About Yakir Levin, MD, PhD

Yakir Levin, MD, PhD is a board-certified dermatologist, Assistant Professor of Dermatology, and physician scientist at MGH, where he practices medical, laser, and cosmetic dermatology.  Before joining the faculty, he completed a 2-year fellowship in laser and cosmetic procedures at MGH’s Dermatology Laser and Cosmetic Center, one of the world’s leading cosmetic centers.
Dr. Levin graduated summa cum laude from Yeshiva University, where he earned a BA in Physics.  He was accepted to the Medical Scientist Training Program at Stanford University  and completed his MD  at  the School of Medicine, and his MS and PhD degrees in Electrical Engineering at the School of Engineering.  His work focused on development of novel MRI technologies to non-invasively detect and monitor cancer and kidney disease. Dr. Levin completed his internship at Emory University and his residency in dermatology at Boston University Medical Center, where he served as chief resident. While at BU Medical Center, Dr. Levin received the Marie-France Demierre Award for Humanism.

Currently a member of the laboratory of Professor R. Rox Anderson at the Wellman Center for Photomedicine at MGH, Dr. Levin’s research endeavors to improve the quality of life of patients with disfiguring birthmarks and hyperhidrosis, and to develop new platform technologies for the treatment of a variety of dermatologic diseases. He belongs to several professional organizations including the American Academy of Dermatology, the Society of Investigative Dermatology, American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery and the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery.

Dr. Levin specializes in the treatment of vascular and pigmented birthmarks in children, and in performance of laser and cosmetic procedures to address clinical signs of aging. In addition to general medical dermatology, Dr. Levin’s interests include skin cancer, hyperhidrosis, and pigmentary disorders.

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Mass General Dermatology
50 Staniford St.
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617-726-2914

Mass General Dermatology: Laser and Cosmetic Center
50 Staniford St.
Suite 250
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617-724-6960

Medical Education

  • M.D.; Ph.D., Stanford University School of Medicine
  • Residency, Boston Medical Center
  • Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital

American Board Certifications

  • Dermatology, American Board of Dermatology

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