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Prof. Kurosh Parsi

UIP President 2019 - 2023

Professor Kurosh Parsi MBBS, MSc (Med), PhD, LLM, FACD, FACP, FACLM is a dermatologist, phlebologist and vascular anomalies specialist.

Prof. Parsi is the Head of Department of Dermatology, St. Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney, Australia and Program Head, Dermatology, Phlebology and Fluid Mechanics Research Laboratory, St. Vincent’s Centre for Applied Medical Research. Professor Parsi sub-specializes in vascular anomalies and vascular dermatology and worked as a paediatric vascular anomalies staff specialist at Sydney Children’s Hospital for ten years.

Prof. Parsi is a conjoint Professor of Medicine at University of New South Wales (UNSW) and served as an Adjunct Professor of Fluid Mechanics at the University of Sydney, School of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering. He is a medical graduate of the University of Sydney, obtained his Master of Science in Medicine followed by a PhD in thrombosis, haemostasis and fibrinolysis from the UNSW and a Master of International Law (LLM) from the University of Salford (Manchester, UK).

Prof. Parsi is the President of the International Union of Phlebology (UIP). He previously served the UIP as the Vice President (2009-2013), Treasurer (2013-2017) and President-elect (2018-2019).

Professor Parsi served the Australasian College of Phlebology (ACP) as President (2007-2017) and was the convener of the ACP annual Scientific Meetings (2007-2017) and the World Congress of Phlebology (Melbourne, Australia; 4-8 February 2018).

Professor Parsi’s basic science research has focused on physiochemical and fluid mechanics of sclerosant foams and the interaction of detergent sclerosants with coagulation, antithrombotic and fibrinolytic mechanisms. His clinical research in phlebology has focused on deep vein sclerosis and sclerothrombus. His research in dermatology has been on pigmented purpuric dermatoses (PPD), vascular malformations and reticulate eruptions.