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This story first appeared in the Sept. 19 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.
During Fashion Week, his schedule is full of celebs seeking his Triad facial, which combines microdermabrasion, laser toning and chemical peeling. “His facials bring my skin back to life, even with all the late nights,” says Naomi Watts. (Christina Ricci and Sienna Miller also are repeat clients.) “I’m known for my light touch,” says Dr. Colbert, who also developed a luxury skin-care line, Colbert M.D.
The chairman of dermatology for both Mount Sinai Beth Israel and Mount Sinai St. Luke’s-Roosevelt travels to Los Angeles monthly. He consults for the Skin Care and Laser Physicians of Beverly Hills office on occupational- or sunlight-induced skin diseases, helping to make sure that a sun-kissed glow on the red carpet isn’t something to regret later.
Word is the Memorial Sloan-Kettering doctor is the best of the best — from the studies he does on the hereditary link between colorectal cancers to co-founding the Collaborative Group of the Americas, a group of scientists studying the syndromes. His famous patients get the same treatment as anyone else. “When you’re sick or worried to death, people don’t want anyone treating them any differently,” he says.
The New York-Presbyterian doctor always is on call (just ask Jimmy Fallon, reportedly) — and has become a go-to for immunizations that patients have difficulty getting in California (see THR‘s special report). “There are some doctors who are against vaccines, but their patients continue to go to them; they come to me in New York for their vaccines.”
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