Macrene Alexiades-Armenakas, MD PhD FAAD received her three degrees from Harvard University: a BA from Harvard University, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and awarded the Fay Prize, the highest undergraduate honor; a MD from Harvard Medical School, and a PhD in Genetics from Harvard University. She was a Fulbright Scholar with a research award year in Europe.
In medical school, she was honored by the Harvard Medical School Dean’s Report and received the Paul Dudley White Award for research. In graduate school, grants were awarded from the National Institutes of Health, National Eye Institute and Radcliffe College. As a dermatology resident at New York University School of Medicine, she served as Chief Resident and was awarded the Husik Prize for her dermatologic research. She has been honored in Who's Who, the People's Choice Awards, Cosmetic Executive Women, and voted #1 Dermatologist in the USA by Aesthetic Everything. She has been named as a Castle Connolly Top Doctor since 2014.
She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery. She has achieved the rare status of Double Board-Certification in Dermatology in the European Union as well as the US; as one of 6 among 1200 who passed both medicine and surgery boards in Greece, she is certified to practice medicine, surgery and dermatology in the EU.
She serves or has served on the Board of the Pan-American Photodynamic Therapy Association, Vice President of the Board of the Promenade Condominium, Board of the William Woodward School, the Archdiocesan Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, Aesthetic Buyers Guide, Syneron Lasers, and Cutera Lasers. She is Senior Associate Editor for the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology, Editor for Dermatologic Surgery, and Reviewer for the JAMA Dermatology, Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, Dermatologic Surgery, Journal of Lasers in Medicine and Surgery, Journal of Cosmetic Surgery, Cosmetic Dermatology, Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy, Journal of Photobiology and Photomedicine and the Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology, among others. She has served as Chair of Research for the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, author of her own Laser and Cosmetic News column for the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology, and biographed in Who’s Who.
She has served as Dermatologist and Skin Care Expert for L’Oreal, Paris with whom she developed an acne skin care line before she created her own skincare research company, NY Derm LLC. In April 2014 Lancome USA announced her as their leading Consulting Dermatologist & skincare authority, for whom she will collaborate with on skincare innovation & research projects.
She is a Diplomate of both the American and European Boards of Dermatology and Assistant 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-Armenakas has numerous publications and discoveries in the fields of basic science, dermatology and laser surgery. Her practice and academic work are focused on topical dermatologic anti-cancer and anti-aging therapies, laser technology and skin rejuvenation.
For more information or to schedule an interview with Dr. Macrene, please contact us:
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Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
Doctor of Medicine, June 1997
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Doctorate of Philosophy in Genetics, June 1997
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Bachelor of Arts Degree in Biology, June 1989
Associate Clinical Professor, Yale University School of Medicine, October 2003-present
Director, Dermatology and Laser Surgery Private Practice, 955 Park Avenue, New York, NY August 2003- present
President and CEO, NY Derm LLC, Dr. Macrene Skin Results, 37 Extreme Actives
Attending Physician, Lenox Hill Hospital, Yale New Haven and Yale West Haven VA Hospitals
Fellow, American Academy of Dermatology
Fellow, American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery
Adjunct Clinical Professor, University of Athens, Sygros Hospital
Consulting Dermatologist Skin Care Expert Worldwide
L’Oreal, Paris May 2005-2008
Director of Research, Laser & Skin Surgery Center of New York
New York, New York 10016 August 2001-2003
Internship, Internal Medicine, Lenox Hill Hospital, NY 1997-8
Residency, Dermatology, NYU School of Medicine1998-2000
Chief Residency Dermatology, NYU School of Medicine 2000-2001
Diplomate, American Board of Dermatology, October 2002
Credentialed, Medicine and Surgery, EU, July 2004
Dermatology Boards, EU, June 2009
New York State, July 1997-present
Connecticut State, November 2004-present
European Union, July 2004-present
Pan-American Photodynamic Therapy Association
Promenade Condominium Board of Managers, Vice President 2008-Present
William Woodward School Board of Directors, 2002-Present
Archdiocese of North America Cathedral of Holy Trinity Board of Trustees 2009-11
Harvard Committee, Office of Admissions: 2002-present
The Dermatology and Aesthetic Surgery International League, Organizing Committee 2009-present
Primaeva Medical, Medical Advisory Board, 2008-2010
Cutera, Medical Advisory Board, 2008-present
Aesthetic Buyers Guide, Editorial Advisory Board, 2007-present
Syneron Lasers, Medical Advisory Board, 2005-2007
The Cathedral School, Chair of Afternoon School PA 2007-2009
The Chapin School, Science Advisor, 2006-present, Art Committee 2004-2005, Parents Association 2004-2005, Founder, Chapin Tennis Club, Class I 2005-2006.
American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, Chairman of Research 2004-2007; Committee 2002-2007; Council on Education and Research Activities: 2004-2007; Work Group 2010- Present
Harvard Medical School M.D./Ph.D. Program Steering Committee: 1993 - 1994
Harvard Medical School M.D./Ph.D. Retreat Committee: 1992 - 1994
Harvard Medical School Minority Recruitment Committee: 1992 - 1995
Harvard Medical School Advanced Biomedical Sciences Committee: 1993 – 1995
Assistant Clinical Professor, Yale University School of Medicine, October 2003 - present
Attending Physician, Yale New Haven Hospital, 2003-present
Attending Physician, Yale West Haven VA Hospital, 2006-present
Attending Physician, Lenox Hill Hospital, 2001-present
Massachusetts Medical Society: 1992 - 1997
Harvard Hellenic Association and Hellenic Society: 1992 - 1997
Hellenic Medical Society: 1996 - present
American Academy of Dermatology: 1997-present
American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery: Fellow 2001-present
American Society for Dermatologic Surgery: 2001-present
Dermatology Foundation: 1999-
Women’s Dermatologic Society: 2006-present
DASIL, founding member, 2010-present
The Harvard Crimson, Editorial Board and Art Editor, 1985 - 1989
The Harvard Political Review, Art Editor, 1985 - 1989
The Biology Review, Staff Writer and Art Editor, Harvard University, 1986 – 1989
Harvard University Bureau of Study Council, Tutor Supervisor, 1985-1989
Harvard University Rape Crisis Counselor (Response center/hotline), 1988 -1989
Harvard Greek Club, 1986 - 1990
Harvard Medical School, Room 166 Peer Counselor, 1990 - 1992
Harvard Medical School, Vanderbilt Hall Athletic Facility, Yoga Instructor, 1990 - 1992
William Woodward Nursery School: President, Parents Association; Chair, Fundraising Committee; Board Member: 2003-present
Metropolitan Opera House, Patron: 2003-present
Dermatologic Surgery journal, Editorial Board, 2009-present; Staff Reviewer: 2001-present
Journal of Drugs in Dermatology, Senior Associate Editor, Editorial Board, and Columnist of “Laser and Cosmetic News”: 2005-present
Lasers in Surgery and Medicine, Reviewer, 2007-present
Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy, Reviewer, 2008-present
Promenade Condominium, Vice President of Board of Managers, 2008-present
Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, Reviewer, 2008-present
European Journal of European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology, Reviewer, 2009-present
The Promenade Newsletter, Editor-in-Chief, 2009-present.
Archives of Dermatology, Reviewer, 2009-present
Journal of Photobiology and Photomedicine, Reviewer 2009-present
American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, Strategic Planning Committee, 2013
Residents for Reasonable Development, Founder, New York City 2013
Laboratory Researcher, Department of Cellular and Developmental Biology, Harvard University: 1984 to 1991
Photoregulation of plant gene expression
Director: Lawrence Bogorad, Ph.D
Director: Carroll Williams, Ph.D
Fulbright Scholar, Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, Heraklion, Crete: 1989 to 1990
Isolation and genetic engineering of ice-strains of Pseudomonas in Greece for agricultural crop protection against frost injury
Director: Fotis Kafatos, Ph.D.
Paul Dudley White Research Fellow, Department of Hygiene and Epidemiology, University of Athens Medical School: 1991
Evaluation of the effect of emergency measures on air pollution levels in the city of Athens
Director: Dimitrios Trichopoulos, M.D., Ph.D.
Doctorate Researcher, Department of Genetics, Harvard Medical School: 1991 to 1997
Cell fate determination in the vertebrate retina
Director: Constance Cepko, Ph.D.
Director of Research, Laser and Skin Surgery Center of New York, 2001-2003.
Chair of Research Committee, American Society for Dermatologic Surgery 2004-present
Director of Research, Dermatology and Laser Surgery, Private Practice and in affiliation with Yale University School of Medicine, 2003-present
Principle Investigator, NY Derm LLC, dermatologic therapy laboratory, 2008-present
Please see the PUBLICATIONS page.
Geronemus, R., Alexiades-Armenakas, M.R., and McMillan, K. High fluence rate activation of photosensitizers for dermatologic applications. United States Patent Application number 20040073277, Serial number 407921, April 15, 2004.
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Fluent in Modern Greek; Proficient in Spanish