OUR TEAM

 

DR. R. ROX ANDERSON, M.D., PH.D.

Dr. R. Rox Anderson, M.D., Ph.D. serves as a Professor of Dermatology, Harvard Medical School and Adjunct Professor of Health Sciences and Technology at MIT. He leads a research group at the Wellman Laboratories of Photomedicine. Dr. Anderson is the Co-founder and Scientific Advisor of Seventh Sense Biosystems, Inc.  Dr. Anderson is an Advisor of PureTech Health. He Co-founded Follica, Inc. in 2005 and served as the Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Board.  He serves as Director of the MGH Laser Center. Dr. Anderson serves as Director of Wellman Center for Photomedicine, Massachusetts General Hospital. He serves as a Member of Medical Advisory Board of Apogee Technology Inc. He is a Co-Founder of Freedom-2, Inc. and serves as its Member of Scientific Advisory Board. He served as a Member of Scientific Advisory Board of Magen BioSciences, Inc. and Solta Medical, Inc. He practices dermatology at Massachusetts General Hospital and teaches at Harvard and MIT. Dr. Anderson conceived and developed many of the non-scarring laser treatments, widely used in medical care. He has also contributed to treatment for vocal cords, kidney stones, glaucoma, heart disease, photodynamic therapy for cancer and acne, and optical diagnostics. His research has advanced the basic knowledge of human skin photobiology, drug photosensitization mechanisms, tissue optics, and laser-tissue interactions. His active research areas include diagnostic tissue imaging and spectroscopy, photodynamic therapy, mechanisms of selective laser-tissue interactions, adipose tissue biology and novel therapy for skin disorders. He has authored or co-authored over 250 scientific books and research papers, and 65 issued patents. Dr. Anderson holds a BS in Life Sciences at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, an MD degree magna cum laude from the joint MIT-Harvard medical program, Health Sciences and Technology and completed residency in Dermatology and research fellowships at Harvard.