Newly Created Lancer Endowed Chair of Dermatology Honors Dr. Richard Rox Anderson image

The inaugural Lancer Endowed Chair of Dermatology at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) is Richard Rox Anderson, MD, director of the MGH Wellman Center for Photomedicine.

The Lancer Endowed Chair was announced on Sep. 4, 2019 by Harold Lancer, MD at the Paul S. Russell, MD Museum of Medical History and Innovation at MGH. Dr. Lancer's endowment is an opportunity for Dr. Anderson to continue his research and developments in non-scarring lasers; new treatments for birthmarks, microvascular and pigmented lesions; and tattoo and permanent hair removal.

"Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School were the foundation of my career and I am honored to support the work and research of Dr. Anderson. I look forward to seeing the contributions he will make to his field with this endowment," says Dr. Lancer in a news release.

"The word philanthropy literally means a love for mankind, which describes this gift from Dr. Harold Lancer," adds Dr. Anderson. "Skin health strongly affects how we look and feel about ourselves. Skin disease often dictates quality of life and sometimes, cuts lives short. As the inaugural Lancer Endowed Chair, my aim is to foster innovations and discoveries that may help solve some of these problems."

Photo Caption: Dr. Harold Lancer