Maryam M. Asgari, MD, MPH, has been named the inaugural University of Colorado Medicine Endowed Chair of the Department of Dermatology for the CU School of Medicine, effective May 1, 2023.
Asgari joins CU from Harvard Medical School, where she is a professor of Dermatology and Population Medicine at Harvard Medical School. She has had nearly two decades of strategic leadership experience with diverse health care delivery systems, which has given her deep knowledge of clinical practice and a strong commitment to training and career development in clinical care.
At Harvard and Massachusetts General Hospital, she has developed a strong track record of program building, including serving director of the Patient-Oriented Research in the Epidemiology of Skin Diseases (PORES) clinical research unit, where she oversees a team of scientists and trainees. Her research discoveries have led to seminal contributions in the areas of skin cancer risk and etiology.
Asgari has been independently funded since 2002, including as principal investigator of over two dozen NIH, foundation, and industry-sponsored grants. She has published over 150 papers in high-impact journals and given dozens of invited talks nationally and internationally. She has served on the Board of Directors for the Society for Investigative Dermatology and have served as an Associate Editor for their journal and the British Journal of Dermatology. Her academic achievements in research, scholarly, and educational pursuits were recognized at the national level by her induction to the American Dermatologic Association and by election to the American Society for Clinical Investigation.
“I look forward to joining CU, where I see many opportunities to expand the Department of Dermatology’s clinical presence, research funding, and faculty.” Asgari says. “I am strongly committed to serving my community and collaborating with my colleagues. I am eager to reshape and expand a world-class academic dermatology department, expanding clinical care delivery and patient-oriented research, while helping to mentor the next generation of dermatology faculty while aligning with broader health system goals.”