The Massachusetts General Hospital Dept. of Dermatology delivers state-of-the-art care to patients with rare and common conditions of the skin, hair and nails.
The Massachusetts General Hospital Dermatology Service delivers state-of-the-art care to patients with rare and common conditions of the skin, hair and nails.
Department of Dermatology Faculty
Our department's board-certified physicians have one overarching goal: helping patients enjoy their everyday activities while minimizing or eliminating their symptoms. Referring physicians also consult us to clarify challenging diagnoses.
We provide the most advanced treatments for conditions including:
- Melanoma and cancers of the skin
- Seborrhea (dandruff)
- Alopecia (hair loss)
- Nail infections
- Contact dermatitis
Additionally, our world-class medical staff treats acute and rare diseases and disorders, such as:
- Hidradentitis supparativa, a chronic disease that inflames and scars the skin
- Scleroderma, a chronic condition that can harden and tighten the skin
- Drug reactions
Innovation Spanning Two Centuries
Since the 1800s, we have led the way in developing new treatments for skin conditions, including:
- Psoralen plus ultraviolet light (PUVA) therapy for psoriasis
- Tunable dye/laser treatment of vascular birthmarks
- Q-stitch ruby laser treatment of pigmentation and tattoos
We also opened the first multidisciplinary center for patients with cutaneous melanoma in 1966.
In the 21st century, we continue to break new ground. Cutaneous Biology Research Center works on discovering fundamental principles and genetics that contribute to maintaining healthy skin and treating disease.helps patients who have not responded to traditional treatments and develops novel therapies, diagnostics, clinical procedures and medications. And our
A Full-Service Center of Dermatological Excellence
With more than 60,000 visits annually, we are trusted by patients throughout New England. Our services include:
- Contact Dermatitis & Occupational Dermatology Clinic: managing disorders caused by allergens, such as poison ivy, soaps and other chemicals
- Dermatological Surgery Unit: using the Mohs technique to treat skin cancers while preserving as much healthy tissue as possible
- Dermatology Laser & Cosmetics Center: providing state-of-the-art care for rosacea, port wine stains, scars, tattoos, hair removal and hair loss, and other cosmetic issues
- Khrosrow Momtaz Phototherapy Center: annually treating more than 13,000 outpatients with psoriasis, lymphoma and vitiligo
- Mass General Melanoma Center and Pigmented Lesion Center: delivering interdisciplinary care for patients with melanoma and those at elevated risk
For our patients' comfort and convenience, we offer all these services at our 50 Staniford Street dermatology center in Boston.
U.S. News & World Report ranks Mass General #2 in the nation and #1 in New England based on our quality of care, patient safety and reputation in 16 clinical specialties.
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