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A new derm professor, an interest in research

Yale Medicine Magazine, 2002 - Autumn


This summer Maryam Asgari, M.D. ’97, joined the faculty of the University of Washington, where she recently completed her residency in dermatology. Concurrently, she has been working toward a master’s in public health in epidemiology, for which she was awarded a fellowship by the Carl J. Herzog Foundation. She plans to continue research on the epidemiology of skin cancers along with clinical-outcomes research.

Asgari lives with her husband, Marc Marchiel, a lawyer, and their son Arman, who turns 1 this fall, in Seattle. By the way, Asgari thinks using Botox for cosmetic reasons is fine. “There are not a lot of things in our armamentarium that are effective and don’t have side effects, so I think it’s a good way to help people feel good about themselves. The patients are happy.”