Dermatology Professor Assumes New Role at SSDP
Christine Urman, MD, had been an assistant professor of dermatology at the Tufts University School of Medicine for five years when she decided to remake her career. The former director of cosmetic surgery and associate dermatology residency program director at Tufts Medical Center (Tufts MC) was seeking a private dermatology practice that combined a collegial professional environment with patient-centered care and broad professional support.
She found it at South Shore Dermatology Physicians (SSDP). After speaking with her former Tufts teacher and mentor, Amy S. Chang, MD, an SSDP partner, Dr. Urman traveled to the group's No. Easton office and was quickly wowed by what she saw. "I was actually a little nervous while looking for a place in private practice because I had consulted in private practices through Tufts and knew there were many different ones out there," the new SSDP associate physician explains. "When I came to SSDP, I didn't have to think twice about it. Compared to the other ones I saw, this one was very unique."
The scope of the dermatological conditions encountered at SSDP was unexpected for Dr. Urman, who'd been accustomed to the highly charged atmosphere of an academic environment. "I've seen a lot of things at SSDP I hadn't seen in a long time," she comments, noting the large number of complex cases she's encountered.
The high level of support for the SSDP physicians was also a pleasant surprise. "There is always somebody around to help during clinic, follow up with patients and dermatological procedures," she relates. "It's wonderful and they're very capable."
Joining the SSDP practice has given Dr. Urman firsthand insight into the region's growing need for Board certified dermatologists. "Many patients have had to wait a long time to get an appointment with a dermatologist and they are very appreciative when they are seen," she observes.
While working full-time at SSDP, Dr. Urman is also keeping a hand in academics by teaching part-time at Tufts. She looks forward to playing an expanded role in SSDP's cosmetic dermatology practice in the areas of skin rejuvenation and acne scar treatment.
Dr. Urman's wide ranging interests outside of work include working out, ballroom dancing, yoga, and meditation, and spending time with her 6- and 8-year-old children and husband, Sergey Urman, MD, an ophthalmologist in Brookline.
Board certified by the American Board of Dermatology, Dr. Urman is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, Massachusetts Academy of Dermatology and the American Society of Dermatologic Surgeons, and is on the staff of the Good Samaritan Medical Center.
To schedule an appointment with Christine Urman, MD, or one of SSDP's other Board certified dermatologists, including Morayo Adisa, MD, Leera M. Briceno, MD, Michelle Bush, MD, Amy S. Chang, MD, Lindsay Eminger, MD, or Viraj Shroff-Mehta, MD, visit the Contact Us page on the SSDP website or phone 508.535.3376.