Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Dermatology Welcomes Four New Dermatologists: Esther Freeman, MD, Lilit Garibyan, MD, A. Shadi Kourosh, MD, and Maryanne M. Senna, MD.
October 2013: TO HELP MEET THE GROWING NEED TO IMPROVE ACCESS AND TO HELP REDUCE PATIENT WAIT TIMES FOR NEW APPOINTMENTS, THE DEPARTMENT OF DERMATOLOGY IS EXPANDING CLINIC SPACE BY ADDING ADDITIONAL EXAM ROOMS ON THE 8TH FLOOR OF 50 STANIFORD STREET. THE NEW SPACE WILL BE IN ADDITION TO OUR CLINIC ON THE SECOND FLOOR AND WILL OPEN FEBRUARY 2014. TO SUPPORT THIS EXPANSION, FOUR NEW PHYSICIANS ARE NOW ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS.
The Department of Dermatology is pleased to announce the addition of four new physicians to Medical Dermatology.
Esther E. Freeman MD, PhD, DTM&H is an Instructor in Dermatology at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Freeman attended Dartmouth College, where she obtained her bachelor’s degree summa cum laude. She received both an MSc and a PhD in infectious disease epidemiology as a British Marshall Scholar at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in the United Kingdom. She received her medical degree (MD) from Harvard Medical School. She completed her internship at Lahey Clinic, followed by dermatology residency at Harvard Medical School. In addition, she received her Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (DTM&H) from the Gorgas Memorial Institute in Peru.
Dr. Freeman is a physician-scientist performing epidemiological research in the area of HIV dermatology and global health. Her particular area of interest is in HIV-associated malignancies including Kaposi’s sarcoma. She has received the most highly cited author award in Epidemiology in AIDS. She is a consultant to the World Health Organization in Geneva in the area of HIV-associated skin disease.
In addition to general medical dermatology, her clinical interests include infectious diseases of the skin (especially HIV-related disease, Leishmaniasis, and leprosy), tropical dermatology, and skin disease in travelers.
Lilit Garibyan, MD, PhD is a board certified dermatologist and Instructor in Dermatology at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Garibyan attended the University of California Los Angeles where she obtained her bachelor's degree (BS) in Microbiology and Molecular Genetics and graduated with departmental, college and Latin honors (summa cum laude). She received both her medical degree (MD), and a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in experimental pathology/immunology from Harvard Medical School and Harvard University, Medical Scientist Training Program. She completed her internship in Harvard Medical School affiliated Cambridge Hospital in Cambridge, MA followed by a dermatology residency at Harvard/MGH Combined Dermatology Residency Program in Boston, MA.
Dr. Garibyan has published numerous peer-reviewed original abstracts, publications and book chapters. She has also given several invited guest lectures in the fields of immunology and dermatology. She has published articles in prestigious journals, including Nature Genetics, Journal of Clinical Investigations, JAMA Dermatology, Cancer Journal and the Journal of Investigative Dermatology. Dr. Garibyan has also been invited to give talks at national and international conferences. In addition to her clinical duties Dr. Garibyan is also currently working at the Wellman Center for Photomedicine on understanding the cutaneous nerves. Aside from general dermatology, skin cancer detection and treatment, her clinical interests and expertise are in immunologic skin diseases and eczema.
Arianne Shadi Kourosh, MD is a board certified dermatologist and Instructor in Dermatology at Harvard Medical School. She obtained her bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia with numerous honors and her medical degree (MD) from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, receiving the institution's Excellence Award in Dermatology. She completed her internship in Internal Medicine at Tulane Medical Center, and dermatology residency at UT Southwestern Medical Center, where she received the award s for Leadership in the specialty of Dermatology and for outstanding Professionalism and Humanism as a physician.
Dr. Kourosh is committed to patient advocacy and solving public health problems for patients with skin disease. In 2011, she developed the Skin Advocate iPhone app, a free iPhone application that connects patients with the appropriate patient advocacy organizations for their skin conditions. She has published and been recognized for her work in numerous publications, including the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, JAMA Dermatology, Dermatologic Clinics, and Dermatology World Magazine. She also serves as a contributing editor for Dialogues in Dermatology, an educational series for physicians.
In addition to caring for patients at Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Kourosh serves as the staff dermatologist in the MGH Community Health Centers in Chelsea and Revere, increasing access to dermatologic care for underserved communities in the Boston area. She also advocates for patients at the national level as a representative of the American Academy of Dermatology in lobbying Congress to protect medical research and affordable care for patients with skin disease.
Maryanne Makredes Senna, MD is a board certified dermatologist and Instructor in Dermatology at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Senna completed her internship in Internal Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, followed by a dermatology residency at the University of Massachusetts, where she served as chief resident. She received her medical degree (MD) with Research Honors from the Tufts University School of Medicine. She is a graduate of the College of the Holy Cross where she obtained her bachelor's degree (BA) with honors in Russian and Sociology. Dr. Senna has published several articles and abstracts in dermatology journals, including the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology and the Archives of Dermatology. She has authored an online publication for eMedicine as well as a book chapter on conducting clinical trials in dermatology.
In addition to general dermatology her clinical interests and expertise are in pediatric dermatology, hair loss, nail disorders, connective tissue disease, psoriasis, acne, skin conditions during pregnancy, and vulvar dermatoses.