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Andrew Alexis, MD, MPH

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    • Position
    • ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR | Dermatology
    • Specialty
    • Dermatology
    • Language
    • English
    • Hospital Affiliations
    • Mount Sinai Beth Israel
    • The Mount Sinai Hospital
    • Mount Sinai St. Luke's and Mount Sinai West

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 Associate 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:

Trump Takes the Hair-Growth Drug Propecia. How Does It Work? 

Many Ways to Shear a Man

In Search of a Perfect Shave

The Doctors are In

Barbers May Help Men of Color Spot Hair Follicle Problems

Darker Skin can Hide Early Signs of Cancer

Sunscreen Mistakes

Sunscreen Mistakes You're Probably Making

What You Need to Know About Skin Cancer, And How to Protect Yourself

Why Melanoma Isn't the Only Kind of Skin Cancer You Need to Worry About

Dermatologist Suggests Skin Tone Should Impact Treatment

Ethnic Considerations in Features of Facial Aging

You May Not Have Heard of This Painful Skin Disease—But It's Actually Pretty Common

FDA Approves New Psoriasis Drug That Promises Huge Skin Improvement

Medical Bills another Burden for Eczema Patients: Study

Daily Checkup: Skin Cancer Strikes 1 In 5 Americans, Yet It Remains Highly Treatable, Especially If Caught Early

Higher response rate seen with T-VEC in advanced melanoma

Mouse Study Hints at Treatment for Eczema

New Drug Shows Promise against Psoriasis

Study Reveals Cause of Itch in Eczema, Hints at Possible Treatment

Is Tap Water Bad for Your Skin?


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
  • Discoloration
  • Eczema
  • Excimer
  • Fractionated Laser Resurfacing
  • Fraxel
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Inflammatory Skin Diseases
  • Itch
  • Juvederm
  • Keloid
  • Laser Hair Removal
  • Laser Resurfacing
  • Melanoma
  • Melasma
  • Mole Removal
  • Moles
  • Photofacial
  • Pigmentary Disorders
  • Pigmentation Laser
  • Pores
  • Psoriasis
  • Razor Bumps
  • Resurfacing
  • Rosacea
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Cancer Screening
  • Skin Care
  • Skin Lesion Removal
  • Skin Rashes
  • Skin Rejuvenation
  • Skin Tightening
  • Skin of Color
  • Soft Tissue Augmentation
  • Vascular Laser
  • Vitiligo

Research Topics



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