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Afsaneh Alavi, M.D.

  1. Dermatologist

Departments

Location

  1. Rochester, Minnesota

Languages

English

Afsaneh Alavi, M.D., is a Professor of Dermatology in Rochester, Minnesota, with a special interest in inflammatory wounds including hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) and pyoderma gangrenosum (PG).

Her clinical focus includes:

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

In addition to her clinical activities, Dr. Alavi is active in research and education to provide mentorship to residents and fellows. Her research interests include wound healing, HS, and complex medical dermatology. Dr. Alavi has been Principal Investigator on more than 50 clinical trials and multiple translational research projects. She has authored multiple book chapters and continues to publish in high-impact scientific journals.

Dr. Alavi completed her dermatology residency both in Iran (1997) and Canada (2011), and completed a two-year fellowship in Wound Healing and a Master of Science in Community Health at the University of Toronto. She has received multiple awards for her care and education, including the Practitioner of the Year Award from the Canadian Dermatology Association in 2017, the Hidradenitis Suppurativa Award from the HS Foundation in 2019, and the Supervisor of the Year award from Department of Dermatology at Mayo Clinic in 2022.

  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. 2022 - present
    Hidradenitis Suppurativa foundation
  2. 2021 - present
    Hospital Committee
  3. 2021 - present
    Research Committee
  4. 2020 - present
    Minnesota Medical Association
  5. 2018 - 2021
    Derm Leadership Conference, Womens Dermatology Society
  6. 2018 - 2021
    Womens Dermatology Society
  7. 2017 - 2019
    Continental Board of North America, World Union of Wound Healing Societies; Continental Board of North America
  8. 2017 - 2019
    Canadian Hidradenitis Suppuritiva (HS) Foundation
  9. 2016 - 2020
    University of Toronto
  10. 2016 - 2020
    University of Toronto
  11. 2016 - 2020
    Canadian Dermatology Association
  12. 2016 - 2019
    Canadian Dermatology Association
  13. 2016
    Canadian Hidradenitis Suppuritiva (HS) Foundation
  14. 2016 - present
    World Union of Wound Healing Society
  15. 2015 - 2016
    Canadian Hidradenitis Suppuritiva (HS) Foundation
  16. 2015 - present
    Canadian Hidradenitis Suppuritiva (HS) Foundation
  17. 2011 - 2019
    Wounds Canada
  18. 2011 - present
    Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
  19. 2011 - present
    Society of Investigative Dermatology
  20. 2005 - present
    Canadian Dermatology Association
  21. 2005 - present
    Womens Dermatology Society
  22. 2003 - present
    American Academy of Dermatology
  23. 2001 - present
    Canadian Medical Association

Publications

Research activities

See a description of research activities.