Patricia M. Richey, MD
Assistant Professor
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine, Graduate Medical Sciences

MD, Georgetown University School of Medicine
BS, Georgetown University

Patricia Richey, MD, FAAD is an Assistant Professor at Boston University School of Medicine. She is double fellowship-trained Mohs surgeon and cosmetic dermatologist who is board-certified in both Dermatology and Mohs Surgery.

She attended medical school at Georgetown University, where she had been accepted as part of the competitive “Early Assurance Program.” After medical school, she completed her dermatology residency (serving as chief resident) and Mohs micrographic surgery and dermatologic oncology fellowship at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. She then moved to Boston for a clinical and research fellowship in laser and cosmetic dermatologic surgery at Wellman Center for Photomedicine and Massachusetts General Hospital.

Dr. Richey’s clinical and research interests include Mohs surgery, skin cancer, cosmetic dermatology and laser, with a particular focus on non-invasive treatments of cutaneous neurofibromas associated with Neurofibromatosis Type 1. She is currently the Director of the Mohs Surgery at Boston Medical Center, a researcher at Wellman Center for Photomedicine and a Visiting Professor at Harvard Medical School and University of Iowa. She is a sought-after speaker at national conferences and a frequent publisher in the top dermatologic journals. In 2023, she was named the winner of the “Dr. Richard E. Fitzpatrick Clinical Research and Innovations Award” by the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery for her work on cutaneous neurofibromas. The same year, she was selected one of eight “Mohs Surgeons Leading the Future” by the American College of Mohs Surgery.

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  1. Richey P, Funk M, Sakamoto F, Plotkin S, Ly I, Jordan J, Muzikansky A, Roberts J, Farinelli W, Levin Y, Garibyan L, Blakeley JO, Anderson RR. Noninvasive treatment of cutaneous neurofibromas (cNFs): Results of a randomized prospective, direct comparison of four methods. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2024 Apr; 90(4):767-774. PMID: 38086517
  2. Richey P, Bechstein S, Garibyan L. Teledermatology patient perspectives and preferences regarding acne scar treatment. Arch Dermatol Res. 2023 Dec 07; 316(1):22. PMID: 38060006
  3. Richey P. Commentary on "'Zoom Dysmorphia?' Language and Body Dysmorphic Disorder in the Age of Social Media.". Dermatol Surg. 2023 Jul 01; 49(7):721-722. PMID: 37184485; DOI: 10.1097/DSS.0000000000003810;
  4. Richey P, Avram M, Solish D, Cotofana S, Wanner M. Supraorbital Edema as a Predictor of Eyelid Edema Following Neurotoxin Administration. Dermatol Surg. 2023 Apr 01; 49(4):433-434. PMID: 36892544; DOI: 10.1097/DSS.0000000000003737;
  5. Richey PM, Hashemi DA, Avram MM. Social Media in Aesthetic Dermatology: Analysis of the Users Behind the Top Filler Posts. Dermatol Surg. 2022 Dec 01; 48(12):1328-1331. PMID: 36449876; DOI: 10.1097/DSS.0000000000003628;
  6. McGuinness AE, Richey PM, Fair L, Van Beek M. The Use of Freezer Paper for Thin, Fragile Specimens in Mohs Surgery. Dermatol Surg. 2022 Nov 01; 48(11):1254-1255. PMID: 36342255; DOI: 10.1097/DSS.0000000000003619;
  7. Richey PM, Chapin RW, Avram MM. Psychiatric comorbidity and pharmacology in a cosmetic dermatology setting: A retrospective cohort study. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2023 Apr; 88(4):908-911. PMID: 36283511; DOI: 10.1016/j.jaad.2022.10.040;
  8. Richey PM, Avram MM. Treating Severe Rhinophyma: A Stepwise Method. Dermatol Surg. 2022 Oct 01; 48(10):1120-1122. PMID: 36037074; DOI: 10.1097/DSS.0000000000003570;
  9. Richey PM, Patrick AP, Swick BL, Van Beek MJ. Skeletal Muscle Regeneration: A Potential Histologic Pitfall for the Mohs Surgeon. Dermatol Surg. 2022 Apr 01; 48(4):462-463. PMID: 35013045
  10. McGuinness AE, Richey PM, Stone MS, Ferguson NN. Histologic Features of Dermal Regeneration Template Identified in Mohs Layer Frozen Sections. Dermatol Surg. 2022 Feb 01; 48(2):253-255. PMID: 34889217; DOI: 10.1097/DSS.0000000000003322;
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2023 American College of Mohs Surgery: Selected as one of eight “Mohs Surgeons Leading the Future”
2023 2023 American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery Annual Meeting: Winner of “Dr. Richard E. Fitzpatrick Best Overall Clinical Research and Innovation Abstract”
2022 2022 American Society for Dermatologic Surgery Annual Meeting: Selected as a “Top 10 Cosmetic Abstract”
2019 University of Iowa Dermatology Residency, University of Iowa: Unanimously voted in as sole Chief Resident
2016 Early Assurance Program (Sweeney Scholar), Georgetown University School of Medicine: Research Hall of Fame
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