinical Assistant Professor at New York University's Department of Dermatology and enjoys teaching dermatology residents and medical students.