Michael Kwa, MD
Assistant Professor
Boston Medical Center

MD, Northwestern University Medical School
BA, Dartmouth College

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility

2015-2019 Keep Your Heart Healthy, Chicago, IL
Role: Faculty Correspondent, Student Advisory Committee
• Volunteered monthly in multiple, under-resourced communities within Chicago providing blood pressure screenings and motivational interviewing on cardiovascular health
• Represented student board at executive faculty meetings and voiced student input on organizational direction and future initiatives
• Led writing of letter to the dean and acquired over 100 student signatures advocating for continuation of the organization
• Ran monthly meeting of student executive committee to assess progress toward goals, prioritize issues, acquire student feedback, and assure smooth operation of weekly community service events

2020-present Cabrini Clinic, Detroit, MI
Role: Volunteer
• Provided dermatologic care free of charge to immigrants/uninsured adults within the Detroit area
• Taught medical students rotating within clinic

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  1. Kwa MC, Lim HW. Commentary on: "Trends in price for topical corticosteroids from 2017 to 2021 and the opportunity for cost savings identifiable at the point of care: A retrospective cross-sectional study". J Am Acad Dermatol. 2024 Feb 15. PMID: 38367673
  2. Horton LA, Lyons AB, Kwa MC, Chaffins ML, Veenstra J. Pemetrexed-Induced Pseudocellulitis: A Diagnostic Conundrum. Cureus. 2024 Jan; 16(1):e52114. PMID: 38344595; PMCID: PMC10858749; DOI: 10.7759/cureus.52114;
  3. Kwa M, Guttentag A, Chase L, van Meijgaard J, Lim HW. Trends in price for topical corticosteroids from 2017 to 2021 and the opportunity for cost savings identifiable at the point of care: A retrospective cross-sectional study. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2024 Jan; 90(1):74-81. PMID: 37730020
  4. Kwa MC, Kang R, Cherupally M, Aikman C, Ackermann R. Initiation patterns among novel systemic agents for US adults with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis: a retrospective cohort study. Arch Dermatol Res. 2023 Nov; 315(9):2751-2754. PMID: 37584693
  5. Elhage KG, Yousif J, Kwa M, Gold LS. The online acne market: analyzing ingredients and price of over-the-counter acne products. Arch Dermatol Res. 2023 Nov; 315(9):2715-2716. PMID: 37420140
  6. Pantelic MN, Wong N, Kwa M, Lim HW. Ultraviolet filters in the United States and European Union: A review of safety and implications for the future of US sunscreens. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2023 Mar; 88(3):632-646. PMID: 36442641; DOI: 10.1016/j.jaad.2022.11.039;
  7. Boothby-Shoemaker W, Kwa M, Kohen L, Shaw B, Friedman BJ. A Rare Case of Primary Cutaneous Signet-Ring Cell Melanoma With Discrepant Findings on Gene Expression Profiling and Chromosomal Microarray Analysis. Am J Dermatopathol. 2022 Jul 01; 44(7):e79-e82. PMID: 35316818; DOI: 10.1097/DAD.0000000000002177;
  8. Kwa MC, Lim HW. Commentary on: "Oxybenzone and pregnancy: Time for more research and patient education". J Am Acad Dermatol. 2022 May; 86(5):e215. PMID: 34920030; DOI: 10.1016/j.jaad.2021.12.011;
  9. Chapman S, Kwa M, Gold LS, Lim HW. Janus kinase inhibitors in dermatology: Part I. A comprehensive review. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2022 Feb; 86(2):406-413. PMID: 34246698; DOI: 10.1016/j.jaad.2021.07.002;
  10. Kwa MC, Tegtmeyer K, Welty LJ, Raney SG, Luke MC, Xu S, Kong B. The relationship between the number of available therapeutic options and government payer (medicare part D) spending on topical drug products. Arch Dermatol Res. 2020 Oct; 312(8):559-565. PMID: 32055932; DOI: 10.1007/s00403-020-02042-9;
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2017 Society of Investigative Dermatology Albert M. Kligman Travel Fellowship
2015 Phi Beta Kappa, Rufus Choate Scholar
2013 James O. Freedman Presidential Scholarship
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