Alexa Boer Kimball, MD, MPH is President and Chief Executive Officer of Harvard Medical Faculty Physicians at BIDMC, Inc. an academic multi-specialty group practice with over 900 full-time Harvard Medical School faculty members at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts.
A Professor of Dermatology at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Kimball’s areas of research include psoriasis and hidradenitis suppurativa. She has published over 250 papers, is the author of the book “100 Questions and Answers about Psoriasis,” which has been translated into Spanish, Greek, and Korean, and editor of “Dermatologic Diseases and Cumulative Life Course Impairment.”
Dr. Kimball is widely recognized for her research on physician workforce economics, quality of life, and outcomes, for which she was awarded the American Skin Association Research Award for Health Policy and Medical Education and the Mass General Hospital Bowditch Prize for increasing quality of care while reducing costs.
Dr. Kimball received her MD from the Yale University School of Medicine, her MPH from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, and degrees in molecular biology and public and international affairs from Princeton University. She completed internship in medicine at the Beth Israel Hospital, her residency in dermatology at Stanford University Medical Center and a clinical research fellowship at the National Institutes of Health.
Dr. Kimball has served on multiple non-profit Boards including: the Society for Investigative Dermatology, where she was elected Vice President, the Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities and Public Policy, and the Hidradenitis Suppurativa Foundation. She was previously Senior Vice President of the Massachusetts General Physician Organization, which employs more than 2500 physicians, and also served as Medical Director (chief medical officer) of this organization. She is incoming President of the International Psoriasis Council.