President 2019-2023

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. He served as Staff Specialist in Dermatology and Vascular Anomalies, Sydney Children’s Hospital for 10 years. Professor Parsi sub-specializes in vascular anomalies and vascular dermatology.

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 and sclerothrombus. His research in dermatology has been on pigmented purpuric dermatoses (PPD), vascular malformations and reticulate eruptions.

Professor Parsi served the Australasian College of Phlebology (ACP) as President (2007-2017) and was the convener of the ACP annual Scientific Meetings (2007-2017) and the World Congress of Phlebology (Melbourne, Australia; 4-8 February 2018). He has served on the executive committee of the International Union of Phlebology (UIP) as Vice President (2009-2013), Treasurer (2013-2017) and President-elect (2018-2019), before becoming the UIP President in 2019.