Lilit Garibyan, MD, PhD

Dr. Lilit Garibyan is a board-certified, practicing dermatologist and Associate Professor of dermatology at Harvard Medical School and Physician-Scientist at Wellman Center for Photomedicine at Massachusetts General Hospital. She has expertise in cutting edge translational research in areas of device development, dermatology, cutaneous neurobiology, adipose tissue, and immunology. She has spent 20+ years at Harvard Medical School, where she has taught and trained students, residents and fellows in dermatology, laser and energy-based devices, and problem-based innovation. Her research focuses on innovative biomedical translational discoveries aimed at identifying unmet medical needs and working with multidisciplinary teams to develop novel treatments for those needs.  Dr. Garibyan is an inventor on >16 pending and granted patents, has published over 54 original, peer-reviewed publications and has obtained over $5.3 million grant funding from Department of Defense and NIH for her innovative research. She is the inventor of a platform cooling technology with various therapeutic applications, that has led to three, venture-backed, start-up companies.  She is the scientific co-founder of two of those companies.

Dr. Garibyan received her BS summa cum laude from University of California Los Angeles, her MD from Harvard Medical School, and her PhD from Harvard University in Experimental Pathology/Immunology.

Physician-Scientist, Wellman Center for Photomedicine, MGH;

Associate Professor of Dermatology, HMS


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