Dr. Jeff Dover

Dermatologist, Boston, MA

Dr. Dover was born in Brooklyn and raised in Ottawa, Canada where his extended family still resides.  He is proud of his two daughters, Sophie and Isabel, and his wife Tania who also practices Dermatology at SkinCare Physicians in Boston.  Dr. Dover graduated as the silver medalist, magna cum laude with an M. D. degree from the University of Ottawa. His dermatology training was received at the University of Toronto followed by research fellowships at St. John’s Hospital for Diseases of the Skin at the University of London in London, England, and a two-year photomedicine fellowship at the Beth Israel Hospital and the Massachusetts General Hospital of Harvard Medical School. Dr. Dover is a former Associate Professor of Dermatology at Harvard Medical School, was Chief of Dermatology at the New England Deaconess Hospital for over ten years and also Associate Chairman of Dermatology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He is Associate Clinical Professor of Dermatology, at Yale University School of Medicine, and Associate Professor of Dermatology at Brown Medical School. A Boston dermatologist, and director of SkinCare Physicians, Dr. Dover’s research interests are lasers in medicine, cosmetic surgery and medical education.

Dr. Dover is the author of over 450 scientific publications.  He has co-authored and edited over 45 textbooks, several with SkinCare Physicians colleagues. Titles include Illustrated Cutaneous Laser Surgery: A Practitioner’s Guide, Controversies and Conversations in Cutaneous Laser Surgery, Atlas of Cosmetic SurgeryPocket Guide to Cutaneous Medicine and SurgeryCutaneous Medicine and Surgery: Self-Assessment and Review, and the bestselling book series, Procedures in Cosmetic Dermatology with books on various titles including Botulinum ToxinSoft Tissue AugmentationLasers and Light Sources, LiposuctionHair TransplantationBlepharoplastyFace LiftingSkin TighteningBody ContouringCosmeceuticals, and Leg Veins. These texts, several of which are now in their 4th editions, have been translated into many different languages including French, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Polish and Chinese and are sold to physicians all over the world. Dr. Dover has also co-authored three books for lay individuals; Skin Deep: An A-Z of Skin Disorders, Treatments and Health, the Encyclopedia of Skin and Skin Disorder, and the Youth Equation. Dr. Dover was the founding editor of Journal Watch for Dermatology, produced by the publishers of the New England Journal of Medicine.

Dr. Dover is Past President of both the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery and the American Society for Lasers in Medicine and Surgery. He is the past secretary and president of the New England Dermatological Society. He has organized and directed numerous medical conferences including Controversies in Cutaneous Laser and Cosmetic Surgery with Dr. Arndt.

Dr. Dover has received many honors including listings in the Who’s Who of American Medicine, Who’s Who in America, Guide to Top Doctors, Woodward and White’s The Best Doctors in America, and repeated nominations for the Teacher of The Year Award at Harvard Medical School. He was honored with the Leon Goldman Award and the Ellet Drake award of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery and he was honored for his work in laser surgery by the Sturge Weber Foundation at its 20th Annual Gala. He has received several presidential citations from both the American Society of Lasers in Medicine and Surgery and the American Society for Dermatological Surgery.