AID Scholars Class:
Virtual Magic Wand® Program

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

Scholars | Curriculum | People

The 2019 AID Scholars Class participated in the Virtual Magic Wand Program. The Program is an offshoot of the Magic Wand™ Initiative started at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Dermatology to empower clinical faculty to engage in problem-driven research. Through a competitive application process seventeen applicants were offered, and accepted, enrollment into the AID Scholars Program.

2019 AID Scholars

Shirin Bajaj, MD
Shirin Bajaj, MD
Dermatology Resident
New York University
Rob Bobotsis, MD
Rob Bobotsis, MD
Dermatology Resident
University of Toronto
Garrett Coman, MD
Garrett Coman, MD
Dermatology Resident
University of Utah
Tim Durso, MD
Tim Durso, MD
Dermatology Resident
San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium
Sara Hogan, MD, MHS, FAAD
Sara Hogan, MD, MHS, FAAD
Cosmetic & Laser Surgery Fellow
SkinCare Physicians
InYoung Kim, MD, PhD
InYoung Kim, MD, PhD
Dermatology Resident
Case Western University
Ming Lee, MD
Ming Lee, MD
Dermatology Resident
Boston University
Xiaoxiao Li, MD, PhD
Xiaoxiao Li, MD, PhD
Dermatology Resident
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Jigar Patel, MD
Jigar Patel, MD
Chief Dermatology Resident
Duke University
Aditi Sharma, MD
Aditi Sharma, MD
Dermatology Resident
University of California Irvine
Divya Sharma, MD
Divya Sharma, MD
Dermatology Resident
Brown University
Kumar Sukhdeo, MD, PhD
Kumar Sukhdeo, MD, PhD
Chief Medical Officer
Pilaris
Usama Syed, MD
Usama Syed, MD
Dermatology Resident
Mount Sinai Hospital
Olivia Twu, MD, PhD
Olivia Twu, MD, PhD
Chief Dermatology Resident
University of California San Francisco
Raj Varma, MD
Raj Varma, MD
Assistant Professor of Dermatology
University of North Carolina
Reid Waldman, MD
Reid Waldman, MD
Dermatology Resident
University of Connecticut

Curriculum

  • 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

People

Program Committee

Previous Scholars Class Years

Scholars Class 2017 | Scholars Class 2018