Meet Dr. Goodkin
SkinCare in Wellesley, MA
Dr. Rashel Goodkin is a Harvard-educated, board-certified dermatologist who now has over 15 years’ professional experience. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and serves on the membership committee of the Massachusetts Academy of Dermatology. Dr. Goodkin has a wide range of medical, surgical, and cosmetic clinical interests. These include:
- Skin Cancer, including treatment of basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and melanoma
Dr. Goodkin is on staff at Newton-Wellesley Hospital. She has volunteered at skin cancer screenings at Newton-Wellesley Hospital, University of Massachusetts Memorial Medical Center, and the Lahey Clinic.
Dr. Goodkin attended Harvard Medical School after graduating summa cum laude with a Distinction in Major as a Biology student from Boston University. She completed an internship in internal medicine at the Lahey Clinic and a residency in dermatology at the University of Massachusetts Memorial Medical Center. While a resident, Dr. Goodkin was awarded a recognition of outstanding performance, was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society, and served as Chief Resident of Dermatology.
In addition to treating patients, Dr. Goodkin has conducted original research on brachioradial pruritus, which she presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology in 2001 and published in the foremost dermatology journal, Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, in 2003. Dr. Goodkin has also published other research in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology and in a medical textbook, Conn’s Current Therapy. Dr. Goodkin was asked to be a reviewer for the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology in 1999.
In 1993, Dr. Goodkin was selected for a Howard Hughes Research Fellowship and later received the Cancer Federation Award for research on genes involved in tumor suppression and immune response.
Finally, Dr. Goodkin served as a Harvard Medical School Clinical Instructor in 2002, where she taught residents and physicians about dermatology.
Dr. Goodkin is fluent in both English and Russian.
Board-certified dermatologists have a minimum of 8 years of medical training and over 12,000 patient care hours. They have completed four years of undergraduate education, four years of medical school, one year of internship, and a minimum of three years of residency.
Board-certified dermatologists are the true skin experts. They are best equipped to diagnose your concern and give you the best treatment options possible.