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Dr. Keyvan Nouri Celebrates 25 Years at the Miller School

Dr. Keyvan Nouri

Keyvan Nouri, M.D., M.B.A., professor of dermatology, ophthalmology, otolaryngology and surgery and the Louis C. Skinner, Jr., M.D. Endowed Chair in Dermatology in the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine’s Dr. Phillip Frost Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery, counts two endowments, three secondary appointments and stints as the chair and vice chair of the University of Miami Medical Group among his many accolades during a 25-year tenure. Yet he still remembers the feeling of home he got from his first day at the Miller School.

In honor of his service, we sat down with Dr. Nouri to talk about his time at the U.

Dr. Nouri is one of 278 honorees who reached a major service milestone between June 1, 2023, and May 31, 2024. Show our honorees (pdf) some appreciation by sending a heartfelt card through the Thank a ‘Cane tool.

UM as a whole is a fantastic institution. It’s constantly improving and expanding, and Miami is a wonderful and diverse city. The Miller School is topnotch and the Department of Dermatology has one of the largest and most respected residency programs in the country. There hasn’t been a dull moment in the past 25 years.

Dr. Keyvan Nouri receiving the Louis C. Skinner, Jr., M.D. Endowed Chair in Dermatology
Dr. Nouri (second from right) with (from left) Stephen Helfman, Donna Shalala and Norman Braman after being named Richard Helfman Professor of Dermatologic Surgery.

I would say it’s not one memory, but years of truly great ones. Having the opportunity to work with all of the faculty and senior leadership through my appointment as the chair of the University of Miami Medical Group has been an honor.

I have also been able to work with brilliant students and faculty from across the globe through my role as director of the International Observership program. Finally, my day-to-day interactions with my patients and the support of my amazing team has made my job not only easy but enjoyable.

I came to Miami for the first time the night before my residency interview and went to dinner with our current chair, Dr. Kirsner, who at that time was the chief resident. We went to Coconut Grove and I was able to experience the vibrancy of this wonderful city as well as the kindness of my future colleagues. The next day, I had my interviews, and I was fortunate to match into the program.

Take advantage of everything the Department of Dermatology, or whatever specialty you are in, has to offer. At this institution, we have great faculty and great patients. Aside from the fantastic medical school, UM has many world-class programs. I had the opportunity to receive a health M.B.A. from the Miami Herbert Business School. And don’t forget to allow yourself some downtime and take advantage of the vibrant city, as well.

It’s been my first and only job because the University of Miami, UHealth and the Miller School of Medicine have so much to offer. It’s an exciting place to work and to live. I’m very committed to this institution and I’ve been fortunate to accomplish so much here.

I’ve published 14 textbooks, about 400 peer-reviewed papers and another 200 book chapters. I was awarded the Richard Helfman Professor of Dermatologic Surgery in 2011 and the Louis C. Skinner, Jr., M.D. Endowed Chair in Dermatology in 2012. I’ve given talks and lectures globally and had the privilege to mentor the next generation of physicians. It’s been an amazingly rewarding career at the University and I’m looking forward to many more years to come at the institution.

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