A. Shadi Kourosh

Dr. Kourosh is a board certified dermatologist and Assistant 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 serves as the Scholar in Residence for Lowell House at Harvard College, where she provides academic and career mentoring to the students and creates enriching programs for them, notably the Lowell House Film Series, in which she brought documentary filmmakers who are alumni of the college to screen their films and give interactive talks for the students. She also serves as one of the faculty associates of the Signet Society for Arts and Letters.

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 Project Phoenix, 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 is author of the Facing Skin Conditions series of books that help affected patients and their families live successfully with conditions such as psoriasis, eczema, vitiligo, acne, keloids and scars (FacingSkinConditions.com). She is also the creator of Mass General and Harvard’s virtual dermatology conferences, including “Dermatology Bootcamp” and the “Skin of Color Speaker Series.”

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 and was named one of Medscape's 25 Rising Stars in Medicine.