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Maryam Asgari


Maryam M. Asgari, MD, MPH is a Professor in the Department of Population Medicine at Harvard Medical School, as well as a board-certified dermatologist, epidemiologist, and Mohs Micrographic surgeon. After obtaining her bachelor’s degrees from Stanford University; she completed her medical degree from Yale University School of Medicine, followed by an internship at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and a residency at the University of Washington Seattle, Division of Dermatology. Next, she completed her Masters in Public Health at the University of Washington, followed by a fellowship in Mohs Micrographic Surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas.

For the past ten years, Dr. Asgari has been a research investigator and attending physician at Kaiser Permanente in Walnut Creek, CA. As a dermatologic surgeon, her area of expertise is Mohs Surgery with a special focus on cosmetically sensitive areas. Other areas of skin surgery expertise include excision of melanoma, removal of benign skin lesions such as cysts and lipomas, and scar revisions. As a dermatoepidemiologist, she works to improve outcomes related to skin cancer with a special focus on skin cancer prevention.

She has published more than 70 papers, including publications in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, JAMA Dermatology and  the American Journal of Epidemiology. Professionally, she is a member of several professional associations and has delivered more than 100 presentations. Dr. Asgari received President Obama’s Award for Volunteerism for her work to improve healthcare, especially to patient populations in underserved areas.


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