Clinical Interests
  • Cutaneous infections
  • Internal medicine, dermatologic disorders
  • HIV dermatology
  • Diabetes related skin disorders
  • Tropical skin disorders
  • High risk skin cancer (organ transplant recipients)
Medical Education
  • MD, McGill University
  • Residency, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  • Fellowship, National Institute of Health
Board Certifications
  • Dermatology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Existing Patients
Patient Gateway
Insurances Accepted
  • Aetna Health Inc.
  • AllWays Health (NHP) - ACD
  • AllWays Health (NHP) - PBO
  • 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
  • BMC HealthNet Mass Health MCO/ACO
  • Cigna (PAL #'s)
  • Commonwealth Care Alliance
  • Fallon Community HealthCare
  • Great-West Healthcare (formally One Health Plan)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - ACD
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - PBO
  • Health Care Value Management (HCVM)
  • Humana/Choice Care PPO
  • MassHealth
  • Medicare
  • Medicare - ACD
  • OSW - Connecticut
  • OSW - Maine
  • OSW - New Hampshire
  • OSW - New York
  • OSW - Rhode Island
  • OSW - Vermont
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • Railroad Medicare
  • Railroad Medicare - ACD
  • Senior Whole Health
  • TriCare
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • Unicare
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - ACD
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - PBO
  • Well Sense Pediatrics

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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Richard A. Johnson, MD is board certified in dermatology and internal medicine and is Assistant Professor of Dermatology at Harvard Medical School.  He graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and received his medical degree from McGill University in Montreal, Quebec.  Afterwards, he completed a Fellowship at the National Institutes for Health (NIH) and dermatology residency in the Harvard Combined Residency Program, where he later became Chief Resident. 
In addition to seeing patients, Dr. Johnson is a lecturer, teacher, and author. Dr. Johnson has co-authored six editions of Fitzpatrick's Color Atlas and Synopsis of Clinical Dermatology, the Color Atlas and Synopsis of Pediatric Dermatology, and has authored numerous journal articles. He has served on several Editorial Boards for professional journals and is a member of several Academy Associations including, the American Academy of Dermatology, Massachusetts Medical Society, and the International AIDS Society.   Dr. Johnson's major research interests are skin disease related to HIV/AIDS, diabetes mellitus, skin cancer, skin disease in organ transplant recipients, and tropical skin disorders.


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