Based at MGH, Charles R. Taylor, MD is Associate Professor of Dermatology at Harvard Medical School. He is Director of the Khosrow Momtaz Phototherapy Center, where some 13,000 patients annually receive their outpatient ultraviolet treatments for chronic skin conditions.
Dr. Taylor is an active clinical consultant in all aspects of dermatology with special interests in skin cancer detection, and also in photodermatology, which encompasses the use of ultraviolet & visible light for all diagnostic & therapeutic purposes. He performs light testing and photopatch testing on light-sensitive individuals to determine which part of the action spectrum they are allergic to. Dr. Taylor has conducted laser surgery for the removal of unwanted tattoos and brown marks such as freckles and lentigines, and in fact, his clinical research led to the FDA approval of these now well established techniques. He has also performed laser surgery on vascular birthmarks and blood vessels.
Dr. Taylor has published extensively in the field of dermatology, and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology.
ResearchDr. Taylor's research interests lie in the area of enhancements to phototherapy and photochemotherapy protocols to best suit the needs of patients with psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, vitiligo, mycosis fungoides, and pruritus.