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Andrew F. Alexis, MD, MPH
Chairman, Department of Dermatology, Mount Sinai St. Luke's and Mount Sinai West, Director, Skin of Color Center
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Affiliated with:
Mount Sinai St. Luke’s and Mount Sinai West
Mount Sinai Beth Israel
Medical SpecialtyDermatology
Clinical Interests
Botox Treatments
Hair Loss
Laser Hair Removal
Pigment Disorders
Skin of Color
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Board CertificationsAmerican Board of Dermatology, 2003
Medical SchoolColumbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY, 1999
Residency TrainingDermatology, Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY, 2000‑2003
FellowshipDermatopharmacology, New York University Medical Center, New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY, 2003‑2004
Academic AppointmentIcahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Clinical StudiesA Prospective, Randomized, Split-Face Comparison Study of Nonablative Fractional Laser Resurfacing in the Treatment of Acne Scarring in Fitzpatrick Skin Phototypes IV-VI. (Closed to enrollment) A Multi-center, Open-label, Randomized Clinical Trial Comparing the Efficacy of Four Anti-Inflammatory Regimens in the Treatment of Central Centrifugal Cicatricial Alopecia.(Closed to enrollment)
Research / Advances

Skin of Color: A Practical Guide to Dermatologic Diagnosis and Treatment
Alexis, Andrew F.; Barbosa, Victoria H. (Eds.)
2013, XIII, 382 p. 99 illus., 93 in color.

Journal of Drugs in Dermatology Leaders of Distinction Award in 2014 and 2013.

Castle Connolly Top Doctors 2014

From the doctor

Dr. Alexis is the Chair of the Department of Dermatology at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s and Mount Sinai Roosevelt. 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 40 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).

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 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®.

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