Andrew Alexis

Andrew Alexis, MD, MPH

  • PROFESSOR | Dermatology

Specialty:

Dermatology

Research Topic:

Dermatology

Andrew F. Alexis, MD, MPH is the Chair of the Department of Dermatology at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s and Mount Sinai West. He is also  Professor of Dermatology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. As Director of the Skin of Color Center, he is actively involved in advancing patient care, research, and education pertaining to dermatologic disorders that are prevalent in ethnic skin.

Dr. Alexis received his medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons and his Master of Public Health at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health. He completed his dermatology residency at Weill Cornell Medical Center, followed by a fellowship in dermatopharmacology at New York University School of Medicine.

Dr. Alexis has published more than 70 articles in peer-reviewed journals including the British Journal of Dermatology, Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, and Archives of Dermatology among others. He has co-edited two text books on dermatology for skin of color - Skin of Color A Practical Guide to Dermatologic Diagnosis and Treatment (Springer Publishing 2013) and Ethnic Dermatology: Principles and Practice (Wiley-Blackwell 2013) – and authored 10 book chapters.

Dr. Alexis has held numerous leadership positions in professional organizations including Past President of the New York Academy of Medicine Dermatology Section, Secretary/Treasurer of the Skin of Color Society and Chair of the Diversity Task Force Committee for the American Academy of Dermatology. He currently serves as President of the New York Dermatological Society, Chair of the Scientific Committee of the Skin of Color Society, and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Cicatricial Alopecia Research Foundation.

Dr. Alexis has appeared on ABC, CBS, NBC, and FOX television news programs and has been quoted in numerous leading publications, including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Allure, and Essence. He is listed in Castle Connolly’s Top Doctors ™ and Super Doctors®.

Latest News where Dr Alexis is quoted:

Skincare Treatments Geared to Women of Color. Marie Claire https://www.marieclaire.com/beauty/a24796858/skincare-treatments-for-women-of-color/

Here And Now on February 17, 2019: Dermatology | abc7ny.com https://abc7ny.com/society/here-and-now-on-february-17-2019-dermatology/5146881/

When Should You Really Start an Anti-Aging Regimen? | Brit + Co https://www.brit.co/anti-aging-skincare-start-dermatologist-approved-products/

Trump Takes the Hair-Growth Drug Propecia. How Does It Work?, New York Times https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/02/health/donald-trump-hair-growth-drug-propecia.html

12 Things That Up Your Risk of Sun Damage, Reader’s Digest https://www.rd.com/health/wellness/sun-damage-habits/

Many Ways to Shear a Man, New York Times http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/17/fashion/17skinside.html

In Search of a Perfect Shave, Wall Street Journal http://www.wsj.com/articles/SB10000872396390444270404577607183291333266

The Doctors are In, Essence
http://www.essence.com/2014/04/10/how-find-good-dermatoligist

Barbers May Help Men of Color Spot Hair Follicle Problems, Reuters  https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-barbers/barbers-may-help-men-of-color-spot-hair-follicle-problems-idUSKBN1D325W

Darker Skin can Hide Early Signs of Cancerhttp://www.ny1.com/nyc/all-boroughs/health-and-medicine/2015/05/26/darker-skin-can-hide-early-skin-cancer-signs.html

Sunscreen Mistakes, Real Simple
http://www.realsimple.com/beauty-fashion/skincare/suncare/sunscreen-mistakes

Sunscreen Mistakes You're Probably Making
http://www.self.com/beauty-style/2016/04/common-sunscreen-mistakes

What You Need to Know About Skin Cancer, And How to Protect Yourself
http://www.chicagotribune.com/lifestyles/health/sc-skin-cancer-health-0427-20160422-story.html

Why Melanoma Isn't the Only Kind of Skin Cancer You Need to Worry About http://www.menshealth.com/health/non-melanoma-skin-cancers

Dermatologist Suggests Skin Tone Should Impact Treatment https://www.michigandaily.com/section/news/mlk-dermatology

Ethnic Considerations in Features of Facial Aging http://www.healio.com/dermatology/aesthetic-cosmetic-surgery/news/online/%7B454543e0-1601-4b6c-8ea9-dffbcf8ad835%7D/video-ethnic-considerations-in-features-of-facial-aging

You May Not Have Heard of This Painful Skin Disease—But It's Actually Pretty Common
http://www.womenshealthmag.com/health/hidradenitis-suppurativa

FDA Approves New Psoriasis Drug That Promises Huge Skin Improvement
http://www.healthline.com/health-news/fda-approves-psoriasis-drug-that-promises-huge-skin-improvement-012215

Medical Bills another Burden for Eczema Patients: Study
http://health.usnews.com/health-news/articles/2015/03/04/medical-bills-another-burden-for-eczema-patients-study

http://consumer.healthday.com/diseases-and-conditions-information-37/eczema-news-618/medical-bills-another-burden-for-eczema-patients-697068.html

Daily Checkup: Skin Cancer Strikes 1 In 5 Americans, Yet It Remains Highly Treatable, Especially If Caught Early
http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/health/daily-checkup-skin-cancer-strikes-1-5-americans-article-1.2209794

Higher response rate seen with T-VEC in advanced melanoma
http://www.healio.com/dermatology/cutaneous-oncology/news/online/%7B1dcf025f-98c2-4b30-940d-de7e0857143b%7D/higher-response-rate-seen-with-t-vec-in-advanced-melanoma#perspective

Mouse Study Hints at Treatment for Eczema
http://consumer.healthday.com/diseases-and-conditions-information-37/eczema-news-618/mouse-study-points-to-origins-possible-treatment-of-eczema-700193.html

New Drug Shows Promise against Psoriasis
http://consumer.healthday.com/diseases-and-conditions-information-37/psoriasis-news-621/new-drug-shows-promise-against-psoriasis-700375.html

Study Reveals Cause of Itch in Eczema, Hints at Possible Treatment
http://www.youthhealthmag.com/articles/22842/20150909/study-on-mice-reveals-cause-of-itch-in-eczema-hints-possible-treatment.htm

Is Tap Water Bad for Your Skin?
https://www.shape.com/lifestyle/beauty-style/is-tap-water-bad-for-skin

Certifications

American Board of Dermatology

Clinical Focus

  • Acne
  • Acne Scars
  • Age Spots
  • Alopecia Areata
  • Atopic Dermatitis
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Biopsy
  • Botox
  • Botulinum Injections-Cosmetic
  • Chemical Peels
  • Eczema
  • Excimer
  • Fractionated Laser Resurfacing
  • Fraxel
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Itch
  • Juvederm
  • Keloid
  • Laser Hair Removal
  • Laser Resurfacing

Education

MD, Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons

Internship, Internal Medicine, St. Vincent's Hospital [CLOSED]

Internship, Internal Medicine, St. Vincent's Hospital [CLOSED]

Residency, Dermatology, Weill Cornell Medical College

Fellowship, Dermatology, New York University School of Medicine

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