What We Do Outside of Lab

Topical: The Dermatology Podcast

Topical is an academic dermatology podcast co-hosted by Dr. Kris Liu and Dr. Arash Mostaghimi. Since 2018, Topical has served as a free resource for students and trainees of all levels interested in dermatology and academic medicine. Dr. Liu and Dr. Mostaghimi share valuable tips and advice on how to pursue a fulfilling and successful career in academic dermatology. From navigating the first years of medical school to acing your residency interviews, this podcast will provide you with practical tips and candid conversations on what it takes on the road to becoming dermatologists.

Alopecia Areata

From research to advocacy work, alopecia areata is a major focus in all aspects of the Mostaghimi Lab.

Advocating for Wig Coverage for Patients with Alopecia Areata 

Dr. Mostaghimi with Senator Joan Lovely and his research fellows at the Massachusetts State House speaking in support of S.617, which seeks to mandate coverage of wigs for patients with alopecia areata.

Watch our Webinar for the National Alopecia Areata Foundation (NAAF):

Navigating Prior Authorization and Insurance Appeals for Wigs, Cranial Prosthetics, and Medications in Alopecia Areata

Dana Farber-Brigham Free Skin Cancer Screening

In partnership with the Dana Farber Skin Cancer Prevention Program, Dr. Mostaghimi is joined by our amazing volunteers at BWH Dermatology and breaks a record, providing free skin cancer screenings to 70 patients in a 4-hour period.

Student Mentorship

Dr. Mostaghimi has a passion for education and has mentored dozens of students over the years. He is a dedicated mentor, who aims to help guide and inspire the next generation of physicians.

Dermatology Education

This free introductory skin cancer video module engages novice health care professionals to make histological-clinical correlations for the three most common skin cancers: basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and melanoma.

This module was successfully incorporated into the first-year flipped classroom curriculum for medical and dental students at Harvard Medical School.