Maggie Chow, MD, PhD

Dr. Maggie Chow has extensive expertise in medical and surgical dermatology and is dedicated to using her skills to help and serve all patients. Her favorite part of the day is learning about patients and working with them to improve their skin conditions on an individual level.

Dr. Chow earned her Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of California, Berkeley, where she studied psychology, molecular biology, and dance and performance arts. She went on to complete a doctoral degree in neuroscience at the University of California, San Diego, and a medical degree at the University of California, San Francisco. She served as chief resident during her final year of residency at the Keck Medical Center of the University of Southern California. She is board certified in dermatology by the American Board of Dermatology.

Due to her desire to become a leading expert in micrographic surgery and dermatologic oncology, she pursued a dermatologic surgery fellowship at UC San Diego with Dr. Brian Jiang. She is highly experienced in the treatment of complex skin cancers and reconstruction procedures following Mohs micrographic surgery. She is fellowship-trained and board certified in Mohs micrographic surgery by the American College of Mohs Surgery. Additionally, she has a careful eye for aesthetics and believes that natural beauty is most beautiful.

She has won prestigious grants and awards for her research from such national institutions as the American Academy of Dermatology and the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery. She has authored 38 peer-reviewed journal articles and has given many oral presentations about dermatologic oncology at national and international conferences. She is particularly interested in investigating understudied topics such as dermatologic conditions in skin of color and in patients with HIV. Dr. Chow continues to contribute to the field of dermatology through research, speaking at national dermatologic meetings, and teaching residents and medical students at the University of Southern California as a clinical professor.
Dr. Chow believes that the best care for a patient involves collaborating with the patient to come up with the best plan for that individual. She is committed to providing quality care using different languages, including English, Cantonese, Mandarin, and Spanish.

Outside of work, Dr. Chow enjoys traveling, playing with her dog, Falkor, hiking, spelunking, camping, baking and eating.

  • Board Certified, American Board of Dermatology.
  • Fellow, American College of MOHS Surgery
  • Bachelor of Arts at the University of California, Berkeley
  • Doctorate in Neuroscience at the University of California, San Diego
  • Medical Degree at the University of California, San Fransisco
  • Residency at the Keck Medical Center of the University of Southern California.

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