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Dr. Harley A. Haynes, MD


221 Longwood Avenue Brigham And Womens H Boston MA, 02115


Harley A. Haynes, MD, FAAD, is a top dermatologist who lends his skills and expertise to serve patients at Brigham Dermatology Associates in Boston, Massachusetts. He is not currently accepting new patients. A Professor of Dermatology at Harvard Medical School, he additionally can be found on staff at North Shore Medical Center – Salem, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. With forty-five years of experience as a dermatologist, he specializes in the management of skin diseases. “As a child, Harley Haynes, MD, helped out in his father’s dermatology practice in Akron, Ohio. The experience set the tone not only for how he would later practice medicine, but also his regard for mentorship”, as stated in Dermatology World.

Education and Training

Harvard Med Sch, Boston Ma 1963

Board Certification

American Board of Dermatology

DermatologyAmerican Board of DermatologyABD

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Dr. Harley A. Haynes, MD
Dr. Harley A. Haynes, MD's Expert Contributions
  • Diagnosis Demystified | Hyperpigmentation | Harley A. Haynes, MD

    What is Hyperpigmentation?Hyperpigmentation, characterized by an overproduction of melanin leading to dark spots, is influenced by various factors, including sun exposure, inflammation, and hormonal fluctuations.Identifying TriggersRecognizing triggers such as sun damage, inflammation, hormonal...

  • Health in Focus Series | Living with Eczema | Harley A. Haynes, MD

    Unraveling Eczema: Insights from DermatologistsUnderstanding EczemaEczema, medically known as atopic dermatitis, stands out as one of the most prevalent skin conditions. With guidance from dermatologists, you can gain a deeper comprehension of this ailment and explore avenues to manage it...

  • Patient Education Series | Procedures for Scar Revision | Harley A. Haynes, MD

    Scar revision procedures are a popular solution for individuals seeking to improve the appearance of scars caused by injuries, surgeries, or other skin conditions. These procedures aim to minimize the visibility of scars and restore a more natural and aesthetically pleasing skin texture. There are...

  • Spotlight Video | What Causes Skin Cancer? | Harley A. Haynes, MD

    Harley A. Haynes, MD is an Established Dermatologist at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, MA.Dr. Harley A. Haynes is a board-certified dermatologist who treats patients at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. Dr. Haynes practices all facets of dermatology, but he holds a...

  • Are these stretch marks?

    These are not stretch marks, but vascular lesions. You should consult a physician. READ MORE

  • Skin issues?

    These look like warts. See a dermatologist for treatment. READ MORE

  • What are these?

    I cannot be sure, but these lesions look like molluscum contagiosum viral infection that is harmless. Google it. READ MORE

  • Infected piercing?

    Yes. Not only safe but a good idea. READ MORE

  • Blue spots?

    Sounds benign, likely the result of minor blunt trauma. Should resolve over next few weeks. READ MORE

  • Why do I have dry, itchy skin?

    I am not sure, but it could be rosacea. Rosacea is often treated with long-term, low dose antibiotic as an anti-inflammatory agent. Rosacea is not an infection, but over-dilated blood vessels. Certain foods and beverages (especially alcohol) can exacerbate the redness. READ MORE

  • I have little black pores?

    Pores in the skin of your nose are normal. Try to stop obsessing over them. Cosmetic powder will reduce their appearance. READ MORE

  • I don't know what skin problem this is and I need advice?

    This problem sounds like hand eczema. The inflammation causes both abnormal loss of the skin barrier at the surface and itching that results in scratching that further damages the skin and causes even more inflammation. Avoidance of too much soap and water is key to avoid yet further damage. Ointments are better than cream. Using cotton gloves on top overnight helps keep the medication in place. Usually prescription-grade topical corticosteroid treatment is necessary. If antihistamines provide relief from itching, they can be very helpful. Often, systemic stress aggravates hand eczema, so steps to investigate and reduce causes of stress can help. Sometimes an irritant or actual allergy to something the hands contact is the responsible agent. Identifying and removing it from contact with the hands would then be crucial in addition to the therapy mentioned. Hand eczema can be a very vexing problem and the guidance of an excellent dermatologist is usually indispensable. READ MORE

  • How to get rid of a nose bump?

    If the bump is exactly where the piercing is, it is probably a hypertrophic scar or keloid. Do not try to have it surgically cut, as that might cause an even bigger bump. Local injection of corticosteroid might be the most reasonable, but you should see a dermatologist for more accurate diagnosis and treatment. Remember, I do not even have a photo to examine. READ MORE

  • I have red bumps on my skin?

    I am not sure what this is. Insect bites or staphylococcal folliculitis are two possibilities. READ MORE

  • Wound infection?

    If infected, the wound would swell, get red around it, and be extremely tender to pressure. The photo isn’t great, but your hand does not look infected from what I can see. READ MORE

  • Is my mole cancerous?

    The mole looks benign to me. If cancer, there should be more irregularity in the shape and color as well as significantly increasing size. READ MORE

  • Fungal infection?

    I expect the white spots will resolve without therapy. You can continue what you are doing. READ MORE

  • My face is dry and peeling?

    The condition seems accentuated in mustache/beard areas. This is characteristic of seborrheic dermatitis, the same condition that causes dandruff in the scalp. Both can be treated by a dandruff shampoo. I prefer the ones containing zinc pyrithione. Shampoo the affected areas and rinse daily. Needs to be continued. READ MORE

  • Skin cancer?

    If they are brownish in color, or they could be seborrheic keratosis (google this, benign diagnosis). If they are reddish in color, they could be actinic keratoses (google this, sometimes oremaligna tdiagnosis). READ MORE

  • Lips feel odd?

    Keep them lubed with chapstick or Vaseline or 1% hydrocortisone OINTMENT. Take some with you when you are out of the home. READ MORE

  • Should I use toothpaste to treat my pimples?

    Although I have been a dermatologist for over 50 years, I have no information on treating pimples with toothpaste. If you are trying to avoid the doctor, ask your pharmacist about products designed for treating acne or pimples. READ MORE

  • How safe is finasteride?

    Finasteride is effective at improving hair loss. Side effects you mention are not common and disappear upon stopping the drug if they do occur. READ MORE

  • I have a growing mole?

    Your description of the current development of your mole(s) is concerning - it does not sound like usual expected behavior. Therefore, I strongly urge you to consult a doctor. My preference would be for you to see a dermatologist. However, if you have a respected primary care doctor, go to that person first. READ MORE

  • Skin problem?

    The lesion does look like a fungal infection (ringworm). The clotrimazole could have killed numerous fungi suddenly, causing an inflammatory reaction to their dead/dying parts. A dermatologist could confirm the diagnosis by examining skin scrapings from the lesion under a microscope. If fungal infection is confirmed, oral treatment by antifungal pills should be better tolerated. READ MORE

Areas of expertise and specialization

dermatologyskin care and managing conditions such as acne, psoriasis, warts and skin infections


  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2010, 2011) Year  
  • Patients’ Choice Award (2010, 2011, 2015) Year  

Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Dermatology  


  • Brigham and Womens HospitalInternal Medicine

Professional Society Memberships

  • American Academy of Dermatology

Dr. Harley A. Haynes, MD's Practice location

Brigham and Women's Hospital

221 Longwood Avenue Brigham And Womens H -
Boston, MA 02115
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Dr. Harley A. Haynes, MD has a rating of 5 out of 5 stars based on the reviews from 10 patients. FindaTopDoc has aggregated the experiences from real patients to help give you more insights and information on how to choose the best Dermatologist in your area. These reviews do not reflect a providers level of clinical care, but are a compilation of quality indicators such as bedside manner, wait time, staff friendliness, ease of appointment, and knowledge of conditions and treatments.

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Get to know Dermatologist Dr. Harley A. Haynes, who serves patients in Boston, Massachusetts.

Specializing in skin care and managing conditions such as acne, psoriasis, warts and skin infections, Dr. Haynes treats patients at Brigham Dermatology Associates in Boston, Massachusetts. His work includes diagnosing skin problems and developing unique treatment plans for each individual patient.

A Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, Dr. Haynes has hospital affiliations in and around Boston, such as the North Shore Medical Center – Salem, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

The doctor’s acclaimed medical career began after he earned his medical degree from Harvard Medical School, which was followed by a transitional year of internship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He then continued his education by completing a residency in internal medicine at the same educational venue, and two additional residencies in dermatology at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital, respectively.

With more than 20 years of experience in the field, Dr. Haynes is board-certified in dermatology by the American Board of Dermatology, which is one of the largest organizations of dermatologists in the world. 

Dermatology is the branch of medicine dealing with the skin, the largest organ of the body; a specialty with medical, surgical and cosmetic aspects. A dermatologist is a specialist doctor who manages skin diseases due to both internal and external causes and is trained to address cosmetic concerns involving the skin. Dermatological duties include diagnosis and management of a variety of skin disorders, rashes, birthmarks, skin cancer screening and treatment, skin infections, cutaneous surgery and the use of injectables and lasers for skin rejuvenation.  

Throughout his extensive line of work, Dr. Haynes has been the recipient of various honors and accolades, including Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2010, 2011) and Patients’ Choice Award (2010, 2011, 2015).

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