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Marie Leger, M.D., Ph.D.

Board-Certified Dermatologist

Specialties:  Skin Cancer Treatment, Medical Dermatology, Cosmetic Dermatology

Location(s): Reno (W. Moana)

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Dr. Marie Leger is a Board-Certified Dermatologist. Prior to joining private practice, she was an Assistant Professor of Dermatology at Weill Cornell College of Medicine for two years and at New York University for four years. She completed her dermatology residency at New York University where she also served as chief resident. Dr. Leger attended medical school at the University of Illinois where she was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha, the national medical honors society. She also earned a Ph.D. at the University of Illinois in the Institute of Communications Research, and received her undergraduate degree in molecular and cell biology at the University of California, Berkeley.

Dr. Leger’s 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.

Dr. Leger consults with organizations such as the FDA and New York Department of Health and Mental Hygiene about tattoo health and access to isotretinoin for acne. She started the first tattoo center in the US at Cornell University and has lectured tattoo artists about skin health, skin cancer detection, and tattoo safety. In addition, she is the founder of a collaborative tattoo removal program with the Legal Aid Society and the Administration for Children’s Services in New York City for victims of human trafficking. 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.

Dr. Leger is from the San Francisco Bay Area and has spent time working and traveling in Mexico City, Central America, and Africa. She speaks Spanish.