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. 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 2005. 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 (2013-2017), President-elect (2018-2019) and UIP President (2019-present). Prof. Parsi had convened the UIP World Congress in February 2018 in Australia, Melbourne.



MBBS (University of Sydney)
MSc (Med) (UNSW)
Phd (UNSW)
LLM (Salford)

College Fellowships

University Affiliation

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

Conjoint 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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