Andrew B. Avarbock, M.D., Ph.D.
I believe effective medicine begins with providing a comfortable and friendly environment and explaining medical complexity in understandable terms. I work hard to deliver the best care possible to my patients, and am surrounded by staff and colleagues who share the same commitment. I'm excited to be part of a department that not only delivers excellent care but also contributes to the advances in dermatology.
Dr. Avarbock received his undergraduate education at the University of Pennsylvania, majoring in Biology, where he was both a University and Benjamin Franklin Scholar. He received his medical education at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine combined MD/PhD program. His PhD work focused on energy metabolism and characterizing biochemical pathways important for Mycobacterium tuberculosis survival. During Medical school he was a teaching assistant for an undergraduate infectious diseases class.
Dr. Avarbock completed his internship in internal medicine at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York, and his dermatology residency at Columbia University/New York-Presbyterian Hospital. Dr. Avarbock has special research interests in infectious diseases, international health and complex medical dermatology.