Arturo P. Saavedra, MD, PhD, MBA is the Vice Chairman for Clinical Affairs and Director of Medical Dermatology for the Department of Dermatology at Massachusetts General Hospital.  He is an Associate Professor of Dermatology at the Harvard Medical School and is an attending physician at both MGH Dermatology and at the MGH Cancer Center. He is an expert in dermatological treatment of diseases associated with bone marrow transplantation and severe drug reactions.




Centers & Specialties

Cancer Center

Clinical Interests
  • Graft-versus-host disease
  • Toxic epidermal necrolysis
  • Pemphigus and pemphigoid
  • Fibrotic disorders of the skin
  • Infectious diseases in dermatology
  • HIV dermatology
Medical Education
  • MBA, Babson College
  • MD, PhD, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
  • Residency, Brigham and Women's Hospital|Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Fellowship, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Board Certifications
  • Dermatology
  • Dermatopathology
  • Internal Medicine
Foreign Languages
  • Spanish
  • Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Insurances Accepted
  • MassHealth
  • Medicare
  • Medicare - ACD
  • OSW - Maine
  • OSW - New Hampshire
  • OSW - Rhode Island
  • Railroad Medicare
  • Railroad Medicare - ACD

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Art Saavedra, MD, PhD, MBA is the  Vice Chairman for Clinical Affairs and  Director of  Medical Dermatology for  the Department of Dermatology at Massachusetts General Hospital.  He is an Associate Professor of Dermatology at the Harvard Medical School and attends at the MGH Cancer Center.

Dr. Saavedra received a combined doctoral and medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania, with specialized training in Pharmacology, after graduating Magna Cum Laude from Harvard College with a degree in Biological Sciences.   He completed residency training in Internal Medicine at the Brigham and Women's Hospital, where he also served as Chief Resident.  He is a graduate of the Harvard Combined Dermatology Residency Training Program and a fellowship trained Dermatopathologist. 

Because of his combined training, he specializes in the diagnosis and care of complex medical dermatology with particular attention to advanced therapeutics and the development of novel treatment algorithms for poorly understood skin disorders.  He has been a primary author in publications establishing the use of systemic and intravenous chemotherapeutic and immunomodulatory agents for the use of infectious, inflammatory and neoplastic disorders of skin.  He has also published primary articles on the maximal use of skin pathologic examination as it relates to the diagnosis and prognostication of potentially deadly disorders such as Graft-versus-host disease, HIV and severe drug reactions such as toxic epidermal necrolysis.  He is also an editor on Fitzpatrick's Color Atlas and Synopsis of Clinical Dermatology, one of the most widely read textbooks in Dermatology.  He has received several research grants as well as teaching awards, locally and abroad.

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News & Events

  • MAO awards highlight advancement

    The MAO Award program supports research, education and clinical innovation, along with community and global health projects of faculty underrepresented in medicine.

  • Keeping safe while having fun in the sun

    In honor of Skin Cancer Awareness Month, Arturo Saavedra, MD, PhD, MBA, the new medical director for MGH Medical Dermatology, discusses the best way to keep safe from the sun’s rays.


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