Director of the MGH Dermatology Laser & Cosmetic Center

Mathew M. Avram, MD, JD is the director of the MGH Dermatology Laser & Cosmetic Center. He is the Faculty Director for Procedural Training in the Department of Dermatology, Harvard Medical School. He is an expert in laser surgery, aesthetic dermatologic procedures such as Botox, soft tissue fillers and chemical peels, and dermatologic surgery. He served as the Program Chair of the 2010 American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery annual meeting. He is co-director of the MGH/Wellman Laser & Cosmetic Fellowship.

He is co-author of A Color Atlas of Cosmetic Dermatology published by McGraw-Hill. He is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therap, and serves as Secretary of the American Society of Cosmetic and Laser Surgery Advisory Board. He serves on the Editorial Board of Lasers in Surgery & Medicine.

Dr. Avram has chaired seven national meetings and has spoken over 100 times at national and international meetings. Dr. Avram attended college at Princeton and completed his residency training at Harvard, where he served as chief resident. He completed his Mohs micrographic surgery, laser and cosmetic fellowship at UCLA.

How to Safely Make Lifestyle Changes With Type 2 Diabetes

Gain control of your disease while still protecting your heart

If you're overweight or obese and have type 2 diabetes, a new study reveals how to make lifestyle changes that will help you safely gain control of your disease and still protect your heart.

Researchers published a study in Diabetes Care that took a second — and more in-depth — look at data from the NIH's Look AHEAD study. They found that for 85% of people in that study, lifestyle interventions that triggered weight loss and increased physical activity reduced potential cardiovascular problems. Such lifestyle interventions also help reduce the risks for diabetes, dementia and some cancers and strengthen the immune system.

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