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Alexa Kimball, MD

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Dr. Alexa Kimball, MPH, is President and Chief Executive Officer of Harvard Medical Faculty Physicians at BIDMC, Inc., an academic multi-specialty group practice with more than 1,250 Harvard Medical School faculty members at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and an additional 450 physicians in the community. She is also President of the Beth Israel Deaconess Care Organization (BIDCO) Physician LLC, which maintains a membership of approximately 2,700 physicians.

A Professor of Dermatology at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Kimball’s areas of research include psoriasis, hidradenitis suppurativa, and the physician workforce. She has published more than 300 papers and authored and edited several books. Dr. Kimball was awarded the American Skin Association Research Award for Health Policy and Medical Education, the Mass General Hospital Bowditch Prize for increasing quality of care while reducing costs, Mentor of the Year by the Women’s Dermatologic Society, and the Outstanding Physician-Clinician Award from the National Psoriasis Foundation.

Dr. Kimball has served on multiple nonprofit Boards, including the Society for Investigative Dermatology, where she was elected Vice President; the Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities and Public Policy; and the Hidradenitis Suppurativa Foundation. She is immediate past President of the International Psoriasis Council and ex officio member of the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Board of Directors.

Dr. Kimball received her undergraduate degree from Princeton University, her medical degree from the Yale University School of Medicine and a Master of Public Health from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. She completed her internship in internal medicine at what was then Beth Israel Hospital, a residency in dermatology at Stanford University Medical Center, and a clinical research fellowship at the National Institutes of Health.