Alejandro Barrera-Godinez

Assistant Professor of Dermatology

Academic Titles

Assistant Professor of Dermatology


Alejandro Barrera-Godínez is an Assistant Professor of Dermatology at Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine. His medical career started in Mexico, where he received his medical degree from Ignacio A. Santos School of Medicine and later completed his internal medicine and dermatology residencies at Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Médicas y Nutrición Salvador Zubirán. He then moved to Boston to partake in Boston University’s International Graduate Training Program.


2014 – Medical Degree. Ignacio A. Santos School of Medicine. Monterrey, Mexico
2019 – Internal Medicine Residency. Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Médicas y Nutrición Salvador Zubirán. Mexico City, Mexico.
2022 – Dermatology Residency. Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Médicas y Nutrición Salvador Zubirán. Mexico City, Mexico.
2023 – Certificate of Fellowship in Advanced Clinical Dermatology. Boston University, MA.

Research Interests

  • Inpatient Dermatology
  • Complex Medical Dermatology
  • LGBTQ+ Dermatology
  • Nail pathology
  • Medical mycology

Selected Publications

Barrera-Godínez A, Figueroa-Ramos G. Malassezia Folliculitis in the Setting of COVID-19. Curr Fungal Infect Rep. 2023;17(1):71-

Barrera-Godínez A, Méndez-Flores S, Gatica-Torres M, Rosales-Sotomayor A, Campos-Jiménez KI, Carrillo-Córdova DM, Durand-Muñoz MC, Mena-Hernández GL, Melchor-Mendoza YK, Ruelas-Villavicencio AL, García-Irigoyen A, Acatitla-Acevedo GA, Toussaint-Caire S, Domínguez-Cherit J. Not all that glitters is COVID-19: a case series demonstrating the need for histopathology when skin findings accompany SARS-CoV-2 infection. J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol. 2021 Sep;35(9):1865-1873.

Barrera-Godínez A, Oliveros-Hernández AF, Gatica-Torres M, Martínez-Benitez B, Dominguez-Cherit J. Acne Necrotica in a Woman With Systemic Lupus Erythematosus and Systemic Sclerosis. Cureus. 2022 Mar 9;14(3):e23008.

Grecia FR, Barrera-Godínez A, Gatica-Torres M, López-López K, Bermudez-Rodríguez SP, Domínguez-Cherit J. Scurvy: a forgotten but still present disease. Int J Dermatol. 2023 Oct;62(10):1307-1309.

Corona-Rodarte E, Torres-Guillen VM, Teran-De-la-Sancha K, Barrera-Godínez A, Gatica-Torres M. Successful management with ganciclovir of drug reaction with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms secondary to antituberculous drugs associated to human herpesvirus-6 reactivation. JAAD Case Rep. 2023 Jan 26;34:90-93.

Kimball TN, Rivero-García P, Barrera-Godínez A, Domínguez-Cherit J. Genotype and phenotype characterization of primary hypertrophic osteoarthropathy type 2 and chronic enteropathy associated with SLCO2A1: Report of two cases and literature review. Am J Med Genet A. 2023 Nov 1.

Olvera-Rodríguez V, Gatica-Torres M, Carrillo-Córdova DM, Barrera-Godínez A, Domínguez-Cherit J. Painful nails: A practical approach to the diagnosis and management of painful nail conditions. Int J Dermatol. 2021 Nov;60(11):1318-1333.