Dr. Jay Barnett’s Bio 2017-10-01T22:44:03+00:00

Dr. Jay G. Barnett’s Bio

Dr. Jay G. Barnett, who shares the practice with his daughter, Dr. Channing R. Barnett, and is a board-certified dermatologist for over 40 years, has been recognized nationally and internationally as a pioneer in hair transplant surgery and in the use of liquid injectable silicone in the treatment of acne scars, aging lines and grooves and other facial defects.

Dr. Jay G. Barnett was born and raised in New York City, growing up in Washington Heights. He received his B.A. degree from Amherst College in 1960 and his medical degree in 1964 from the State University of New York at Syracuse, New York.

He interned at Greenwich Hospital in Greenwich, Connecticut in 1965 and completed his dermatology residency at the New York University – Bellevue Medical Center in 1968, serving as chief resident in his final year. While there, he received recognition and a commendation medal from the Disabled American Veterans for the professional care and assistance he provided to the veterans in the New York Veterans Hospital.

Dr. Jay Barnett served as a Captain in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War and was awarded the Air Force commendation medal for his meritorious service as chief of the General Therapy Clinic at U-Tapao Airfield in Thailand from August 1968 to August 1969.

Establishing a private practice in New York City in 1977, Dr. Jay Barnett pioneered many of the innovations in surgical and cosmetic dermatology that are still in use today. In recognition of these developments, Dr. Jay Barnett received the President’s Award from the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery, the largest dermatologic surgical organization in the world. In addition, his worldwide colleagues recognized his innovative techniques and awarded him a Pioneer in Education award from the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery for creating educational programs in the field of Hair Restoration.

Dr. Jay Barnett was one of the original founders of the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery in 1970 and is recognized as a charter member of this society. He is also a fellow of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, one of a few dermatologists in the United States to receive such recognition. Dr. Jay Barnett was awarded membership in the Amonette Circle of the Skin Cancer Foundation for leadership in the fight against skin cancer.

Dr. Jay Barnett served for over 20 years in the Department of Dermatology of New York Medical College as chief of the dermatologic surgery unit at Metropolitan Hospital in Manhattan.

Dr. Jay Barnett is a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and a member of the International Society of Dermatologic Surgery, the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery and the New York Facial Plastic Surgery Society. He is also a member of the Dermatologic Society of Greater New York, the New York State Dermatologic Society, the New York Academy of Medicine, the New York State and County Medical Societies and he is a lifetime member of the American Medical Association.

Dr. Jay Barnett has published numerous articles in medical journals and books, and has lectured extensively both nationally and internationally for over 40 years. See publications.

As a recognized expert in surgical and cosmetic dermatology, Dr. Jay Barnett continues to have many physicians from all over the United States and the world visit his office to observe dermatologic surgical techniques that he has developed and perfected over the years.

Patient Testimonials


Dr. Channing Barnett is an excellent dermatologist. Professional, knowledgeable, personable and never keeps you waiting or rushes you. I would refer any friend or family member to Dr. Barnett. She is truly a great dermatologist!


I have been a patient of Dr. jay Barnett for about 20 years. I have been so happy with the care I get in the office. Then I met Dr. Channing and she is a plus to the office. I have sent at least 10 new patients including my 88 year-old mom. Need I say more about a great father and daughter team.


I went to Dr. Barnett because I have been experiencing horrible adult acne for the past three months. I tried every product from drugstore topical treatments, expensive designer or name brand products, and was prescribed some antibiotics and a topical cream, but nothing was working. It had all been very stressful and I felt like I lost all my self-confidence and was desperate to try something that would work.

Cathy T

I just want to say how pleased I am with my procedure! Dr. Jay Barnett did an excellent, precise job with the silicone injections into my acne scars. I can finally walk around with confidence. This had done wonders for my self image. I only wish we took after pictures to see the mind blowing difference


Dear Dr. Channing Barnett, The internet has made searching for a doctor much easier. We can research a doctor's education, experience, location and review comments made by other patients. Still, there is a lot of luck involved in selecting the right doctor. I was very lucky. From the moment I walked through the door of Barnett Dermatology, I knew I made the right choice. Great doctor! Great team. Not only would I highly recommend Barnett Dermatology, but I am planning to go back myself. Thanks for being you