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Dr. Macrene Alexiades holds three Harvard degrees, a BA in Biology, an MD and a PhD in Genetics; 25+ year research background; and runs her own esteemed Park Avenue private practice in dermatology and laser surgery, a research clinic, and a lab focusing on anti-aging skin care, acne, skin cancer, and lasers.  She is an artist and sculptor and uses injectables to achieve a natural look in her patients. 

Macrene Alexiades MD PhD​

M.D., Ph.D. received her three degrees from Harvard Univ​ersity:  a B.A. from Harvard University, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and awarded the Fay Prize, the highest undergraduate honor; a M.D. from Harvard Medical School, and a Ph.D. in Genetics from Harvard University.  She is Associate Clinical Professor at Yale University and Adjunct Professor at Sigros Hospital, University of Athens. She was a Fulbright Scholar with a research award year in Europe.  At Harvard, she excelled in portrait art and sculpture, but ultimately chose medicine and science, and was profiled in The New York Times and Vogue for her artistic skills in dermatology, injections and lasers. 


In medical school, she was honored with the Harvard Medical School Dean’s Report and the Paul Dudley White Award.​ In graduate school, she received grants from the National Institutes of Health, National Eye Institute and Radcliffe College.  As Chief Dermatology Resident at New York University School of Medicine, she was awarded the Husik Prize.  She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and American Society for Laser Medicine (ASLMS) and Surgery and a Goldman Circle Member.  She has achieved the rare status of Double Board-Certification in Dermatology in the European Union as well as the U.S.  She is a Castle Connolly Top Doctor, New York Magazine Top Doctor and featured in numerous Who's Who awards.  She serves on numerous medical boards, conducts FDA clinical trials for Allergan and research for Lancome among many other pharmaceutical and cosmetic companies. She recently was awarded the Richard E. Fitzpatrick Award, the top laser prize for her research at ASLMS.


Dr Macrene Alexiades MD PhD


She is Assistant Editor for the journal Dermatologic Surgery and Senior Associate Editor for the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology, and Editor & Reviewer for over 15 journals, including The New England Journal of Medicine, JAADJAMA Dermatology, Journal of Lasers in Medicine and Surgery, Journal of Cosmetic Surgery, British Journal of Dermatology and the Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology. She has served as Chair of Research for the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, Guest Editor-in-Chief of the Annual Laser Issue for the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology, and has been extensively biographed in Who’s Who and recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award and Industry Leaders Award.  She has also served as Dermatologist and Skin Care Expert for L’Oreal, Paris with whom she developed an acne skin care line and currently serves in this capacity and conducts research for Lancome. She is the CEO and Founder of Dr. Macrene 37 Actives, patented highly active and eco-conscious anti-aging skin care line sold in Neiman Marcus, Space NK and Net-a-Porter since 2010.

She is a Diplomate of both the American and European Boards of Dermatology and Associate Clinical Professor at Yale University School of Medicine.  She founded and directs her dermatology, laser surgery and research center in Manhattan and a lab-based skin care research company NY Derm LLC.  She is an attending at Lenox Hill Hospital, Yale/New Haven Hospital and Yale/West Haven VA Hospital. Dr. Alexiades has hundreds of publications and discoveries in the fields of basic science, dermatology and laser surgery.  Her experience as a portrait artist and sculptor has made her the top in her field for achieving a natural and classical beautiful result with injectables. Her practice and academic work are focused on topical dermatologic anti-cancer and anti-aging therapies, laser technology and skin rejuvenation. 

Dr. Alexiades published her textbook Cosmetic Dermatologic Surgery with Wolters-Kluwer-Lippincott in 2020, which serves as the most comprehensive text in her field.


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