Dr. Albert Chiou joined Stanford Medicine in September 2017 as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Dermatology. Dr. Chiou earned his Bachelor of Science from Stanford University in 2007 and completed an MPhil in Chemistry, by research, from the University of Cambridge in 2008, where he was a Gates Cambridge Scholar. He received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School, where he also completed a joint business degree. Dr. Chiou performed his dermatology residency at Stanford University and served as Chief Resident in his final year. His clinical focus is general medical dermatology, including atopic dermatitis, acne, psoriasis, skin cancer, and dermatologic surgery.

Dr. Chiou is also actively involved in clinical trial research investigating new diagnostic paradigms and treatments for a variety of serious or poorly treated, chronic dermatologic conditions.

Professional Summary

Professional Education
  • Board Certification: American Board of Dermatology, Dermatology (2017)
  • Chief Resident, Stanford Hospital and Clinics (2017)
  • Residency: Stanford University Dermatology Residency (2017) CA
  • Internship: Santa Clara Valley Medical Center Dept of Medicine (2014) CA
  • MD, MBA, Harvard Medical School (2013)
  • MPhil, University of Cambridge, Chemistry, by Research (2008)
  • BS, Stanford University, Chemistry (2007)

Honors & Awards
  • Gates Cambridge Scholarship, Gates Cambridge Trust (2007 - 2008)
  • Medical Dermatology Career Development Award, Dermatology Foundation (2019 - current)

Administrative Appointments
  • Associate Director, Value Based Care, Stanford Department of Dermatology (2021 - Present)
  • Director, Stanford Skin Innovation and Interventional Research Group (SIIRG) (2019 - Present)


Practice Locations

Stanford Dermatology Clinic in Livermore Livermore, CA
Livermore, CA

1133 East Stanley Boulevard, Suite 111

Livermore , CA 94550

(925) 373-4601

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General Dermatology Clinic in Redwood City Redwood City, CA
Redwood City, CA

450 Broadway Street, Pavilion B, 4th Floor

Redwood City , CA 94063

(650) 723-6316

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(51 reviews)

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Dr. Choiu was well above average in providing my care. All my needs were met or exceeded.
Helped answer questions from an earlier visit with another doctor ina different field. Actually read my medical history!
Dr. Chiou, Albert, MD is a great doctor - very nice, polite, knowledgeable - great specialist. He listens to my concerns, and makes me feel comfortable to talk about any issue I have. I will strongly recommend him to everyone I know!
Dr. Albert Chiou absolutely the best dermatologist I've ever had.
Dr. Chiou was awesome!
excellent dermatologist in all regards
The doctor was thorough, explained everything so that I understood everything and was kind and caring throughout.
Dr. Chiou and his PA/NPs could very well teach a class on bed side manner. Their concern for the patient is incredible.
progress is being made to heal my issues.
Exemplary physician in all regards.
Dr. Chiou was not my originally scheduled doctor, but he was excellent and I would be very happy to continue seeing him.
Wonderful experience.
Great in all regards! And, he has a kindness about his care that is somewhat unusual.
I'm recommending Dr. Chiou. He is patient, nice, engaging, knowledgeable and personable. He took the time to assess and listened my concerns. Excellent quality of care. Dr. Chiou is one of the best doctors I've ever had.
Surprisingly easy to talk to compared to others.
Dr Chiou was extremely patient and diplomatic
I think you already know how I feel about Dr Chiou, he is THE BEST
Flat out the best experience I've ever had with a dermatologist and in the top 3 experiences I've ever had with a health care provider
very good
Great team of doctors very knowledgeable.
One of the best drs. I have ever had. Caring, thorough and communicative.
Very good.
Best Dr I have ever had!
I've already referred Dr. Chiou!
Dr Chou was very personable and respectful. He took time to explain the procedure and repeatedly asked if I was doing OK.
Very good doctor, excellent human being.
Professional and friendly.
Dr. Chiou is such a great provider. I sent in pictures of my concerning rash and the next day I had a same day appointment. That is awesome! He is so nice and a great listener.
Although my appointment was to check on a suspicious spot, the provider mentioned that I was due for a full body skin check. When I said Ijust hadn't gotten around to it, he said why not do it now, so that I didn't need to make another appointment. I was very pleased with this suggestion.
Very capable and personable physician!
The care providers were very informative. I learned things I hadn't heard from previous doctors.
Care provider could slow down verbal explanation of treatment to allow patient time to absorb. Otherwise, it was well understood after my request to confirm my understanding.
Excellent care provided by Dr Chiou. He was also very responsive in providing my biopsy results and being available to discuss those results and their implications.
Dr Chiou was very professional and pleasant to deal with.
The physicians are first-rate and exudes confidence in what they do.
From receptionist, nurse and dr. - are very friendly, helpful, they listen to the patient & concerns. Excellent!
The doctor and nurses were the best
Both Drs who helped me this visit were extremely helpful and thorough.
Very friendly, knowledgeable and professional doctor. Took the time to answer all my questions. Highly recommend
Dr. Chiou is AWESOME and gave me a lot of time to review my health and issues.
Dr. Chiou is moving to Redwood City (more research)...this was just a regular visit, just had a few places burned off...nothing else found. I would have liked his record/comments in my "MyHealth" ...Just received info that nurse provided (that's ok, but previous Dr. listed all the different types of skin moles, etc. This was very helpful
This was my first office visit with Dr. Albert Chiou. He was very pleasant and courteous, and very thorough with the examination. I felt most reassured by his professionalism.
Dr never let me talk, and when I express my concerns and make requests told me was unnecessary
Felt very rushed.
Dr. Chiou did a fantastic job going over the procedure and diffusing any anxiety I had.
Very attentive, courteous , caring and knowledgeable
One of the friendliest and approachable doctors I have ever had. Can not recommend him enough.
Dr. Chiou was friendly and professional; he gave me thorough information, and even more than I expected. I felt comfortable and all my concerns were taken care of.
Dr. Albert Chiu is very nice, and gave me good explanation and recommendation, and he followed up. Thumb up for him.

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