Afsaneh Alavi, M.D.

  1. Dermatologist

Departments

Location

  1. Rochester, Minnesota

Languages

English

Afsaneh Alavi, M.D is a dermatologist, with a special interest in inflammatory wounds such as hidradenitis suppurativa (HS), pyoderma gangrenosum (PG).

Her clinical focus includes:

  • Management of neutrophilic inflammatory disorders
  • Skin manifestation of gastrointestinal disorders
  • Management of chronic wounds with the concentration on inflammatory wounds

Dr. Alavi has been Principal Investigator on more than 50 clinical trials and multiple translational researches.

In addition to her clinical activities, Dr. Alavi is active in research and education, providing mentorship to residents and fellows.

She has authored multiple book chapters and continues to publish in high-impact scientific dermatology journals.

  1. Biopsy
  1. 2013
    MSc - Community Health - Wound Healing and Preventative CareUniversity of Toronto
  2. 2011
    ResidencyDepartment of Medicine, Dermatology, University of Toronto
  3. 2007
    Fellow - Wound HealingDepartment of Medicine, University of Toronto
  4. 1997
    Residency - DermatologyKerman University of Medical Sciences
  5. 1988
    MD - DermatologyKerman University of Medical Sciences

Certifications

  1. 2011
    DermatologyRoyal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada

Awards and honors

  1. 2018
    President's CupCanadian Dermatology Association
  2. 2017
    Practitioner of the YearCanadian Dermatology Association
  3. 2010
    Mentorship Award-University of Miami ( Mentor: Dr Robert Kirsner)Women's Dermatologic Society
  4. 2010
    Best Oral Plenary Presentation by a Resident/Fellow AwardCanadian Dermatology Association
  5. 2010
    Best Resident Research AwardDivision of Dermatology, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto
  6. 2010
    Colin A Ramsay Resident Teacher AwardDivision of Dermatology, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto
  7. 2009
    Best Poster Presentation by a Resident/Fellow AwardCanadian Dermatology Association

Professional memberships

  1. 2021 - present
    MemberHospital Committee
  2. 2021 - present
    MemberResearch Committee
  3. 2020 - present
    MemberMinnesota Medical Association
  4. 2018 - 2021
    ChairDerm Leadership Conference, Womens Dermatology Society
  5. 2018 - 2021
    Board MemberWomens Dermatology Society
  6. 2017 - 2019
    ChairContinental Board of North America, World Union of Wound Healing Societies; Continental Board of North America
  7. 2017 - 2019
    Co-Chair, Hidradenitis Suppuritiva Advances SymposiumCanadian Hidradenitis Suppuritiva (HS) Foundation
  8. 2016 - 2020
    Memeber - Steering CommitteeUniversity of Toronto
  9. 2016 - 2020
    Fellowship DirectorUniversity of Toronto
  10. 2016 - 2020
    Chair of EducationCanadian Dermatology Association
  11. 2016 - 2019
    Regional DirectorCanadian Dermatology Association
  12. 2016
    Chair, Hidradenitis Suppuritiva Advances SymposiumCanadian Hidradenitis Suppuritiva (HS) Foundation
  13. 2016 - present
    Chair of International AffairWorld Union of Wound Healing Society
  14. 2015 - 2016
    PresidentCanadian Hidradenitis Suppuritiva (HS) Foundation
  15. 2015 - present
    Founder and MemberCanadian Hidradenitis Suppuritiva (HS) Foundation
  16. 2011 - 2019
    MemberWounds Canada
  17. 2011 - present
    MemberRoyal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
  18. 2011 - present
    MemberSociety of Investigative Dermatology
  19. 2005 - present
    MemberCanadian Dermatology Association
  20. 2005 - present
    MemberWomens Dermatology Society
  21. 2003 - present
    MemberAmerican Academy of Dermatology
  22. 2001 - present
    MemberCanadian Medical Association

Publications

Research activities

See a description of research activities.