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About Michael Krathen, M.D.

Michael S. Krathen, MD is a board certified dermatologist who specializes in general dermatology and cutaneous oncology.

Michael S. Krathen, MD was born and raised in South Florida. He completed his undergraduate education at the University of Pennsylvania, where he studied biology and Spanish and graduated Summa Cum Laude. Dr. Krathen, MD also pursued his medical education at Penn. While at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, he discovered an interest in dermatology and was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. After medical school, Dr. Krathen completed a medical preliminary intern at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, MA and trained at the Boston University/Tufts Combined Dermatology Residency Training Program.

Upon finishing his residency, he was recruited to the Stanford University Department of Dermatology as a clinical assistant professor and served as a full-time faculty member. While at Stanford, Dr. Krathen served as the associate director of the cutaneous lymphoma program, led the merkel cell Program, treated patients in the melanoma and pigmented lesion and supportive dermato-oncology clinics, and initiated and directed the high-risk/transplant cutaneous oncology program. Currently, back in the Boston area, Dr. Krathen focuses his efforts on providing outstanding care in the areas of general dermatology, cutaneous medical and surgical oncology, and cosmetic dermatology.

Dr. Krathen has published in peer-reviewed journals, dermatology textbooks, and presented at international and domestic Dermatology and Oncology research conferences. He actively teaches dermatology residents affiliated with the Harvard Combined, Boston University, and Tufts University programs at the Veterans Affairs Hospital, Boston (Jamaica Plain). He is a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and an active member of the New England Dermatological Society, the  Massachusetts Medical Society, and the Massachusetts Academy of Dermatology.

Areas of Specialization

General Dermatology

Cosmetic Dermatology

Cosmetic Fillers


Special Procedures & Techniques


Cryosurgery for Keratoses

Benign and malignant tumor removal

Cosmetic mole removal

Scalp and nail unit biopsies


Boston University/Tufts Boston, MA 2011

Board Certification


Medical School

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 2007

The Physicians at Dermcare are affiliated with the following hospitals and networks

Beth Israel Providers


Lowell General

Mount Auburn Hospital

Partners Healthcare Network

Steward Healthcare Network Massachusetts


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