Forum Patel, MD joined Arya Derm after completing a prestigious fellowship in Cosmetics & Laser Surgery accredited by the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery at Union Square Laser Dermatology in New York City. Formally trained in medical and cosmetic dermatology, Dr. Patel is passionate about helping her patients improve on their already existing foundation to achieve the best version of themselves. She also believes that preventive care is fundamental to healthy aging when it comes to skin care and cancer screening.
Originally from Maryland, Dr. Patel completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Maryland, College Park and she attended medical school at George Washington University. Following medical school, she spent a year in Boston completing an internship in Internal Medicine at Tufts Medical Center and then moved to the west coast to complete a two-year research fellowship at the University of California, Davis studying autoimmunity and leading industry-sponsored clinical trials in psoriasis and pemphigus vulgaris; a rare but devastating disease with high mortality rates. She remained at UC, Davis for her residency and became Board Certified in Dermatology in 2018. She then went on to complete her Cosmetic & Laser Surgery Fellowship in Manhattan before moving back to California.
An avid runner and travel enthusiast, Dr. Patel firmly believes that the key to healthy skin and graceful aging starts with staying active regularly, whether it be working out in a gym, cycling around Golden Gate Park, or hiking the trails of Patagonia.