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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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 School of Medicine. Learn more about their roles at the Boston University Cosmetic & Laser Center and at Boston University 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.

Dermatologists

Rhoda M Alani, MD

Chief, Department of Dermatology
Professor and Chairman of Dermatology, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston MA

Special Interests

Melanoma, Mole checks, Skin cancers and prevention, Basal cell carcinoma, Squamous cell carcinoma

Jag Bhawan, MD

Professor of Dermatology & Pathology, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston MA

Special Interests

General dermatology, Disorders of pigmentation

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Lynne J Goldberg, MD

Professor of Dermatology and Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston MA

Special Interests

Hair loss (alopecia), Dermatopathology

Christina Lam, MD

Assistant Professor of Dermatology, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston MA

Special Interests

Lupus, Dermatomyositis, Scleroderma, Morphea, Vasculitis

Margaret S Lee, MD, PhD

Director of Pediatric Dermatology of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine

Special Interests

Pediatric Dermatology, Atopic Dermatitis, Psychosocial Patient Support & Patient-Oriented Outcomes, Vascular Birthmarks, Pediatric and Other Dermatology Procedures

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Bichchau T Nguyen, MD

Medical Director, MOHS Surgical Unit

Special Interests

MOHS Surgery, Melanoma Skin Cancers, Squamous Cell, Basal Cell, High-Risk Skin Cancers

Tania J Phillips, MD

Professor of Dermatology, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston MA

Special Interests

Wound healing, General dermatology

Michael T Rosenbaum, MD

Associate Clinical Professor of Dermatology, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston MA

Special Interests

General adult and pediatric dermatology

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Debjani Sahni, MD

Assistant Professor of Dermatology, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston MA

Special Interests

Cutaneous oncology

Lisa Y Shen, MD

Special Interests

Hemangioma, Atopic Dermatitis, Acne, Birthmarks, Moles

Neelam A Vashi, MD

Assistant Professor of Dermatology, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston MA

Special Interests

Ethnic skin, chemical peels, sclerotherapy, laser treatments, filler, botox, fat removal

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Residency and Fellowship Information

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

Affiliations

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As the principal teaching affiliate of Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM), Boston Medical Center is devoted to training future generations of healthcare professionals.  Learn more about Boston University School of Medicine.