Online Dermatology Visits Available Now!

By Cindy K Yee-Lin
October 19th, 2016 in Uncategorized.

Immediate Dermatology Visits Now Available Online Through Boston University Department of Dermatology

The dermatology experts at Boston University are now offering a brand new service where patients can access care for dermatology issues at any time and from anywhere. Patients can receive a diagnosis and treatment for almost any skin condition generally within 24 hours. Patients no longer have to miss work and school or wait months to see their dermatologist. Seeing your dermatologist has never been easier!

Find us online at or in the Apple or Android App stores under “BU Dermatology at BMC”.

Please click here for the press release.

Congratulations Dr. Larson

By Sharday M Norman
June 1st, 2016 in Uncategorized.

Larson Award 1

Dear Colleagues,

It is my great pleasure to announce that Dr. Allison Larson has been selected as the recipient of the 2016 Boston University Educator of the Year Award for the Pre-clinical Program.

This award was established in 1999 to recognize, honor and reward BUSM faculty who give special effort to ensure the best education for BUSM students.  Nominations originate from BUSM/GME students and are affirmed by their faculty peers and based on overall ability to educate students, main student interest in material, interact with students, availability to students, interest and concern for students preparedness and clarify of presentations.

I wholeheartedly agree that Dr. Larson fits these criteria and am thrilled that her efforts at providing outstanding teaching to the BUSM students is being recognized in such a meaningful way.

Please join me in congratulating Dr. Allison Larson on this wonderful accomplishment!

Best regards,


Congratulations Dr. Allison Larson

By Sharday M Norman
May 4th, 2016 in News.

Dr. Allison R. Larson







The Department of Dermatology is delighted to announce that one of our faculty members, Dr. Allison Larson, has recently been promoted to the position of Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs at Boston University School of Medicine. This is wonderful acknowledgement of Dr. Larson’s outstanding contributions to the teaching of medical students at our institution and her superb leadership skills. In addition, Dr. Larson was also the recipient of this year’s Pre-Clinical Educator of the Year Award from Boston University School of Medicine, which is an award given by medical students in their pre-clinical years to recognize outstanding teaching by a BUSM faculty member.  It is wonderful to see this additional recognition of Dr. Larson as an educator and leader and for the Department of Dermatology to support such outstanding teaching for our students. Congratulations to Dr. Larson on this wonderful new appointment and her outstanding commitment to our institution and students!


Congratulations Dr. Neelam Vashi

By Sharday M Norman
January 27th, 2016 in News.

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.

BU Dermatology Rank #13 in the Country

By Denise Bloom Thompson
January 26th, 2015 in News.

Dear Colleagues:

It is my great pleasure to share with you the exciting news that BU Dermatology is currently ranked the #13 Department of Dermatology in the United States based on the most recent survey completed in December 2014. This is a significant improvement in ranking over the past few years and is a substantial improvement from our ranking of #26 in 2010. I am extremely grateful for all of the hard work provided by all members of our BU Dermatology Team in making this exceptional progress possible, and you should all feel proud of your tremendous accomplishments and significant contributions that made this amazing achievement possible. It is wonderful to see how far we have come in just a few short years!

Thank you, as always, for your outstanding efforts and dedication to excellence. I look forward to many more shared accomplishments and groundbreaking milestones.

Warmest regards,

Rhoda Alani, MD