Victoria Halloway Barbosa, MD, MPH, MBA, FAAD

Invited Speaker | 20th Annual SOCS Scientific Symposium

Dr. Victoria Barbosa is an Associate Professor of Dermatology at the University of Chicago where she also  serves as Director of the Hair Loss Program and Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Section  of Dermatology. She is an expert in the areas of alopecia and in treating skin diseases in people of color.  She is a sought-after lecturer at national and international meetings, has published textbook chapters  and original research, has co-edited a textbook on dermatology in skin of color, and has co-authored a  book on skin care. She began her career at the international cosmetics company L’Oréal where she rose  to the level of vice president in research and development. She built and directed the L’Oréal Institute  for Ethnic Hair and Skin Research, a one-of-a-kind research facility devoted to understanding the  differences in hair and skin of people of different ethnicities. She then went on to open a successful  private practice, Millennium Park Dermatology, where her outstanding care earned her the distinction of  being named to Chicago Magazine’s list of Top Doctors seven times. Dr. Barbosa is passionate about  nurturing others on the path to being a physician. She serves on the Executive Committee of the Pritzker  School of Medicine Admissions Committee and is a Lewis Society Career Advisor. She is also a clinical and  research mentor to several medical students and residents. Dr. Barbosa is committed to service to the  field of dermatology. She is currently the President-Elect of the Skin of Color Society where she has also  served as a founding board member and more recently as the co-chair of the scientific committee. She is  also the Vice President of the Illinois Dermatological Society, a past president of the Chicago  Dermatological Society and on the Education Committee of the National Medical Association. Dr.  Barbosa holds a B.A. from Harvard College and an M.D. cum laude from the Yale University School of  Medicine where she was inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha, the national medical honor Society. She  completed her internship in Internal Medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital, her residency in  dermatology at Yale and was a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar at Johns Hopkins. She earned a  master’s degree in Public Health from the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health and an  M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management.

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