“I have lived in a lot of exciting places – New York City, Chicago, San Francisco, Berkeley, Mexico City,” says Dr. Leger. “I’m super excited to be living in Reno now and to be near beauty and nature and family.”
We are thrilled to introduce you to Marie Leger, MD, PhD, who began seeing patients in March 2021 at our location off Moana Lane in Reno.
Dr. Leger is a Board-Certified Dermatologist and specializes in both Medical and Cosmetic Dermatology. 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 treats a broad range of medical and cosmetic skin conditions.
A former host of Doctor Radio on Sirius XM, Dr. Leger consults with the Federal Drug Administration, among other institutions, and is the founder of the tattoo center at Cornell University as well as various humanitarian organizations, including 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, plus a teaching and research collaboration between the University of Ghana and New York University.
Aside from work, Dr. Leger enjoys spending time with her family, which includes her crazy, misbehaved, curious, 60-pound foxhound mutt named Moose.
Dr. Leger’s Top 3 Skin Cancer Awareness Tips
Tip One: We do a good job educating the public about Melanoma—be alert for new and changing moles.
Tip Two: Basal Cell and Squamous Cell Carcinomas are much more common types of skin cancer than Melanoma, however, and don’t always look like a mole. If you have something that looks like a pimple or a dry patch and doesn’t go away after a month or so, show your dermatologist.
Tip Three: Also–if you have a weird feeling about something, come in—I can’t tell you how many times my patients’ gut feelings have been right!
What Cosmetic Dermatology offering do you feel is most important and effective for most people?
I love lasers for removing brown and red spots and also for general rejuvenation. So much of what we have available now requires little downtime, which is great for my busy patients.
Schedule an Appointment with Dr. Leger
If you are needing a dermatologist in the Reno area, Dr. Leger is accepting new patients for both Medical and Cosmetic Dermatology appointments and looks forward to caring for you and your family.