Who is Dr. Jeannette Graf? A leading skin science expert, Dr. Graf is a board certified, clinical and research Dermatologist.
Known for her extensive and comprehensive approach to dermatology, Dr. Graf combines minimally invasive office procedures and effective skin care products with fundamental nutrition and lifestyle counseling to elicit both an inner and outer beauty from each of her patients.
Dr. Graf is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Dermatology at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and is the author of “Stop Aging, Start Living” (Crown, Fall 2007), which discusses her four-point body alkalinizing plan as a means to approach beauty, vitality and health from the inside, out.
Prior to completing her Residency in Dermatology at the New York University Medical Center, Dr. Graf earned her medical degree from the State University of New York - School of Medicine at Buffalo.
Committed to research and the science of natural ingredients from an early point in her career, Dr. Graf was a research fellow and protégé of George Martin, PHD., lab chief and one of the most highly respected scientists in the world, at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
While at NIH, she received an award for Outstanding Achievement from the National Institutes of Health, in addition to obtaining a NIH patent for her research on peptides in 1987. Dr. Graf is even noted for discovering a specific peptide responsible for cell attachment, which was able to inhibit and block melanoma metastases in the lungs of mice.
Researching New Active Ingredients
Today, Dr. Graf continues to research new active ingredients, as well as plant-derived enzymes and peptides for use in anti-aging products and treatments. Published in prestigious journals such as Cell, Science, the Journal of Cell Biology and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Dr. Graf also wrote the chapter on “Anti-aging Skin Care Ingredient Technologies,” which explains the molecular changes at the cellular level and the impact of nutrients on physiological processes, for the dermatology textbook Cosmetic Dermatology.
Dr. Graf is highly regarded as an expert resource and has been quoted in many national beauty, health and fitness magazines. Dr. Graf has also been a frequent guest on radio and television shows such as “The CBS Early Show,” “Fox and Friends,” “Good Morning, America,” “The View” and “The Thread” on shine.yahoo.com, and appears regularly on HSN and HSE in Germany with her successful line of dermatology-strength skin care.
Dr. Graf serves as an independent consultant and advisory board member for a number of cosmetic and pharmaceutical companies including Neutrogena, Johnson & Johnson, RoC, Allergan, Aveeno, Merz/Bioform and Medicis.
She performed some of the earliest studies on soy technology used in the Aveeno product line and participated in its successful market launch. Dr. Graf also serves on the educational faculty of Allergan and Medicis where she lectures and teaches other aesthetic physicians how to inject Botox and Restylane.
A member of several professional societies, including the American Academy of Dermatology and Society of Investigative Dermatology, Dr. Graf has lectured nationally and internationally to both dermatologists and plastic surgeons.
Dr. Graf has been in private practice since 1990 in Great Neck, New York.
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- Revised Publication Date: 02/22/11