BIDMC’s Alexa Kimball, MD, MPH receives Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Psoriasis Foundation

Terri Janos tjanos@bilh.org

SEPTEMBER 10, 2021

Kimball honored for her commitment to those impacted by psoriasis 

BOSTON – Dermatologist Alexa B. Kimball, MD, MPH, President and CEO of Harvard Medical Faculty Physicians (HMFP) at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), has received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Psoriasis Foundation for her contributions to caring for those impacted by psoriasis through her research, teaching and clinical efforts.

“Serving my patients is at the center of all that I do, and it is to them that I dedicate this recognition," said Kimball, who is also professor of dermatology at Harvard Medical School. “It is such an honor to be recognized by my outstanding peers and colleagues. I am grateful for their ongoing collaboration and shared dedication to this field.  While there is always more to do, it is so rewarding that we have made so much progress for our patients.”

Kimball is a leader in dermatological research and education, having authored more than 340 research papers published and conducted more than 150 clinical trials. Since 2016, she has served co-director and fellowship director of the Clinical Laboratory for Epidemiology and Research in Skin (CLEARS) at BIDMC.

Kimball has received multiple accolades and awards, including the 2021 Joseph B. Martin Dean’s Leadership Award for the Advancement of Women’s Careers, Fierce HealthCare’s 2020 Women of Influence, Women’s Dermatologic Society 2016 Mentor of the Year, and the 2016 National Psoriasis Foundation’s Outstanding Physician Clinician award.

“NPF is honored to recognize the achievements and distinction of Dr. Kimball with our Lifetime Achievement Award,” said Randy Beranek, president and CEO of the National Psoriasis Foundation. “Dr. Kimball’s dedication to those impacted by psoriasis through her research, teaching, and clinical efforts truly embodies the spirit and intention of this award.”

Over the last 15 years, Kimball has served in leadership and governance roles of several non-profit organizations, including the boards of the Society for Investigative Dermatology, the Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities and Public Policy, and the Hidradenitis Suppurativa Foundation.

Kimball earned her bachelor’s degree from Princeton University; her Doctor of Medicine degree from Yale University School of Medicine, and a Master’s degree in Public Health from Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. She completed an internship at what was then-Beth Israel Hospital, a residency in dermatology at Stanford University Medical Center, where she served as chief resident, and a clinical fellowship in dermatology at the National Institutes of Health.

About Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center is a patient care, teaching and research affiliate of Harvard Medical School and consistently ranks as a national leader among independent hospitals in National Institutes of Health funding. BIDMC is the official hospital of the Boston Red Sox.

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center is a part of Beth Israel Lahey Health, a health care system that brings together academic medical centers and teaching hospitals, community and specialty hospitals, more than 4,800 physicians and 36,000 employees in a shared mission to expand access to great care and advance the science and practice of medicine through groundbreaking research and education.