Dr. Lavian received his undergraduate degree in Integrative Biology from UC Berkley and earned his medical degree from Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. After graduation, he completed a research fellowship and Columbia University and his dermatology residency at Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell in New York.

Dr. Lavian chose to specialize in dermatology because of the ability to form relationships and care for patients throughout the spectrum of their lives: in childhood, in routine screening, and when problems arise.

In his spare time, Dr. Lavian teaches science lessons to hospitalized pediatric patients, plays basketball, enjoys salsa dancing, and spending time with his wife, Rebecca, who is a software engineer.