Mary Massa, MD

Department of Dermatology, Rush Medical College
Role: Clinician
Joined Rush in 1989


I am board certified in Internal Medicine, Dermatology and Dermatopathology; however I only practice Dermatology. I am especially interested in Cosmetic Dermatology.

What inspired you to get into your field?

I loved it more than any thing else. I found it intriguing when I was first exposed to it during a two-week rotation.

What excited you about your work at Rush?

I love the opportunity to learn new things.

What is your opinion of mentoring and sponsorship? Please comment about your experiences.

I certainly believe that they are very valuable.

Do you have tips or advice you would recommend for someone looking to enter your field of work?

Things are challenging for medical students these days. It is very important to do research, get good board scores, write papers and rotate in programs where you have an interest so that you can shine.

What are your hobbies? How do you like to spend your free time?

I have not figured that out yet.