About Integrative Dermatologist, Alan Dattner, MD

drdattner_shohamaIntegrative dermatologist Alan M. Dattner, MD has been a holistic skincare pioneer for over 40 years.

He integrates nutrition, dermatology, Applied Kinesiology, and Holistic Medicine into the practice of dermatology.

A founding member of the American Academy of Dermatology’s groundbreaking Task Force for Nutrition and Evaluation of Alternative Medicine, he is a board-certified dermatologist.

Dr. Dattner has written a number of scientific articles on nutrition and herbal medicine in dermatology. He has lectured locally, nationally and internationally to both dermatology and CAM organizations, and has been quoted in numerous popular magazines and The New York Times.

He has a strong background in research methodology and 47 years of experience in the science of cellular immunology. More specifically, he elucidated key concepts linking environmental factors to inflammatory disease, during 3 years of investigation of human lymphocyte recognition at the National Cancer Institute in the 1970’s. Results of this work are published in peer review journals and were presented by Dr. Dattner at plenary sessions of the Society of Investigative Dermatology.




  • Preceptorship with Dr Lloyd Dr Lloyd Old at Sloane Kettering Old at Sloane Kettering, Rye, regarded as the “Father of Modern Tumor Immunology,”
  • Transplantation immunology with Dr Felix T Rapaport, NYU School of Medicine
  • Intra curricular year with Barry R Bloom, PhD at Albert Einstein College of Medicine (AECOM) studying delayed hypersensitivity and MIF (Migration inhibitory factor- first mediator from lymphocytes influencing Macrophage migration)
  • Lymphocyte reactivity and Stress in Breast Cancer patients with Dr Mark Hardy at AECOM
  • Clinical cancer fellow AECOM
  • Raji cell (lymphocyte) synchronization with Dr Arye Rubenstein AECOM
  • Immunology studies with Dr Eli Seifter AECOM
  • Visiting Scientist, Dermatology Branch, National Cancer Institute, NIH studying human lymphocyte cross-reactive recognition in vitro with Dr William R Levis

Post-Doctoral Work:

Professional Professional Memberships:

Past Professional Memberships:

Founding Member of these Organizations:

  • Task Force for Nutrition and The Evaluation of Alternative Medicine, American Academy of Dermatology
  • Founder and President HealthDataLink.com
  • Staff Harrington Memorial Hospital 1982-2000-Southbridge, MA
  • Staff Dermatologist-Day Kimball Hospital Medical Staff 1979-2000 Putnam, CT
  • Medical Staff Integral Health Services 1979-1982 Putnam, CT
  • Private Practice of Dermatology 1979-2000 Putnam and N. Grosvenordale, CT




  • Seifter, E, Padawer, J, Dattner, AM, Levenson, SM Rettura, G: Vitamin A alters adrenal and thymus responses in stressed mice. 172nd National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, August, 1976.
  • Dattner, AM and Levis, WR: Specific clonal priming of human lymphocytes to microbial and chemical antigens, presented at S. I. D. Meeting, Washington, D. C., April 30, 1977. Clin. Res. 25: 528A, 1977.
  • Levis, WR and Dattner, AM: Hayry priming of human lymphocytes whith specific antigens. Federation Proceedigns 36: 1220, 1977.
  • Levis, WR and Dattner, AM: Histocompatibility requirement for specific immune recognition of dinitrochlorobenzene and other antigens: Identification of human immune response gene products. Clin. Res. 25: 663A, 1977.
  • Dattner, AM, Levis, WR, Shaw, JS, and Shearer, GM: Cytotoxic effector cells in contact sensitivity: Specificity for DNP and self determinants. Formal presentation, S. I. D. Meeting, May 1978. Clin. Res. Vol. 26. p. 569A, April 1978.
  • Levis, WR, Lincoln, PM, and Dattner, AM: Sperm induced lymphocyte transformation. Lancet I: 937, 1978.
  • Levis, WR, Lincoln, PM, and Dattner, AM: DNCB immune response (IR) gene function behaves like a lymphocyte defined (LD) function to ultraviolet light. Fed. Proc. 38: 1369, 1978.
  • Levis, WR, and Dattner, AM: Studies of clonal activation of human lymphocytes with specific antigens. Presented at the 12th International Leukocyte Culture Conference.
  • Levis, WR, and Dattner, AM: Effect of autologous and allogenic leukocytes on lymphocytes clonally primed to soluble protein antigens. Accepted for presentation at AFCR (Eastern Section) October 1978.


  • Prevention, November 2004, Fight Acne with a One-Two Punch, p. 69
  • The New York Times, December 8, 1998  Science Times, With Herbs, a Fuller Palatte for Skin Care
  • Dermatology Times  Mar 1, 2004, Resolving hard-to-treat disorders, by Rebecca Bryant
    • In treating patients with non-responsive conditions, it’s important to consider altering your method of inquiry, said Alan M. Dattner, M.D., FAAD. “I go beyond a clinical diagnosis to make an etiological diagnosis and treat on the basis of that.”
  • Alternative Medicine, September 2004, Natural Beauty section- Nails p 38
  • Alternative Medicine, June 2005, Zapping Varicose Veins, nutritional information
  • Bottom Line, Feb 1, 2005, Natural Acne Remedies
  • Medical Post, May 17, 2005, Volume 41 Issue 19 Doctor touts integration of natural medicine for dermatology ailments, by Susannah Benady
  • Biodiversity, May-June 2005, The Benefits of Treating Skin from the Inside Out
  • Natural Health, Herbal Fixes for Problem Skin, October, 2005, by Stephanie Scott
  • Cosmetic Dermatology, June 2005
  • Alternative Medicine, May 2005
  • Natural Foods Merchandiser, July 2000


  • Holistic Dermatology: Alternative modalities in your dermatology practice; environment, nutrition, immunology & the skin. New York University Medical Center Department of Dermatology Residents Lecture, June 28, 2011
  • Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Dermatology: Siverman Institute of Life Sciences, Hebrew University Jerusalem, Israel, April 5th, 2009
  • Herbal Medicine: presented at the section on Alternative Medicine and Dermatology at the World Congress in Dermatology in Buenos Aires, Argentina, October 5, 2007
  • Integrating Natural Medicine into Dermatology: presented at American Academy of Dermatology Annual Meeting 2003, 2004, and 2005
  • Nutritional anti-inflammatory strategies for anti-aging of the skin
  • Integrative Dermatology: A New Paradigm for Medicine
  • Baruch College, NY Nov 2004
  • Healing Skin Disorders from Inside Out April 28, 2004
  • Complementary Therapeutics in Dermatology
    • Westchester Derm Society July 16, ‘03
  • Nutrional Medicine and Dermatology New York Medical College
  • Nutritional Medicine and Dermatology, Stanford University School of Medicine (twice) Dermatology Department presentation
  • Nutritional Medicine and Dermatology Hadassah University School of Medicine Jerusalem, Israel  September 2000
  • Society for Investigative Dermatology, Plenary Session,1978 &1979
  • “Immunotherapies” at the Comprehensive Cancer Care Conference: Integrating Complementary & Alternative Therapies, Moderator: Alan M. Dattner, MD
    • Presenters: Josef Beuth, MD, PhD; President, German Society of Oncology; Institut fur Medizinische Mikrobiologie und Hygiene der Universitat Koeln Arnold I. Freeman, MD; Chief, Pediatric Hematology-Oncology, Hadassah University Hospital Ralf Kleef, MD; Austrian Society of Oncology James McCoy, MD; Director of Cancer Research and Immunotherapy, Immunocomp Laboratory Commentator: Jeffrey White, MD; Director, Clinical Trials and Clinical Care Program, Metabolism Branch, National Cancer Institute.