Neelam A. Vashi, MD, FAAD

Panelist | SOCS 20th Annual SOCS Scientific Symposium

Dr. Neelam A. Vashi, FAAD, a board-certified dermatologist, is the Director of the Boston University Cosmetic and Laser Center, Founding Director of the Boston University Center for Ethnic Skin, and an Associate Professor of Dermatology at the Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Vashi received her medical degree from Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine through the Honors Program in Medical Education and completed her dermatology residency at New York University (NYU).

Dr. Vashi is a recognized leader in medical and cosmetic dermatology.  She is widely published in the peer-reviewed literature, author of several book chapters, and is a frequent lecturer at both national and international dermatology meetings.  She has published four textbooks, Beauty and Body Dysmorphic Disorder: A Clinician’s Guide, Dermatoanthropology of Ethnic Skin and Hair, The Dermatology Handbook, and Cultural Practices and Dermatoses. She is a key opinion leader and has been featured extensively in the media, including print, radio, and nationally syndicated television. 

Dr. Vashi’s research interests include a wide variety of topics that have led to multiple peer-reviewed publications.  In 2017, she had the #2 article in JAMA Dermatology (PMID: 29049443).  In 2018, she had the #1 article in JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery (PMID: 30073294).  In 2021, she had the #2 article in JCAD (PMID: 33584967).  She currently serves on the board of directors of the Skin of Color Society. She is a contributing expert on patients from underrepresented patient populations and on the cosmetics writing committee for the American Board of Dermatology. She also serves on the board of directors of the Association of Academic Cosmetic Dermatologists. In addition, as part of the Boston University School of Medicine, Dr. Vashi teaches dermatology to BU residents, international trainees, and medical students.

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