SkinCare Physicians

Kenneth A. Arndt, MD

Dr. Kenneth A. ArndtDr. 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. He is an Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society graduate of Yale University School of Medicine and trained in dermatology at the Massachusetts General Hospital and the Department of Dermatology at Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Arndt is post Clinical Professor of Dermatology at Harvard and Yale Medical Schools; Adjunct Professor of Medicine (Dermatology) at Dartmouth Medical School; Adjunct Professor of Dermatology, Brown University; 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 is the author or editor of fifteen 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. 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 along with Dr. Dover, 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 Presidential Citations from the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery and the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, and 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. Dr. Arndt is listed among the top dermatologists regionally and nationally by Town and Country Magazine and was recently selected for the 15th time as one of America’s Top Doctors® by Castle Connolly M. Ltd.

Dr. Arndt has also been included in the prestigious U.S. News and World Report‘s Top Doctors, American Health Magazine‘s The Best Doctors in America, and in many other publications including Woodward-White‘s Best Doctors in America, Castle Connolly’s Top Cosmetic Doctors guide, as well as multiple editions of Boston Magazine‘s Boston Top Docs.

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1244 Boylston Street (Route 9)
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Phone: (617) 731-1600 Fax: (617) 731-1601

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SkinCare Physicians®
1244 Boylston Street (Route 9)
Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts 02467

Phone: (617) 731-1600 Fax: (617) 731-1601

Medical Website Design & Marketing by Etna Interactive

The dermatologists and other medical professionals at SkinCare Physicians specialize in a wide range of dermatology treatments and services, including laser hair removal, laser skin treatment, hair transplant, eyelid surgery, body contouring, psoriasis, skin cancer, BOTOX® Cosmetic, fillers, and Thermage®. From their offices in Chestnut Hill, they serve Boston, Brookline, Cambridge, Newton and Wellesley.