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Lynne J. Goldberg, MD

Title: Jag Bhawan Professor of Dermatology and Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine. Director of the Hair Clinic, Boston Medical Center

Dermatopathology Fellowship: Dermatopathology Section, Department of Dermatology, Boston University School of Medicine

Board Certifications: Internal Medicine, Dermatology, Dermatopathology

Background:Lynne J. Goldberg Dr. Lynne Goldberg graduated AOA from Downstate Medical Center. She is triple boarded, having completed a residency in internal medicine at New York University School of Medicine, a residency in dermatology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and a fellowship in dermatopathology at the Boston University School of Medicine. Upon completion of her fellowship she was invited to join the Boston University Department of Dermatology faculty, where she has happily practiced for over 25 years, and is currently an endowed professor. Dr. Goldberg has dual roles within the department, directing the Hair Clinic at Boston Medical Center and signing out skin biopsies at the Skin Pathology Laboratory. Lynne is renowned as an authority on the subject of alopecia and is an invited speaker at local, national and international meetings. She has authored multiple manuscripts and book chapters on the clinical and histopathologic aspects of alopecia. She is an avid teacher, winning multiple teaching awards from the dermatology residents and international trainees at Boston University Dermatology. She has mentored residents and fellows from across the country who have received awards to work with her from the Women’s Dermatologic Society and the American Hair Research Society. She serves as a Scientific Advisor to the Cicatricial Alopecia Research Foundation, is a member of committees for both the American Academy of Dermatology and the American Society of Dermatopathology and sits on the Board of the American Hair Research Society. She is dedicated to her patients and directs a support group for those suffering with scarring alopecia.

Special interests: "I am interested in the histologic evaluation of the various forms of scarring and non-scarring alopecia, and in applying this towards clinicopathologic correlation in the evaluation of complex patients seen in a specialty hair clinic."

Research Interests: "I maintain an IRB approved database of hair patients evaluated at the Hair Clinic of Boston Medical Center, used in clinical studies."

Select Publications:

  • Chang YC, Goldberg LJ. Alopecias and Disorders of the Hair Follicle. In Dermatoanthropology of Ethnic Skin and Hair. Vashi N and Maibach H, eds. Springer International, 2017.
  • Ho, JD, Al-Haseni A, Rosenbaum MT, Goldberg LJ. Hyperkeratotic and hypertrophic lichen nitidus. Dermatol Online 2017; 15;253(10).
  • Eisenstein A, Panova IP, Chung HJ, Goldberg LJ, Zhang Q, Lazova R, Bhawan J, Busam KJ, Symanowski JT, Alani RM, Ryu B. Quantitative assessment of neuropilin-2 as a simple and sensitive diagnostic assay for spitzoid melanocytic lesions. Melanoma Res 2018;28(1):71-75.
  • Min MS, Al-Haszeni A, Succaria F, Goldberg L, Lerner A, Sahni D. Anaplastic large cell lymphoma localized to the left breast years after radiotherapy for breast cancer. Dermatol Online J 2018;24(1). pii: 13030/qt7940069z.
  • Walter S, Barrett M, Goldberg LJ. Alopecia in Children. In Pediatric Dermatopathology, Gru A and Zlotoff, eds. Wolters Kluwer, Philadelphia, PA, Nov, 2018.
  • Mirmirani P, Tosti A, Goldberg L, Whiting D, Sotoodian B. Frontal fibrosing alopecia: An emerging epidemic. Skin Appendage Disord 2019;5(2):90-93.
  • Fettig J, Callaghan D, Goldberg LJ. Discoid Lupus Erythematosus. In Alopecia, Miteva MI, ed. Elsevier, Philadelphia, PA 2019.
  • Goldberg LJ and Barksdale SK. Disorders of Cutaneous Appendages. In Barnhill’s Dermatopathology, 4th ed. Barnhill R, ed in chief. McGraw-Hill Education. Dec 2019.
  • Ho, JD, Vashi N, Goldberg LJ. Exogenous ochronosis as an Elastic Disease. Am J Dermatopath 2019 Nov 12. doi: 10.1097/DAD.1571 [Epub ahead of print]
  • Tosti A, Bergfeld WF, Christiano AM, Elston DM, Gavazzoni Dias MF, Goldberg L, et al. Response from the American Hair Research Society to “Sunscreen and Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia: A Review”. J Am Acad Dermatol 2020 82(3):729-730.

Select Awards/Honors:

  • 2003-2004 Teacher of the Year Award, Combined Boston-Tufts University Residency Training Program
  • 2004 Recognition for time and commitment in mentoring students, Academy of Advisors, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA ($1000.00)
  • 2006-2008 Amal Kurban Career Development Award, Boston University Department of Dermatology
  • 2009-2010 Teacher of the Year Award, Combined Boston-Tufts Dermatology Residency Training Program
  • 2014 Elected to membership in the American Dermatologic Association
  • 2015-2016 Teacher of the Year Award, Boston University Dermatology Residency Training Program
  • 2018-2019 Teacher of the Year Award, Boston University International Training Program, Boston, MA

Additional Information: Link to CV in detail