A/Professor Kurosh Parsi

A/Professor Kurosh Parsi MBBS, MSc (Med), PhD, FACD, FACP is a dermatologist, phlebologist and vascular anomalies specialist. Prof. Parsi is the Head of Department of Dermatology, St. Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney and Program Head, Dermatology, Phlebology and Fluid Mechanics Research Laboratory, St. Vincent’s Centre for Applied Medical Research, Sydney Australia. He served as Staff Specialist in Dermatology and Vascular Anomalies, Sydney Children’s Hospital for 10 years. A/Professor Kurosh Parsi specializes in endovenous interventions, vascular malformations, diagnosis and management of vascular skin problems and in particular reticulate eruptions.

Prof. Parsi is a medical graduate of the University of Sydney. He obtained his Master of Science in Medicine in thrombosis and thrombophilias followed by a PhD in thrombosis, haemostasis and fibrinolysis from the University of New South Wales (UNSW).

Professor Parsi’s basic science research has focused on physiochemical properties 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, sclerothrombus and traveler’s thrombosis. His research in dermatology has been on pigmented purpuric dermatoses (PPD), vascular malformations and reticulate eruptions.

Professor Parsi has served the Australasian College of Phlebology as President since 2007. He is a member of the executive committee of the International Union of Phlebology (UIP) and positions held have included UIP Vice President (2009-2013) and UIP Treasurer (2013-current). Prof. Parsi will be convening the UIP World Congress in February 2018.


MBBS (University of Sydney)
MSc (Med) (UNSW)
Phd (UNSW)
College Fellowships
  • FACD, Fellow Australasian College of Dermatology
  • FACP, The Australasian College of Phlebology
  • University Affiliation

    Adjunct A/Professor
    School of Aerospace, Mechanical & Mechatronic Engineering
    Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies
    The University of Sydney

    Conjoint Associate Professor
    St. Vincent’s Clinical School
    University of New South Wales
    Hospital Affiliations with
    Admitting Rights
    • Head, Department of Dermatology St. Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney
    Current Research Sclerosis, Thrombosis and Fibrinolysis
    Haematology Research Laboratory,
    St. Vincent’s Hospital

    Areas of Interest and Sub-specialisation

    • Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy
    • Endovenous Laser Therapy
    • Thrombophilia and deep vein thrombosis
    • Vascular Malformations


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