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Joseph C. (Joe) Kvedar, MD

Director, Center for Connected Health, Partners HealthCare System

  • Phone: 617-726-2914
Department of Dermatology


  • MassGeneral Hospital for Children
  • Dermatology
Clinical Interests
Dermatology (general)
Moles (nevi)
Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Danvers: The Mass General/North Shore Center for Outpatient Care
Medical Education
MD, University of Vermont College of Medicine
Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital
Board Certifications
Dermatology, American Board of Dermatology
Patient Gateway
Yes, learn more
Patient Age Group
Adult and pediatric
Accepting New Patients
Accepting New Patients


Joseph Kvedar, MD, is a board-certified dermatologist and Associate Professor of Dermatology at Harvard Medical School. He is also the Founder and Director of the Center for Connected Health, where he is creating a new model of healthcare delivery, and developing innovative strategies to move care from the hospital or doctor's office into the day-to-day lives of patients.

Dr. Kvedar established the first physician-to-physician online consultation service in an academic setting, linking patients from around the world with specialists at Harvard-affiliated teaching hospitals.

He is internationally recognized for his leadership and vision in the field of connected health, and has authored over 90 publications on the subject. Dr. Kvedar serves as a Board member for a number of organizations, including Care Continuum Alliance. He serves as a strategic advisor at West Health Institute, and is a mentor at Blueprint Health and Rock Health, providing guidance and insight to developing companies.

ResearchTechnologies such as electronic follow up visits, home biometric monitoring, text messaging and social networks offer the opportunity to envision new care models that achieve improved efficiency and outcomes by allowing for more continuous care and improved self care.  The Center for Connected Health (  has a robust research program that includes efforts to understand the role of these technologies in care model innovation.


View my most recent publications at PubMed

Youn, SJ, Trinh N, Shyu I, Chang T, Fava M, Kvedar JC, Yeung A.   Using online social media, Facebook,  in screening for major depressive disorder among college students.  International Journal of Clinical and Health Psychology.  2013;(1):74-80

Shive M, Bhatt M, Cantino A, Kvedar JC, Jethwani K. Perspectives about Acne: What Twitter can teach health care providers. JAMA Dermatology. 2013;149(5), 621-22

Jethwani K, Kvedar JG, Kvedar JC.  Behavioral phenotyping: a tool for personalized medicine.  Personalized Medicine 2010;7(6):689-693.  *(paper involved collaboration with resident or fellow).

Kvedar  JC, Nesbitt T, Kvedar JK, Darkins A:  E-patient connectivity and the near term future. J Gen Intern Med. 2011 Nov;26 Suppl 2:636-8. doi: 10.1007/s11606-011-1763-0

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