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Lily-Rose Paraskevas, MD

Education and Training
  • Undergraduate: Hunter College
  • Medical school:Cornell University Medical College
  • Residency: Dermatology, SUNY Downstate Medical Center
  • Certifications: Board Certified in Dermatology
Background

Dr. Lilly-Rose Paraskevas is a native New Yorker who began as a professional dancer and fine artist, training at the School of American Ballet and attending LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts. She started her academic career at Hunter College, where she researched the molecular biology of cancer and conducted studies in theoretical chemistry. She graduated at the top of her class and was the recipient of the Salk Award, the highest honor that can be bestowed upon a CUNY graduate.

She earned her medical degree at Cornell University Medical College, graduating with Honors in Research for her studies in HPV and Chlamydia infection. She was trained in Internal Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital and in Dermatology at SUNY Downstate Medical Center, where she conducted studies in acne treatment. Dr. Paraskevas is currently affiliated with several hospitals in the New York area where she instructs doctors in training in the field of dermatology. She was the Director of Dermatology at New York Hospital of Queens from 2009 until 2011 where she ran the inpatient dermatology service as well as the outpatient clinic. Dr. Paraskevas has joined the faculty at Downstate and instructs senior residents on advanced cosmetic techniques.