Dermatology


Suzanne Olbricht, MD
Chief, Department of Dermatology
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Harvard Medical Faculty Physicians (HMFP) at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Appointment(s):
Associate Professor of Dermatology, Harvard Medical School
President-Elect, American Academy of Dermatology
The Department of Dermatology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center offers comprehensive dermatologic diagnostic and therapeutic services for all skin conditions. Services include consultation and continuing care for medical dermatology, cutaneous surgery, phototherapy and cosmetic services. Specialized expertise for the diagnosis and treatment of melanoma and nonmelanoma skin cancer, psoriasis, vitiligo, acne, cutaneous lymphoma, eczema and contact dermatitis is available.

Surgical services include excision of benign and malignant lesions, Mohs’ Micrographic Surgery for skin cancers, reconstruction following cancer surgery, laser treatment of vascular and pigmented lesions and cosmetic procedures such as laser resurfacing, hair removal, chemical peels, fat transplantation, dermabrasion, injections of fillers and botulism toxin and sclerotherapy.

The department also offers several special programs in conjunction with other hospital departments including: The Cutaneous Oncology and Melanoma Clinics and a specialized clinic for women with skin problems related to endocrine conditions.


Dermatologic services are provided at the Shapiro Building at BIDMC (general dermatology, specialty clinics, Mohs micrographic and cutaneous surgery); the Chestnut Hill Dermatology and Laser Center (medical, cosmetic and laser dermatology), and general dermatology services at our Needham office and BID Healthcare Centers in Lexington and Chelsea.

The department educates Harvard Medical students, BID residents and is one of the principal teaching hospitals of the Combined Harvard Dermatology Residency. The department has active research programs in dermatoepidemiology, evidence based medicine, psoriasis and melanoma and nonmelanoma skin cancer.