Dr. Macrene‘s Qualifications

An overview of Dr. Macrene Alexiades education, university degrees and current titles.


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

Current Titles

Associate Clinical Professor, Yale University School of Medicine, October 2003–present

Founder & Director, Dermatology and Laser Surgery Center of New York, 955 Park Avenue, New York, NY; 382 Montauk Hwy, Wainscott, NY; August 2003–present

Founder & CEO, MACRENE actives

Attending Physician, Yale New Haven and Yale West Haven Veteran's Administration Hospitals

Fellow, American Academy of Dermatology

Fellow, American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery

Adjunct Clinical Professor, University of Athens, Sygros Hospital

Past Titles

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

Post-Graduate Education

Residency, Dermatology, NYU School of Medicine 1998–2000

Chief Residency Dermatology, NYU School of Medicine 2000–2001

Board Certification

Diplomate, American Board of Dermatology, October 2002

Credentialed, Medicine and Surgery, EU, July 2004

Dermatology Boards, EU, June 2009

Licensure in Medicine and Surgery

New York State, July 1997–present

Connecticut State, November 2004–present

European Union, July 2004–present

Board and Committee Memberships

Laser Institute of America

American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery


Surgivance, Rockefeller University

Metropolitan Museum Costume Institute

American Dermatological Association

Clean Beauty Authority

Aime/Venus Concept 

Candela Lasers

Premiere Aesthetic Solutions

Pan-American Photodynamic Therapy Association

Promenade Condominium Board of Managers, Vice President

William Woodward School Board of Directors

Archdiocese of North America Cathedral of Holy Trinity Board of Trustees 

Harvard Committee, Office of Admissions

The Dermatology and Aesthetic Surgery International League

Primaeva Medical

Cutera Lasers

Aesthetic Buyers Guide

Syneron Lasers

The Cathedral School

The Chapin School

American Society for Dermatologic Surgery

Harvard Medical School M.D./Ph.D. Program 

Harvard Medical School Minority Recruitment Committee

Harvard Medical School Advanced Biomedical Sciences Committee

Leon Goldman Circle, ASLMS


Fulbright Scholar Phi Beta Kappa (Iota chapter)

Castle Connolly Top Doctor

Chancellor of New York Roll of Honor for Community Service

Elizabeth Agassiz Scholar

John Harvard Scholar

Frank Tarr Scholar

Capt. Jonathon Fay Prize Highest Harvard/Radcliffe Honor

Harvard Medical School Dean’s Report

New York Magazine Top Doctor

Who’s Who of American Women

Who’s Who in America

Who’s Who in the World

Melanie Grossman Award for Leadership, Mentorship and Public Advocacy for Women in Medical Science, ASLMS

Leading Health Professional of the World

Dr. Richard E. Fitzpatrick Clinical Research & Innovations Award

Who’s Who Among Medical Professionals

Cambridge Who’s Who

People’s Choice Awards: Best Doctor

Project ALS Brainy Women

Most Compassionate Doctor Award

#1 Dermatologist in USA, Aesthetic Everything

Who's Who Lifetime Achievement Award

Who's Who Industry Leaders Award

Who's Who American Women Award

Who's Who of America

Daily Front Row Top Dermatologist


Westinghouse Science Talent Search Award

Governor’s Committee on Scholastic Achievement of New York Scholarship

Victor Posner Award

Radcliffe Science Research Fellowship

Harvard Bureau of Study Counsel Tutor Supervisor Award

Fulbright Scholar

Paul Dudley White Research Fellowship

National Eye Institute Training Grant

Medical Scientist Training Program Scholarship (NIH)

Husik Prize (New York University Dermatology Research Prize): 

Journal of Drugs in Dermatology Research Competition First Place

Top Ten Presentation American Society for Lasers in Medicine and Surgery

Top Five Treatments in New York, The New York Post

Patient Choice Awards: Best Doctor Award

Most Compassionate Doctor Award

Cosmetic Executive Women: Beauty Quest Award

Daily Front Row Top Dermatologist

ASLMS, Best Abstract Award, Best Overall Abstract

Allergan Dr Brandt Innovator Award

Top Doctor’s Award, American Registry

Academic Appointments / Hospital Affiliations

Associate Clinical Professor, Yale University School of Medicine

Attending Physician, Yale New Haven Hospital

Attending Physician, Yale West Haven Veteran's Administration Medical Center

Attending Physician, Lenox Hill Hospital

Attending Physician, Siggros Hospital, Athens, Greece


American Medical Association

American Academy of Dermatology, Fellow

American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery, Fellow 

American Society for Dermatologic Surgery

American Dermatological Association

Massachusetts Medical Society

Hellenic Medical Society

Dermatology Foundation

Women’s Dermatologic Society

DASIL, founding member

International Society for Dermatologic Surgery

Journal Editorial Positions

Healio, Dermatology Editor

Dermatologic Surgery, Assistant Editor

Lasers in Surgery and Medicine, Editor

Journal of Drugs in Dermatology, Senior Editor 

New England Journal of Medicine, Reviewer 

Journal of American Academy of Dermatology, Reviewer

Journal of Photobiology and Photomedicine, Reviewer 

JAMA Dermatology, Reviewer

Archives of Dermatology, Reviewer

Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy, Reviewer

Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, Reviewer

European Journal of European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology, Reviewer

The Biology Review, Writer, Editor, Harvard University

The Harvard Political Review, Art Editor

The Harvard Crimson, Editorial Board and Art Editor

Community Service

Voluntary Attending, United States Veteran’s Administration

Department of Environmental Conservation, WAVE

New York State Police Surgeon

Harvard University Bureau of Study Council, Tutor Supervisor: 1985–1989

Harvard University Rape Crisis Counselor (Response center/hotline): 1988–1989

Metropolitan Opera House, Patron

Metropolitan Museum Costume Institute

Rape Counselor, Harvard Medical School, Room 166 

Yoga Instructor, Harvard Medical School, Vanderbilt Hall Athletic Facility

Alexiades Scholarship Fund, Harvard University, Harvard University Laboratories

Promise Project, Contributor, Donor

The Hunger Project, Volunteer

St. Francis House, Soup Kitchen, Volunteer

William Woodward Nursery School: Past-President, Parents Association

Metropolitan Opera House, Patron: 2003-present

Residents for Reasonable Development, Founder, New York City


Laboratory Researcher, Department of Cellular and Developmental Biology, Harvard University: 1984–1991

Photoregulation of plant gene expression
Director: Lawrence Bogorad, Ph.D

Insect development
Director: Carroll Williams, Ph.D

Fulbright Scholar, Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, Heraklion, Crete: 1989–1990

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: 1991–1997

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, MACRENE actives LLC, dermatologic therapy laboratory: 2008–present

Clinical Trials Investigator and Research Clinic Founder, Dermatology and Laser Surgery Center of New York: 2003-present. 


Please see the PUBLICATIONS page.


Alexiades-Armenakas M. Multi-Active Microtargeted Anti-Aging Skin Care Cream Polymer Technology. US Pat. No. 8,529,925. Sept. 10, 2013. Worldwide registration.

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.


Fluent in Modern Greek; Proficient in Spanish