Lawrence B. Afrin, MD


Dr. Afrin has just published a ground-breaking book called "Never Bet Against Occam: Mast Cell Activation Disease and the Modern Epidemics of Chronic Illness and Medical Complexity." He earned his B.S. in Computer Science at Clemson University in 1984 and then an M.D. at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) in 1988 where he also pursued internal medicine residency and hematology/oncology clinical and research fellowships. While on faculty at MUSC he was active in medical education, practice and research. Since the mid-'00s his work increasingly focused on hematology especially mast cell disease. He joined the University of Minnesota in 2014 to further his research. He has served on national panels and speaks widely in his area of focus. He has published extensively in peer reviewed journals and served on the medical advisory board for the Mastocytosis Society.