Dr. Karen Burke, M.D., Ph.D.

Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery
Department of Dermatology at Mt. Sinai Icahn School of Medicine, New York, NY.
Board of Directors, New York Stem Cell Foundation
Founder and President, Longévité, Ltd.

Dr. Karen Burke is a dermatologist and research scientist. After her Ph.D. in biophysics from Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, she completed post-doctoral fellowships at Cornell University Medical College and The Rockefeller University. She earned her M.D. at New York University with residency in dermatology. She is on the faculty of the Department of Dermatology at Mt. Sinai Icahn School of Medicine.

Her current research at Mt. Sinai Medical Center investigates antioxidants to prevent and reverse photoaging and skin cancer. She holds two patents on topical selenium to prevent and reverse skin aging and to prevent skin cancer. She has also studied fat structure and metabolism of fat, topical retinoic acid, collagen, hyaluronic acid, and other implants to treat wrinkles and scars.

Dr. Burke has written many research articles and medical book review chapters as well as six books (including Thin Thighs for Life, Great Skin for Life, and Thin Thighs Diet and Workout). She is often quoted as a skincare expert in many fashion and health magazines. She currently serves on the editorial boards of Cutis, Aesthetic Dermatology News, Cosmetics in Dermatology, and Journal of Drugs n Dermatology.

Dr. Burke was the Medical and Science Editor of the Diplomatic World Bulletin (United Nations, New York) for which she wrote a monthly “Health Update” column. She has been a consultant to many corporations, including L’Oréal (Paris, France). She has been cited as a one of New York’s prominent physicians by New York Magazine and in The New York Times and has been named by Castle-Connolly Guide to Doctors each year since 2001. She received a “Women of the Year” award from the New York Police Athletic League (2009) and a “Distinguished Women Award” from Northwood University (2010). She was elected to the prestigious Honor Society of the American Dermatological Association in 2014 and elected to its Board in 2016.

Dr. Burke is an Honorary Life Governor of the New York Academy of Sciences and serves on the Board of Directors of the New York Stem Cell Foundation and the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, and is a Trustee of the Poly Prep Country Day School. Dr. Burke is also an appointee to the United States Federal Drug Administration (FDA) General and Plastic Surgery Device Advisory Panel. She is a member of more than 20 scientific and medical organizations, the Women’s Forum of the United Nations and the UN Delegates’ Hospitality Committee.

Dr. Burke is founder and president of the Karen E. Burke Research Foundation (which supports scientific research) and of Longévité, Ltd. Longévité skincare products have been extensively researched, proving that indeed they not only protect the skin from all environmental damage, but also they actually reverse the appearance of aging and decrease the incidence of skin cancer. These products are unique because they are special, truly effective formulations with high, concentrations of vitamins and nutrients to provide “nutrition of the skin through the skin.” The philosophy that “health is beauty and beauty is health” and “the best cosmetic of all is naturally healthy skin” becomes a reality with Longévité!


Dr. Burke has authored over one hundred medical and research publications and medical textbook chapters as well as journal articles on skincare, diet, and exercise. She has written six popular books including Great Skin for Life and Thin Thighs for Life. She has two patents on topical anti-cancer and anti-aging formulations. 


Dr. Burke’ popular books on diet, skincare and exercise have been released into seven languages.


More than thirty widely read medical text books contain chapters written by Dr. Burke.