Dr Tina Alster
Meet Dr Tina Alster
Dr. Tina S. Alster 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 over 250 peer-reviewed articles, 50 book chapters and 8 textbooks on the subject. Her contributions have resulted in her being honored with the Women’s Dermatologic Society mentorship and legacy awards, American Society for Dermatologic Society service award and the Leon Goldman award from the American Society for Medicine and Surgery, among others. Dr. Alster maintains leadership and board positions in numerous professional and national organizations. Her commitment to teaching and mentoring others is evident in her establishment of scholarship endowments for women pursuing careers in medicine at Duke University. Dr. Alster has served as the consulting dermatologist to Lancôme and La Mer. She developed her own skin care line “Skin Is In” in 2011.  Her contributions to the field have been acknowledged by listings in America’s Best 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. She has also appeared on national and international TV and radio shows, including Oprah, Today Show, CNN, Daily Show with Jon Stewart, 20/20, and Discovery Channel. She has been listed by US News & World Report as among the nation’s top 1 percent of physicians in dermatology.
My Team

  • 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”

  • 2011-2014 America’s Top Doctors

    • 2011-2014 Patients’ Choice Award