Dr. Ellen Marmur, MD

Bio

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 private practice, Dr. Marmur is an Associate Clinical Professor in both the Department of Dermatology and the Department of Genetics & Genomic Research at The Mount Sinai Medical Center.

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Location:

  • New York, NY

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  • Ellen Marmur, MD - New York, NY - Dermatology
    Ellen Marmur, MD answered:
    Having too much hair in male patterns (on the abdomen or the face, for instance) is either hormonal or a normal ethnic variation. A lot of Greek, Italian, and Eastern European women have hypertrichosis to some extent. Many Asian women have dark peach fuzz (or vellus hairs) on their cheeks. Hair growth...Read More
  • Ellen Marmur, MD - New York, NY - Dermatology
    Ellen Marmur, MD answered:
    Sensing any kind of danger in the skin, the Langerhans cells, located in the epidermis and the dermis, are like the air traffic controllers of the immune system. They send out special agents- immune cells such as T cells and B cells - to capture foreign invaders such as bacteria and viruses, and...Read More
  • Ellen Marmur, MD - New York, NY - Dermatology
    Ellen Marmur, MD answered:
    There are two types of acne: comedonal (blackheads or whiteheads) and inflammatory (pimples). Dermatologists diagnose acne as mild, moderate, or severe. (Do not be alarmed if a dermatologist refers to you one or two zits as "acne.". Doctors do not use the term "breakouts," so acne from our perspective...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Dermatology:

    WEDNESDAY, Nov. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that genes tied to blue eyes and red hair could put people at higher risk for moles or freckling in childhood, which are often precursors to the deadly skin cancer melanoma later in life.

    Howeve...Full Article

  • Ellen Marmur, MD - New York, NY - Dermatology
    Ellen Marmur, MD answered:
    A hypersensitivity to sun and other factors cause blood vessels near the skin to dilate. This rush of circulation makes the complexion appear red and sets off a vicious cycle of inflammatory cells rushing to the area and triggering angiogenesis (the growth of more blood vessels). The body's wound...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Dermatology:

    TUESDAY, Nov. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Patients with advanced melanoma may live longer when treated with a combination of the cancer drug Yervoy and the immune system booster sargramostim, a new study finds.

    Patients given the two drugs had a median survival of 17.5 months, compared to...Full Article

  • Ellen Marmur, MD - New York, NY - Dermatology
    Ellen Marmur, MD answered:
    Housed inside the hair follicle are stem cells, "pluripotential" cells that have the capacity to develop into any kind of cell they're needed to become. They can turn into collagen, skin, or immune cells if necessary, but once they have specialized they can't change again. Stem cells are similar to wild...Read More
  • Ellen Marmur, MD - New York, NY - Dermatology
    Ellen Marmur, MD answered:
    Webster's dictionary defines senescence as "the state or process of being or becoming old." Basically our own state of senescence, or decay, involves making less of everything and slowing production down. The factory workers in the skin are heading into retirement, and their work is getting sluggish. Keratinocytes...Read More
  • Ellen Marmur, MD - New York, NY - Dermatology
    Ellen Marmur, MD answered:
    The sex hormones - estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone - take a lot of blame when it comes to problem skin, especially acne flare-ups. During puberty there's a huge surge of hormones that cause growth and development. Remember that the sebaceous glands are attached to the hair follicles; these kick into...Read More
  • Ellen Marmur, MD - New York, NY - Dermatology
    Ellen Marmur, MD answered:
    The link between nutrition and acne is still controversial, and many medical studies are still to be done on the subject. But this much is scientifically proven: chocolate has gotten a bad rap as the instigator of pimple production. It has been proven that chocolate does not cause or aggravate the...Read More
  • Ellen Marmur, MD - New York, NY - Dermatology
    Ellen Marmur, MD answered:
    Long-term stress can also age us. In 2004, a study found that the white blood cells of mothers caring for chronically ill children aged more rapidly than those of the control group (mothers with healthy children). The women who perceived themselves to be under high psychological stress (even if they did not...Read More
  • Ellen Marmur, MD - New York, NY - Dermatology
    Ellen Marmur, MD answered:
    These essential fatty acids support skin health, improve nerve and vascular function, and act as antioxidants. Omega-3 has strong anti-inflammatory properties and may calm skin conditions such as rosacea or eczema and minimize redness. It also boosts immune system functioning. Some nutritional studies have...Read More
  • Ellen Marmur, MD - New York, NY - Dermatology
    Ellen Marmur, MD answered:
    Exercise and a healthy diet are good for your heart and the blood vessels that oxygenate the body, so they will ultimately benefit your skin too. Eating right, getting enough sleep, cutting down on stress - all these enable your systems to do their jobs. And a healthy complexion is part of the package....Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Dermatology:

    WEDNESDAY, Oct. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- While in-office visits may still be best, taking a photo of a skin lesion and sending it to your dermatologist for analysis may be a valuable piece of eczema care, a new study finds.

    "This study shows something interesting -- patients' eczema ...Full Article

  • Ellen Marmur, MD - New York, NY - Dermatology
    Ellen Marmur, MD answered:
    Your body is constantly under attack from outside forces, and the skin is its greatest defender. It functions like Gore-tex, a high-tech outer sheath that protects us from temperature extremes, wind, and ultraviolet rays from the sun. It's a two-way barrier that not only retains water in the body but...Read More