Andrew Alexis, M.D., MPH


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Biographical Info

Andrew F. Alexis, MD, MPH is the Vice-Chair for Diversity and Inclusion for the Department of Dermatology and Professor of Clinical Dermatology at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City. He is the 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 for over 15 years, 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 received his medical degree from Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians & Surgeons and his Master of Public Health at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. He completed his dermatology residency at Weill Cornell Medicine, followed by a fellowship in dermatopharmacology at NYU Langone’s Ronald O. Perelman Department of Dermatology. 

Dr. Alexis has published more than 90 articles in peer-reviewed journals including the British Journal of Dermatology, Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, and JAMA Dermatology among others. He has co-edited two textbooks and authored over 10 book chapters. Dr. Alexis is a frequent lecturer at national and international conferences and has been invited as a Visiting Professor or Grand Rounds speaker at many prestigious academic institutions. 

Dr. Alexis has held numerous leadership positions in professional organizations including Past President of the New York Dermatological Society, 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 Co-Chair of the Scientific Committee of the Skin of Color Society, and is a member of the Board of Directors of the American Dermatological Association and 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, Vogue, Allure, and Essence. He is listed in Castle Connolly’s Top Doctors ™ and Super Doctors®

Honors and Awards

Dr. Alexis is listed in Castle Connolly’s Top Doctors ™ and Super Doctors®.

Board Certifications
American Board of Dermatology
Clinical Expertise
General Dermatology
Cosmetic Dermatology
Acne Scarring
Traction Alopecia
Pseudofolliculitis Barbae
Dermatosis Papulosa Nigra
Acne Keloidalis Nuchae
Abnormal Pigmentation of Skin
Laser Hair Removal
Laser Skin Rejuvenation
Skin Peeling/Redness
Cosmetic Chemical Peel
Mole Mapping
Botulinum Toxin (Botox Injection)
Skin Boils/Cyst
Hair Loss
Skin Check
Skin Lesions
Cosmetic Fillers
Cosmetic Laser Surgery
Cosmetic Skin Tightening
Dermatologic Infection Diseases
Rapidly Changing Skin Growth
  • M.P.H.
    Columbia University
  • M.D.
    Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • B.Sc.
    McGill University (Canada)
  • Attending Dermatologist
    NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Professor of Clinical Dermatology
    Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Relationships and collaborations with for-profit and not-for profit organizations are of vital importance to our faculty because these exchanges of scientific information foster innovation. As experts in their fields, WCM physicians and scientists are sought after by many organizations to consult and educate. WCM and its faculty make this information available to the public, thus creating a transparent environment.

AbbVie Inc.
Arcutis Biotherapeutics, Inc.
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
Dermavant Sciences, Inc.
Galderma S.A.
Janssen Global Services, LLC
LEO Pharma Inc.
Pfizer, Inc.
UCB Pharma, Inc.
Advisory/Scientific Board Member: 
AbbVie Inc.
Arcutis Biotherapeutics, Inc.
Bausch Health
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
Cara Therapeutics
Dermavant Sciences, Inc.
Eli Lilly and Company
Galderma S.A.
Genentech, Inc.
Incyte, Inc.
Johnson & Johnson
L'Oreal USA
LEO Pharma Inc.
Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation
Pfizer, Inc.
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Sanofi US
Swiss American CDMO, LLC
UCB Pharma, Inc.
Valeant Pharmaceuticals North America
VYNE Therapeutics Inc.
AbbVie Inc.
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
Eli Lilly and Company
Janssen Global Services, LLC
Pfizer, Inc.
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Sanofi US
Other Interest: 
Canfield Scientific, Inc.
Castle Biosciences, Inc