Arianne Kourosh, M.D., M.P.H.

Physician Investigator (Cl)
Dermatology, Mass General Research Institute
Associate Professor of Dermatology
Harvard Medical School
Assistant In Dermatology
Massachusetts General Hospital
MPH Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health 2016
MD UT Southwestern Medical School 2009
dermatologic agents; digital health; erythema nodosum; leprosy lepromatous; mobile apps; mucous membrane; mycobacterium leprae; patient advocacy; pemphigoid benign mucous membrane; smartphone; sunbathing; tattoo removal; tattooing

Dr. Kourosh is a board certified dermatologist and Associate Professor of Dermatology at Harvard Medical School. She is a graduate of the Harvard School of Public Health and the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, where she received the institution's awards for Leadership and Outstanding Professionalism and Humanism as a physician.

Dr. Kourosh is committed to patient advocacy and solving public health problems for patients with skin disease. She developed the Skin Advocate iPhone App, a free iPhone application that connects patients with patient advocacy organizations for their skin conditions. She has served as Editor-in-Chief of Dialogues in Dermatology, the American Academy of Dermatology's (AAD) official podcast and internationally subscribed educational program for physicians.

Dr. Kourosh serves as the Dermatology Department's Director of Community Health, providing access to dermatologic care for underserved communities. She is the founding director of the Clinic for Pigmentary Disorders at Massachusetts General Hospital, and the founder and director of The Radiance Clinic, MGH's pro-bono tattoo removal program, assisting those escaping gangs and human trafficking to be safe and reintegrate into society, which has won national awards for its impact. She also advocates for patients at the national level in the AAD's delegation to Congress to protect medical research and affordable care for patients with skin disease.

Dr. Kourosh has won numerous awards including Massachusetts General Hospital's Clinician-Teacher Award, Harvard Medical School's Dean's Community Service Award, the Ernesto Gonzalez Award for outstanding service to the Latino Community and Boston's Top Doctors. In 2020 she received the AAD's Presidential Citation for outstanding service during the COVID19 crisis. In 2022 and 2023, she received Presidential Citations from both the American Academy of Dermatology and the American Society for Medicine and Surgery for her leadership of a national task force and multiple initiatives in medical community to aid those affected human trafficking, and she has been named one of Medscape's 25 Rising Stars in Medicine.

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