Dermatology News & Events

Browse our news and publications or find information on upcoming events in the Department of Dermatology.


Currently Browsing:2019

  • Sunscreen dispensers made in the shade

    Friday, August 23, 2019  Mass General

    With one month of summer remaining, MGH Dermatology unveiled the newest outpost aimed at getting people to cover up – with sunscreen – on Boston’s City Hall Plaza Aug. 22.

  • Mass General named a top hospital in America by U.S. News & World Report

    Tuesday, July 30, 2019  Mass General

    Mass General is the #1 hospital on the East Coast, having been named #2 in America by U.S. News and World Report.

  • Summer sun care

    Friday, July 12, 2019  Mass General

    “Even on a cloudy summer day, up to 80 percent of the sun’s UV rays can pass through the clouds,” says Shinjita Das, MD, MGH dermatologist and technology director in the Department of Dermatology. “We expect people to enjoy the outdoors, so here are some simple tips to help you protect your skin.”

Currently Browsing:2018

  • New technology gives an 'edge' to the naked eye

    Friday, August 24, 2018  Mass General

    A new device that gives the human eye a “bionic edge” may sound like science fiction, says MGH dermatologist Victor Neel, MD, PhD, but it is a real and much-needed development for a procedure called Mohs surgery, a procedure to remove skin cancers on the face.

  • Have a sun-safe summer

    Friday, May 18, 2018  Mass General

    “Choosing the right sunscreen can help to reduce the risk of skin cancer and early signs of aging by the sun,” says Arianne “Shadi” Kourosh, MD, MPH, director of Community Health in the MGH Department of Dermatology.

  • Promoting wellness through beauty to women in shelters

    Friday, March 23, 2018  Mass General

    J, a middle-aged woman staying at a shelter in Boston, did not begin wearing makeup until she became homeless. She says when she had housing, there were many things in her life that gave her value and a sense of worth. However, once she lost housing, she started to feel ashamed.

  • Dermatology Spotlight: Maryanne M. Senna, MD

    Friday, February 16, 2018  Mass General

    For Women's History Month, dermatologist, Maryanne M. Senna, MD shares advice for women to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

  • Mass General Dermatology Media Coverage

    Wednesday, January 17, 2018  Mass General

    Browse the latest local and national news articles featuring stories from basic research to innovative breakthroughs in cosmetic dermatology.

Currently Browsing:2017

  • Powerful music, powerful medicine

    Friday, January 13, 2017  Mass General

    It was an emotional evening at the seventh annual Vietnam Vascular Anomalies Center (VAC) Classical Benefit Concert on Dec. 4, 2016, at the Goethe-Institut, Boston.

Currently Browsing:2016

  • Once again, named among America's best hospitals

    Tuesday, August 2, 2016  Mass General

    Massachusetts General Hospital is once again named among the top hospitals in America by U.S. News & World Report and is the only hospital to be highly rated across all 16 specialties.

Currently Browsing:2015

  • Wellman Center celebrates 40th anniversary

    Friday, December 4, 2015  Mass General

    More than 40 years ago, a gift from businessman Arthur Wellman to support the research of MGH dermatologist John Parrish, MD, launched what is now the Wellman Center for Photomedicine, the world’s largest research center focused on the medical effects and uses of light.

  • A positive approach to alopecia

    Friday, September 18, 2015  Mass General

    Joshua Corey, 13, has written a book chronicling his journey with an alopecia diagnosis.

  • #1 in the Nation

    Tuesday, July 21, 2015  Mass General

    U.S. News & World Report has named Massachusetts General Hospital the #1 hospital in the nation based on our quality of care, patient safety and reputation in 16 clinical specialties.

Currently Browsing:2014

  • Advocacy and awareness

    Monday, November 17, 2014  Mass General

    Arianne Shadi Kourosh, MD, of the MGH Department of Dermatology travels every year to Washington, D.C. to meet with members of Congress about issues affecting patient care. This year, she was accompanied by Daniel Sugai, MD, MGH’s first recipient of the AADA resident scholarship.

  • ‘Muchas gracias’

    Friday, October 10, 2014  Mass General

    Since 2005, 14 MGHers have joined Ernesto González, MD, on the list of past recipients of the Ernesto González Award for Outstanding Service to the Latino Community. At an Oct. 3 ceremony in the Paul S. Russell, MD Museum of Medical History and Innovation, another two names were added.

  • #1 in New England, #2 in the nation

    Tuesday, July 15, 2014  Mass General

    U.S. News & World Report ranks Massachusetts General Hospital among the top hospitals in America based on our quality of care, patient safety and reputation in 16 specialties.

  • Dedicated to diversity

    Friday, May 23, 2014  Mass General

    MGH dermatologist Ernesto González, MD, who is revered not only for his clinical work but also for his impact on diversity at the MGH, was recently honored as one of nine Puerto Rican leaders inducted into the Center for Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter College, The City University of New York.

  • Keeping safe while having fun in the sun

    Friday, May 16, 2014  Mass General

    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.

Currently Browsing:2013

  • #1 in New England, #2 in the nation

    Tuesday, July 16, 2013  Mass General

    U.S. News & World Report ranks Massachusetts General Hospital among the top hospitals in America based on our quality of care, patient safety and reputation in 16 specialties.

  • Concert raises funds for children with disfiguring birthmarks

    Friday, January 18, 2013  Mass General

    Nearly $15,000 was raised during the third annual Vietnam Vascular Anomalies Center Benefit Concert, hosted by the MGH Department of Dermatology and the Wellman Center for Photomedicine and held at the Goethe Institut Boston.

Currently Browsing:2012

  • ¡Soy Latino! MGH community honors Gonzalez awardees

    Friday, September 28, 2012  Mass General

    Olga Campos, RN, and Dulce Cardona-Rivera, are this year's recipients of the Ernesto Gonzalez Award for Outstanding Service to the Latino Community.

  • 2012 Research Scholars announced

    Friday, May 25, 2012  Mass General

    The second group of MGH Research Scholars – recipients of unrestricted five-year grants to support innovative investigations – was announced at the hospital’s Research Advisory Council (RAC) annual meeting on May 11.

  • Concert benefits Vietnam children’s clinic

    Friday, January 27, 2012  Mass General

    THOUSANDS OF CHILDREN will have a new lease on life thanks to the $13,000 raised during the MGH Department of Dermatology’s recent benefit concert in support of the Vascular Anomalies Center in Vietnam, which provides free treatment for youth with disfiguring birthmarks.

Currently Browsing:2011

  • Women's health fair a success

    Friday, June 10, 2011  Mass General

    MGH Hotline 6.10.11 From free blood pressure checks to massage therapy gift certificate raffles, booths at "An Ounce of Prevention," a day-long women's health fair May 11 in the Bulfinch Tent, provided attendees with resources and information for living a long and healthy life.

  • BHCHP honors Ernesto Gonzalez, MD

    Friday, May 13, 2011  Mass General

    MGH Hotline 5.13.11 Ernesto Gonzalez, MD, a clinician, investigator and educator in the MGH Department of Dermatology, was honored April 25 with the Jim O'Connell Award from the Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program (BHCHP).

  • In General:Department of Dermatology

    Friday, March 11, 2011  Mass General

    In General awards and honors

  • MGH concert benefits free clinic in Vietnam

    Friday, January 14, 2011  Mass General

    MGH Hotline 01.14.11 STRAINS OF SAINT-SAËNS, Bruch and Beethoven filled the Goethe Institut Boston on Dec. 4, as the MGH Department of Dermatology hosted a benefit gala and concert to raise funds for the Vascular Anomalies Center in Vietnam.

Currently Browsing:2010

  • There’s No Safe Tan

    Friday, May 14, 2010  Clinical

    Thinking about heading to an indoor tanning salon this spring? An expert from Mass General’s Department of Dermatology says “think again.”


Currently Browsing:2016

  • Spring 2016 Skinnovations Newsletter

    Tuesday, November 15, 2016

    This issues features, Unlocking the secret to aging; Protecting your skin year round; Essential tips for Winter Skin; Choosing the right skin treatments for darker skin tones.

Currently Browsing:2015

  • Summer 2015 SKINnovations Newsletter

    Friday, August 7, 2015

    This issue features: More than Rosy Cheeks ("Slapped Cheek Disease); Living with Alopecia, What is normal hair loss?, and Choices for cosmetic treatments that are safe to do in during the summer months.

Currently Browsing:2014

  • Summer 2014: Dermatology SKINnovations Newsletter

    Wednesday, July 9, 2014

    Read about the The Truth Behind the Tan, New MGH Research Regarding Open Wounds at Birth, A Guide to Men's Skin Care and Cosmetic Treatments, and Newly Diagnosed with Skin Cancer? Overcoming the fear.
  • MGH Melanoma Minute

    Monday, August 11, 2014

    Browse brief updates from the Mass General's Dermatology Melanoma and Pigmented Lesion Center.
  • Winter 2014: SKINnovations Newsletter

    Friday, December 12, 2014

    Read how are dermatologists are involved beyond our clinic walls to ensure that people everywhere receive the best dermatologic care. Stories include advocacy efforts for patient's rights, providing care to the homeless, and learn how one spot on the skin could be the sign of a life threatening disease.

Currently Browsing:2013

  • June 2013 Dermatology Newsletter

    Monday, June 17, 2013

    Learn why red heads may be at a greater risk for skin cancer, how to treat insect bites, how to apply sunless tanning products, and new advances in cosmetic dermatology.
  • October 2013 Dermatology Newsletter

    Monday, October 21, 2013

    Meet our new dermatologists and read about our expansion plans. Short articles on treating lice, what ingredients to look for in OTC moisturizers, and faster tattoo removal with fewer treatments.

Currently Browsing:2012

  • Spring/Summer 2012 Dermatology Newsletter

    Saturday, May 12, 2012

    Read brief articles advances in the treatment for melanoma, sun protection, caring for minor cuts and scrapes, and breakthroughs in cosmetic dermatology.
  • Fall/Winter2012-2013 Dermatology Newsletter

    Monday, October 1, 2012

    Brief articles and updates discussing the types of birthmarks, over the counter acne products, caring for dry skin, and what to do about brown spots.

Currently Browsing:2011

  • 2011 Spring Summer Dermatology Newsletter

    Friday, April 1, 2011

    Spring and Summer 2011: MGH Dermatology Newsletter. Read brief articles focused on maintaining healthy skin, sun protection, and the latest advances in treatments for skin conditions.
  • Fall 2011 Winter 2012 Dermatology Newsletter

    Saturday, October 15, 2011

    Mass General Dermatology Newsletter, Volume 3.: Read brief articles related to sun protection, itch, psoriasis, and reversing sun damage.

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Media Coverage

  • Interpreting the New AAD Melanoma Guidelines - Consultant 360, 11/21/2018

    Consultant 360: Podcast: Dr. Hensin Tsao, MD, PhD, Clinical Director of the Melanoma & Pigmented Lesion Center, & Director of the Melanoma Genetics Program at Massachusetts General Hospital discusses key points regarding the new AAD guidelines for melanoma care.

  • Are There Different Types of Birthmarks? - American Academy Of Dermatology, 10/17/2018

    American Academy of Dermatology: Watch a video featuring Pediatric Dermatologist, Elena Hawryluk, MD explaining the different types of birthmarks on children.

  • Eczema drug restores hair growth in teen with alopecia - Fox News, 10/11/2018

    Fox News: Reports on a case study published in JAMA Dermatology. Maryanne Senna, MD reports that an eczema drug helped a teen regrow hair. Dr. Senna hopes to be able to investigate this further to find out if it is helpful to other patients.

  • The Best-Anti-Aging Skin Care - Consumer Reports, 9/16/2018

    Consumer Reports: Dermatologist, Sarina Elmariah, MD, PhD comments on the many factor that affect how are skin ages.

  • The Science of CoolSculpting Developed by Boston Doctor - WCVB-TV Boston, 7/30/2018

    WCVB-TV Boston: Video report: The science of CoolSculpting was developed by Mass General doctors. Dr. R. Rox Anderson and Mathew Avram explain the science and who are good candidates for a CoolSculpting treatment.

  • Why Some Are Still Skeptical of Tanning Bed Risks - Health Day, 2/23/2018

    Health Day: Dermatologist Maryam Asgari, MD discusses the importance of knowing the dangers of tanning at a young age and how avoiding tanning beds can help reduce the risk of developing skin cancers and early aging.

  • Boston Winter Walk Aims To Raise Awareness of Homelessness - Huntington News-Northeaster University, 2/14/2018

    Huntington News: On a cold day in February, MGH Dermatologist, Jennifer Tan, MD walked to raise awareness that Homelessness is a national epidemic and it leads to significant mortality and disability amongst people who are homeless,

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