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Why LHJ loves her: She knows everything about how to keep your skin looking great (she's her own gorgeous walking billboard) and she's adept at explaining the science of it all. And c'mon, she speaks French to boot!
Medical degree: Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, North Carolina, 1986.
Postdoctoral training: Internship in internal medicine, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia; residency in dermatology, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut; fellowship in dermatologic laser surgery, University Hospital, Boston; certificat de langue Française, deuxième degree with honors, Université de Savoie, Annecy, France.
Bio: Dr. Alster is the founding director of the Washington Institute of Dermatologic Laser Surgery and clinical professor of dermatology at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. A leader in cosmetic dermatology and laser surgery, she has published and lectured extensively in the field. She maintains leadership and board positions in numerous professional organizations. Her contributions have resulted in honors and awards by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery, Women's Dermatologic Society and various media outlets (America's Best Doctors, Town & Country's Best Cosmetic Surgeons, America's Elite 1000, Allure's Influencer of the Year). She has appeared on national and international TV and radio shows, including Oprah, Today Show, CNN, Daily Show with Jon Stewart, 20/20 and Discovery Channel. Dr. Alster established scholarship endowments for women pursuing careers in medicine at Duke University and has served as a dermatology consultant to Lancôme, assisting with new product development and industry direction.