MARIE LEGER, M.D., PH.D

Dermatologist
Brief info

Dr. Leger is frequently interviewed in print and television media about tattoos and general skin wellness. She contributes regularly to medical journals, including JAMA Dermatology, and consults with organizations such as the FDA and New York Department of Health and Mental Hygiene about access to isotretinoin for acne and tattoo health. She is a former host of Doctor Radio on Sirius XM. Dr. Leger is also a founding member of a teaching and research collaboration between the University of Ghana and New York University. She helped to establish the nation’s first medical tattoo center at New York Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital, and is one of the leaders of the NYC Administration for Children’s Services child tattoo eradication program that was announced in August 2018.

Dr. Leger earned her undergraduate degree in molecular and cell biology from the University of California, Berkeley. She went on to receive both Ph.D. and M.D. degrees from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana. She completed her medical internship at the University of Chicago, and went on to complete her dermatology residency at New York University in the Ronald O. Perelman Department of Dermatology, where she was awarded the George Lipkin Prize and served as chief resident. After completing her residency, she was an Assistant Professor of Dermatology at New York University, where she was an attending physician at the Manhattan Veteran’s Administration Hospital, Tisch Hospital/NYU, and Bellevue Hospital. Dr. Leger did extensive work in NYU’s collaboration with the University of Accra, Ghana’s new dermatology residency program. At Weill Cornell College of Medicine, Dr. Leger was an Assistant Professor and an attending physician at New York Presbyterian and the Hospital for Special Surgery. She served on the Diversity, Quality Assurance, and Conflicts of Interest Committees.

Dr. Leger is frequently interviewed in print and television media about tattoos and general skin wellness. She contributes regularly to medical journals, including JAMA Dermatology, and consults with organizations such as the FDA and New York Department of Health and Mental Hygiene about access to isotretinoin for acne and tattoo health. She is a former host of Doctor Radio on Sirius XM. Dr. Leger is also a founding member of a teaching and research collaboration between the University of Ghana and New York University. She helped to establish the nation’s first medical tattoo center at New York Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital, and is one of the leaders of the NYC Administration for Children’s Services child tattoo eradication program that was announced in August 2018.

Her research interests include tattoo health and removal, technology and health, telemedicine, and international dermatology. She treats a broad range of medical and cosmetic skin conditions, and has particular expertise in autoimmune blistering skin conditions.

Dr. Leger is a Diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, and a member of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery and the New York Dermatologic Society. She speaks Spanish.