LiVDerm Faculty Members

Faculty of Tarsus Medical Group are leaders in healthcare

Andrew F. Alexis, MD, MPH

New York, New York

Andrew F. Alexis, MD, MPH



Dr. Alexis is vice chair of Diversity and Inclusion and practicing dermatologist at the Center for Diverse Skin Complexions at Weill Cornell Medicine’s Department of Dermatology. He is former chair of the Department of Dermatology at Mount Sinai Morningside and Mount Sinai West. Having served as director of the first-of-its-kind Skin of Color Center, his work has helped to advance patient care, research, and education pertaining to dermatologic disorders that are prevalent in populations with skin of color. Dr. Alexis is sought after for appearances in both media outlets and at medical conferences, has published more than 90 peer-reviewed journal articles, and has either co-authored or co-edited more than 10 book chapters informed by his clinical and research experience.

Education and Training

  • Dermatopharmacology Fellowship, Ronald O. Perelman Department of Dermatology, New York University Langone Health, 2004
  • Dermatology Residency, Weill Cornell Medical Center, 2003
  • Master of Public Health, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, 1999
  • Medical Degree, Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, 1999
  • Bachelor of Science - Physiology, McGill University, 1995

Professional Highlights

  • Scientific Advisory Board Member, Vitiligo Research Foundation, 2017-present
  • Board of Directors, Cicatricial Alopecia Research Foundation, 2016-present
  • Top Doctor, New York Magazine, 2021
  • Chair, Department of Dermatology, Mount Sinai Morningside, 2015-2021
  • Director, Skin of Color Center, 2005-2021
  • Innovations in Skin of Color Dermatology Award, Journal of Drugs in Dermatology, 2019
  • Co-Editor, "Ethnic Dermatology: Principles and Practice," Wiley-Blackwell, 2013
  • Co-Editor, "Skin of Color: A Practical Guide to Dermatologic Diagnosis and Treatment," Springer Publishing, 2013
  • Treasurer, Dermatologic Society of Greater New York, 2008-2009
  • Director, Skin of Color Center, 2001-2005


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