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Arianne S. (Shadi) Kourosh, MD

  • Phone: 617-726-2914
Departments
Department of Dermatology
Clinical Interests
General Dermatology
Medical Dermatology
Vitiligo and Pigmentary Disorders
Addiction to Indoor Tanning/Ultraviolet Radiation
Technological Innovations in Medicine
Patient Advocacy
Public Health and Community Medicine
Locations
Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Chelsea: MGH Chelsea HealthCare Center
Revere: MGH Revere HealthCare Center
Medical Education
MD, University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
Residency, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Board Certifications
Dermatology, American Board of Dermatology
Gender
Female
Foreign Languages
Farsi
Spanish
Patient Age Group
Adult and pediatric
Accepting New Patients
Yes

Biography

Dr. Kourosh is a board certified dermatologist and Instructor in Dermatology at Harvard Medical School. She obtained her bachelors 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 awards 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.

ResearchDevelopment and application of technologies and innovative methods to promote patient advocacy and solve problems in healthcare.

In 2011, Dr. Kourosh developed the Skin Advocate iPhone App, a free application that connects patients with skin disease with appropriate patient advocacy resources and support for their conditions.

http://www.skinadvocateapp.com

Publications

  • Improving Patient Advocacy Groups Through Smartphones: A Needs Assessment. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. Vol 69, Issue 3, p 493-494, September 2013.
  • Bridging Dermatologists with Patient Advocacy Groups Through Smartphones. JAMA Dermatology 2013.
  • Pathogenesis of Mucous Membrane Pemphigoid. Dermatol Clin. 2011 Jul; 29(3):479-84.
  • Therapeutic Approaches to Patients with Mucous Membrane Pemphigoid. Dermatol Clin. 2011 Oct;29(4):637-41.
  • Activation of the mesostriatal reward pathway with exposure to ultraviolet radiation (UVR) vs. sham UVR in frequent tanners. Addiction Biology 17: 68P686.
  • Tanning as a behavioral addiction.  Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse 36(5):284-90 (May 2010)
  • Hooked on Tanning: Why You Shouldn't Start. The Skin Cancer Foundation Journal. Vol 30. 2012.
  • Photosensitive Disorders in HIV. Cockerell and Calame: Cutaneous manifestations of HIV infection. Copyright 2010. Manson Publishing, 73 Corringham Road, London, NW11 7DL, UK.
  • Leprosy of Lucio and Latap? with extremity livedoid vascular changes. International Journal of Dermatology 2013;52(10):1245-7Psoriasis as the Marker of Underlying Systemic Disease.  Skin Therapy Letter.  2008 Feb; 13(1):1-5.
  • Patient Advocacy in the Technological Age. Journal of the Dermatology Nurses Association. July/August 2013 - Volume 5 - Issue 4, pp: 187-237. Dermatologists and Social Media, Editorial & Commentary for June 2013 Dialogues in Dermatology. 
  • A Girl With Cerebriform Palmar Plaques. Consultant For Pediatricians. 2013;12(7):317-318.
  • Aspects of Beauty. Editorial & Commentary for Nov 2013 Dialogues in Dermatology.

Dermatology Associates
50 Staniford Street
2nd Floor
Boston, MA 02114-2517

Phone: 617-726-2914

Chelsea HealthCare Center
151 Everett Avenue
Chelsea, MA 02150-1807

Phone: 617-887-4149

Revere HealthCare Center
300 Ocean Avenue
Revere, MA 02151-3675

Phone: 781-485-6140