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Nima Gharavi, MD, PhD

Nima Gharavi, MD, PhD


A board-certified dermatologist, clinical scientist and fellowship-trained Mohs micrographic surgeon, Dr. Gharavi grew up locally in Southern California prior to attending UCLA to pursue his undergraduate degree.  He graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology and a specialization in Business and Administration. Upon graduation, he received UCLA’s Senior of the Year Award. 

Dr. Gharavi then matriculated from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, where he obtained both an M.D. and a Ph.D. His research, on the molecular mechanisms of inflammation, received several accolades, including the Edith and Carl Lasky award for the best research performed by a UCLA medical student.

Following medical school, Dr. Gharavi completed his internship at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, residency in dermatology at UCLA, and fellowship in procedural dermatology/Mohs micrographic surgery at UCLA. During his training, he continued to perform research, studying the genetic profiles of high-risk squamous cell carcinoma, for which he received the Theodore Tromovitch award for the best research presented at the 2013 annual Mohs College meeting.

A diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology and a member of the American College of Mohs Surgery, Dr. Gharavi also teaches Mohs micrographic surgery and advanced facial reconstruction to medical students and residents at UCLA and is currently on staff at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. To date, Dr. Gharavi has published more than 40 peer-reviewed manuscripts, abstracts and textbook chapters, and continues to present and teach at national and international conferences.

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