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Clarissa Yang, MD named Chief of Dermatology

(Boston) - Tufts Medical Center today announced that Fei-Shiuann Clarissa Yang, MD, a prominent leader in the field, is now serving as Dermatologist-in-Chief.

Dr. Yang comes to Tufts Medical Center after more than a decade of work at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School. There, she served as the Outpatient Medical Director for the Department of Dermatology, which comprises 11 outpatient locations, and as the Director of Brigham Dermatology Associates, the hospital’s flagship dermatology practice. Dr. Yang is past-president of the New England Dermatologic Society Council and has presented and published widely on the skin and its related diseases

“I’m looking forward to working with the talented dermatology team at Tufts MC and have already been impressed with the collegiality, professionalism and dedication.,” said Dr. Yang. “My focus will be developing centers of excellence in dermatology.  I want to optimize the patient experience and create a place in which the staff and faculty are excited to work and love taking care of their patients.”

One of Dr. Yang’s priorities is clinical care redesign. She plans to enhance operational efficiency and integrate technology into the delivery of care to improve access and convenience for the patient – possibilities include mobile apps that can securely transmit photos of a rash or skin problem to a doctor and use teledermatology, where patients can have a “virtual” appointment with a physician. She also plans to expand the laser and cosmetic center, to add to the umbrella of services already provided by the Department.

“Dr. Yang is well-respected for both her passion in the field and her extraordinary talent,” said Michael Wagner, MD, President and CEO of Tufts Medical Center. “She’ll be working with the team on integrating operational efficiencies that can help our clinics run better and new models of care to ensure the very best clinical practice.”

Dr. Yang has also been named chair of dermatology at Tufts University School of Medicine.

“Our medical students are very fortunate to be able to learn from such a proven, dedicated and highly respected professional,” said Harris Berman, MD, Dean of Tufts University School of Medicine. “Dr. Yang not only has great experience in clinical dermatology, she understands the importance of technology, which is the future of the field.”

Dr. Yang replaces Alice Gottlieb, MD, PhD, who stepped down as Chair in 2016.

“Dermatology is a very busy practice area. Skin diseases have become more prevalent as our population ages. There are also so many innovations on the cosmetic side that are helping men and women look and feel better,” said Craig Best, MD, President and CEO of the Tufts Medical Center Physician Organization. “Dr. Yang has the dedication and experience to modernize our services to meet the needs of our community.”

To make an appointment with Dr. Yang, please call the Department of Dermatology at Tufts Medical Center at 617-636-0156.

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