Dermatologist's death in Chelsea found to be from cocaine, alcohol

ByEyewitness News WABC logo
Tuesday, October 20, 2015

NEW YORK (WABC) -- The New York City Medical Examiner has found that Dr. Kiersten Cerveny died from acute cocaine and alcohol intoxication.

The Medical Examiner has ruled the manner of death as accidental.

The 38-year-old dermatologist and mother of three was found dead after a night of partying in Chelsea more than two weeks ago.

Cerveny had a seemingly picture-perfect life. She lived with her husband and children in a house in Manhasset and she had a dermatology practice in Williston Park.

But that all changed after police said she had a night out on the town in Manhattan before she was found unresponsive hours later.


A delivery worker had told Eyewitness News he saw a man flagging down the ambulance to take away Cerveny, who he says was half naked.

"They took and she was naked from here to up and was without shoes," he said.

Cerveny was taken to Lenox Hill Hospital Annex, where she was pronounced dead a short time later.