Chief of Dermatology
Abrar Qureshi, MD is chief of the department of dermatology at Rhode Island Hospital. He is responsible for managing clinical services, educational and research activities and administration of the department of dermatology. He is also the chair of dermatology at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.
Previously, Qureshi served as associate physician in the department of dermatology at Brigham & Women’s Hospital and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. He has also held academic appointments at Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital and the Boston Veterans Administration Hospital.
He received his medical degree from Aga Khan University in Karachi, Pakistan, and his master of public health degree in clinical effectiveness from the Harvard School of Public Health. He completed his internship in internal medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, his residency in dermatology in the Combined Harvard Residency Training Program and a research fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital.
He has received numerous awards, among them: several mentorship awards from the Medical Dermatology Society, and the Outstanding Service Award and Diversity Mentorship Award from the American Academy of Dermatology.
He is a member of numerous professional organizations, including the Society for Investigative Dermatology, the Society for Epidemiology Research, the American Dermato-Epidemiology Network, the American Association for Cancer Research and the North American Rheumatic Dermatologists.
His research interests include teledermatology, skin cancer, vector-borne illnesses and psoriasis.