In dermatology, so many diseases that have been otherwise difficult to treat respond to ultraviolet light therapy. By specializing in this unique area of dermatology, my greatest professional satisfaction comes from using ultraviolet light to successfully treat patients that have otherwise failed prior therapies. These successes yield such tremendous benefits to patients and their quality of life. Knowing I have the knowledge and tools to change someone's life inspires me to give my best.
Dr. Elisabeth Richard was born and raised in the Philadelphia suburbs, and moved to New England to attend Middlebury College in Vermont where she majored in Biology. Prior to medical school, she moved to Boston and worked in research at Dana Farber Cancer Institute as well as in public relations for the biotechnology industry. She graduated in 2001 from the University of Massachusetts Medical School, and moved to Maryland to train in Dermatology at Johns Hopkins. She joined the Johns Hopkins faculty in 2005. She has focused on Photomedicine and Phototherapy since 2009 in her specialty practice. In addition, she practices general dermatology part-time for the Johns Hopkins Department of Dermatology where she teaches and works with Dermatology Residents.