Roopal Vashi Kundu

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Research Interests

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

Education/Academic qualification

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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Research Output

Proton Pump Inhibitor–Induced Subacute Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus

Patel, N. B., Cuervo-Pardo, L., Tan, T. L., Kundu, R. V. & Chiarella, S. E., Jan 2020, In : Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice. 8, 1, p. 326-327 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Assessment of Black Patients' Perception of Their Dermatology Care

Gorbatenko-Roth, K., Prose, N., Kundu, R. V. & Patterson, S., Oct 2019, In : JAMA dermatology. 155, 10, p. 1129-1134 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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  • 3 Scopus citations
    1 Scopus citations

    Reply to: “Kalava-induced foreign body reaction”

    Maymone, M. B. C., Kundu, R. V. & Vashi, N. A., Jan 2019, In : Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. 80, 1, p. e11

    Research output: Contribution to journalLetter

    The convergence theory for vitiligo: A reappraisal

    Kundu, R. V., Mhlaba, J. M., Rangel, S. M. & Le Poole, I. C., Jun 2019, In : Experimental Dermatology. 28, 6, p. 647-655 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

    Open Access
  • 4 Scopus citations