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Alexa Kimball

Alexa Boer Kimball MD, MPH

President and CEO, Harvard Medical Faculty Physicians at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Inc., Professor of Dermatology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
Alexa Boer Kimball, MD, MPH, is an experienced and accomplished academic investigator, leader and administrator. She is currently President and CEO, Harvard Medical Faculty Physicians at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Inc., Professor of Dermatology, Harvard Medical School. She was Medical Director and Senior Vice President of the Massachusetts General Physician Organization, which employs more than 2000 physicians. A Professor of Dermatology at Harvard Medical School, she leads the Clinical Unit for Research Trials and Outcomes in Skin at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), and conducts 10-20 studies annually. Dr. Kimball?s areas of research include psoriasis and hidradenitis suppurativa. She has published over 250 papers, is the author of the book "101 Questions and Answers about Psoriasis," which has been translated into Spanish, Greek, and Korean, and editor of "Dermatologic Diseases and Cumulative Life Course Impairment." Dr. Kimball is widely recognized for her research on physician workforce economics, quality of life, and outcomes, for which she was recently awarded the American Skin Association Research Award for Health Policy and Medical Education and the MGH Bowditch Prize for increasing quality of care at the hospital while reducing costs. Dr. Kimball received her medical degree from the Yale University School of Medicine and her MPH from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, with dual bachelor's degrees in molecular biology and public and international affairs from Princeton University. She completed her residency in dermatology at the Stanford University Medical Center and a clinical research fellowship at the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Kimball also serves on multiple non-profit Boards including: the Society for Investigative Dermatology, where she was also elected Vice President, the Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities and Public Policy, and the Hidradenitis Suppurativa Foundation. She is incoming President of the International Psoriasis Council and actively involved in the philanthropic campaigns of these and other non-profit scientific and medical organizations.


A consultant and investigator for Amgen, Abbvie, Janssen, and Novartis and have  fellowship funding from Janssen.