Roopal Vashi Kundu

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Dr. Roopal V. Kundu is an associate professor of dermatology and medical education at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is a board certified dermatologist with a clinical expertise in the skin of color, or ethnic skin. Dr. Kundu's serves as the founding director of the Northwestern Center for Ethnic Skin which provides clinical care, cosmetic dermatology and clinical trials research. Her research focuses on the understanding therapy of skin disorders that occur more frequently or adversely impact in individuals with skin of color, with particular focus in pigmentary disorders such as vitiligo and scarring disorders such as keloids. Dr. Kundu has had leadership roles with the American Academy of Dermatology, Skin of Color Society, and the Association of American Medical Colleges.

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Training Experience

2005Residency, Univ. of Illinois Hospital

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Devlopment Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Medicine, MD, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

… → 2001

Research interests

  • Clinical Research
  • Dermatology
  • Health Disparities
  • Medical Education
  • Quality of Life
  • Skin
  • Skin Cancer
  • Women's Health


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