Lexie Kessler is a third year medical student at Chicago Medical School. She was born and raised in South Florida and completed her undergraduate education in Psychobiology at UCLA in 2017. Throughout her medical journey, she has enjoyed participating in a variety of educational experiences. She was a Research Associate at UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, Anatomy Teaching Assistant in the cadaver lab, Research Fellow team leader for the GPF foundation and Vice President of the Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery Interest Group at Rosalind Franklin University.
Although her interest in pursuing a career in Dermatology has been rooted since high school, her most recent personal experiences with strange and unusual cutaneous manifestations has driven her interest even further. Lexie has been, and is currently, experiencing the frustrations that many other patients endure on their paths to diagnosis and treatment. With skin being the largest and most understudied organ in the body, she hopes to further research advances in order to be a more knowledgeable and effective physician for her patients.