Dr. Joseph Eastern

Dr. Joseph Eastern
Serving patients in Belleville

"I'm personally so vested in each of my patients that there is nothing better than seeing increased confidence and self esteem when skin starts improving. Adult acne in particular can be painful, embarrassing and hard to control. I tell my patients that the skin is our largest organ and treating it with love and care is important. Even if it means spending a little more time each day."

Dr. Joseph Eastern is Clinical Professor of Medicine/Dermatology at Seton Hall University School of Graduate Medical Education and former Clinical Professor at UMDNJ – New Jersey Medical School, and has practiced dermatology and dermatologic surgery in New Jersey for 41 years.

He completed his MD at the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine, internship at Memorial Hospital Medical Center in Long Beach, CA, and a residency in Dermatology at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX, where he was Chief Resident in his final year.  He is certified by the American Board of Dermatology.

A nationally and internationally recognized speaker, Dr. Eastern has delivered invited presentations in nearly every state and several foreign countries, including France, India, Egypt, and South Korea.  He has been a principal investigator for a variety of clinical therapy trials.  He is the author of numerous articles and textbook chapters, and serves on the Editorial Boards of Cutis, The Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology, and DermQuest.com.  He is a reviewer for the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, a Cutis Editorial Board member, reviewer, and contributor, and a long-time Dermatology News monthly columnist and Advisory Board member.

Dr. Eastern originated the Optimum Office Efficiency course at the American Academy of Dermatology Annual Meeting, and directed it for many years.  He has also directed a number of other courses and symposia, and has been a speaker at the AAD annual meetings for 34 consecutive years.  He has served on multiple AAD committees and task forces, as well as the Pamphlet Editorial Board, and received AAD Presidential Citations in 2014, 2015, and 2018 for his contributions.

Dr. Eastern is active in many dermatology organizations and is a two-time past president of the Dermatological Society of New Jersey, where he continues to serve on the Executive Board. He is a Fellow of the AAD, the American Dermatologic Association, American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, International Society for Dermatologic Surgery, American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, Society for Investigative Dermatology, and the Noah Worcester Society.

He has been named a “Top Doctor” by New Jersey Monthly magazine, HealthTap.com, Who’s Who, and the Consumers Research Council of America.

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