Ellen Marmur, MD
Few dermatologists in New York City are as highly respected as Dr. Ellen Marmur. After 8 years as Chief of Dermatologic Surgery at the Mount Sinai Medical Center, Dr. Marmur is a leading dermatologist and dermatologic surgeon whose expertise includes skin cancer diagnosis and surgery, Mohs surgery, reconstructive surgery, women’s health dermatology, and cosmetic surgery. She also is a master of aesthetic procedures like neuromodulators, fillers, lasers, body sculpting, liposuction and more.
Dr. Marmur’s tireless work in improving the field of dermatology for over twenty years has earned respect and admiration from her patients, peers, colleagues, and even the mainstream media. She has been quoted and featured in many media outlets, including Cosmopolitan, Vogue, Allure, Dr. Oz, and Good Morning America, among many others.
Dr. Marmur founded Marmur Medical in alignment with her philosophy of Preservation Aging®, which believes in supporting the body’s powerful healing systems with carefully chosen and highly effective treatments. She and the Marmur Medical team strive to find the most convenient and practical methods to treat their patients’ concerns.
Professor and Researcher
In addition to running her private practice, Dr. Marmur serves as Associate Clinical Professor in both the Department of Dermatology and the Department of Genetics & Genomic Research at The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.
Dr. Marmur’s pedigree includes nine years in full-time academia as the first Vice-Chair of Surgical & Cosmetic Dermatology at the prestigious Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. She is also an experienced clinical researcher specializing in genomic analysis of the effects of sun exposure and aging on skin.
At Mount Sinai, she created the first Skin Cancer & Anti-Aging Biobank. She bridged a pioneering collaboration between the Department of Genetics & Genomic Science and the Department of Dermatology, and she holds an associate professorship in each department. Dr. Marmur was also the director of the prestigious Procedural Dermatology Fellowship program. She has also authored many original contributions to academic dermatological literature, articles, and book chapters, and has been the principle and co- investigator on over one hundred research protocols.
Author of Simple Skin Beauty
Dr. Marmur is the author of Simple Skin Beauty: Every Woman’s Guide to a Lifetime of Healthy, Gorgeous Skin (Simon & Schuster), a comprehensive guide to skin care that covers everything from skin cancer and sun protection to cosmetic procedures and anti-aging products.
Watch: Tips for Simple Skin Beauty from author Ellen Marmur
Member of Professional Organizations
Dr. Marmur is a respected member of many organizations, including:
- American Academy of Dermatology
- American College of Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Cutaneous Oncology
- American Medical Women’s Association
- American Society of Dermatologic Surgery
- American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery
- Manhattan Metropolitan Dermatology Society
- New York Dermatologic Society
- Women’s Dermatologic Society
Awards and Recognitions
Dr. Marmur has received rewards for her many outstanding academic and clinical contributions to the field of dermatology. These include:
- AAD Presidential Award for Philanthropic Effort SCTAH (2014)
- AAD Presidential Citation “For working with the media to positively position the specialty of dermatology and educate the public about the importance of skin cancer detection and prevention.” (2011)
- Best Doctors in America (2005-Present)
- Castle Connolly Top Doctors Award (2010-Present)
- City of Hope Spirit of Life Humanitarian Award (2015)
- Cosmopolitan Magazine Dermatologist of the Year (2014)
- Cosmopolitan Magazine’s First Annual Practice Safe Sun Award Recipient (2010)
- Leading Health Professionals of the World (2007-Present)
- New York Times Magazine Best Doctors— Best Dermatologist (2010-Present)
- Wings of Hope Melanoma Research Foundation Humanitarian Award (2017)
Dr. Marmur earned her degree in medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine with multiple honors and distinction in research on melanoma vaccines. She earned the Alpha Omega Alpha, the highest national award for overall clinical and academic excellence in medicine. Dr. Marmur enjoyed one year of training in internal medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and three years of residency in dermatology at The New York-Presbyterian Weill Cornell Hospital and Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital. In 2004, she completed a one year intensive fellowship in Mohs Micrographic surgery and Laser and Cosmetic Surgery with her pioneering dermatologic and laser surgery mentor Dr. David Goldberg.
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Q & A with Dr. Ellen Marmur
Like all of my best decisions, becoming a physician was an instant, life-changing epiphany. It was after college while leading wilderness survival canoe trips and bracing an ankle injury 28 miles away from camp that I felt a gut feeling, a jolt of absolute certainty, that hands on medical knowledge was my passion. Unlike others who have an innate talent like a concert musician, I felt that I could be most useful to society as a physician… In dermatology, there is compassion, healing, art, knowledge, trust and connection with each patient.
Dermatology is like a kaleidoscope of medicine. Skin shows all. Patterns, colors, textures, and stories As a fellowship-trained laser and skin cancer surgeon, I’ve gained expertise in facial anatomy via over 15,000 facial surgeries and reconstructions. Aesthetic surgery found me perhaps more than I sought it! From day one of dermatology in 2001, my patients asked me to help them cosmetically with the same importance as helping them medically. I absolutely honor the significance of cosmetic surgery to health and wellness. As a child, I won several state and international awards for my artwork but never considered being an artist as a career. Now, every single day I get to be an artist: it’s as if my practice is my studio where together my patient and I design. It feels like doing live sculpture.
The joy of excellent results—cosmetic or surgical—is the best fulfillment of my work as a dermatologic surgeon. Our office is a space where you can come to shed your concerns, tell us your wishes for skincare, and have fun with us as we create your master plan. The best thing about being a dermatologist is the relationship I have with each patient over many years.
As much as I am honored to be called a celebrity and world-renowned dermatologist, those lovely accolades are not my ultimate goal in life. I’ve spent my life’s work learning about skincare, dermatology, and cosmetic surgery, and I am proud of those accomplishments that confer my authority. But with time, I’ve learned that I am most comfortable being the student. I learn from life— from each patient, each of my four children, my husband, my staff, my family, my friends, and from my favorite hobby, reading novels. I believe our personal journey is everything.
Regarded as some of the most beautiful practices in NYC, MM and MM2 feature large, fresh, natural spaces with handmade furniture, original artwork from world-famous artists, and full of the greatest laser technologies available.
Our patients rave about the fact that we are excited to simply listen to their needs, desires, and concerns. They feel we are 1,000% focused on them first. We create a master plan, outline each step, each cost, and allow the patient to be in control of the entire process. No surprises. We want this to be the best self-care decision you’ve ever made, and we hope to work together for dozens of years.