Newsha Lajevardi MD Associate Director of Advising | MedSchoolCoach

Newsha Lajevardi MDAssociate Director of Advising

Dr. Lajevardi is a board certified dermatologist with an academic background and first hand experience with medical school and residency admissions.

Newsha Lajevardi MD, MedschoolCoach Advisor

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Dr. Newsha Lajevardi is a board certified dermatologist who practices medical, pediatric and cosmetic dermatology, cutaneous surgery, and laser surgery.
She completed her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Northwestern University and then went on to complete her master’s degree in medical sciences at the Boston University School of Medicine. During her time at Boston University she completed coursework alongside medical students and intricately learned about the medical school admissions process through extensive mentorship with the Boston University deans of admission. Additionally, she was an academic tutor for other medical and dental students in physiology, endocrinology, and immunology. Before attending medical school, she conducted translational medicine research at the Boston University department of dermatology followed by clinical research at the Boston University section of endocrinology.

Given her nontraditional path to medical school, Dr. Lajevardi has extensive experience with the unique challenges of post-baccalaureate and nontraditional applicants to medical school. Even before joining Medschoolcoach she was closely involved with essay editing and interview preparation for family and friends applying to medical school.

Dr. Lajevardi received her medical degree from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. She completed her internship in internal medicine at Saint Vincent Hospital in Worcester, Massachusetts. Finally, she completed her dermatology residency at the prestigious Brown University Department of Dermatology. Following her training she joined the department at Brown as an attending dermatologist and Assistant Professor of Dermatology.

During her time at Brown University, she was highly involved in the application and interview process for prospective dermatology residents. She also serves as a mentor to Michigan State University medical students interested applying to the field of dermatology. Additionally, she has lectured to other physicians at both regional and national meetings and has been published in major medical journals.  As a native to Miami and after spending many years enduring harsh Midwestern and New England winters, Dr. Lajevardi recently returned back home to South Florida with her family and practices in Fort Lauderdale.


Undergraduate: BS, Northwestern University
Postgraduate: MS, Boston University
Medical School: MD, Michigan State University
Residency: Brown University




Dr. Lajevardi's first language is Persian. Even though she was born and raised in Miami, Florida she lived in some of the coldest states in the US during her education, training, and for her first job as an attending: Illinois, Michigan, Massachusetts and Boston. Dr. Lajevardi also loves roller coasters.

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