Tamar Zapolanski, MD

Tamar zapolanski, MD
Valley Medical Group
Member, ColigoCare
ColigoCare is a network of physicians working collectively to provide the highest quality care to patients and the community.


VMG - Dermatology, Ridgewood

1200 East Ridgewood Avenue
Suite 302 - East Wing
Ridgewood, NJ 07450
Phone: 201-689-2103
Fax: 201-689-2108



MD, University Of Miami School Of Medicine, 2003 - 2008

BA, University Of Pennsylvania, 1999 - 2003

Internship & Residency

Jackson Memorial Hospital, Internal Medicine, 2008 - 2009

New York Presbyterian, Cornell, Dermatology, 2009 - 2012

Board Certifications

American Board Of Dermatology - Certified, 2012

Get to Know Me

What are some of the specific conditions you treat?

Inflammatory skin conditions, pediatric dermatology, skin cancer screening and treatment, acne, rosacea, eczema, skin rashes and infections, treatment of benign growths, chemical peels, botulinum toxin fillers, laser and cosmetic procedures.

Describe some of your professional highlights.

Dr. Tamara Zapolanski is a board-certified dermatologist with a focus in general medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology. Dr. Zapolanski attended the University of Pennsylvania, where she graduated magna cum laude with a major in neuroscience. She received her medical degree from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine in Miami, Florida. She went on to complete her dermatology residency at Weill Cornell Medical College, where she served as the Chief Resident of the residency program during her final year. Additionally, she was awarded the Distinguished Housestaff Award for all-around excellence. Dr. Zapolanski is a clinical instructor in dermatology at Weill Cornell Medical College. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology.

What would you like patients to know about your approach to care?

Dr. Zapolanski is dedicated to connecting with and building lasting relationships with her patients and their families.  She strives to provide her patients with comprehensive dermatologic care.

Awards & Accolades


Distinguished Housestaff Award for all-around excellence 
New York Weill Cornell Medical Center Alumni Council

Publications & Research

Para-phenylenediamine Sensitivity and Intolerance to Hydrochlorathiazide
Dermatitis, Vol 19.6

p-Phenylenediamine in Black Henna Tattoos: A Practice in Need of Policy in Children
Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med

Tetracyline Suppresses ATP?S-induced CXCL8 and CXCL1 Production by the Human Dermal Microvascular Endothelial Cell-1 (HMEC-1) Cell Line and Primary Human Demand Microvascular Endothelial Cells.
Experimental Dermatology

Polypodium Leucotomos Inhibits Ultraviolet B Radiation-induced Immunosuppression
Photodermatol Photoimmunol Photomed

Systemic Contact Dermatitis


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Patient Ratings & Comments


Comments are gathered from our patient satisfaction surveys.

Very friendly doctor. Listens well & also helps you to decide on treatment.
I love Dr Zapolanski!
Excellent people skills.
Dr. Z never makes you feel rushed, even when you are squeezed in as an emergency visit and she is already double booked. She still takes the time to listen to you and is thorough. That is hard to find anymore.
Dr.Zapolanski's explanations and instructions are always so thorough - clear and easy to comprehend. This appt she wrote instructions for me on topical cream usage. She is very open to questions. I never feel rushed during my appts.