Since 1992, Dr. Tardieu has been at the forefront of providing skin care, dermatological and cosmetic surgery, as well as other transformative services to patients in Westchester and the New York Metropolitan areas.
She is the medical director of Anoki Skin Clinic with clinics located in Larchmont, the Bronx, Manhattan, and Brooklyn. Dr. Tardieu’s mission is to teach her patients how to reach their personal best in optimal health and beauty. After more than a decade in practice, she proceeded to study the science and practice of anti-aging medicine. She is the president of The Body Image Institute of New York established in 2006 for the promotion of a positive and healthy body image and the prevention of overweight and obesity among American teenagers.
Dr. Tardieu earned her M.D. degree from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University in New York . She trained as an intern in general surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City and as a resident at both Montefiore Medical Center and Jacobi Hospital in the Bronx. She did a Burn/ Wound, and Surgical ICU Fellowship at Jacobi Hospital in New York. She subsequently received her training in plastic surgery at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington D.C.
As a skin care, cosmetic and body image expert, Dr. Tardieu has taught medical students, nurses and other physicians about skin care, dermatological, cosmetic and reconstructive surgical and medical treatments in the US , Europe, South America and the Caribbean .
She also is a medical historian, who has traveled widely to learn about the science and art of medicine as practiced throughout the world during ancient and medieval times as well as in the modern era. In addition to her busy practice in the US , during the past 20 years, Dr. Tardieu has provided free reconstructive surgery to children living in South America and the Caribbean who have been afflicted with facial and body deformities. Her philanthropic work abroad has been featured in The New York Times and in other media.
Dr. Tardieu has written about the history of medicine and is the author of The Elements of Size: issues in Body Image, Overweight, Obesity and the Mediterranean Diet, and of The Journey to Albert Einstein: Jewish Doctors in History. Her other book, Doctors and Nurses in History, is currently in print. She is a member of the faculty of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She had served as historian and vice-president for the Albert Einstein Alumni Association and is a member of its Board of Governors.