Meet Our Team

Lynn A. Baden, M.D.


  • Smith College Bachelor of Arts in Biochemistry, 1980 BA
  • Yale University School of Medicine, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, 1982 MPH
  • University of Massachusetts School of Medicine, 1986 MD


  • Yale/New Haven Hospital Internship, 1987
  • Resident in Dermatology, Harvard Medical School, 1990

Key Professional Affiliations

  • Fellow, American Academy of Dermatology
  • Women's Dermatology Society
  • Massachusetts Academy of Dermatology
  • New England Dermatology Society
  • American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery
  • American Society of Dermatologic Surgery
  • Massachusetts Medical Society

Hospital Affiliations

  • Newton - Wellesley Hospital
  • Partner's Health Care

Board Certification

  • Fellow, Board Certified  in Dermatology, 1990

other interests

  • Dr. Baden spends some of her spare time growing and arranging a variety of flowers.  In March, 2016, she won 2nd place at the Boston Flower Show for her Monochromatic Traditional Mass design! She additionally won the "Novice" Rosette Award, given to a new designer and first time entrant in Division II.  Below is a photo of her winning flower arrangement.

Richard F. Horan, M.D.

Dr Richard Horan | Dermatologist Newton Centre MA

Assistant Clinical Professor


  • Harvard College
  • Harvard Medical School, 1980 MD


  • New England Deaconess Hospital, Residency in Internal Medicine, 1983
  • Massachusetts General Hospital, Residency in Dermatology, 1986


  • New England Medical Center, Rheumatology/Immunology, 1989
  • Brigham and Women's Hospital, Rheumatology/Immunology, 1989

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine, 1983
  • Dermatology, 1987
  • Allergy and Immunology, 1989

Clinical Interests

Anaphylaxis, Adverse Drug Reactions, Dermatologic Oncology, Immunodermatology, and Mastocytosis.

Lisa Samson PA-C

Lisa Samson PA-C is a Physician Assistant that is board certified through the American Association of Physician Assistants. She has over seven years working in medical dermatology and worked in Interventional Cardiology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital for 10 years. Besides her love for practicing medicine and getting to know her patients, Lisa enjoys spending time running, and doing yoga. She lives in Newton with her son and their family dog.


  • Northeastern University, Bachelor of Science, Athletic Training 1996
  • Northeastern University, Master of Science, Physician Assistant Studies 2001

Board Certification

  • NCCPA Certification

Key Professional Affiliations

  • Member of the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants. She is also a member of the Academy of Physician Assistants


Our Affiliations

American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery, Inc. American Academy of Dermatology American Society for Dermatologic Surgery Partners Healthcare | Patient Gateway