Deon Wolpowitz, MD PhD



Assistant Professor of Dermatology, Pathology

and Laboratory Medicine


To Schedule An Appointment: 617-638-7420

Shapiro Ambulatory Care Center

725 Albany Street, Suite 8B, Boston, MA 02118
Fax: 617-638-7289

Administrative Office:

Boston University School of Medicine, Dept of Dermatology

609 Albany Street, Boston, MA 02118
Tel: 617-638-5500
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2002  Medical School: Columbia University  College of Physicians and Surgeons (MD)

and the Center for Neurobiology and Behavior( PhD), New York, New York

2006 Residency: Boston University/ Tufts Combined Dermatology Program, Boston, MA

2008 Fellowship: Boston University, Boston, MA


Deon Wolpowitz, MD is an Assistant Professor of Dermatology and Pathology and the Dermatopathology Section of the Department of Dermatology at Boston University School of Medicine after both successfully completing both his dermatology residency and a two-year dermatopathology fellowship at BU in 2008. Dr. Wolpowitz received his MD and PhD from Columbia University and also did post-doctoral research at Harvard Medical School. He has already published several articles and has co-authored a textbook chapter on osteoporosis, vitamin D deficiency and photoprotection. Dr. Wolpowitz is board certified in Dermatology and Dermatopathology.

Clinical Specialties and Research Interests

  • General Dermatopathology

Selected Publications

1. Wolpowitz, D and Gilchrest, BA (2006) Clarifying the Vitamin Controversy: The Health Benefits of Supplementation by Diet versus Sunshine. In: Krutmann, J , Gilchrest, BA (eds) Skin Aging. Springer-Verlag, ,pp 81-102.

2. Wolpowitz, D and Gilchrest, B.A. The Vitamin D questions: How Much Do You Need and How Should You Get it? (2006) J Am Acad Dermatol 54, 301-17.

3. Karakis I, McGeeney B, Demierre MF, Thiele JJ, Wolpowitz D, Bhawan J. (2007). Acquired hypopigmentation (leukoderma) as a presenting feature of metastatic amelanotic melanoma with brain involvement. Arch Neurol. 64, 1786-7.

4. O. Abbas, N. Krejci and D. Wolpowitz Solitary hyperkeratotic papule on the right index finger. Solitary hyperkeratotic papule on the right index finger. Clinical and Experimental Dermatology, 2010(In press)