Jessica L. Fewkes, M.D.

Director, Mohs and Cutaneous Surgery 

Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology, Harvard Medical School 

Assistant Professor of Dermatology, Harvard Medical School



Board Certification

  • Dermatology

Main Campus
243 Charles Street
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617-573-3789
Fax: 617-573-3727
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Clinical Interests

Dermatologic surgery, Mohs surgery, cutaneous surgery, skin cancer, sun damaged skin

Research Interests

Skin cancer, Mohs surgery, skin care

Selected Publications

Superficial basal cell carcinomas of the head and neck. Mina MA, Picariello A, Fewkes JL. Dermatol Surg. 2013 Jul;39(7):1003–8.

Acute excisional wounds treated with a tissue-engineered skin (Apligraf). Eaglstein WH, Alvarez OM, Auletta M, Leffel D, Rogers GS, Zitelli JA, Norris JE, Thomas I, Irondo M, Fewkes J, Hardin-Young J, Duff RG, Sabolinski ML. Dermatol Surg. 1999 Mar;25(3):195–201. 

Correlation of histologic subtypes of primary basal cell carcinoma and number of Mohs stages required to achieve a tumor-free plane. Orengo IF, Salasche SJ, Fewkes J, Khan J, Thornby J, Rubin F. J Am Acad Dermatol. 1997 Sep;37(3 Pt 1):395–7.

Complications of cutaneous surgery in patients who are taking warfarin, aspirin, or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Otley CC, Fewkes JL, Frank W, Olbricht SM. Arch Dermatol. 1996 Feb;132(2):161–6.

Lack of selectivity of protoporphyrin IX fluorescence for basal cell carcinoma after topical application of 5-aminolevulinic acid: Implications for photodynamic treatment. Martin A, Tope WD, Grevelink JM, Starr JC, Fewkes JL, Flotte TJ, Deutsch TF, Anderson RR. Arch Dermatol Res. 1995;287(7):665–74.

Surgical pearl: A user-friendly dressing. Fewkes JL, Salasche SJ. J Am Acad Dermatol. 1993;29(4):633–35. 

Metastasis lentigo maligna melanoma. Albert LS, Fewkes JL, Sober AJ. J Dermatol Surg Oncol. 1990;16:56–58.

Immunologic detection of markers of keratinocyte differentiation. Its use in neoplastic and preneoplastic lesions of skin. Kvedar JC, Fewkes J, Baden HP. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 1986 Mar;110(3):183–8.

Illustrated Atlas of Cutaneous Surgery. Fewkes JL, Pollack SV, Cheney M; New York: JB Lippincott; 1991. Book.

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  • University of California, San Francisco, M.D.


  • Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (Internal Medicine)


  • Harvard Medical School (Dermatology)


  • Duke University (Mohs Surgery)