Dr. Tina Alster, MD

Dr. Tina Alster, MD

Dermatology  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 58
Dr. Tina Alster, MD is a dermatologist in Washington, DC and has been practicing for 28 years. She graduated from Duke University School Of Medicine in 1986 and specializes in dermatology.

1430 K St NW Ste 200

Washington, DC 20005

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Care Philosophy

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1  Specialties

  • Dermatology

1  Board Certifications

  • Dermatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Dermatology*

3  Conditions Treated

30  Procedures

  • Argon Laser Surgery
  • Botox® Injection
  • Captique™ Injection
  • Chemical Peel
  • Collagen Injection
  • Cosmetic Facial Surgery
  • Dermabrasion
  • Dermal Filler
  • Dermatology Procedure
  • Facial Peel
  • Facial Rejuvenation, Advanced, Laser
  • Hair Removal
  • Hair Transplants
  • Hylaform Injection
  • Laser Hair Removal
  • Laser Skin Resurfacing
  • Laser Surgery
  • Laser Tattoo Removal
  • Laser Treatment of Varicose Veins
  • Laser Vein Removal
  • Lift - Parts of the Body Other than Face
  • Non-Surgical Facelift
  • Restylane® Injections
  • Skin Procedures
  • Skin Resurfacing
  • Skin Screenings
  • Skin Surgery
  • Thermage Radiofrequency Treatment
  • YAG Laser Capsulotomy
  • YAG Laser Surgery

Background Check

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  • Duke University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1981
  • Duke University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1986
  • Hospital Of The University Of Pennsylvania
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1987
  • Yale University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1989
  • University Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1990

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • American Society for Dermatologic Surgery Public Service Award, 2006
  • Town & Country's Best Cosmetic Surgeons List, 1999
  • Leon Goldman Lectureship Award, American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery, 2001
  • MORE magazine Best Dermatologists List, 2003
  • Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society, 1980
  • Phi Beta Kappa, 1981
  • Washingtonian magazine's Best Doctors List (annual), 1995 - 201
  • US News & World Report Top Doctors List, 2011 - 201
  • Influencer of the Year, Allure magazine, 2003
  • Patients' Choice Award, 2011 - 201
  • Marquis Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare (annual), 2002 - 201
  • Sturge-Weber Foundation tribute recipient, 2004
  • American Medical Association Merit Award, 1986
  • America's Top Doctors, 2011 - 201
  • Who's Who in American Colleges & Universities, 1981
  • Castle & Connolly's America's Top Doctors List (annual), 2001 - 201
  • Elite 1000 Millennium List, 1999 - 200
  • American Medical Association Physician's Recognition Award, 1989 - 201
  • U.S. President's Volunteer Service Award, 2010
  • Lange Student Leadership Award, 1986
  • Women's Dermatologic Society Mentor of the Year Award, 2009
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Alster's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Alster to family and friends
7 total reviews (6 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (7)

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Dr. Alster's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (6)

Terrible experience. Charged $350 (which doesn't get applied to a procedure, wait only $175 is applied).
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Dr. Alster the best of the best - not only does she have the unique ability to assess my face and tailor treatments to me (after all I'm not 25 any more!!) but she has a phenomenal bed-side manner. She is clearly the leader in her field, takes time with each and every patient no matter how long...more
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Dr. Alster is simply the best--recognized by national and international societies as a leader in dermatologic laser surgery. She listens to her patients and optimizes and personalizes treatments. The stellar results speak for themselves!
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Dr. Alster is top in her field for good reason, she is an excellent cosmetic dermatologist and has a spot on asethetic eye. Dr. Alster has a beautiful office, attentive staff and the most cutting edge knowledge and equipment. I wouldn't trust my face to anyone else.
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It was a very satisfactory experience. I received the best care and advice. The results are marvellous. I will be back!
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