Karen Burke completed her Ph.D. in Biophysics from Cornell University, post-doctoral research at Cornell University Medical College and The Rockefeller University, and her M.D and Dermatology Residency at New York University. She is presently a Clinical Professor of Dermatology at Mount Sinai Icahn School of Medicine.
She has published more than 75 original research articles and book chapters and has presented at more than 190 medical conferences about her research on topical antioxidants to prevent and reverse environmental skin damage as well as on topical retinoic acid, soft-tissue injections and adipocyte structure and metabolism. She has written seven popular books on diet, exercise, and skincare (including Thin Thighs for Life, Great Skin for Life). She is a Governor of the NY Academy of Sciences, a Board Member of NY Stem Cell Foundation and Parkinson’s Foundation, and is Founder-President of the Karen Burke Research Foundation and of Longévité, Ltd.