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Arturo Saavedra, MD, PhD, MBA

Massachusetts General Hospital
Medical Director and Vice Chairman for Clinical Affairs of the Medical Dermatology Division of the Department of Dermatology
Boston, MA

Art Saavedra, MD, PhD, MBA is the Medical Director and Vice Chairman for Clinical Affairs of the Medical Dermatology Division of the Department of Dermatology at the Massachusetts General Hospital.  He is an Assistant Professor of Dermatology at the Harvard Medical School and attends at the MGH Cancer Center.

Dr. Saavedra received a combined doctoral and medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania, with specialized training in Pharmacology, after graduating Magna Cum Laude from Harvard College with a degree in Biological Sciences.   He completed residency training in Internal Medicine at the Brigham and Women's Hospital, where he also served as Chief Resident.  He is a graduate of the Harvard Combined Dermatology Residency Training Program and a fellowship trained Dermatopathologist. 

Because of his combined training, he specializes in the diagnosis and care of complex medical dermatology with particular attention to advanced therapeutics and the development of novel treatment algorithms for poorly understood skin disorders.  He has been a primary author in publications establishing the use of systemic and intravenous chemotherapeutic and immunomodulatory agents for the use of infectious, inflammatory and neoplastic disorders of skin.  He has also published primary articles on the maximal use of skin pathologic examination as it relates to the diagnosis and prognostication of potentially deadly disorders such as Graft-versus-host disease, HIV and severe drug reactions such as toxic epidermal necrolysis.  He is also an editor on Fitzpatrick's Color Atlas and Synopsis of Clinical Dermatology, one of the most widely read textbooks in Dermatology.  He has received several research grants as well as teaching awards, locally and abroad.