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Children's National Hospital Names New Chief of Dermatology
Anna Yasmine Kirkorian, M.D., has served as interim chief for the past two years
April 22, 2021
Anna Yasmine Kirkorian, M.D., has been selected as the chief of the Division of Dermatology at Children’s National Hospital. Dr. Kirkorian has been on our staff as a pediatric dermatologist for the past seven years. She is also an associate professor of Dermatology and Pediatrics at the George Washington School of Medicine and Health Sciences, and co-director of the pediatric dermatology-rheumatology clinic.
Dr. Kirkorian earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia and medical degree from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. She completed her residency training in dermatology at Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson School of Medicine and her fellowship training in pediatric dermatology at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. She is the immediate past president of the Washington, D.C., Dermatological Society. During her time as president, she co-chaired the Atlantic Dermatology Conference.
Dr. Kirkorian has published many peer-reviewed articles and book chapters. Her research focuses on vascular anomalies, acne, hidradenitis suppurativa and dermatologic epidemiology. Her recent research on isotretinoin, the gold standard for treatment of severe acne, identified disparities in access that disproportionately affect women and minorities. This research is inspired by her commitment to equitable care for all children in our community. Dr. Kirkorian is an expert in laser and surgical procedures, and has a special interest in vascular birthmarks, highlighted by her role in the multi-disciplinary vascular anomalies clinic.
Dr. Kirkorian has received the Golden Apple Teaching award from the pediatrics residents at Children’s National as well as a “Teacher of the Year” award from the George Washington Department of Dermatology residents.