Ruth E. Tedaldi, M.D.

Ruth E. Tedaldi, M.D.

Dr. Tedaldi, founder of Dermatology Partners, Inc., created the practice with a vision of providing personalized medical and cosmetic dermatology care. A sought-after expert on cosmetic procedures, Dr. Tedaldi helps women and men in the Boston area improve their self-image with minimally invasive techniques. Known for her unique approach to cosmetic dermatology, she believes that the key to achieving outstanding results is through partnering with her patients and patient education.

She is a graduate of Harvard University and completed her medical training at Massachusetts General Hospital and New York Hospital’s Cornell University Medical Center. She began practicing dermatology in the Boston area in 1986 and was one of the first local dermatologists to practice cosmetic dermatology in a spa setting.

Clinical Specialties
Cosmetic Dermatology
Laser Dermatology
General Dermatology

Research & Consultations
Investigator of Clinical Trials for new skin care treatments
Clinical Consultant for Neutrogena®, RoC® and Vichy Laboratories, a division of L’Oreal® Paris
Advisory Board Member, Shape Magazine
Clinical Instructor for Fillers

Public Appearances
Dr. Tedaldi can be heard on WRKO Talk Radio and Kiss 108FM, and is a frequent guest of KISS 108’s “Matty in the Morning” show. She also recently appeared on her own radio show, “Better Health Connection,” WHJJ, 920AM, Providence, RI.

Professional Memberships
American Academy of Dermatology

Hospital Affiliations
Newton-Wellesley Hospital

Rachel Herschenfeld M.D

Rachel Herschenfeld M.D

Dr. Herschenfeld specializes in cosmetic, laser and medical dermatology services. She is a recognized expert on reversing signs of aging and improving the skin’s overall health and appearance, and she has published articles and lectured on sun related skin damage. In addition to her practice, she is a clinical instructor in the use of Botox®, fillers and laser treatments, and she actively participates in clinical trials for cosmetic treatments. From comprehensive evaluations to in-depth education to individualized treatment plans, she guides patients to beautiful results using a research-proven approach.

Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), Dr. Herschenfeld earned her medical degree from Harvard Medical School. She completed residencies in Internal Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and in Dermatology at Boston Medical Center and Tufts Medical Center.

Specialties
Cosmetic Dermatology
Laser Dermatology
General Dermatology and Skin Cancer

Research & Consultations
Clinical Trials for cosmetic treatments
Clinical Instructor for Botox® and fillers
Clinical Instructor for laser treatments
AAD Skin Knowledge and Information Network (SKIN)

Publications & Appearances
Dr. Herschenfeld writes the monthly skin sense column for washingtonpost.com. She has appeared on New England Cable News (NECN), 20/20 and ABC World News Tonight. She is often quoted in national magazines, such as Self and Prevention

Professional Memberships
American Academy of Dermatology
New England Dermatological Society
Board Certification
American Board of Dermatology

Hospital Affiliations
Newton-Wellesley Hospital

Elissa J. Lunder, M.D.

Elissa J. Lunder, M.D.

Dr. Lunder specializes in general, cosmetic, and laser dermatology. She is committed to helping her patients prevent and reverse photo-damage by pairing the right skin care routine with the best laser treatments. She spent a year at Harvard’s Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital studying the use of UVA and UVB wavelengths to treat skin disorders. During her phototherapy fellowship, she researched how sunlight can damage the skin, causing everything from brown spots to skin cancer.

Dr. Lunder, a partner in the practice, earned her medical degree from Boston University School of Medicine. She completed her internal medicine internship at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and her dermatology residency at Massachusetts General Hospital – Harvard combined residency program.

Clinical Specialties
General Dermatology
Laser Dermatology
Cosmetic Dermatology

Research & Consultations
Dermatologist consultant for Vichy Laboratories, a division of L’Oreal® Paris
Dermatologist consultant for howcast.com

Publications & Appearances
Dr. Lunder has been published in the New England Journal of Medicine, Archives of Dermatology, and authored two dermatology book chapters. She also co-hosts WHJJ’s “Better Health Connection” and is frequently quoted in magazines, including InStyle magazine’s “Best Beauty Buys” issue, Glamour and Ladies’ Home Journal.

Professional Memberships
American Academy of Dermatology
Massachusetts Academy of Dermatology

Board Certification
American Board of Dermatology

Hospital Affiliations
Newton-Wellesley Hospital

Carin Litani, M.D.

Carin Litani, M.D.

Dr. Litani joined our practice after completing her fellowship in Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Procedural Dermatology at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) in Charleston, SC in 2009. While attending MUSC, Dr. Litani studied under the direction of the renowned Pearon G. Lang, M.D. and Joel Cook, M.D. Presently, she specializes in the surgical and medical management of skin cancer including Mohs surgery, surgical excisions, post surgical reconstruction, as well as general dermatologic surgery including laser and cosmetic procedures.

Dr. Litani graduated magna cum laude and with Alpha Omega Alpha honors from the combined seven year BS/MD program at Union College and Albany Medical College. She completed her internship at Saint Vincent’s Hospital in New York City and her dermatology residency at Cook County Hospital in Chicago. She has been published in Dermatologic Surgery and she lectures on surgical techniques at dermatologic surgery conferences. She is actively involved in clinical cosmetic research that frequently occurs at Dermatology Partners, Inc.

Clinical Specialties
Mohs Micrographic Surgery
Dermatologic Surgery
Laser Dermatology
Cosmetic Dermatology

Professional Memberships
American Academy of Dermatology
American College of MOHS Surgery
American Society for Dermatologic Surgery
Massachusetts Academy of Dermatology

Board Certification
American Board of Dermatology

Hospital Affiliations
Newton Wellesley Hospital

Melissa Burnett M.D.

Melissa Burnett M.D.

Dr. Burnett is board certified in Dermatology and Pediatric Dermatology. She specializes in medical and laser treatment of adults and children as well as cosmetic dermatology. Dr. Burnett graduated with honors from Wellesley College. She joined Dermatology Partners after 8 years of practicing pediatric dermatology at Massachusetts General Hospital and practicing in private practice in Cambridge and Concord. She believes in treating the “whole” patient, not just the skin. This is exemplified in how she reassures a child who may need a biopsy or an adult nervous about their first cosmetic procedure.

Dr. Burnett earned her medical degree from the University of Vermont. She completed her internship in Pediatrics at Massachusetts General Hospital and her Dermatology residency at the University of Minnesota where she served as Chief Resident. She is a Clinical Instructor at Harvard Medical School.

Clinical Specialities:
Pediatric Dermatology
General & Surgical Dermatology
Laser & Cosmetic Dermatology

Research & Consultations:
Peer Reviewer for the Journal of Pediatric Dermatology
Served on Vascular Birthmarks Clinic at Massachusetts General Hospital
Served as Consultant for Novartis

Publications & Appearances:
Dr. Burnett has been published in the New England Journal of Medicine, Archives of Dermatology, and authored an online medical text. She is actively involved in clinical research. She has been sought after to lecture locally both in the fields of pediatric dermatology and cosmetic dermatology and has been quoted in magazines including Boston Parents Paper.

Board Certification:
Dermatology
Pediatric Dermatology

Professional Memberships:
American Academy of Dermatology
Society of Pediatric Dermatology
American Society of Cosmetic and Surgical Dermatology
Massachusetts Academy of Dermatology
Massachusetts Medical Society

Hospital Affiliations:
Massachusetts General Hospital
Emerson Hospital
Newton Wellesley Hospital (pending)