Neelam Vashi, MD

Dr. Neelam Vashi

Assistant Professor of Dermatology

Boston University School of Medicine

Founder and Director, Center for Ethnic Skin



To Schedule a General Dermatology Appointment: 617-638-7420
To Schedule a Cosmetic Dermatology Appointment: 617-414-2676

Shapiro Ambulatory Care Center

725 Albany Street, Suite 8B, Boston, MA 02118
Fax: 617-638-7289

Administrative Office:

Boston University School of Medicine, Dept of Dermatology

609 Albany Street, Boston, MA 02118
Tel: 617-638-5524
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2001-2004 BA Northwestern University, Chicago, IL
2004-2008 MD Northwestern University, Feinberg’s School of Medicine, Chicago, IL
2008-2009 Internship Internal Medicine, McGaw Medical Center- Northwestern University, Feinberg’s School of Medicine, Chicago, IL
2009-2012 Residency Dermatology, New York University Medical Center, Ronald O. Perelman Department of Dermatology, New York, NY

Clinical Specialties and Research Interests

  • Ethnic Skin
  • Cosmetic Dermatology


Neelam A. Vashi, MD, FAAD is a board certified dermatologist and a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology.  She is an Assistant Professor of Dermatology at the Boston University School of Medicine and teaches dermatology to BU residents, international trainees, and medical students.

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 – McGaw Medical Center, 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, one of the country’s top academic dermatology centers, with training at NYU Langone Medical Center, Bellevue Hospital, and the Manhattan VA Hospital.

Dr. Vashi continues to publish in the dermatologic literature and present at national and international dermatology conferences.

She enjoys the breadth of dermatology, practicing medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology and caring for patients of all ages and ethnicity.  Dr. Vashi’s clinical and research interests focus on the therapy of skin, hair, and nail disorders that occur more frequently in individuals with skin of color.  She is the Founder and Director of the Boston University Center for Ethnic Skin. This center provides clinical care, cosmetic dermatology, and clinical trials research.

Selected Publications

1. Chowdary S, Mahalingam M, Vashi NA.  Reading between the layers: early histopathological findings in exogenous ochronosis.  Accepted to American Journal of Dermatopathology. 

2. Kundu RV, Vashi NA.  Dermatology in Geriatrics.  In S.C. Taylor, A. P. Kelly, H.W. Lim, A.M. Anido Serrano (Ed.), Dermatology for Skin of Color (second edition).  New York: The McGraw-Hill Companies.  In press. 

3. Vashi NA, Kundu RV.  Dermatologic Disease in Skin of Color.  Internal Medicine Board Review Book: Dermatology Section.  Book chapter.  In press.

4. Vashi NA, Kundu RV.  Approach to the patient with cutaneous hyperpigmentation. In UpToDate, Basow, DS (Ed), UpToDate, Waltham, MA, 2014.

5. Vashi NACosmetic interventions for dyschromia: chemical peels.  The Aestheticians Journal.  April 2014:30-32.

6. Vashi NA, Kundu RV.  Facial hyperpigmentation: causes and treatment.  Br J Dermatol.  Oct 2013;169 Suppl 3:41-56.

7. Vashi NA, Latkowski JM.  The ethics of the medical-pharmaceutical relationship. Clinics in Dermatology. March 2012;30(2):188-191.