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Behshad Elected President of St. Louis Metropolitan Medical Society


Ramona Behshad, M.D., has been elected 2019 president of the St. Louis Metropolitan Medical Society, the association representing physicians in the St. Louis area. 

Behshad is an assistant professor in the Department of Dermatology at Saint Louis University School of Medicine and director of the Division of Mohs Surgery and Cutaneous Oncology. She is a practicing dermatologist with SLUCare Physician Group.

Ramona Behshad, M.D.

Behshad obtained her undergraduate and medical degrees from Case Western Reserve University. She completed her internal medicine internship at Banner Good Samaritan Hospital in Phoenix and her dermatology residency at Case Western Reserve University. She completed a Mohs surgery fellowship in St. Louis. She is certified by the American Board of Dermatology.

In the Medical Society, Behshad served as president-elect in 2018 and vice president in 2017; she was a councilor from 2014-2016. She is a Young Physician Section councilor for the Missouri State Medical Association. She also is active in the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery and the American College of Mohs Surgery. 

Behshad and her husband, Ali Javaheri, M.D., have one child. She recently was named to the St. Louis Business Journal40 under 40” class of 2019.

Other 2019 officers elected include Jason K. Skyles, M.D., president-elect;  Jennifer L. Page, M.D., vice president; and Robert A. Brennan, Jr., M.D., secretary-treasurer. Christopher A. Swingle, D.O., is the immediate past president.

 Elected to three-year terms as councilors are: Emily D. Doucette, M.D.; Kirsten F. Dunn, M.D.; Erin S. Gardner, M.D.; and Luis A Giuffra, M.D., Ph.D.

The St. Louis Metropolitan Medical Society, representing physicians in St. Louis city and county, works to advance strong patient-physician relationships and quality health care through advocacy, communication and education. Founded in 1836, the Medical Society is affiliated with the Missouri State Medical Association and the American Medical Association. The society website is