Tommy H. Chen, M.D.
Dr. Chen completed his undergraduate studies at Erskine College, after which he attended Emory Medical School and graduated in 1974 with honors. Dr. Chen then joined the United States Airforce as a Flight Surgeon, where he was based at Clark Air Base in the Philippines. Dr. Chen returned to the United States after completing his assignment, and completed his Residency in Dermatology through the United States Naval Medical Center in San Diego, California. During his residency, Dr. Chen underwent special training in Canal Zone, Panama, at the School of Tropical Medicine at Gorgas Memorial Laboratory, and in the School of Aerospace Medicine in San Antonio, Texas. After completing his residency in 1980, Dr. Chen joined the U.S. Navy as a Staff Dermatologist at the Long Beach Naval Hospital.
In 1981, Dr. Chen began his private practice in Los Angeles, where he has continued helping patients with a wide variety of skin care diseases. Today, he shares his time between two offices in the Los Angeles region, Pasadena and Whittier.
Dr. Chen is highly involved in training the next generation of dermatologists. Dr. Chen has been teaching as a Clinical Professor at the University of Southern California since 1989. He has also served as an Attending Dermatologist at the Peds-Derm Clinic of the Los Angeles Children’s Hospital since 2009, as well as the Internal Medicine Residency Clinic at Huntington Hospital Dispensary since 2000. Dr. Chen provides all of his academic service on a volunteer basis.
Dr. Chen currently serves as the President of the Los Angeles Metropolitan Dermatology Society, where has been a board member since 2010, and a member since 1981. He is also a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, the largest organizations of dermatologists in the world.