Omar A. Ibrahimi, MD, PhD
Meet Omar A. Ibrahimi, MD, PhD
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Dr. Omar Ibrahimi is the founding and medical director of the Connecticut Skin Institute. He is a board certified Dermatologist who has completed advanced fellowship training in Skin Cancer, Laser and Cosmetic Surgery. Dr. Ibrahimi has trained at the most prestigious medical institutions in the country. He is one of the foremost physicians in the diagnosis and treatment of all types of skin cancer, as well as medical and cosmetic issues involving the skin.
Dr. Ibrahimi was born and raised in New York City. He graduated from Stuyvesant High School and then attended New York University for both his undergraduate and medical school education. He is a graduate of the rigorous MD-PhD program and was honored with the Sulzberger award given to the top graduating medical student in dermatology. He then completed his Dermatology training at Harvard Medical School working at Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Children’s Hospital of Boston, Dana Farber Cancer Institute and the Boston Veteran’s Hospital. Omar then completed a fellowship program in Mohs and Reconstructive Surgery, Laser and Cosmetic Surgery at the University of California – Davis.
Dr. Omar Ibrahimi is accredited by the American College of Mohs Surgery, the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, the American Society for Lasers in Surgery and Medicine and the American Academy of Dermatology. He is well known nationally having been an invited speaker at numerous national meetings, and written extensively about Mohs Surgery, Laser and Cosmetic Procedures. Dr. Ibrahimi has published many articles on skin cancer surgery, laser and cosmetic procedures in leading medical journals. He has also performed thousands of cases of Mohs Surgery and Laser and Cosmetic procedures.
Dr. Ibrahimi is also a Visiting Assistant Professor of Dermatology at Harvard Medical School in the Wellman Center for Photomedicine. The Wellman Center for Photomedicine is the world’s leading research center where the majority of today’s laser and cosmetic technologies were invented and tested. He is an active participant in many clinical trials of new technologies. Prior to founding the Connecticut Skin Insititute, Dr. Ibrahimi was also an Assistant Professor of Dermatology, Dermatologic Surgery and Mohs Surgery at the University of Connecticut, and served as the Director of Laser and Cosmetic Surgery.
Dr. Ibrahimi prides himself on treating his patients, not just their skin cancer or cosmetic concern. His goal is to provide you with the best possible medical care in a friendly environment.
My Team

Connecticut Skin Institute is Fairfield County’s premier Skin Cancer, Laser and Cosmetic Surgery center, providing outstanding medical care with professionalism and detailed attention to patient comfort. We strive to provide the best and highest level of care. Here are some of the things that set us apart:
Exceptional training and knowledge. When it comes to the detection of skin cancer or skin cancer surgery for a melanoma, basal cell carcinoma or squamous cell carcinoma on your face or body, or for a laser or cosmetic procedure, having a dermatologist that has completed advanced fellowship training means that you are having someone who has spent years learning the procedure and then performed thousands of cases under observation. Even with the best scalpels, lasers and devices, one must remember that they are simply tools and the results and risk of complications are directly dependent on the skill and training of the person performing the procedure. Anything less than that means you are entrusting your most valuable assets to someone who might have learned these techniques at a weekend course or by being trained by the company that sells the laser or product. We do not believe in shortcuts and you shouldn’t either, especially when it comes to your healthcare. Why settle for anything less than the physician who teaches other physicians or writes the book chapters on a given subject!
Professionalism and Integrity. Our core mission is outstanding patient care, not the bottom dollar. Our goal is to sustain a thriving practice through satisfied and happy patients. We will not perform a procedure on you if you don’t need one. Also, if we are not the best people to provide a certain procedure you are looking for, we will refer you to someone who is.
Exceptional staff. Our practice is built around the core mission of providing outstanding patient care. It is our number one priority from the physicians to the nurses, medical assistants, histotechnologists and other staff.
The latest lasers and treatment technologies. Dr. Ibrahimi is a researcher with numerous peer-reviewed publications, and active contributions to the development of new treatments and technologies. We are not only aware of the latest and greatest but also what is in the pipeline for tomorrow. We have the expertise, training and technology to design and deliver the best treatments for our patients. While other offices may attempt to use their one or two lasers to treat all conditions, our facility employs several state of the art lasers, each of which is used to address a specific set of issues.

ADDITIONAL ACCREDITATIONS
Professional Memberships

• The American Academy of Dermatology, Fellow, 2007-Current
• American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, Fellow, 2007-Current
• American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, Fellow, 2010-Current
• American College of Mohs Surgery, Fellow, 2012-Current
• The Fairfield County Medical Association, 2012-Current
• Connecticut State Medical Society, 2012-Current

Pertinent Honors

• Arthur C. DeGraff Fellowship for Outstanding M.D.-Ph.D. Student, 2004-2005
• Keystone National Symposia Scholarship for Outstanding Research, 2004
• Sackler Foundation Scholarship for Outstanding Research, 2004
• Outstanding NYU Medical Student in Internal Medicine Award, 2005
• Marion B. Sulzberger Award for Most Outstanding NYU Medical Student in Dermatology, 2006
• Most Outstanding Resident Clinical Research Project in the State of Arizona, 2007
• Nominee for 2010 AAD Young Investigator Award
• Best Research Poster for Clinical Dermatology Research, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Clinical Research Day 2010
• Selected for the Future Leaders Network 2011-2012 Program for the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery
• Cutting Edge Research Grant Recipient 2011-2012, American Society for Dermatologic Surgery

EDUCATION
7/2010-6/2011 University of California
Davis, CA
Degree: Fellowship in Mohs, Laser and Cosmetic Procedures

6/2007-5/2010 Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA
Degree: Residency in Dermatology

9/1999-5/2006 New York University School of Medicine
New York, NY
Degree: M.D.-Ph.D.

9/1995-5/1999 New York University
New York, NY
Degree: Bachelor of Arts
Major: Biology, Magna Cum Laude

9/1991-6/1995 Stuyvesant High School
New York, NY

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