My name is Jusleen Ahluwalia and I am currently a second-year dermatology resident at University of California, San Diego. I was born and raised in New Jersey, where I pursued my medical school education through the accelerated BA/MD program with UMDNJ - Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. As a medical student, I became interested in improving the quality of life of patients with skin disease and the scientific process of dermatologic research, which have shaped my career interests. Before starting residency, I pursued a research fellowship during which I was a sub-investigator on several dermatologic clinical trials on acne, atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, and vascular lesions.
It has been a privilege to partake in the care of patients within the field of dermatology. As a resident at UC San Diego, I have been inspired by my mentors, Dr. Arisa Ortiz, Dr. Mathew Avram, and Dr. Jill Waibel, to explore my interests in laser and energy-based devices. I joined the ASLMS and was readily connected with the number of educational and research opportunities that the Society provides, such as an ASLMS Student Research Grant and the opportunity to present at the 2019 ASLMS conference.
I would love to share such opportunities with early career professionals and thus am truly honored to serve as an ASLMS Resident/Fellow Student Board Representative! I am looking forward to fostering research and networking opportunities and promoting education for the early career professional under the support of ASLMS.
My hobbies include learning about different cultures through travel, spending time with family and friends, and hiking.