Dr. Alavi is a dermatologist at Mayo clinic in Rochester Minnesota. Dr. Alavi completed her residency in dermatology, a 2-year fellowship in Wound Healing and a Master’s of Science in Community Health at the University of Toronto.Her wound care journey started from IIWCC course in Toronto in 2004-2005. She served as the Director of the Wound Healing Fellowship at University of Toronto 2014-2020 and was running a sub-specialty HS and PG clinic in Toronto. She is currently a senior consultant and the medical director of clinical trial unit at department of dermatology at Mayo clinic in Rochester , Minnesota, United states . Her research interests include wound healing with focus on inflammatory wounds such as hidradenitis suppurativa, and pyoderma gangrenosum. Dr. Alavi has received multiple awards including the Practitioner of the Year Award from the Canadian Dermatology Association in 2017, and the Hidradenitis Suppurativa Award for HSF foundation in recognition of her work in HS (2019). She has been Principle Investigator on more than 50 clinical trials and has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals.