Dr Ellen Marmur

Dr. Ellen Marmur is a leading dermatologist and dermatologic surgeon. She is a recognized and admired expert in skin cancer diagnosis and surgery, Mohs surgery reconstructive surgery, cosmetic surgery, and women’s health dermatology. In addition to her two private practices, Dr. Marmur is an 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 in New York City.

Dr. Marmur is a board-certified dermatologist with fellowship training in procedures such as Mohs Micrographic Surgery for skin cancers, and cosmetic surgery including laser treatments and injectables such as neuromodulators and fillers. Her pedigree includes the honor of receiving the highest academic award upon graduation from medical training, the Alpha Omega Alpha award. Dr. Marmur worked for nine years in full-time academia as the first woman Chief of Dermatologic surgery and was promoted to become the first Vice Chair of Surgical & Cosmetic Dermatology at the Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City where she was the director of the prestigious Procedural Dermatology Fellowship program for many years.

She is an experienced clinical researcher, winning many grants for investigator initiated studies of injectable fillers on and off FDA label as well as grants for research in the epigenetics of cosmeceuticals on aging skin, and for the genomic analysis of high risk skin cancer patients. At Mount Sinai, she created the first Skin Cancer & Anti-Aging Biobank and bridged a pioneering collaboration between the Department of Genetics & Genomic Science and the Department of Dermatology. Her research protocols in genetics provided the basis for the departments to win a large grant at Mount Sinai to study acne.

In 2012, Dr. Marmur started a philanthropy called Skin Cancer, Take a Hike! 100% of the proceeds go to the American Academy of Dermatology’s SPOT skin cancer efforts. Dr. Marmur has climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro, the Adirondacks, Patagonia, and next will hike in Denali (2018), and Iceland (2019) to raise awareness for environmental and other risk factors for skin cancer. Research takes years, but prevention takes seconds. She has won the Presidential Citation from the AAD and two Humanitarian Awards for her efforts. She is an active member of the AAD and the ASDS (American Society of Dermatologic Surgery).

Dr. Marmur is very proud to be the mother of 3 children and 1 stepson, a wife, a full time doctor, a philanthropist, a researcher, and an entrepreneur. In her future, Dr. Marmur wishes to learn sculpting.