Dr. Tina Alster

Tina Alster, MD, FAAD is the founding director of the Washington Institute of Dermatologic Laser Surgery and is a clinical professor of dermatology at Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington, DC. She received her B.S. and M.D. degrees with highest honors from Duke University and completed her dermatology residency at Yale University. She is a world-recognized leader in dermatologic laser surgery and has published hundreds of articles and 8 textbooks on the subject. Dr. Tina Alster maintains leadership and board positions in numerous professional and national organizations and has served as a consultant to several skin care and device companies, including Lancôme and La Mer. Her commitment to teaching and mentoring others is evident in her establishment of scholarship endowments for women pursuing careers in medicine at Duke University. She has received numerous accolades by her peers including the prestigious Mentorship and Legacy Awards from the Women’s Dermatologic Society (WDS). In addition to serving as an expert on TV and radio, she has been acknowledged in America’s Top Doctors, Town & Country’s Best Cosmetic Surgeons, America’s Elite 1000, Allure’s Influencer of the Year, Elle Genius Awards and Washingtonian’s Best Doctors and is consistently ranked among the nation’s top 1 percent of physicians in dermatology in US News & World Report.

"Having been at the forefront of the field of cosmetic laser surgery for over 2 decades, I have been integrally involved with the education of the public and other physicians to the life-transforming power of lasers. In addition to their well-known ability to rejuvenate and boost self-confidence, what I have found most inspiring is their power to help children and adults with disfiguring birthmarks and scars. I routinely combine a wide range of treatments and skin care products in order to enhance the overall cosmetic effect and provide patients with the ability to maintain and continue with rejuvenation at home."

– Dr. Tina Alster


Residency, Dermatology - Yale University School of Medicine

Internship, Internal Medicine - Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Doctor of Medicine - Duke University

Bachelor of Science - Duke University

Faculty Appointments

Director - Washington Institute of Dermatologic Laser Surgery

Clinical Professor, Department of Dermatology - MedStar Georgetown University Hospital

Consulting Associate, Department of Dermatology - Duke University Medical Center

Select Honors & Awards

American Society for Dermatologic Surgery Public Service Award (2006)
American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery Leon Goldman Award (2001)
America’s Top Doctors- Castle & Connolly (2001-2015)
Patients’ Choice Award (2011-2015)
US News & World Report Top Doctors (2011-2015)
Washingtonian’s Best Doctors (1995-2015)
Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare- Marquis (2002-2015)
Women’s Dermatologic Society Legacy Award (2014)
Women’s Dermatologic Society Mentor of the Year Award (2009)
Dermatology Foundation Leaders Society, Annenberg Circle Founder
Brazilian Laser Society, Honorary Member
Canadian Laser Aesthetic Surgery Society, Honorary Member
International Academy of Laser Medicine & Surgery, Founding Member
International Society for Cosmetic Laser Surgeons (ISCLS)
World Congress of International Academy of Cosmetic Dermatology,International Advisory Board
Dermatology Foundation Practitioner of the Year Award (2019)

2019 Lectures

March 1-5, 2019

77th Annual Meeting- American Academy of Dermatology- Washington, DC

“Prevention and Management of Fractional Laser Side Effects & Complications”

“Microneedling & Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) for Facial Rejuvenation”

“Hand Rejuvenation with Filler Injections Demonstration”

February 16, 2019

Sinclair Pharma Regional Advisory Board- New York, NY

“Experience with Instalift Sutures for Non-Invasive Face and Neck Lifts”

March 27-31, 2019

39th Annual Meeting- American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery- Denver, CO

Chairperson: “Hanging Your Shingle- Practice Management Tips”

“Handling Difficult Patient and Practice Situations”

“Non-Invasive Body Sculpting Combination Therapies”

April 13, 2019

Allergan Spotlyte Advisory Board – New York, NY

June 10-15, 2019

24th World Congress of Dermatology- Milan, Italy

Chairperson: “Update on Lasers and Other Light Sources”

“Laser Scar Revision”

“Microneedling Treatment of Striae Distensae in Light and Dark Skin”

“Microneedling of Scars: A Prospective Study with Long-Term Follow-Up”

October 24-27, 2019

American Society for Dermatologic Surgery Annual Meeting- Chicago, IL

“Combination Treatments for Skin Rejuvenation”

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