Dr. Neelam A. Vashi is the Founder and Director of the Boston University Center for Ethnic Skin, Director of the Boston University Cosmetic and Laser Center, and an Assistant Professor of Dermatology at the Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Vashi received her medical degree from Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine where she was inducted into the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. After her internship in internal medicine at Northwestern University, Dr. Vashi came to the east coast to complete her dermatology residency at New York University (NYU) in the Ronald O. Perelman Department of Dermatology.
Dr. Vashi is a recognized leader in medical and cosmetic dermatology in patients with skin of color. She has written extensively on the approach to cutaneous hyperpigmentation, disorders of pigmentation, and cosmetic treatments of dyschromic disorders. Dr. Vashi 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 a new book, Beauty and Body Dysmorphic Disorder: A Clinician’s Guide. In addition, she is lead editor of a new book, Dermatoanthropology of Ethnic Skin and Hair, slated to be published in January of 2017. She has been featured in the media, including Ebony Magazine, Prevention, Web Talk Radio, and Doctor Radio.
As one of the only few in the United States, Boston University’s Center for Ethnic Skin uniquely specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of skin and hair conditions unique to men and women from ethnic backgrounds. This center is led by Dr. Vashi who is specially trained to care for the cosmetic and medical issues unique to individuals with skin of color. She offers a comprehensive and personalized care plan that is individually designed for each patient’s color, tone, and texture of skin and hair.
Dr. Vashi’s research interests include a wide variety of topics related to cosmetics and ethnic skin. She currently has many active projects including topics of skin hyperpigmentation, chemical peels, health literacy, and sun protection. She is also the Director of the International Training Program in Cosmetic Medicine in which she trains fellows from around the world in both cosmetics and ethnic skin care.
- Northwestern University School of Medicine, MD
- Northwestern University, BA
- Published on 5/8/2018
Wirya SA, Vashi NA. Successful treatment of intravenous drug use-related pigmentation with Q-switched Alexandrite laser: a case report of two patients. J Cosmet Laser Ther. 2018 May 08; 1-2. PMID: 29737897.
- Published on 5/1/2018
Rajanala S, Vashi NA. Haldi Ceremony-Historical Use of Turmeric. JAMA Dermatol. 2018 May 01; 154(5):543. PMID: 29801074.
- Published on 3/15/2018
Venkatesh S, Maymone MB, Vashi NA. Peer reviews: the dreaded rejection. Dermatol Online J. 2018 Mar 15; 24(3). PMID: 29634877.
- Published on 3/5/2018
Vemula S, Maymone MBC, Secemsky EA, Widjajahakim R, Patzelt NM, Saade D, Vashi NA. Assessing the Safety of Superficial Chemical Peels in Darker Skin: A Retrospective Study. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2018 Mar 05. PMID: 29518457.
- Published on 3/1/2018
Maymone MBC, Neamah HH, Secemsky EA, Vashi NA. Correlating the Dermatology Life Quality Index and Skin Discoloration Impact Evaluation Questionnaire tools in disorders of hyperpigmentation. J Dermatol. 2018 Mar; 45(3):361-362. PMID: 29498101.
- Published on 2/1/2018
Saade D, Maymone MBC, Vashi NA. Colors Beyond the Visible. JAMA Dermatol. 2018 Feb 01; 154(2):166. PMID: 29450554.
- Published on 1/11/2018
Maymone MBC, Ho JD, Saadeh D, Bhawan J, Vashi NA. Asymptomatic Acquired Facial Hyperpigmentation. Am J Dermatopathol. 2018 Jan 11. PMID: 29329134.
- Published on 12/1/2017
Maymone MBC, Neamah HH, Secemsky EA, Kundu RV, Saade D, Vashi NA. The Most Beautiful People: Evolving Standards of Beauty. JAMA Dermatol. 2017 Dec 01; 153(12):1327-1329. PMID: 29049443.
- Published on 10/1/2017
Vashi NA, Maymone MBC. Dysmorphophobia and the Wolf Man. JAMA Dermatol. 2017 Oct 01; 153(10):1031. PMID: 29049557.
- Published on 10/1/2017
Rajanala S, Vashi NA. Cleopatra and Sour Milk-The Ancient Practice of Chemical Peeling. JAMA Dermatol. 2017 Oct 01; 153(10):1006. PMID: 29049561.
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