Dr. Arndt, a dermatologist in the Boston area, is one of the premier academic clinicians in dermatology and has had a strong impact on the practice and perception of dermatology both nationally and internationally. A fourth generation Californian, he attended the University of California at Berkeley, then became an Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society graduate of Yale University School of Medicine, followed by training in dermatology at the Massachusetts General Hospital and the Department of Dermatology at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Arndt is Adjunct Professor of Surgery (Dermatology) at Dartmouth Medical School; Adjunct Professor of Dermatology at Brown Medical School; and Clinical Professor of Dermatology, Emeritus, Harvard Medical School; and a partner at SkinCare Physicians. He was Dermatologist-in-Chief at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center for over two decades. The Kenneth A. Arndt Professorship in Dermatology was established at Harvard Medical School in 2000 “in recognition of Dr. Arndt’s many contributions to the field.” The current and all future chairmen of the Department of Dermatology at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center carry the title of the Kenneth A. Arndt Professor.
Dr. Arndt has broad clinical and clinical research interests. He specializes in the diagnosis and therapy of medical dermatologic diseases, all aspects of cutaneous laser surgery including treatment of vascular and pigmented lesions, hypertrichosis, photodamage, and scarring, and the evaluation and treatment of photoaging including the use of soft tissue fillers, chemodenervation (Botox, Dysport), radiofrequency (Thermage), photorejuvenation and adjunctive therapies.
Dr. Arndt has been named as a Top Doctor in Boston for 16 years.
Dr. Arndt is the author or editor of sixteen books. His Manual of Dermatologic Therapeutics is in its eighth edition and has been translated into six foreign languages. Dr. Arndt is co-author with Dr. Jeffrey S. Dover of the book Illustrated Cutaneous Laser Surgery: A Practitioner’s Guide, and its most recent edition as Illustrated Cutaneous and Aesthetic Laser Surgery, and also the book, Controversies and Conversations in Cutaneous Laser Surgery. Along with Drs. Kaminer, Dover and Rohrer, he is co-editor of the comprehensive text Atlas of Cosmetic Surgery. Dr. Arndt is the co-editor of the books Cutaneous Laser Therapy: Principles and Methods, and Lasers in Cutaneous and Aesthetic Surgery and editor of Scar Revision. He is also co-editor of The Manual of Clinical Problems in Dermatology, six volumes of Diagnostic Challenges, and a comprehensive five book textbook series which includes the two volume Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery, An Integrated Program in Dermatology; Atlas of Cutaneous Surgery; Primary Care Dermatology; Pocket Guide to Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery; and Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery: Self Assessment and Review. With Drs. Peter Schalock and Jeffrey Hsu he edited the new Lippincott’s Primary Care Dermatology (2011). Dr. Arndt has been course director at many national and international meetings, and often along with Drs. Dover and Kaminer of many top-rated Harvard Medical School and SkinCare Physicians Courses and Seminars including Practical Dermatology; Current Concepts in Cutaneous Laser Surgery; Cosmetic Surgery – Current Concepts and Evolving Techniques; and the annual advanced symposium, Controversies and Conversations in Laser and Cosmetic Surgery.
Dr. Arndt is the author of over 300 scientific publications. He served as the editor-in-chief of the Archives of Dermatology, the leading journal in the field, for two decades. Dr. Arndt co-founded the journal Medical and Surgical Dermatology: A Critical Guide to the World Literature, and is co-chief editor of the journal Seminars in Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery. He has served as associate editor of The Journal of Investigative Dermatology, co-editor of Lasers in Surgery and Medicine, and is on the editorial boards of The Harvard Medical School Health Letter, Lasers in Surgery and Medicine, the Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy, the Journal of Plastic and Oncologic Dermatology, the Skin Therapy Letter, and Lasers in Medical Science.
Dr. Arndt has been the President of the Boston Dermatological Club, the New England Dermatologic Society and the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, and was a member of the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Dermatology. He has received many honors including a Presidential Citation, the William B. Mark Memorial Award, the Leon M. Goldman Award and the Ellet H. Drake Lectureship Award of the American Society of Laser Surgery and Medicine and a President’s Award from the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery. Dr. Arndt is listed among the top dermatologists regionally and nationally by Town and Country Magazine and in multiple editions of Boston Magazine Top Docs, American Health Best Doctors in America, Woodward and White’s The Best Doctors in America, America’s Top Doctors, Best Doctors, Inc. Best Doctors, and the Castle Connolly Guide to the Nation’s Leading Medical Specialists.
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