Omar A. Ibrahimi, MD, PhD trained under some of the country’s top surgical laser specialists before stepping out on his own.
By Echo Montgomery Garrett Photography by Melani Lust
WHILE IN MEDICAL SCHOOL Omar A. Ibrahimi, MD, PhD, became intrigued by dermatology. “I was struck by how dermatologists take care of newborns to the elderly, and I was impressed by how dermatologists need firm grounding in both medicine and surgery,” he says. “In the same day, they could be diagnosing a complex blistering disorder and then performing a surgical procedure. I thought that kind of diversity would keep things interesting and engaging for me as a clinician.”