Pezhman Mobasher, MD @p_mobasher
University of California-Irvine
Meet Dr. Mobasher, Clinical Research Fellow at the Universtiy of California, Irvine. whose research with Dr. Ammar Ahmed focuses on an NCES grafting protocol which outsources the time- and resource-intensive parts of the traditional protocol to local biotech companies to reduce barriers to performing this procedure in more derm clinics.
Take a look at his abstract:
Authors: Pezhman Mobasher, Anand K. Ganesan, Jessica Shiu, Flesher, Jessica, Griffin Lentsch
Research Focus: Dr. Mobasher currently assists with several research projects through his research fellowship at UC Irvine. One novel study he is working on is a pilot study for monitoring the vitiligo therapy response by in vivo multiphoton microscopy imaging. In another NIH-funded study, he and his colleagues evaluated the effect of topical Tofacitinib in the treatment of recalcitrant vitiligo. He is also the main researcher of a multi-center survey on the effect of phototherapy on the quality of life of vitiligo patients.
Background: “As a child, I grew up in a family with two family members with vitiligo. I saw first-hand how their skin disease affected their self-confidence and ability to live their life the way they wanted to, and it was frustrating and disheartening to see. Hence, I decided to apply for a dermatology residency and doing research in vitiligo after I received my medical degree from med school.”
Fun, interesting fact: “I love history and I usually spend my leisure time reading history books and watching history documentaries. I am also an avid tennis player.”