Congratulations Dr. Neelam Vashi

vashi picBoston University dermatologist, Dr. Neelam A. Vashi, recently published a book entitled Beauty and Body Dysmorphic Disorder: A Clinician’s Guide with Springer Publishing. As lead author and editor, Dr. Vashi has written and edited Beauty and Body Dysmorphic Disorder to assist dermatologists, plastic surgeons, and other aesthetic providers in recognizing key characteristics as well as providing treatment strategies to help in caring for those with body dysmorphic disorder (BDD). The book is an interplay of understanding both beauty and BDD. It lays the foundation of the key aspects of beauty by providing an understanding of the historical aspects, science, and implications of what the human mind finds aesthetically pleasing. Dr. Vashi discusses research on how “beautiful people” are able to achieve more desirable outcomes, are judged more favorably in various settings, and receive preferential treatment in categories of life deemed to be important. As the importance of beauty in today’s society is often what brings patients into our clinics, an understanding of these key concepts is quintessential for dermatologists, plastic surgeons, and others who practice aesthetic medicine. Neelam A. Vashi, MD, FAAD is an Assistant Professor of Dermatology at the Boston University (BU) School of Medicine. She is also the Director of Research in Cosmetic and Laser Medicine and the Founder and Director of the Boston University Center for Ethnic Skin. Dr. Vashi is a widely recognized leader in medical and cosmetic dermatology and the care of patients with skin of color. She is widely published in the peer reviewed literature, an author of several book chapters, and is a frequent lecturer at both national and international dermatology meetings particularly in the areas of cosmetic dermatology, skin health, and ethnic skin.

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