Magic Wand® Initiative

Lilit Garibyan, MD, PhD

Lilit Garibyan MD, PhD is a board-certified dermatologist and a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology. She is currently an Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School in Department of Dermatology at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). Dr. Garibyan is also a Physician-Scientist at the Wellman Center for Photomedicine at MGH working in Dr. Rox Anderson’s laboratory as junior faculty. Her research focuses on innovative biomedical translational discoveries aimed at identifying novel treatments for dermatologic diseases and beyond. The past 6 years she has led the effort of inventing and developing new technologies for patients for diseases ranging from pain to sleep apnea to diabetes.

At MGH, she has also led the effort of establishing a problem-based innovation model to empower clinicians to identify and solve clinical problems, through the MAGIC WAND Initiative. She is the co-founder of the MAGIC WAND Initiative at MGH, and the founding co-chair of the Virtual Magic Wand program. She is currently the Director of the Magic Wand Program and the Director of Innovation and External Affair at AID (Advancing Innovation in Dermatology). Dr. Garibyan has co-authored numerous peer-reviewed original abstracts, publications and book chapters. She has lectured at a local, regional, national and international level and has developed a reputation as an expert in dermatology, focused on innovation. Her research, discoveries and inventions have led to several MGH patent applications, funding from Department of Defense and startup companies.

Dr. Garibyan received her B.S. summa cum laude from University of California Los Angeles, her M.D. from Harvard Medical School and her Ph.D. from Harvard University in Experimental Pathology/Immunology.