Journal of Clinical Dermatology and Cosmetics (JCDC)

Open Access Journal

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Dennis Porto, MD, MPH, FAAD, FASDS Professor
Comprehensive skin cancer, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology

Dr. Dennis Porto is the Lewis W Hackett recipient at Harvard (HSPH '18). He divides his time between academic and clinical pursuits, and support for entrepreneurs as an advisor and investor.  His domain expertise includes frontier technology both in distributed systems (encryption, p2p) and in medicine (telemedicine, AI). He believes that encryption and p2p technology help protect human rights. His clinical work includes medical exams for those seeking asylum in the United States.


  • Board certification: Micrographic Surgery (2021)
  • Masters, Harvard University, 2018
  • M.D., University of Iowa (AOA) - 2013
  • B.S., Creighton University, 2009

  • Dermatologists diagnose and treat diseases of the skin
  • cosmetic procedures
  • laser therapy
  • cosmetic filler injections
  • cryosurgery

  1. DM Oberlin, DA Porto, MC LoPiccolo, LL Kohen (2019) Modified–purse-string closure: A lymphatic channel and tissue sparing technique for biopsy of suspicious pigmented lesions on extremities. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology 80 (2), e33-e34.
  2. L Seale, JV Gaulding, D Porto, D Prabhakar, H Kerr (2018) Implementation of a psychodermatology clinic at a major health system in Detroit. International Journal of Women's Dermatology 4 (4), 227-229.
  3. DM Oberlin, D Porto, MC LoPiccolo, LL Kohen (2018) Modified purse string closure for excisional biopsy of pigmented lesions on extremities. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology 79(3) supplement 1, AB194.
  4. JL Cohen, DM Ozog, DA Porto (2017) Botulinum toxins: cosmetic and clinical applications. John Wiley & Sons.
  5. S Agrawal, DA Porto, HW Lim (2017) Paradoxically dark spontaneous repigmentation: a rare complication of generalized vitiligo. 31(5):e268-e269.
  6. M young Park, DA Porto, KY Ahn (2017) Contouring of the Lower Face and of the Lower Leg and Calf. Botulinum Toxins: Cosmetic and Clinical Applications.
  7. DA Porto, SQ Wang, HW Lim (2017) Counseling patients on photoprotection: what the dermatologist needs to know. JAMA dermatology 153 (1), 110-110.
  8. D Porto, D Ozog (2017) Creating an Effective Laser Procedural Video. Lasers in Surgery and Medicine 49, 34-34.
  9. T Puiu, DA Porto, F Siddiqui, HW Lim (2017) Tumour‐stage mycosis fungoides regressing with milia and pustules after total skin electron beam therapy. Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
  10. C Hossain, DA Porto, I Hamzavi, HW Lim (2016) Camouflaging Agents for Vitiligo Patients. Journal of drugs in dermatology: JDD 15 (4), 384-387.
  11. SL Gordon, DA Porto, DM Ozog, ML Council (2016) Creating and editing video to accompany manuscripts. Dermatologic Surgery 42 (2), 249-250.
  12. R O’Brien, DA Porto, BJ Friedman, MC Douglass (2016) Elderly female with swelling of the right breast. Annals of emergency medicine 67 (6), e25-e26.
  13. DA Porto, DM Ozog (2016) The utility of dermoscopy in directing laser therapy. Lasers in surgery and medicine 48 (2), 93-94.
  14. DA Porto, M Powers, D Patel, M Chaffins, TA Shwayder (2016) Lymphoplasmacytic Plaque in Children: A Demonstrative Case of an Emerging Clinicopathologic Entity. Pediatric dermatology 33 (6), e349-e350.
  15. L Almario, AS Antonyan, DA Porto, H Gomez-Roberts, A Alhousseini, et al. (2016) Management of psoriasis herpeticum in pregnancy: a clinical conundrum. Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology 2016.
  16. SC Gordon, DA Porto, HA Kerr (2016) Asymptomatic papules on the lateral aspects of the hands and feet. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology 74 (4), e55-e56.
  17. D Porto, D Ozog (2016) Role of Dermoscopy in Directing Laser Therapy. Lasers in Surgery and Medicine 48, 33-33.
  18. R O’Brien, DA Porto, BJ Friedman, MC Douglass (2016) A 74-year-old black woman was brought into the emergency department by her family after they discovered significant swelling of her right breast. The patient was a poor … Ann Emerg Med 67, e25-e26.
  19. DA Porto, LL Kohen (2015) Pulsatile nodule on the ventral wrist. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology 73 (4), e129-e130.
  20. DA Porto, MC LoPiccolo, DJ Kouba (2015) Impetigo After Actinic Keratosis Treatment With Ingenol Mebutate Gel: An Important Complication. Journal of Skin and Stem Cell 2 (3).
  21. DA Porto, MN Jahnke, NJ Fustino (2014) An infant with a rash resembling seborrheic dermatitis and petechiae. The Journal of Pediatrics 165 (3), 633-633.
  22. DA Porto, S Sutton, JB Wilson, RK Scupham, MS Stone, V Liu (2013) Lymphoplasmacytic plaque in children: a report of two new cases with review of the literature. Journal of cutaneous pathology 40 (1), 50-55.