Jerry Bagel, M.D., M.S.

Board Certified Dermatologist Specializing in Psoriasis Treatment in East Windsor, NJ

Dr. Bagel is a nationally recognized expert in the treatment of psoriasis and is regularly invited to speak across the country and internationally about this medical condition and its treatment. Dr. Bagel has been named a Top Doctor in the Castle Connolly Medical Top Doctors of the New York Metro Area every year from 2001-2015. He was named a 2005 New Jersey Top Doctor by New Jersey Life; a Best Doctor in New Jersey by New Jersey Monthly in 2001 and 2003; and received a Patients’ Choice award in 2008 as well as in Inside Jersey in 2013 and 2015. He is a four term member of the medical advisory board of the National Psoriasis Foundation. Dr. Bagel is an Editor of Practical Dermatology and the Assistant Editor of Psoriasis Forum. He has published extensively on the topic of psoriasis in such journals as The Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology and The Journal of Drugs & Dermatology. Dr. Bagel loves spending his free time at the beach, watching the Mets and enjoying great cuisine!
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Award Recipient, 2018

Leadership Award Recipient, 2018 - Dr. Jerry Bagel ​
  • Board certified in dermatology
  • Psoriasis and Eczema expert
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology
  • Education: Bachelor of Arts, Boston University; Master of Science, Rutgers University; Doctor of Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
  • Internship in Internal medicine: University of Miami-Jackson Memorial Hospital
  • Residency in dermatology: College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University
  • Practicing dermatology and dermatologic surgery for over 35 years
  • Senior Attending Physician at Penn Medicine Princeton Health
  • 2017 Bagel, J. & Stein Gold, L. Combining Topical Psoriasis Treatment to Enhance Systemic and Phototherapy Regimens: A Review of the Literature. JDD 2017; 16 pp 611-624.
  • 2017 Bagel, J. et al. Secukinumab moderate to severe psoriasis on scalp: JAAD. 2017; 77 pp 659-667.
  • 2017 Bagel, J, Callis Duffin, K, Moore, A, Ferris, L. K., Siu, K, Steadman, J, Kianifard, F., Nyirady, J., Lebwohl, M. The Effect of Secukinumab on Moderate-to-Severe Scalp Psoriasis: Results of a 24-Week, Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled Phase 3b Study. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2017 Oct. Vol 77, Issue 4 pp 667-674.
  • 2017 Strober, B, Bagel. J, Lebwohl, M, et al. Efficacy and Safety of Apremilast in patients with moderate psoriasis and lower BSA: UNVEIL study. JDD 2017 Vol 16,28 pp 801-808.
  • 2017 Bagel J, Tyring S, Rice KC, Collier DH, Kricorian G, Chung J, Iles J, Stolshek BS, Kaliyaperumal A, Papp KA. Open-label study of etanercept treatment in patients with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis who lost a satisfactory response to adalimumab. Br J Dermatol. 2017 Feb 14. doi: 10.1111/bjd.15381.
  • 2017 Duffin KC, Papp KA, Bagel J, Levi E, Chen R, Gottlieb AB. Evaluation of the Physician Global Assessment and Body Surface Area Composite Tool for Assessing Psoriasis Response to Apremilast Therapy: Results from ESTEEM 1 and ESTEEM 2. J Drugs Dermatol. 2017;16(2):147-153.
  • 2017 Armstrong AW, Siegel MP, Bagel J, Boh EE, Buell M, Cooper KD, Callis Duffin K, Eichenfield LF, Garg A, Gelfand JM, Gottlieb AB, Koo JY, Korman NJ, Krueger GG, Lebwohl MG, Leonardi CL, Mandelin AM, Menter MA, Merola JF, Pariser DM, Prussick RB, Ryan C, Shah KN, Weinberg JM, Williams MO, Wu JJ, Yamauchi PS, Van Voorhees AS. From the Medical Board of the National Psoriasis Foundation: Treatment targets for plaque psoriasis. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2017 Feb;76(2):290-298. doi: 10.1016/j.jaad.2016.10.017. Epub 2016 Nov 28.
  • 2017 Callis Duffin K, Bagel J, Bukhalo M, Mercado Clement IJ, Choi SL, Zhao F, Gill A, Pangallo B, Shuler C, Mallbris L, Jackson K. Phase 3, open-label, randomized study of the pharmacokinetics, efficacy and safety of ixekizumab following subcutaneous administration using a prefilled syringe or an autoinjector in patients with moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis (UNCOVER-A). J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol. 2017 Jan;31(1):107-113. doi: 10.1111/jdv.13768. Epub 2016 Aug 8.
  • 2010 Zeichner JA, Lebwohl MG, Menter A, Bagel J, Del Rosso JQ, Elewski BE, Feldman SR, Kircik LH, Koo J, Gold LS, Tanghetti E; Psoriasis Process of Care Consensus Panel. Optimizing topical therapies for treating psoriasis: a consensus conference. Cutis. 2010 Sep;86(3 Suppl):5-31; quiz 32.
  • 2010 Bagel, J. Treatment of Pediatric Psoriasis: Practical Dermatology, September 2010
  • 2009 Bagel, J. Topical Therapies for the Treatment of Plaque Psoriasis: Cutaneous Medicine for the Practitioner, Vol. 84, No. 4S pgs. 3-13, October 2009
  • 2009 Kalb RE, Bagel J, Korman NJ, Lebwohl MG, Young M, Horn EJ, Van Voorhees AS; National Psoriasis Foundation. Treatment of intertriginous psoriasis: From the Medical Board of National Psoriasis Foundation: J Am Acad Dermatology, 2009 January; 60 (1): pgs. 120-124
  • 2009 Bagel, J. Understanding PML and Risks Associated with Biologic Therapies: Practical Dermatology, Vol. 6, No. 5 pgs. 26-27, May 2009.
  • 2009 Bagel, J. Treatment of Effective Therapy: Lead Psoriasis Patients Along the Path to Clearance, Practical Dermatology ,Vol. 6, No. 2 , pgs. 42-47, February 2009.
  • 2009 Bagel, J. LCD Plus NB-UVB reduces Time to Improvement of Psoriasis vs. NB-UVB Alone, Journal of Drugs in Dermatology, Vol. 8 Issue 4 April 2009.
  • 2009 Kalb RE, Bagel J, Korman NJ, Lebwohl MG, Young M, Horn EJ, Van Voorhees AS; Treatment of intertiginous psoriasis: From the Medical Board of the National Psoriasis Foundation, Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, Vol. 60, Issue 1, January, 2009.
  • 2008 Bagel, J. Topical Psoriasis Therapy: Patients’ Experiences, Physicians’ Perceptions Don’t Always Match, Practical Dermatology, Vol. 5, No. 2, pgs 58-61, February, 2008.
  • 2008 Kircik L1, Bagel J, Korman N, Menter A, Elmets CA, Koo J, Yang YC, Chiou CF, Dann F, Stevens SR; Unite Study Group. Utilization of Narrow-Band Ultraviolet Light B Therapy and Etanercept for the Treatment of Psoriasis (UNITE): Efficacy, Safety, and Patient-Reported Outcomes, Journal of Drugs in Dermatology, January, 2008.
  • 2008 Lebwohl M1, Bagel J, Gelfand JM, Gladman D, Gordon KB, Hsu S, Kalb RE, Kimball AB, Korman NJ, Krueger GG, Mease P, Morison WL, Paller A, Pariser DM, Ritchlin C, Strober B, Van Voorhees A, Weinstein GD, Young M, Horn L. From the Medical Board of the National Psoriasis Foundation: Monitoring and vaccinations in patients treated with biologics for psoriasis, Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, Vol. 58, No. 1 pgs 94-105, January, 2008.
  • 2007 Bagel, J. Be Prepared to Treat Pustular Psoriasis—An Uncommon Variant, Practical Dermatology, Vol. 4, No. 12, pg. 43, December, 2007.
  • 2007 Bagel, J. Choosing the Safest Psoriasis Treatment for Women of Childbearing Potential, Practical Dermatology, Vol. 4, No. 11, pg. 50-51, November, 2007.
  • 2007 Bagel, J. Effective Strategies To Treat Intertriginous Psoriasis, Practical Dermatology, Vol. 4, No. 10, pg. 54-58, October, 2007.
  • 2007 Jerry Bagel, M.D., Responding to the Potential Effects of Obesity on Psoriasis, Practical Dermatology, Vol. 4, No. 9, pg. 46-47, September, 2007.
  • 2007 Bagel, J. Building Long-Term Relationships as a Patient Caregiver, Practical Dermatology, Vol. 4, No. 8, pg. 53-54, August, 2007.
  • 2007 Bagel, J. Get Familiar with the Biologics Safety Dance, Practical Dermatology, Vol. 4, No. 7, pg. 17-18, July, 2007.
  • 2007 Bagel, J. Guidelines for Use of PUVA and Tips for Success, Practical Dermatology, Vol. 4, No. 6, pg. 56-57, June, 2007.
  • 2007 Bagel, J. Psoriasis Research You and Your Patients Can Take to the Bank, Practical Dermatology, Vol. 4, No. 5, pg. 56-58, May, 2007.
  • 2007 Bagel, J. Exploring Off-Label Use of Biologics for Dermatologic Indications, Practical Dermatology, Vol.4, No.5, pg.56-58. April, 2007.
  • 2007 Bagel, J. et al., Assessment and tracking of long-term alefacept safety, Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, Vol.56, Issue 2, Supplement 2, February, 2007.
  • 2007 Bagel, J. et al. National Psoriasis Foundation Clinical Consensus on Disease Severity, Archives of Dermatology, Vol. 143, February, 2007.
  • 2007 Bagel, J. Evaluating the Risks and Benefits of Soriatane, Practical Dermatology, Vol. 4, No. 2, pg. 82-84, February, 2007.
  • 2007 Bagel, J. New Perspectives on Methotrexate and Liver Biopsies, Practical Dermatology, Vol. 4, No. 1, pg. 74-75, January, 2007.
  • 2006 Bagel, J. How and When to Use Cyclosporine in Psoriasis Care, Practical Dermatology, Vol..3, No. 12., pg. 58-61, December, 2006.
  • 2006 Bagel, J. Practical Dermatology: In the Pipeline: Promising Early Data for a New Biologic. November, 2006: 3:11 pg. .25-26.
  • 2006 Bagel, J. Practical Dermatology: Approaches to Difficult-to-Treat Psoriasis in Specialized Areas. October, 2006: 3:10 pg 48-50.
  • 2006 Koo JY, Bagel J, Sweetser MT, Ticho BS. Journal of Drugs in Dermatology, Alefacept in combination with ultraviolet B phototherapy for the treatment of chronic plaque psoriasis: results from an open-label, multicenter study ( the “Manuscript”). July/August, 2006
  • 2006 Bagel, J. Unlock the Benefits of Phototherapy for Psoriasis: Practical Dermatology, April, 2006: pg. 41
  • 2005 Bagel, J. Psoriasis Combination Therapy: Psoriasis Forum
  • 2005 Bagel, J. Decision points for the initiation of systemic treatment for psoriasis: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, 53:101, 2005
  • 2005 Bagel, J. Chordoma Cutis: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, 52:S105, 2005
  • 2002 Lowe NJ, Gonzalez J., Bagel, J., et al. Repeat courses of intravenous alefacept in patients with chronic plaque psoriasis provide consistent safety and efficacy. Int J Dermatol 2003;42:224-230.
  • 2002 Bagel, J. A guide to Introducing Biologic Therapies for Psoriasis into Clinical Practice: Precept Medical Communication
  • 2001 Ellis CN, Krueger GG; Alefacept Clinical Study Group.. Treatment of Chronic Plaque Psoriasis by Selective Targeting of Memory Effector T Lymphocytes: New England Journal of Medicine, 345:248, 2001
  • 1999 Bagel, J. Establishing a Practical and Effective Psoriasis Treatment Center: Dermatologic Clinics of North America, April, 2000
  • 1998 Bagel J, Garland WT, Breneman D, Holick M, Littlejohn TW, Crosby D, Faust H, Fivenson D, Nichols J. Administration of DAB389IL-2 to patients with recalcitrant psoriasis: A double-blind, phase II multicenter trial; Journal of American Academy of Dermatology, 38:938, 1998
  • 1985 Bagel, J. Subcutaneous Nodules in Pseudomas Septicemia; American Journal of Medicine, 80:528, 1986
  • 1985 Bagel, J. Hemorrhagic Bullae Associated with Morganella Morganii Septicemia; Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, 12:575, 1985
  • 1985 Bagel, J. Wavelength Dependence for 4’, 5’ – Monoadduct Formulation in UVA Irradiated 8-Methoxypsoralen and Calf Thymus DNA; Photochemistry and Photobiology, 42:95, 1985

The Numbers on My Parents’ Arms

by Jerry Bagel


5 stars / 66 reviews

Client Reviews

“I came to see Dr. Bagel due to severe itching in my head and psoriasis on my legs, back, and head. Within one month my psoriasis was gone! I was also starting to experience joint pain behind my knees and legs, this is subsided…In all, my psoriasis is gone and I have no psoriasis at all on my head or body. I am very satisfied with the results of treatment and care that I have received with Dr. Bagel and his entire staff has been a wonderful experience. I will highly recommend them to anyone.”

Vicki D.

“For the past 16 years I suffered from a very severe condition of psoriasis. I have tried everything … nothing worked. For 16 years my skin was on fire with no hope in sight. The first time I came to Windsor Dermatology, Dr Bagel said he was going to make me feel like a new man. I told him he didn’t know what he was talking about. 30 days later I was feeling like I hadn’t felt for so long. My life has completely turned around. I feel normal again.”

Steve S.

“After being treated by my dermatologist for psoriasis and getting no results. I decided to try Windsor Dermatology although it is not close to my home, I knew I made the right choice after meeting evaluated by Dr Bagel. He made a plan for me which involved UV Therapy. The UV team was professional and worked with my schedule to reach my desired goal….I would like to recommend Dr Bagel and the entire Windsor Dermatology team for all your dermatological needs!”

Daniel C.

“For several years I have been ‘attacked’ by psoriasis on my entire body… It was recommended that I see Dr Bagel, so I made an appointment. Dr Bagel examined me and said he was going to help me. After my second set of shots the itching just went away and my psoriasis is just erasing from my body…I am looking forward to getting even clearer and finally be able to wear shorts this summer. Thank you Dr Bagel!”

Robert O.

“I was confident from the first visit with Dr Bagel, that he would do his best to help heal the severe psoriasis on my hands. He is a compassionate doctor who is extremely easy to talk to, listens to your concerns and then tailors treatment to your needs. I cannot be more pleased with my results! An added bonus is his happy and fun personality which makes each visit a pleasure!”


“For over 40 years I’ve had eczema. I was prescribed many different creams and ointments. Nothing seemed to completely clear it up. When I saw your commercial on TV 5 months ago I decided to make an appointment. In April I had my first injection and immediately I saw improvement. My skin cleared up so fast I gave myself the third injection and was completely clear, no nothing, no rash at all!”


“I started seeing Dr Bagel 7 years ago as a college student. I had known I had psoriasis for years prior to visiting Windsor Dermatology, but had no success in treating my condition.[…] After 5 months I was 90% clear and after 6 I was completely clear. I went from thinking about it every minute of every day, causing me to be distracted at work or not go out in public, to not thinking about psoriasis at all. It’s like I do not have it anymore!”


“I started coming to Windsor Dermatology for various skin issues related to my severe endometriosis. Never in my life have I experienced such warm care and professional expertise like I have with Dr. Bagel and his staff. Dr. Bagel listened to me and put me at ease by diagnosing and treating my skin issues. It is not often that a doctor takes his or her time to fully evaluate and give care to each patient. However, Dr. Bagel has gone above and beyond his duties as a dermatologist and as a professional. As busy as he is, he will take the time for each patient. I consider him a friend. If you are in need of a dermatologist, then look no further than Dr. Bagel.”


“I love Dr. Bagel! I’m a 36 year old mother. I have hormonal acne, eczema, and Basil Cell Carcinoma (thankfully Dr. Bagel saw it right away!). I’ve been hiding my skin for so long! I haven’t been able to get rid of the acne since I was pregnant with my first child! It’s finally getting better! I’m really grateful I was referred to him!”

“I have known and been a patient of Dr. Bagels for over 35 years. He has successfully treated a severe case of psoriasis using whatever was state of the art at the time. I know due to personal contact in the field that he is ranked by some to be among the top half dozen nationally in treating psoriasis. I have also at times seen almost all of the Drs. in the practice and can’t be happier. I most highly recommend Windsor Dermatology and Dr. Bagel.”

“I have been struggling for two years. I have tried everything, even traveling to other states… until I met Dr. Bagel. He spent time with me and told me he’d seen worse and assured me that I will get better if I follow his protocol. It is the first time I have felt at ease because most doctors walk in, walk out and don’t really see you. Dr. Bagel explained the medication to me in terms that I could understand. Being able to understand and know what he said has really put me at ease. Do yourself a favor and make an appointment even if it’s a long wait, it’s worth it.”

“I was worried about several growths on top of my head. I couldn’t see them, only feel them! Luckily, Dr Bagel said they were benign and he burned/froze them off so I feel relieved. He also gave me some information about laser treatment for my rosacea. Over the years I’ve tried many topical creams which don’t work for me.”


“I have been a patient with Dr. Bagel on and off for ten years. He has treated me with kindness and empathy. Dr. Bagel took a look at my legs and right foot. My psoriasis was severe. My legs itched and were bleeding, infected, and hurt to touch. My right foot was ripped up like an open wound. Blistered sore, I couldn’t walk on it. Now six months later, the skin on my legs is completely healed. I love my Dr. Bagel for his kindness – his upbeat personality, he is always really positive. He can help and cure any patient with psoriasis. He is the bomb, he is the real deal. I love my Dr. JB!”


“I am SO glad that I decided to go to Windsor. I was having my psoriasis treated by another local dermatologist and getting frustrated with little to no results for months. The day I walked into Windsor Dermatology, Dr. Bagel told me it was my lucky day and he was right. I am approx. 5 weeks into my treatment and my condition has improved significantly AND I actually enjoy going there. Dr. Bagel is a straight shooter, which I really like and appreciate. His staff is so kind and a pleasure to spend a few minutes with every week when I get my treatments. Like I said, I am so glad I decided to try Windsor Dermatology!”


“Life Changing. I’ve suffered from severe psoriasis for 10 years. With Dr. Bagels efforts, my life has changed drastically. My psoriasis is completely under control. I feel like a totally different person for the better. The experience with Windsor was a completely professional experience. The staff couldn’t be any nicer and accommodating to your needs. I can’t thank them enough. My only wish is that I found out about this place 10 years ago. Again thank you so much for giving my piece of mind back. Because with psoriasis, it completely consumes your mind and now I’m at peace again. I highly recommend this place for anyone who suffers from this condition. Just saying thanks almost feels like I’m short changing my admiration for Windsor Dermatology.”

“Dr Bagel is the only physician who correctly diagnosed my skin condition and I have been treated by others for an incorrect diagnosis for 50 years. He is my absolute hero. The most intelligent, educated and talented physician that I have been lucky enough to find. He has healed my condition. I cannot thank him enough.”

“I have been a patient of Dr. Bagel’s since around 2006. He has always been very professional and friendly. I find him always trying to better the patient’s condition, never satisfied until clear skin has been achieved. His mannerisms very quickly put me at ease, he is easy to talk to, and he listens which I think is important.”

“My experience today was great. I only waited about 5 minutes and was very pleased with Dr Bagel and his MA’s. Dr Bagel always checks me and reassures me. […] Dr Bagel made me feel much better as always. Dr Bagel and his MA’s are very good and always impressive.”


“Excellent, Dr Bagel checks all of my skin items. He is kind and patient, everyone would like him.”

Marc M.

“As a child diagnosed with psoriasis at age twelve, it has been a journey to find the appropriate treatment plan to help attain clear skin. Since visiting Windsor Dermatology, Dr. Bagel and his staff has been nothing but the best. They ask questions, listen and guided me through various treatments until we found what worked best for my body. I have and would continue to recommend this practice to anyone looking to treat their psoriasis or for any other skin concerns!”