The Boston University Department of Dermatology's mission is to serve as a leader in education, research, and patient care for skin health and diseases of the skin. We are committed to excellence in patient care, teaching, and generating new knowledge about normal and diseased skin and are committed to innovation in all of our endeavours. We strive to meet the highest standards of ethics and academic excellence. Ultimately, we expect that our work will provide insights into the basic mechanisms underlying the development of skin diseases and lead to novel approaches to the diagnosis and treatment of skin diseases, which will improve the lives of our patients and those of the millions of patients who suffer from cutaneous disorders worldwide.
The Department of Dermatology at Boston University provides dermatology care to inpatients and outpatients at Boston Medical Center, patients in Boston neighbourhood health centres, the Jamaica Plain Veterans Administration Hospital, and Commonwealth Avenue clinics, as well as additional clinics in the greater Boston area. Faculty use eConsult Telehealth to provide dermatology advice to health providers. The department occupies a 36,000 sq. ft. building on the Boston University Medical Campus adjacent to the medical school, School of Public Health, School of Dental Medicine, and Boston Medical Center, the principal teaching hospital. Faculty and clinical associates offer expertise in practically all subspecialty areas within dermatology, including skin oncology, photopheresis, dermatologic surgery, rheumatologic-dermatology, phototherapy, laser and cosmetic surgery, alopecia, skin ulcers, wound healing, pediatric dermatology, acne, disorders of pigmentation, and ethnic skin, psoriasis, eczematous disorders, and autoimmune diseases. Departmental researchers are leaders in malignant melanoma, cutaneous lymphoma, non-melanoma skin cancer, wound healing, diseases of the hair, rheumatologic-dermatology, MOHS surgery, and diseases the skin of ethnic origin.
The major component of this program is clinical exposure with bedside teaching under full faculty supervision. The core theory of this two-year program includes coursework in:
Structure and function of the skin
Sexually transmitted diseases and AIDS