BiographyHoward P. Baden, M.D. graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College and cum laude from Harvard Medical School. He completed an internship at the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital and residency in The Harvard Dermatology Program. He did a NIH post-doctoral fellowship at the Dept of Biochemistry at Brandeis University and then returned to the staff at the Mass General Hospital where he combined a career in research, teaching and clinical care. He is a board-certified dermatologist and a Professor of Dermatology at Harvard Medical School.
His research was on the biology and protein chemistry of the epidermal, hair and nail structural proteins and made number significant innovative contributions that were published in prestigious journals. He used his expertise to describe and identify the defect in a number of cutaneous disorders. He was funded by the NIH and private foundations to carry out this research. He developed the first treatment for clearing abnormal scales in certain genetic skin disease, which was also applied to acquired disorders.
He was responsible for managing the residency program in dermatology and was the principal investigator for the research training program in dermatology for many years. He with Jerome Gross assisted John Parrish in developing the scientific structure of the Cutaneous Biology Research Center which was funded by a 9 million a year grant from the Shiseido Corporation, which continued for more than 15 years. He continued his research in that organization.
Dr. Baden is a world-renowned expert in diseases of the hair and nails. He is has authored more than 200 medical publications and several books including: The Color Atlas and Synopsis of Pediatric Dermatology and Diseases of Hair and Nails. He was active in the American Academy of Dermatology and The Society of Investigative Dermatology, of which he was the editor of their scientific journal, president and was awarded the Steven Rothmund Award.