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The Department of Dermatology provides general dermatology, dermatologic surgery including surgical excisions and Mohs micrographic surgery, laser surgery, cosmetic dermatology (including sclerotherapy and chemical peels), wound healing expertise, phototherapy, patch testing, pediatric dermatology, melanoma treatment, and skin oncology. Its mission is to serve as a leader in teaching, research and patient care relevant to skin diseases. The team is committed to education, to generating new knowledge about normal and diseased skin, and to innovation, as well as the highest standards of ethics and academic excellence.

The Department is affiliated with the Boston University Cosmetic and Laser Center, which provides cosmetic plastic surgery and cosmetic procedures, as well as the Boston University Asian Skin Care Center, which provides a wide range of cosmetic care unique to Asian skin.

Personal consultation sessions are offered. Learn more about the department's services

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Treatments & Services

The Department of Dermatology’s staff and surgeons are at the forefront of the field, offering personal consultation and guidance to each patient. Continued research and state-of-the-art technology enables BMC’s physicians to develop more effective and less invasive techniques for treatments. We care for adult and pediatric patients providing the following treatments as appropriate.

For cosmetic dermatology services, visit the Boston University Cosmetic and Laser Center.

Learn more about Mohs Surgery

Treatment Cure Rates

Clinical studies demonstrate that Mohs micrographic surgery provides five-year cure rates of approximately 99% for primary basal cell carcinomas, and 96% for recurrent basal cell carcinoma. Cure rates for squamous cell carcinoma are approximately 97%.These cure rates are significantly higher than with other methods of tumor removal or destruction.

Mohs surgery is preferred over other treatments for:

  • Tumors on the face
  • Tumors on other body sites that may be difficult to repair if too much tissue is removed
  • Recurrent (previously treated) tumors
  • Large tumors or tumors without clearly defined edges
  • Tumors that appear aggressive under the microscope

Our Team

BMC's team of experts has a wide variety of experience. Some are affiliated with the Boston University Center for Cosmetic & Laser Surgery and many hold positions at the Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine. Learn more about their roles at the Boston University Cosmetic & Laser Center and at Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine.

For select providers, new and existing patients can book an appointment online (powered by ZocDoc). Select Make an Appointment next to a provider's name to make an appointment. If your provider is not available for online booking, please call to make an appointment.


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Residency and Fellowship Information

The Department of Dermatology at Boston Medical Center is affiliated with the Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine. To learn about residency training programs, graduate training programs, and fellowships, please visit the Department of Dermatology of the Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine website.