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Congratulations Dr. Neelam Vashi

January 27th, 2016 in Uncategorized

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.

Dr. Marie-France Demierre

June 7th, 2010 in Uncategorized

A message from Dr. Rhoda Alani, Herbert Mescon Professor and Chair, Department of Dermatology:

It is with tremendous sadness that I write to inform you of the sudden and unexpected passing of Dr. Marie-France Demierre, director of the Skin Oncology Program in Dermatology at Boston Medical Center and Professor of Dermatology and Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) on April 13.  
 
marie-demierreDr. Demierre was a highly regarded clinician, researcher, teacher, mentor, colleague and friend whose colleagues and patients held her in the highest esteem. She will be remembered for her enthusiasm, open-mindedness, spirit of volunteerism, and loyalty to her family, friends, institutions, and always to her patients.   
 
At this very sad time, the BMC/BU community joins together in mourning the loss of Dr. Demierre.  I know that you join me in sending deepest sympathies to her husband and children. Please keep her in your memory and her family, colleagues and friends in your thoughts and prayers.
 
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Dr. Marie-France Demierre Remembered

April 15th, 2010 in Uncategorized

MFD red sox3Dear Colleagues:
It is with tremendous sadness that I write to inform you of the sudden and unexpected passing of Dr. Marie-France Demierre, director of the Skin Oncology Program in Dermatology at Boston Medical Center and Professor of Dermatology and Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) on April 13.  
 
Dr. Demierre received her medical degree and clinical training in medicine and dermatology at McGill University.  She came to Boston University Medical Center for a skin oncology fellowship in 1995 where she worked under the supervision of Dr. Howard Koh and was recruited back to head the program in 1997.  As director of the Skin Oncology Program at BMC, Dr. Demierre developed and expanded a highly regarded service for interdisciplinary care of melanoma patients and a photopheresis program for patients with cutaneous T cell lymphoma (CTCL) and other disorders.  
 
Dr. Demierre was internationally recognized for her clinical expertise in the management of melanoma and CTCL.  She worked at the forefront, participating in numerous multicenter trials of new therapies for advanced melanoma and for CTCL.  She was especially dedicated to melanoma prevention and public education regarding safe sun practices, as well as to patient quality of life, writing and lecturing extensively on these topics.  For many years, she led the BUMC Annual Skin Cancer Screening and volunteered for the annual screening of the Boston Red Sox, where she discovered numerous early malignancies and unquestionably saved lives.  She also testified repeatedly before the Massachusetts Legislature in favor of stricter regulations for the indoor tanning industry and helped document the increase in melanomas among young women who had used tanning beds.  She pioneered educational programs for mothers of newborns and young children regarding life-long risks of unprotected sun exposure. In 2009, Dr. Demierre was honored for her efforts in raising awareness of sun safety, skin cancer and melanomas with the President’s Award from the Women’s Dermatologic Society.  She also was honored in 2009 by the Boston Red Sox as a Medical All Star for her tireless community work promoting sun safety awareness and education to children, teens and their parents.
 
Dr. Demierre was a highly regarded clinician, researcher, teacher, mentor, colleague and friend whose colleagues and patients held her in the highest esteem. She will be remembered for her enthusiasm, open-mindedness, spirit of volunteerism, and loyalty to her family, friends, institutions, and always to her patients.   
 
At this very sad time, the BMC/BU community joins together in mourning the loss of Dr. Demierre.  I know that you join me in sending deepest sympathies to her husband and children. Please keep her in your memory and her family, colleagues and friends in your thoughts and prayers.
 
Rhoda M. Alani, M.D.
Herbert Mescon Professor and Chair
Dermatologist-in-Chief
Department of Dermatology
Boston University School of Medicine
Boston Medical Center

Donations

April 15th, 2010 in Uncategorized

Two funds have been established in memory of Marie-France.  The Marie-France Demierre Fund for Skin Cancer Research will further skin cancer research while the the Marie-France Demierre Memorial Fund will benefit her family.

By mail, please make your check out to Boston Medical Center, note the name of the fund and send it to the

Office of Development
Boston Medical Center
801 Massachusetts Avenue, First Floor
Boston, MA 02118