Shawn Kwatra, M.D.

Shawn Gaurav Kwatra, M.D.

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  • Director, Johns Hopkins Itch Center
  • Associate Professor of Dermatology

Languages: English, Hindi



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Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center (now called Levi Watkins, Jr., M.D., Outpatient Center)

Appointment Phone: 410-955-5933
601 N. Caroline St.
8th Floor
Baltimore, MD 21287 map
Fax: 410-502-2309

Johns Hopkins Medicine - Green Spring Station

Appointment Phone: 410-955-5933
10755 Falls Road
Pavilion I Suite 350
Lutherville, MD 21093 map
Phone: 410-955-5933 | Fax: 410-847-3766


Dr. Shawn Kwatra is an Associate Professor of Dermatology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He also serves as the Director for the Johns Hopkins Itch Center. He specializes in medical dermatology. His areas of clinical expertise include general dermatology, chronic pruritus, prurigo nodularis, atopic dermatitis, and dermatology for ethnic skin.

Dr. Kwatra obtained his undergraduate degree from Duke University, medical training at Wake Forest University School of Medicine, and his dermatology residency training at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Dr. Kwatra's primary clinical and translational research interest is in the pathogenesis and treatment of chronic pruritus. He is a member of several professional organizations including the American Academy of Dermatology, the Society for Investigative Dermatology, the International Forum for the Study of Itch, and the Skin of Color Society. more


  • Director, Johns Hopkins Itch Center
  • Associate Professor of Dermatology
  • Associate Professor of Oncology

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  • MD; Wake Forest University School of Medicine (2012)


  • Dermatology; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2017)

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  • American Board of Dermatology (Dermatology) (2017)

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