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Meet Clarissa Yang, MD
Dermatologist-in-Chief; Harvey B. Ansell Professor of Dermatology and Chair, Tufts University School of Medicine; Associate Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department + Services
Clinical Focus Areas
Skin cancer, atypical moles, acne, laser and cosmetic surgery
Seeing Patients In
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Locations + Directions
Tufts Medical Center
Biewend Building, 13th and 14th Floor
260 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02111
Phone #: 617-636-0156
Fax #: 617-636-9169
Honors + Awards
2020, "Top Doctor," Boston Magazine
2018/2019, "Top Doctor," Boston Magazine
Publications + National Presentations
Yang FC, Merlino G, Chin L. Genetic dissection of melanoma pathways in the mouse. Seminars in Cancer Biology 2001;11(3):261–8.
Solky BA, Yang FC, Xu X, Levins P. Transient Myeloproliferative Disorder Causing a Vesiculopustular Eruption in a Phenotypically Normal Neonate. Pediatric Dermatology 2004;21(5):551–4.
Thomas VD, Yang FC, Kvedar JC. Biologics in psoriasis: A quick reference guide. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology 2005;53(2):346–51.
Wong HK and Yang FC Severe Combined Immunodeficiency. Emedicine Dermatology Chapter; 2006.
Moore A, Lau E, Yang C, Mackool B, Kuter DJ. Dalteparin-Induced Skin Necrosis in a Patient With Metastatic Lung Adenocarcinoma. American Journal of Clinical Oncology 2007;30(3):329–31.
Yang FC, Jessup C, Dahiya M, Reynolds R. Pityriasis rubra pilaris exacerbation with topical use of imiquimod. International Journal of Dermatology 2008;47(10):1076–8.
Ryu J, Yang FC. A Review of Topical Imiquimod in the Management of Basal Cell Carcinoma, Actinic Keratoses, and Other Skin Lesions. Clinical Medicine Therapeutics 2009;1:1557-1575.
Yang C. Disorders of Pigmentation. In: Schwarzenberger K, Werchniak AE, Ko CJ, eds. Requisites in Dermatology. Philadelphia: Saunders Elsevier; 2009. P. 319-37.
Ryu J, Naik H, Yang FC, Winterfield L. Pyoderma Gangrenosum Presenting With Leukemoid Reaction: A Report of 2 Cases. Archives of Dermatology 2010;146(5):568–9.
Pothiawala S, Hsu MY, Yang C, Kesari S, Ibrahimi OA. Urticarial Hypersensitivity Reaction Caused by Temozolomide. Journal of Drugs in Dermatology. 2010;9(9):1142-4.
Naik H, Yang FC. Pityriasis Rubra Pilaris. In: Sardana K, Garg VK, Mahajan S eds. Diagnosis and Management of Skin Diseases: An Evidence Based Approach. India: Wolters Kluwer; 2012. p. 655-63.
Wiersma GL, Saavedra AP, Yang FC, Nandi TR, Levine D, Murphy GF. Pseudoherpetic Grover disease: Report of 2 Cases and Review of the Literature. American Journal of Dermatopathology. 2014; 36(9):746-50.
Hu L, Alexander C, Velez NF, Yang C, Canales AL, Liu S, Vleugels RA. Severe Tacrolimus-Induced Granulomatous Rosacea Recalcitrant to Oral Tetracyclines. Journal of Drugs in Dermatology. 2015;14(6):628-630.
Tsibris, H, Yang FC. Antiperspirants. In: Ardern-Jones M, Hampton P and Vleugels RA, eds. Handbook of Dermatology Treatment. London; JP Medical; 2017. p. 10-11.
Tsibris, H, Yang FC. Botulinum Toxin. In: Vleugels, RA et al, eds. Handbook of Dermatology Treatment. London; JP Medical; 2017. p. 112-3.
Trivedi M, Yang FC, Cho B. A review of laser and light therapy in melasma. International Journal of Womens Dermatology 2017;3(1):11–20.
Nambudiri VE, Watson AJ, Buzney EA, Kupper TS, Rubenstein MH, Yang FC. Medical Scribes in an Academic Dermatology Practice. JAMA Dermatology 2018;154(1):101.
Dr. Yang is a Board-certified dermatologist who specializes in medical dermatology, skin cancers, atypical moles and has expertise in laser and cosmetics. She takes care of challenging medical conditions using innovative procedural techniques.
She grew up in Canada and obtained her medical school training at McGill University. She subsequently completed her internship in internal medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, followed by a dermatology residency in the Harvard Combined Dermatology Residency Training Program and served as Chief Resident in her final year.
She was the Outpatient Medical Director for the Department of Dermatology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and practiced there for twelve years. She held leadership roles in education at Harvard Medical School and in the Harvard Dermatology Residency Program. Dr. Yang is also Past-President of the New England Dermatological Society. She has also been awarded Boston Magazine’s Top Doctor Award.
Dr. Yang is dedicated to delivering high quality, compassionate, clinical care to her patients. She believes in constant improvement and re-evaluation of clinical care systems and in developing and training the next generation of doctors.
American Academy of Dermatology
New England Dermatological Society
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