Jennifer K. Chen, M.D., is a Clinical Associate Professor of Dermatology. She co-directs the medical student sub-internship program. She completed medical school at Johns Hopkins University, residency at Johns Hopkins and University of California, Irvine, and completed a Howard Hughes Fellowship at Stanford University. Her clinical interests include contact dermatitis, atopic dermatitis, complex medical dermatology, skin cancer, and inpatient dermatology. She has served on the Board of Directors for the American Contact Dermatitis Society and as an invited member of the Contact Dermatitis Committee for the World Allergy Organization.

Professional Summary

Professional Education
  • Internship: Johns Hopkins Bayview Hospital Internal Medicine Residency (2010) MD
  • Board Certification: American Board of Dermatology, Dermatology (2013)
  • Undergraduate Degree, University of California, Berkeley, CA (2003)
  • Medical Education: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2009) MD
  • Fellowship, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Fellowship, Stanford University School of Medicine, Dermatology (2009)
  • Residency: University of California Irvine (2013) CA
  • Board Certification, Dermatology, American Board of Dermatology (2013)

Honors & Awards
  • Alpha Omega Alpha, Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society (2009)
  • American Academy of Dermatology Leadership Forum, American Academy of Dermatology (2015)
  • American College of Phlebology Physician-in-Training Scholarship, American College of Phlebology (2011)
  • American Contact Dermatitis Society Mentorship Award, American Contact Dermatitis Society (2015)
  • American Contact Dermatitis Society Outcomes Research Award, American Contact Dermatitis Society (2019-2021)
  • American Roentgen Ray Society Certificate of Merit Award, American Roentgen Ray Society (2007)
  • AOA Carolyn L. Kuckein Student Research Fellowship, Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society (2006)
  • Chief of Resident Education, Stanford University School of Medicine (2012-2013)
  • Dean’s Fund, Stanford University School of Medicine (2005)
  • Department of Dermatology Letter of Teaching Distinction, Stanford School of Medicine (2019-2020)
  • Editor’s Choice Award/ Semifinalist, International Poetry Association Award Contest, International Poetry Association (2003)
  • Editorial Mentorship Program,, JAAD (2020-2021)
  • Golden Key Honor Society, Golden Key Honor Society (2002)
  • Howard Hughes Medical Institute Research Training Fellowship, Howard Hughes Medical Institute (2008-2009)
  • Johns Hopkins Alumni Association Student Services Grant, Johns Hopkins Alumni Association (2006)
  • Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Beta Kappa (2003)
  • Resident Teaching Award, Stanford School of Medicine (2013)
  • Skin of Color Seminar Series Resident Scholarship, Skin of Color (2012)
  • Sulzberger Award Seed Grant, American Academy of Dermatology (2020-2022)
  • UC Berkeley Alumni Association Emerging Leader Scholarship, UC Berkeley Alumni Association (2002)
  • Women’s Dermatologic Society Mentorship Award, Women’s Dermatologic Societ (2014)
  • Yuan T. Lee Scholarship, Stanford University School of Medicine (2003)

Administrative Appointments
  • Assistant Chief of Medical Dermatology, Stanford Hospital and Clinics (2018 - Present)
  • Assistant Director of Clinical Operations, Network Development, and Outreach, Department of Dermatology, Stanford Hospital and Clinics (2015 - 2018)
  • Co-Director, Medical Student Sub-internship, Department of Dermatology, Stanford Hospital and Clinics (2014 - Present)
  • Co-Lead, RITE Project: Utilizing Virtual Health to Drive Access, Stanford Hospital and Clinics (2019 - Present)
  • Director of Contact and Eczematous Dermatoses, Stanford Hospital and Clinics (2019 - Present)
  • Director, Training Leaders Task Force, Department of Dermatology, Stanford Hospital and Clinics (2015 - Present)


Practice Locations

Skin Allergies and Contact Dermatitis Clinic Redwood City, CA
Redwood City, CA

450 Broadway Street, Pavilion B, 4th Floor

Redwood City , CA 94063

(650) 723-6316

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General Dermatology Clinic at Hoover Pavilion Palo Alto, CA
Palo Alto, CA

211 Quarry Road, 3rd Floor

Palo Alto , CA 94304

(650) 723-6316

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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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very good experience
Dr Chen was great as was Dr Wang.
great experience
Lots of time to talk through concerns and explain results. A very good experience with both doctor and the nurse practitioners (Melisa I believe?).
Dr. Chen in Dermatology is the best!
Dr. Chen is an excellent doctor. Very informative, explains everything clearly and never is in a rush.
Dr. Chen spent a lot of time with me on this day and her swab caught an infection other doctors did not.
Outstanding! Both the resident & Dr. Chen provided thorough exam & information.
Dr. Chen is always professional, knowledgeable and listens to my concerns. She is also very thorough. She had a doctor in training this day and can't remember her name, but she also was very good.
Very pleased with the attention received
Dr Chen is one of the best doctors I have seen
Dr Chen always spends plenty of time with me during the examination. Never feel rushed.
resident and attending were very professional and knowledgeable
Dr. Chen is a world class dermatologist with unsurpassed knowledge, skill and care for the patient.
Dr. Chen is great! She understands some of my anxieties and works to help calm me. Dr. Barnes was very nice as well.
Love Dr. Jennifer Chen!
Dr Chen is my favorite MD. She was working with Dr Wong who will hopefully be just as great. Dr Wongseemed to have the right stuff. Kind and patient.
Excellent. Dr Chen has been very courteous and attentive throughout the numerous dermatological challenges that I've had over the past year or so, being very responsive as I contact her through MyHealth and being responsive to my concerns.
Dr. Chen is a superb doctor.
Dr. Chen is very caring and wants the best for her patients
very considerate and caring
dr Chen always listen n explain everything clearly she's an excellent doctor
video appt - DR used photo I sent, didn't look at me or my leg during video call ...
Excellent visit with an expert dermatologist who is kind and caring.
Dr. Chen combines expertise with compassion and kindness.
Dr Chen was very professional, courteous, and friendly. She listened to me as I described my issues, and then explained the course of care to follow.
She is very caring, prided good health tips/education.
Dr. Chen's bedside manner is superb. She is patient and listens to my concerns with empathy.
Dr. Chen was personable, knowledgeable and efficient.
Dr. Chen, is a wonderful doctor and person.
Very good visit with a fine doctor and staff
Excellent visit with an expert dermatologist
My small problem was taken seriously. Thank you
she explained about ways to help me the cost and not much could be done for me !
Outstanding (physician) in every way
Dr. Chen genuinely cares about her patients' well-being. Explored ALL options/treatments for tough eczema condition. Appreciate her taking time needed to discuss.
Very good.
Dr Chen was outstanding!
dr. Chen was thorough and communicated very well
My experience with care provider was excellent and to my complete satisfaction.
as a person with a terrible fear of things medical, I was comfortable here - no small feat
I received excellent care from the doctors and residents who were involved in my care. Each one explained everything quite well and told me the purpose and plan for the prescribed medication
Dr. Chen and the resident who saw me initially were both very attentive
Dr. Chen is excellent. She not only takes time when I'm in clinic, but is always responsive if I have to reach out to her on My Health.
Dr. Chen is a knowledgeable and caring physician. She always listens and addresses any dermatological issues that I have or have had in the past. I have great confidence in her.
Dr was amazing.
Wonderful. She is knowledgeable. Spent more time with me than another dermatologist, (not affiliated with Stanford) and diagnosed my condition (trichrome vitiligo) more effectively than the other dermatologist.
Dr. Chen is a great asset to Stanford Medical! Excellent listener and wonderful diagnostician.
Dr. Chen (Jennifer) is an excellent and I have made tremendous health improvement following her care and recommendations.
doctor is fantastic
Very smart & answered my questions thoroughly! Thank you!
Everyone I dealt with for the appointment were very nice and very helpful.
I love coming to see Dr Chen. she is a great clinician, friendly and always listens to my concerns and issues
Dr. Jennifer Chen was outstanding. She patiently listened to my concerns, showed sincere empathy, and was very knowledgable. I truly appreciated her skill and kindness. I feel like I am now in a much better position to manage my skin problems.
Dr. Chen is very caring and extremely thorough and an excellent Doctor
wonderful caring Doctor, very encouraging, knowledgable and empathic to her patients needs
Dr. Chen is always so professional, caring, and thorough.
Dr Chen really listen to what my symptoms are and explains clearly of what I should do an also include me in the decision made for my care I am soured she supper busy but she never made me feel like she rush thru my appointment which I greatly appreciated
Dr. Chen is such a great doctor. I have total confidence in her.
Dr. Chen is a fantastic doctor. She is compassionate and professional. She explains everything really well and makes you as a patient feel heard and valued.
Dr. Chen was fantastic. Personable, professional, and thorough (as well as very fast, not easy to combine with those other characteristics).
Dr. Chen is an excellent dermatologist! I always feel she is taking great care with my skin care. Very warm with excellent bedside manners!
Dr. Chen is compassionate who was a gently personality, a breath of fresh air in the field of medicine.
Very compassionate, understanding, competence and commitment to my health and well being.
Great experience and great staff.
Dr. Chen is so thorough, knowledgeable, and helpful. She really goes the extra mile for her patients.
Dr Paul is outstanding.
Excellent experience with annual check for skin issues.
very good doctor
Very thorough.
Medically proficient and friendly
Dr Chen always make me feel at ease and given me all her attention and never rush me
Care provider took time to explain my treatment and also allowed me time to rest after treatment also checking up on me making sure I was OK.
dr Chen is fantastic, friendly, professional
Excellent care! Super nice doctor.
Dr. Chen is outstanding!!!!
Dr. Chen is very professional and caring. I felt very comfortable with her ability to treat my condition.
we traveled from Colorado to specifically visit We came from Colorado to visit Dr. Chen. In her online bio she expressed interest in my particular problem. Dr Chen was amazing! she assessed my condition and mapped out and thoroughly described a detailed, comprehensive treatment plan. I feel like I have hope for the first time in 3 years!
i felt that she did not let me speak, or she didn't let me finish my sentences. I understand she's the "expert" in this field but she is not in my body. she's not the one with this condition 25+yrs of her life. I did not feel respected and I don't want to see her again. I spent $35 for my copay to hear things I already know and was disrespected. I really walked away unhappy.
I love Dr. Chen. She's never made me feel rush & talk to me as a family member - she make sure I understood all instructions & always reply to my emails quickly via MyHealth.
Dr. Chen always makes me feel comfortable during visit and I never feel she is rushed. It is nice that she is able to have someone taking notes so she can actually converse with me and not the computer.
Dr Chen was more thorough than other dermatologists I have seen at Stanford. I appreciated her attention to my scalp and feet, including checking between my toes and the soles of my feet.
Dr. Jennifer Chen has helped me tremendously. I feel she has provided the best care possible.
Dr. was very nice with a gentle demeanor. I will definitely plan to see her again.
My son has been quite worried about hair loss. He had done extensive research on options prior to visit. Dr. Chen was great. We have a lot of confidence in her & her advice.
Very pleased with my care from Dr. Chen. She has great expertise and is very kind and compassionate.
Very thorough and efficient
Excellent visit. Dr. Chen combines medical and surgical expertise with compassion and kindness.
she is caring, knowledgeable and practical.
Dr. Chen goes over and above to explain, seek alternatives for insurance coverage and meet all of my needs during the appointment!
Dr Chen is very caring, and takes time to let you know what is concerning & what is not.
Dr. Chen has always been excellent. I would not travel from San Jose all the way up to Redwood City if I didn't appreciate her thoroughness and kindness!
Dr Chen is very courteous, friendly, and professional. She is able to explain her recommendations and any follow up directions clearly and concisely. I feel that I am in very capable hands with Dr Chen.
Dr. Chen has excellent empathy: personally checks all skin conditions I worry about.
the doctor was amazingI trust her completely she explained everything and took time to examine all my concernshe is an excellent doctor
very professional. explained things clearly. very easy to talk to.
Dr. Chen spoke a tad fast
this doctor is not very interested in me. She doesn't listen well and speaks rapidly and definitively. She was very late and spoke rapidly.
Dr. Chen is fabulous. I have no concerns with her at all.
Medically competent and compassionate.
Everyone was very helpful.
Dr. Chen spent a bunch of time with me. And her student MD also spent ample time in the room. Tons of questions and exploring possible options.
Dr. Chen is very nice and care for me. She is very professional and treat my symptom. I feel better now.
very caring doctor
Doctor Chen is very nice. She concern the care for my question and worries.
Excellent care by all professionals and staff. Everyone knowledgeable, friendly, patient and extremely nice. I feel completely safe being cared for by Dr. Mohan Viswanatan and his entire staff.
This is the 4th time I've seen Dr. Jennifer Chen and I've been extremely thankful for her at every level. This time she had a last year resident, Dr. Heinike, who also showed the same level of care. I was confident with my treatment with both of them.
Dr Chen is great.
Dr. Chen is professional and thorough. I appreciated that she partnered with me when making decisions about my care.
dr. jennifer chen was great all around.
excellent care
Fabulously friendly and professional doctor. I was extremely impressed by her care, listening, and articulation.
Dr. Jennifer Chen and her staff went out of their way to make an appointment for me so I won't missed any work or loss my job! I am very greatful!
Dr. Chen is very thorough with my skin checks and it's greatly appreciated!
Dr. Chen was excellent on all counts.
Very thorough, warm, cared about me as a person, explained things clearly
I am so very pleased with my care!
Very good caring doctor.
Dr. Chen is knowledgeable & shows concern for my medical issues. Always letting me know that she & her group our avail. to assist.
Wonderful attention from Dr Jennifer Chen.
Dr. Chen is an Icon for other doctors to look up to. Professional Courteous Kind knowledgable The list goes on. Keep up the great work, it really makes a difference for the patients.
Dr. Jennifer Chen is very informative, caring and considerate. She also is extremely knowledgeable and treats her coworkers with respect as she explains everything.
very good
Excellent, professional, knowledgeable
Dr. Chen is outstanding as a physician and as a warm and caring person.
Dr. Chen is outstanding
I have been seeing Stanford MDs for many years for derm problems. Dr. Chen has so far provided the best care I have received.
For my part all very good. Thanks.
I think I would need more than one visit in order to rate items 9 and 10 higher. I think that confidence is something that is built over time and experience. And a recommendation is also something that needs to be built on more history than a single visit.
A stellar experience from start to finish.
This was my 4th visit to a dermatologist but the first at Stanford and the best and most thorough. I feel more in control of my skin issues now than ever before with a actual treatment plan and self care information I was never given before.
Dr. Chen is the best derm I've ever met.
always a pleasure to see Dr. Jennifer Chen. thank you
Dr. Chen is knowledgeable, caring. Provides excellent care at every appointment.
Dr. Chen is an outstanding physician and I trust her completely.
Provider was articulate, efficient, and professional.
The doctor has always been a great asset along with the patience of the staff. It's always a pleasure working with the clinic.
Dr. Jennifer Chen was excellent. I'm 68 and have seen many dermatologists let alone doctors in my life and she embodies everything I wish all doctors would exhibit. I've already recommended her to my friend.
Even though I arrived late, the care provider still spent plenty of time with me. I loved the way she explained all options and let me choose.
My care provider, Dr. Chen, was excellent in all the above respects. I left the visit feeling well taken care of and was treated very kindly while being informed.
Excellent; the best.
Compassionate, Gentle, kind, explanation was clear and reassuring.
Dr Chen was superb. Ten out of ten!
good experience
Jennifer Chen was exceptionally good. I would always return to her when possible.
Dr. Chen is always very courteous, friendly, and professional. She takes the time, even with a busy schedule, to answer my questions and explain any concerns. I would and have referred others to her.
Excellent experience - Dr. Chen was knowledgeable, clear about my condition & concerns - couldn't have been better.
First visit with Dr. Chen. She was professional, confident and caring. I learned more about my issue in this one visit than in years with prior physician. I have already recommended her.
Dr. Chen is the best. Feels more like someone I've known for a while and can be open with beyond dermatologic issues. AND she is up to date with her knowldege and even drugs in the pipeline. I have been to several derm folks over the years and she is easily the best. I have and will recommend her to anyone I know in need of a consult.
Doctor is very professional and caring. Highly recommend.
Dr Chen was amazing in finding a little mole with melanoma. There were other areas which drew more suspicion but she found the bad one. The surgeon I saw subsequently expressed his admiration for her ability to identify melanoma in this case.
Love love love Dr Chen
Excellent experience. Thoughtful, considerate staff and doctor. Dr. Chen was a concerned, knowledgeable professional who I will certainly continue to use, and will recommend.
I was seen by both Dr Chen and Dr. Bernard (unsure of correct spelling). Both were excellent. Not rushed. Very through.
She is well rounded. She's a great Doctor.
Dr. Chen was extremely personable and informative.
I am a person that is afraid of needles, and Dr Chen explained what she was going to do every step of the way. She made me feel very comfortable and at ease. Definition of C I CARE.
Dr. Chen is helping me deal with the results of many years of sun exposure. Her style is exemplary. Her clinical expertise is far beyond her years. Stanford is lucky to have her.
Very good doctor.
My total experience with Dr. Chen and her staff was outstanding in all aspects.
Very positive experience.
Although Dr. Chen is a newer dermatologist, I have every confidence that switching to her from my former derm doctor was a good decision.
Dr. Chen was very considerate and attentive. I contacted her directly through email trying to see if I can get an earlier appointment with her and she asked her nurse to help schedule it the earliest possible. She paid a lot of attention to details when explaining to me the skin decease I have and treatment options as well as pros and cons analysis of the options. He listened carefully to me about the history and treatment I am interested in. He was open to try new treatment with me. Great experience working with her.
Dr Chen is passionate about the work she does and takes the time to listen. She is reassuring without being dismissive and is definitely empathetic. I am lucky to have found her.
My visit was very very positive & I thank all of you.
Both Dr.'s Chen & Crispin were nothing short of EXCELLENT. They were outstanding and professional.
though I appreciate how much thought she showed for my thoughts/feelings, I almost wish she hadn't given me as much choice in deciding what to do and had insisted more on what she thought was best
I was very impress with this Dr. Put me at easy right away and did not RUSH me.
Well beyond my expectations. I actually left another provider in favor of Stanford Dermatology Care. I recommend Stanford Clinics and Hospital to anyone that might ask. Stanford is 150 miles, one way, from my home, and well worth the time, in my opinion.
Some of the issues that needed to be discussed were rather awkward. I was impressed by her tact, as well as her promptness in personally giving me feedback on the test results.
Dr Chen is very thorough and extremely friendly. She doesn't rely on just the residents comments, but performs a thorough skin check herself.
Dr. Jennifer Chen was wonderful. She was extremely attentive to what I had to say and gave me all the time to explain myself. Afterwards, she explained back to me what I needed to know to understand my condition. I wish she was my primary care doctor as she is exactly what I wish for in a doctor. She was excellent!
Dr. Chen was very professional, courteous, and friendly. She truly showed an interest in my health and explained the treatment in clear and concise language. I would definitely recommend her to family and friends.
Dr Chen was professional but also caring and completely engaged in our conversation
Both, the resident and attending were great. In fact my husband came for his exam too on same day with same doctor . He was a member of Kaiser for many years and he commented he never had such detailed skin check before.
I have a minor issue that is recurring and the provider provided basic information, I had already tried. she did not address the issue again. this is a new issue for me but i am very well versed in otc treatments because of my history. (althele with athletes foot)
Dr. Jennifer Chen very caring, careful when doing surgical procedure - explains everything in detail.
Dr. Chen was caring, kind, knowledgeable and overall fantastic!
I like Dr. Chen a lot but on principle don't rate anyone a 10.
Very respectful & patient to answer all my questions!
She was very informative and explained everything very well.
Dr. listened to my concerns carefully and prescribed a cream for plan instead of any more incisions to the area.
Provider dismissed my concerns about hot & humid weather affecting my condition & treatment. Ointment never works for me, and impractical to use it and avoid soap to maintain skin cleanliness -
I always had good experiences with Dr. Chen at all my appointments.
I was completely impressed by all the staff I interacted with.
Dr. Chen is fantastic! She is brilliant.

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