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Maria Beatrice Alora Palli, MD

  • Director, Clinical Unit for Research Trials in Skin (CURTIS)
  • Director, Khosrow Momtaz Phototherapy Center, Department of Dermatology
  • Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School


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Clinical Interests
  • Psoriasis
  • Photodynamic therapy
  • Clinical trials
Medical Education
  • MD, University of Santo Tomas, Faculty of Medicine & Surgery
  • Residency, Santo Tomas University Hospital
  • Fellowship, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center|Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital|Fellowship, National Skin Centre
Foreign Languages
  • Filipino
  • Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Patient Gateway
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Insurances Accepted
  • Aetna Health Inc.
  • Beech Street
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Care 65
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Managed Care
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Partners Plus
  • Cigna (PAL #'s)
  • Fallon Community HealthCare
  • Great-West Healthcare (formally One Health Plan)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - PBO
  • Health Care Value Management (HCVM)
  • Humana/Choice Care PPO
  • MassHealth
  • Medicare
  • Medicare - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - PBO
  • OSW - Maine
  • OSW - New Hampshire
  • OSW - Rhode Island
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • Senior Whole Health
  • TriCare
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • Unicare
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - ACD
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - PBO

Note: This provider may accept more insurance plans than shown; please call the practice to find out if your plan is accepted.

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Born in the Philippines, Maria B. Alora Palli, M.D. received her medical degree and graduated magna cum laude from the University of Santo Tomas, Manila. After completing her residency in dermatology at the University of Santo Tomas, she completed several fellowships. She completed a dermatology fellowship at the National Skin Centre in Singapore and Gunma University in Japan and three fellowships at Harvard Medical School: Photomedicine at Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Dermatology, Laser Surgery at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Clinical Research in Dermatology at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Dr. Palli has co-authored numerous published articles that appear in journals such as the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology,  Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology, Archives in Dermatology, Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, and Lasers in Surgery & Medicine and a book entitled Illustrated Cutaneous & Aesthetic Laser Surgery.  She is the Director of Mass General's Clinical Unit for Research Trials in Skin (CURTIS) where she manages clinical trials evaluating new therapies and devices for a broad spectrum of skin diseases including psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, hidradenitis suppurativa, alopecia, skin aging, and acne. She has a particular interest in psoriasis, phototherapy and photodynamic therapy.


Dermatology Associates
50 Staniford Street
2nd Floor
Boston, MA 02114-2517
Phone: 617-726-2914
Fax: 617-726-7768

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