About Rosalynn Nazarian, MD

Dr. Rosalynn M. Nazarian's research interests include the cutaneous pathology of inflammatory and fibrosing diseases. She serves on the Board of Directors and Medical Advisory Council of the Global Fibrosis Foundation and is the recipient of their 1st Junior Research Grant Award for her studies on signaling pathway activation in nephrogenic systemic fibrosis, scleroderma and keloid. Her academic interests include wound repair, helper T-cell immune phenotypes in psoriasis and atopic dermatitis, adverse drug eruptions, basaloid and squamous neoplasms, and molecular targets in Kaposi sarcoma. She is currently leading investigations on immune dysregulation in acute erythroderma and chronic dermatitis for which she has earned the 2011 Eleanor and Miles Shore Fellowship Award. Dr. Nazarian also serves as Associate Editor for the Journal of Cutaneous Pathology, Editorial board member of the American Journal of Clinical Pathology, member of the Continuing Education and Research Committee of the American Society of Dermatopathology, Diversity Leader in the Department of Pathology at Massachusetts General Hospital, and Dermatopathology Consultant on challenging telepathology cases from Tanzania and Kenya.


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Pathology Associates
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114-2696

MGPO Dermatopathology Associates
2 Wells Avenue
Newton, MA 02459-3208
Fax: 617-658-9399

Medical Education

  • MD, Boston University School of Medicine
  • Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital

American Board Certifications

  • Anatomic Pathology & Clinical Pathology, American Board of Pathology
  • Dermatopathology, American Board of Dermatology

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Research interests include elucidating the pathophysiologic mechanisms of inflammatory and fibrosing disorders of the skin.