The Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Dermatology delivers state-of-the-art care to patients with rare and common conditions of the skin, hair and nails.

About Us

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Mass General dermatologists have one overarching goal to help patients enjoy their everyday activities while minimizing or eliminating their symptoms.

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:

  • Acne
  • Eczema
  • Psoriasis
  • Warts
  • Melanoma and cancers of the skin
  • Seborrhea (dandruff)
  • Rosacea
  • 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
    • The theory behind fat reduction by controlled cooling

    We also opened the first multidisciplinary center for patients with cutaneous melanoma in 1966.

    In the 21st century, we continue to break new ground. The Clinical Unit for Research Trials in Skin helps patients who have not responded to traditional treatments and develops novel therapies, diagnostics, clinical procedures and medications.  Our Cutaneous Biology Research Center works on discovering fundamental principles and genetics that contribute to maintaining healthy skin and treating disease.

    A Full-Service Center of Dermatological Excellence

    With more than 90,000 visits annually, we are trusted by patients throughout New England. In additon to our general dermatology clinics we offer the following specialty services:

    Specialty treatment programs are offered at our Boston location at 50 Staniford Street .  Additionally, we also general and medical dermatology services at Mass General North in Danvers and at  Mass General Health Centers in Charlestown, Revere, and Chelsea.