Doctor Amy Chen grew up in several different countries, including China, Canada, the United States, and New Zealand. She completed her undergraduate studies at Harvard College, where she graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in Human Regenerative and Developmental Biology in 2008. During her time at Harvard College, she received the Thomas Hoopes Prize for outstanding scholarly research for her thesis, the Idea Translation Fellowship, and seven research grants and fellowships.
Following college, Dr. Chen attended Harvard Medical School. As a medical student, she received several grants for her research in skin cancer, including the Transplant Skin Cancer Fellowship from the American Academy of Deramtology and the Medical Student Grant Targeting Melanoma and Skin Cancer Research from the American Skin Association. She is finishing residency in Dermatology at the University of California – San Francisco, where she currently serves as Grand Rounds chief and previously served as Curriculum co-chair and Wellness co-chair. Dr. Chen has co-authored over 20 publications, including 12 first-author publications, and has given numerous oral and poster presentations at national dermatology meetings. Her clinical interests include general dermatology, skin cancer, and teledermatology.
Dr. Chen currently lives in San Mateo with her husband, who is completing his Gastroenterology fellowship at Stanford. Outside of work, she enjoys traveling, cooperative board games, and trying new restaurants.