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
University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA 2007
Boston, MA 2011
Special Procedures & Techniques
Cryosurgery for Keratoses
Benign and malignant tumor removal
Cosmetic mole removal
Scalp and nail unit biopsies