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Arash Akhavan

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  • American Board of Dermatology


  • MD, Mount Sinai School of Medicine

  • Internship, Internal Medicine
    Mount Sinai Hospital

  • Residency, Dermatology
    Mount Sinai Hospital


    Dr. Akhavan is a board certified dermatologist and has authored numerous articles published in a variety of medical journals, as well as two textbook chapters on therapeutics in dermatology. He is part of the faculty in the Department of Dermatology at The Mount Sinai Hospital, and is involved in teaching Mount Sinai Dermatology residents and medical students.
    In addition to his interests in medical and surgical dermatology, Dr. Akhavan has had extensive training in Cosmetic Dermatology, including the use of Botox, injectable fillers, and chemical peels for facial rejuvenation, and the use of a variety of lasers. He has also had specialized training in Digital Mole Analysis, a process that combines total body photography with a procedure called epiluminescence dermatoscopy, in order to more fully analyze moles and follow them over time for change. Digital Mole Analysis has the potential to diagnose melanoma at an earlier stage, and to decrease the number of biopsies of non-cancerous moles that a patient is subjected to.
    Further information regarding Dr. Akhavan's practice, as well as Online Appointment Scheduling can be found at


Akhavan A, Alghaithi K, Cohen SR, Mirchandani N, Rabach M. Allergic contact stomatitis. Dermatitis 2006 June; 17(2): 88-90.

Akhavan A, Cohen SR, Mirchandani N, Alghaithi K. Mycobacterium fortuitum skin infection following a pedicure and footbath at a nail salon.;.

Akhavan A, Rudikoff D. Keratosis Pilaris and Variants. In: Lebwohl M, editor. Mosby;.

Wei H, Akhavan A. Protective effects of baicalein against the initiation and promotion of carcinogenesis by ultraviolet B radiation in mice.;.

Bershad S, Akhavan A. Topical acne drugs: review of clinical properties, systemic exposure, and safety. Am J Clin Dermatol 2003; 4(7): 473-492.

Rudikoff D, Akhavan A. The treatment of atopic dermatitis with systemic immunosuppressive agents. Clin Dermatol 2003 May-June; 21(3): 225-240.

Cohen SR, Akhavan A. The relationship between atopic dermatitis and contact dermatitis. Clin Dermatol 2003 Mar-Apr; 21(2): 158-162.

Rudikoff D, Cohen SR, Akhavan A. Color atlas: eczema. Clin Dermatol 2003 Mar-Apr; 21(2): 101-108.

Wei H, Akhavan A. Anti-photocarcinogenesis of baicalein.;.

Buchsbaum MS, Nenadic I, Hazlett EA, Siever LJ, Fleischman MB, Akhavan A, Silverman JM, Spiegel-Cohen J. Differential metabolic rates in prefrontal and temporal Brodmann areas in schizophrenia and schizotypal personality disorder. Schizophr Res 2002 Mar 1; 54(1-2): 141-150.

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