Barbara Gilchrest, MD – Biography
Dr. Barbara Gilchrest is Professor and former Chair of the Department of Dermatology at Boston University School of Medicine and Boston Medical Center (BMC). She is also the founding Director of the BMC Laser Center.
Dr. Gilchrest received her medical degree from Harvard Medical School and completed Residencies in Internal Medicine and Dermatology at Harvard-affiliated hospitals. She is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Dermatology. Prior to her appointment as Chair of the Department of Dermatology, Dr. Gilchrest held academic appointments at Harvard Medical School and Tufts University School of Medicine.
Dr. Gilchrest has clinical and laboratory-based research interests in skin aging and pigmentation and has published extensively based on her pioneering work in these fields. She is cited in the book, 100 Best Doctors in America. Dr. Gilchrest has a long-standing interest in the effects of ultraviolet (UV) light on skin. At present, she is conducting clinical studies of novel means to prevent and treat UV-related skin cancers. Dr. Gilchrest is the author of over 400 scholarly articles and 8 books; she is a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies of Science.