Stephen Rothman Memorial Awardee
Paul Khavari, MD/PhD
Paul A. Khavari, M.D., Ph.D. is the Carl J. Herzog Professor and Chair of the Department of Dermatology at the Stanford University School of Medicine, the Chief of the Dermatology Service at the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Healthcare System, and the Co-Director of the Stanford Program in Epithelial Biology. Dr. Khavari grew up in Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin. He earned his undergraduate degree at Stanford and M.D. at Yale. After internship and dermatology residency at Yale, he completed Ph.D. and post-doctoral fellowship training with Jerry Crabtree in the Howard Hughes Medical Institute at Stanford. He joined the faculty of Stanford School of Medicine in 1993 where his research applies computational and multiomics approaches to study epidermal homeostasis and cancer, with a focus on normal and diseased human tissue. Dr. Khavari is the recipient of the U.S. Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers and the Shannon Award from the National Institutes of Health. He has also received the Department of Veterans Affairs Young Investigator Award at the VA Palo Alto, a Junior Faculty Scholar Award from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute at Stanford, the American Dermatological Association Young Leader Award, the American Academy of Dermatology Marion B. Sulzberger Award, the Society for Investigative Dermatology William Montagna Award, the CERIES Award in Skin Biology, the Tanioku Kihei Award in Investigative Dermatology, the American Skin Association Lifetime Scientific Achievement Award and the Kligman-Frost Leadership Lectureship Award from the Society of Investigative Dermatology. He has been elected to American Society for Clinical Investigation, the American Association of Physicians, and the National Academy of Medicine.
About the Award:
The Stephen Rothman Memorial Award is presented annually for distinguished service to investigative cutaneous medicine. The recipient of this award has made major scientific achievements and excelled as a teacher and recruiter of outstanding dermatologists. The recipient is also an individual who has distinctly altered the course and image of dermatology or its allied fields. It is the Society’s highest award.