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Afsaneh Alavi MD

Afsaneh Alavi MD

Professor, Department of Dermatology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota

Dr. Alavi is a Professor of Dermatology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester Minnesota. Dr. Alavi completed her residency in dermatology in 1998 in Iran, and in 2011 in Toronto, Canada. She also completed a 2-year fellowship in Wound Healing and a Master’s of Science in Community Health at the University of Toronto. Her research interests include wound healing, inflammatory skin disorders and hidradenitis suppurativa.

Dr. Alavi received multiple awards including the Practitioner of the Year Award from the Canadian Dermatology Association in 2017, the Hidradenitis Suppurativa Award for HSF foundation in 2019, and more recently the supervisor of the year award from Department of Dermatology at Mayo clinic in 2022. Dr Alavi has been the principal investigator in more than 50 clinical trials in inflammatory skin disorders.


Dr. Alavi served on the board of the Hidradenitis Suppurativa Foundation, served as a consultant for Almirall, BI, InflaRX, Incyte, Leo, Novartis, and UCB and was Principal Investigator for BI and Processa.