Dr. Fiona Rahbar

Dr. Fiona Rahbar

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About Dr. Fiona Rahbar

Dr. Rahbar is a board certified dermatologist with specialty interest in medical dermatology. After finishing studies at the University of Pennsylvania and Emory University, she proceeded to receive her doctorate from Vanderbilt School of Medicine. She completed her dermatologist specialty training at the University of Virginia, and since then has practiced in Virginia, New York and is now based in her beautiful home city of Charleston SC. Her passion of dermatology includes general medical dermatology and also international dermatology including medical trips to Haiti and Uganda. She has also completed the Integrative Dermatology Certificate Program, as she believes in treating the whole patient and not simply the symptom. Outside of medicine Dr. Rahbar enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and sitting down with a good book.

Conditions Treated

All medical dermatology diseases, including acne, rosacea, contact dermatitis, skin discoloration, cellulitis, rashes, HSV, herpes, warts, ulcers, skin lesions, malignant neoplasms of the skin, nail issues, hair loss, skin aging, cold sores, sun damage or actinic keratoses, epidermal cysts, eczema, psoriasis, seborrheic keratosis or benign skin tumors, dandruff or seborrheic dermatitis or cradle cap, folliculitis, hives or urticaria, atopic dermatitis, tinea or tinea versicolor, fungal infections, surgical procedure follow-up, inflammatory skin diseases, parasitic infections, such as scabies or head lice.

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California: Accepting New & Established Patients New York: Accepting New & Established Patients South Carolina: Accepting New & Established Patients

Qualifications and Education


July 2014 Certified by the American Board of Dermatology
2006-2010 Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN Date of graduation: May 2010 Burrus Academic Scholarship Canby Robinson Society Student Scholarship
2002-2005 Emory University, Atlanta, GA Date of graduation: May 2005 Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology Minor in French Studies
2001-2002 University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA Huntsman Program in International Studies and Business The Wharton Business School: Candidate for Bachelor of Science in Economics Business Department Honors: Joseph Wharton Scholar and Benjamin Franklin Scholar


Investigator Effects of bimatoprost and dermarolling on treatment of vitiligo
Author Congenital Intraepidermal Poroma ASDP Poster
Winter 2014 Recipient of UVA Center for Global Health Award
Fall 2013 Winner of American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) Resident Scholarship
Fall 2012 Winner of Top 10 Resident Case Presentations: Cosmetic Surgery Forum
Spring 2008 Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Completed six-week intensive training program of the MBSR course as developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D.
2006-2007 Emphasis Program Project: Cancer Occurring in the Setting of HIV in Buenos Aires, Argentina Advisor: Dan Masys, M.D., Professor & Chair of Biomedical Informatics Developed and piloted a test case report form for non-AIDS defining cancer used in the Fundación Huesped in Buenos Aires
Spring 2006 Microbes and Defense Academic Society Induction based on academic performance in microbiology and immunology
Spring 2006 Overall Fellowship Travel Grant Annual award to support medical students pursuing individual international medical projects


2012-2014 Resident Liaison to the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery
2006-2010 VAMOS – Vanderbilt Medicine’s Organization for Spanish Director and Founder Accomplishments include institution of a Spanish elective course, development of a certification program, and annual fundraising events
2006-2010 Wellness Program Chairman – Mind Committee; Member of Executive Council Chosen to direct mindfulness and mental health wellness through advocacy, event planning and organization, and resource access
2006-2007 Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN Class Officer - Social Chair Elected as class representative to coordinate events and communication both within and around the Vanderbilt medical community


2011-2015 Volunteer at the Charlottesville Free Clinic, Charlottesville, VA
2014-2015 Volunteer at the International Refugee Committee, Charlottesville, VA English teacher
Feb-Mar 2014Medical Mission trip to Mbarara University of Science and Technology Mbarara, Uganda Worked and gave lectures in a dermatology clinic within the university hospital
Aug 2012 Medical Mission Trip to Haiti Grande Colline region One week of daily dermatology clinics serving the remote local population
Summer 2012 Volunteer dermatologist at the Remote Access Medicine Fair in Wise, VA
2009-2010 Conexión Américas, Nashville, TN Weekly meeting with native Spanish-speaking language partner


Present Member of the SC Medical Association, Medical Society of South Carolina, SC Academy of Dermatology and Dermatology Surgery
2014-present Diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology
2014-present Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology
2006-2014 Member of the American Medical Student Association
2011-present Member of the American Academy of Dermatology 2011-2014 Member of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery


PUBLICATIONS – Peer Reviewed
Fang F., Larsen D., Wilson B. Keratosis alba: re-presentation of a new entity. Accepted SKINmed Journal September 2015
Echols K., Fang F., Patterson JW. Lupus miliaris disseminates faciei: A clinicopathologic study of 10 patients. Accepted: 2014 Journal of Clinical and Experimental Dermatology
Sarmast S., Fang F., Zic J. Case Letter: Vibratory angioedema in a trumpet professor. Cutis: 2014 Feb; 93(2).
Fang F. What’s your diagnosis? Gram negative toe web infection. Internal Medicine Consultant: 2013;53(11):838-839.
Portal C., Fang F., Wilson B. What’s your diagnosis? Clear Cell Acanthoma. Cutis: 2013; 92(2): 62,77-79.
Fang, F. What’s your diagnosis? Focal cutaneous mucinosis. Internal Medicine Consultant: June 2013:53(6). 427-428.
Hanlon A., O’Neill M., Fang F., Chen H., Wigger M., Stasko T. Gene expression profiling for cardiac rejection surveillance is not predictive of post-transplantation skin cancer. Dermatologic Surgery: 2013 Oct; 39(10):1507-13.
Boyd A., Fang F. A Survey-Based Evaluation of Dermatopathology in the United States. The American Journal of Dermatopathology: 2011; 33(2): 173-176.
Fink, V., Fang, F., Socias, E., Vazquez, M., Sued, O. Tumores en pacientes HIV positivos en la era del tratamiento antiretroviral de alta eficacia. Actualizaciones en SIDA, 2008;16(59):5-14.
PUBLICATIONS – Non-Peer Reviewed
Fang, F., Hartley, B. Vanderbilt VAMOS presents: The Armada. A medical student’s guide to learning Spanish. September 2007.
Gagnon, A, Fang, F., Darling, M., Noland, M. (2014, November). Cutaneous Myoepithelioma, a commonly misdiagnosed tumor. Poster presented at: 38th Annual Southeastern Consortium for Dermatology: What’s Old is New
Fang, F., Vibratory Angioedema in Trumpet Professor. Presentation given at the Southern Regional Meeting of the Society of General Internal Medicine. 2011 Feb 17. New Orleans, LA.
Fang, F., Small Bowel Obstruction Following Capsule Endoscopy. Presentation given at the Southern Regional Meeting of the Society of General Internal Medicine. 2011 Feb 17. New Orleans, LA.
Fang, F., Hartley, B. Fostering Multicultural Appreciation Through Language Acquisition and Cultural Awareness. Presentation and Roundtable Discussion given at the Central and Southern Regional Meeting of MAS/GSA/OSR. 2009 April 24. Dallas, TX.
Fang, F., Hartley, B., Wolfe, C., Lindell, R. Medical Spanish Language Certification Testing: An Objective Method to Quantify and Report Medical Students’ Spanish Language Ability. Poster presented at the Central and Southern Regional Meeting of MAS/GSA/OSR. 2009 April 24. Dallas, TX.
Fang, F., Hartley, B. The Vanderbilt VAMOS Program. Poster presented at: AAMC SSGA/CSGA Regional Meeting; 2008 Apr 12. Destin, FL
Drolet BC, Fang F. The Vanderbilt Medical Student Wellness Program. Poster presented at: AAMC SSGA/CSGA Regional Meeting; 2008 Apr 12. Destin, FL
Masys D, Fang F, Ye I, Fink V, Gotuzzo E, Padgett D, Pape J, Cortes C, Bacon M, Schechter M. Preliminary Findings on Cancer Incidence in HIV-Infected Persons from Six Countries in Central and South America and the Caribbean. Proceedings, 11th International Conference on Malignancies in AIDS, Bethesda, MD, October 2008.
Fang, F., Fink, V., Krolewiecki, A., Masys, D. Cancer occurring in the setting of HIV in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Poster presented at: Annual Emphasis Research Forum, April 2008. Nashville, TN.

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