Rochester, Minnesota


Alavi.Afsaneh@mayo.edu Clinical Profile


Afsaneh Alavi, M.D., is a dermatologist with research interests in wound healing and inflammatory disorders of the skin such as hidradenitis suppurativa and pyoderma gangrenosum.

Dr. Alavi is the medical lead for dermatology clinical trials at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota. Dr. Alavi's clinical interests are chronic wounds, with a focus on inflammatory wounds and skin manifestation of gastrointestinal disorders. She has been a principle investigator in numerous clinical trials.

Focus areas

  • Neutrophilic disorders
  • Hidradenitis suppurativa
  • Pyoderma gangrenosum

Significance to patient care

Dr. Alavi's research increases the awareness of inflammatory dermatologic disorders and aims to improve the quality of life of patients with these disorders.

Clinical Studies

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Primary Appointment

  1. Senior Associate Consultant, Department of Dermatology

Academic Rank

  1. Associate Professor of Dermatology


  1. MSc - Community Health - Wound Healing and Preventative Care University of Toronto
  2. Fellow Department of Medicine, Dermatology, University of Toronto
  3. Fellow - Wound Healing Department of Medicine, University of Toronto
  4. Residency - Dermatology Kerman University of Medical Sciences
  5. MD - Dermatology Kerman University of Medical Sciences

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