International Psoriasis Council

Advancing Knowledge. Improving Care.

Advancing Knowledge. Improving Care.

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Professor of Clinical Dermatology
Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University
New York
New York
United States
Dr. Andrew F. Alexis 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 advance patient care, research, and education on dermatologic disorders prevalent in populations with skin of color. Dr. Alexis received his medical degree from Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and 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 100 articles in peer-reviewed journals, including the British Journal of Dermatology, the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, and JAMA Dermatology, among others. He has co-edited two textbooks and authored over ten 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 President-Elect of the Skin of Color Society and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Scarring Alopecia Foundation. Dr. Alexis has appeared on ABC, CBS, NBC, and FOX television news programs and 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®.
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Areas of Interest

Current and emerging therapies in psoriasis; clinical trials; variations and unique considerations for patients with skin of color

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Involvement with Other Organization(s)

Previous work with NPF-related education; President-Elect, Skin of Color Society