Dr. Andrew F. Alexis


Dr. Alexis is Chairman of the Department of Dermatology and Director of the Skin of Color Center at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s and Roosevelt hospitals in New York City. 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, 2013) and Ethnic Dermatology: Principles and Practice (Wiley-Blackwell, 2013).

Dr. Alexis has given over 100 presentations at national and international dermatology conferences including those held in Asia, Europe, and across North America. He has had the honor of being an invited Grand Rounds Speaker at several leading universities, including Brown, Cornell, University of California, San Diego, and Vanderbilt. In addition, he is co-chair of an annual dermatology conference that is attended by over 200 dermatologists, and is a member of the Scientific Committee of the International Ethnic Skin and Hair Conference held biannually in London, UK.

Dr. Alexis has held numerous leadership positions in professional organizations including Past President of the New York Academy of Medicine Dermatology Section and Secretary/Treasurer of the Skin of Color Society. He currently serves as Chair of the Diversity Task Force Committee for the American Academy of Dermatology, 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, and Allure.