Dr. Alicia D. Zalka is a native of Long Island, New York. She received her undergraduate degree from Boston University, and graduated with honors from Mt. Sinai School of Medicine in 1991.
She completed her medical internship at Yale and her residency in dermatology at the University of Rochester’s Strong Memorial Hospital where she served as Chief Resident. Dr. Zalka also studied dermatology abroad in Vienna and trained with a Mohs surgeon in Los Angeles. In 1996, Dr. Zalka became board certified by the American Board of Dermatology.
Dr. Zalka is a Clinical Attending at the Yale University Department of Dermatology, and on staff at Danbury Hospital and New Milford Hospital. A member of the American Academy of Dermatology, the American Medical Association, and the Connecticut State Medical Society, she also served as the immediate past president of the Connecticut State Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery Society.
She has been interviewed on issues pertaining to skin health by many national publications and news outlets including: Family Circle, Glamour, The New York Daily News, Associated Press, and on ABC News.
She frequently lectures and leads workshops on topics pertaining to skin health, including to teens regarding the dangers of tanning beds. The tanning bed issue is one of her top priorities and she was responsible for implementing the CT Tanning Bill which requires those under age 16 to have parental permission to use tanning beds.
Her dermatologic specialties include but are not limited to: treatment of acne and skin cancer, and performing cosmetic treatments such as Botox, Juvéderm, Voluma, and sclerotherapy (leg vein treatments). Dr. Zalka is also specially trained in the use of lasers for hair removal and for treatment of blood vessels and rosacea. She is fluent in Spanish.