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American Board of Dermatology

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Newton, MA 02459

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Dermatology
Dermatologists treat diseases of the skin, hair, and nails, and more

A dermatologist is a physician with training and expertise in the diagnosis and medical/surgical management of diseases of the skin, 
hair and nails, and mucous membranes.

Specialty training required prior to certification: Four years

Subspecialties

Certification in one of the following subspecialties requires additional training and assessment as specified by the board.

Dermatopathology

A dermatopathologist is expert in diagnosing and monitoring diseases of the skin, including infectious, immunologic, degenerative, and neoplastic diseases. This entails the examination and interpretation of specially prepared tissue sections, cellular scrapings, and smears of skin lesions by means of light microscopy, electron microscopy, and fluorescence microscopy.

Pediatric Dermatology
A pediatric dermatologist is a physician with training and expertise in the diagnosis and medical/surgical management of diseases of the skin, hair and nails, and mucous membranes of infants, children, and adolescents.

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