AID Scholars Class:
Virtual Magic Wand® Program

Training, inspiring, and connecting the next generation of dermatology innovators

Scholars | Curriculum | People

The 2017 AID Scholars participated in the Virtual Magic Wand Program. The Program is an offshoot of the Magic Wand® Initiative started at Massachusetts General Hospital Dermatology to empower clinical faculty to engage in problem-driven research and innovation. Through a competitive application process seven applicants were offered, and accepted, enrollment into the AID Scholars Program.

2017 AID Scholars

Omar Badri, M.D.
Internal Medicine
& Dermatology Resident
Harvard University

Spencer Bezalel, M.D.
Dermatology Resident
Mayo Clinic Rocheste

Matthew Hand, M.D.
Cosmetic Surgery Fellow
Training with Dr. Chesnut
Dermatology Specialists of Spokane

Kaveri Korgavkar, M.D.
Dermatology Resident
Brown University

Neal Kumar, M.D., M.B.A.
Chief Dermatology Resident
Rush University Medical Center

Kachiu Lee, M.D., M.P.H.
Board-Certified Dermatologist
& Assistant Professor
Brown University

Joshua Owen, M.D., Ph.D.
Dermatology Resident
Northwestern University


  • Class I: Introduction to “The Magic Wand®”
  • Workshop I: Identifying Problems Worth Solving
  • Workshop II & III: Brainstorming Sessions
  • Workshop IV: Identifying Key Stakeholders
  • Workshop V: Beyond the Clinical Considerations
  • Class II: Lessons Learned from Experts
  • Class III: Effective Presentation Skills
  • Workshop VI: Problems Worth Solving
  • Class IV: Bridging the Clinical/Technical Divide


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