Dr. Tina Alster

dr-alster-profileDr.Tina Alster is the founding director of the Washington Institute of Dermatologic Laser Surgery and is a clinical professor at Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington, DC. She received her B.S. and M.D. degrees with highest honors from Duke University and post-graduate training at Yale University. Widely regarded as the “Queen of Laser” because of her many innovations and developments in the field of cosmetic dermatology, Dr. Alster has lectured and received numerous awards from medical societies worldwide. She has published several textbooks and hundreds of articles in medical journals about the latest skin rejuvenation techniques.

Having served as the consulting dermatologist to Lancôme, Clarisonic, and multiple other cosmetic and laser companies, Dr. Alster has influenced new product development and industry direction. This combination of extensive clinical and research experience along with over two decades in dermatologic practice make her uniquely qualified to customize skin care regimens for a wide range of ages and skin types. She has received many honors, including listings in America’s Best Doctors, Town & Country’s Best Cosmetic Surgeons,America’s Elite 1000, Allure’s Influencer of the Year, and Washingtonian’s Best Doctors and has been featured on Oprah, Today, CNN, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, 20/20, and Discovery Channel.

Select Honors & Awards

  • 2014 Women’s Dermatologic Society Legacy Award
  • 1995-2014 Washingtonian’s Best Doctors List
  • 2001 Leon Goldman Lectureship Award, American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery
  • 2001-2014 Castle & Connolly’s America’s Top Doctors
  • 2002-2014 Marquis Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare
  • 2006 American Society for Dermatologic Surgery Public Service Award
  • 2009 Women’s Dermatologic Society Mentor of the Year Award
  • 2011-2014 US News & World Report Top Doctors List
  • 2011-2014 America’s Top Doctors
  • 2011-2014 Patients’ Choice Award

2014 Invited Lectures (National and International Professional Meetings)

Georgetown University Speakers Series– Washington, DC (1/22/14)
“Women’s Health, Skin Care & Aging”

Ulthera Beauty Editor Meeting– New York, NY (2/26/14)
“Chin Up: The Lastest in Non-Invasive Facial Lifting”

Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology– Denver, CO (3/21-3/24 2014)
“Fractionated Lasers and Lights: An Algorithm for Success”
“Laser Skin Resurfacing: An Update and Review”
“Laser Scar Revision”

Penn Center for Human Appearance Annual Research Meeting– Philadelphia, PA – (5/30/14)
Keynote Speaker: “Latest Trends in Laser Skin Resurfacing and Scar Revision”

Duke Women’s Forum/Duke Medical Alumni Association– Washington, DC – (2/2/14)
Panel Speaker: “What’s Your Question?”

Fall Clinical Dermatology Conference– Las Vegas, NV (10/16 – 10/19 2014)
“New Applications for Botulinum Toxin”
“Live Patient Workshop: Pearls for Treating the Aging Face”

Annual Meeting of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery– San Diego, CA (11/6 -11/9 2014)
“Lasers for Rejuvenation”
“The Works: Microfocused Ultrasound & Vascular Laser & Nonablative Fractionated Laser &
Fillers & Neuromodulators”
“Dermatologic Surgery Cribs: Creating a Sophisticated Office”