Jennifer Chen, MD

Jennifer Chen, MD

Dermatologist, General dermatologist

Bio:   Jennifer K. Chen, M.D., is a Clinical Associate Professor of Dermatology and Assistant Chief of Medical 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 complex medical dermatology, skin cancer, inpatient dermatology, atopic dermatitis, and contact dermatitis.
4.8 out of 5
299 Patient Ratings
154 Patient Comments

Skin Allergies and Contact Dermatitis Clinic

Skin Allergies and Contact Dermatitis Clinic
  • 450 Broadway Street
  • Pavilion B, 4th Floor
  • Redwood City , CA 94063
  • Phone: 650-723-6316
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General Dermatology Clinic in Redwood City

General Dermatology Clinic in Redwood City
  • 450 Broadway Street
  • Pavilion B, 4th Floor
  • Redwood City , CA 94063
  • Phone: 650-723-6316
More Clinic Information » Getting Here » Make An Appointment

General Dermatology Clinic at Hoover Pavilion

Professional Education

  • Internship: Johns Hopkins Bayview Hospital Internal Medicine Residency (2010) MD
  • Board Certification: Dermatology, American Board of 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)
4.9

Friendliness

4.8

Explanations

4.8

Listens

4.8

Care provider's efforts to include you in decisions about your care

4.9

Clear Communication

4.8

Confidence in your doctor

4.8

Recommended to others

4.6

Wait times

SHC Patient, Jan 2020

Very good.

SHC Patient, Dec 2019

Dr Chen was outstanding!

SHC Patient, Nov 2019

dr. Chen was thorough and communicated very well

SHC Patient, Nov 2019

My experience with care provider was excellent and to my complete satisfaction.

SHC Patient, Nov 2019

as a person with a terrible fear of things medical, I was comfortable here - no small feat

SHC Patient, Nov 2019

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

SHC Patient, Nov 2019

Dr. Chen and the resident who saw me initially were both very attentive

SHC Patient, Oct 2019

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.

SHC Patient, Oct 2019

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.

SHC Patient, Oct 2019

Dr was amazing.

SHC Patient, Oct 2019

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.

SHC Patient, Oct 2019

Dr. Chen is a great asset to Stanford Medical! Excellent listener and wonderful diagnostician.

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4.8 out of 5
299 Patient Ratings
154 Patient Comments

SHC Patient, Jan 2020

Very good.

SHC Patient, Dec 2019

Dr Chen was outstanding!

SHC Patient, Nov 2019

dr. Chen was thorough and communicated very well

SHC Patient, Nov 2019

My experience with care provider was excellent and to my complete satisfaction.

SHC Patient, Nov 2019

as a person with a terrible fear of things medical, I was comfortable here - no small feat

SHC Patient, Nov 2019

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

SHC Patient, Nov 2019

Dr. Chen and the resident who saw me initially were both very attentive

SHC Patient, Oct 2019

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.

SHC Patient, Oct 2019

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.

SHC Patient, Oct 2019

Dr was amazing.

SHC Patient, Oct 2019

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.

SHC Patient, Oct 2019

Dr. Chen is a great asset to Stanford Medical! Excellent listener and wonderful diagnostician.

SHC Patient, Sep 2019

Dr. Chen (Jennifer) is an excellent and I have made tremendous health improvement following her care and recommendations.

SHC Patient, Sep 2019

doctor is fantastic

SHC Patient, Aug 2019

Very smart & answered my questions thoroughly! Thank you!

SHC Patient, Aug 2019

Everyone I dealt with for the appointment were very nice and very helpful.

SHC Patient, Aug 2019

I love coming to see Dr Chen. she is a great clinician, friendly and always listens to my concerns and issues

SHC Patient, Jul 2019

Thanks

SHC Patient, Jul 2019

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.

SHC Patient, Jul 2019

Awesome

SHC Patient, Jun 2019

Dr. Chen is very caring and extremely thorough and an excellent Doctor

SHC Patient, Jun 2019

wonderful caring Doctor, very encouraging, knowledgable and empathic to her patients needs

SHC Patient, Jun 2019

Dr. Chen is always so professional, caring, and thorough.

SHC Patient, Jun 2019

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

SHC Patient, May 2019

Dr. Chen is such a great doctor. I have total confidence in her.

SHC Patient, Apr 2019

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.

SHC Patient, Apr 2019

Dr. Chen was fantastic. Personable, professional, and thorough (as well as very fast, not easy to combine with those other characteristics).

SHC Patient, Mar 2019

Dr. Chen is an excellent dermatologist! I always feel she is taking great care with my skin care. Very warm with excellent bedside manners!

SHC Patient, Mar 2019

Dr. Chen is compassionate who was a gently personality, a breath of fresh air in the field of medicine.

SHC Patient, Mar 2019

Very compassionate, understanding, competence and commitment to my health and well being.

SHC Patient, Mar 2019

Great experience and great staff.

SHC Patient, Feb 2019

Dr. Chen is so thorough, knowledgeable, and helpful. She really goes the extra mile for her patients.

SHC Patient, Feb 2019

Dr Paul is outstanding.

SHC Patient, Jan 2019

Excellent experience with annual check for skin issues.

SHC Patient, Dec 2018

very good doctor

SHC Patient, Dec 2018

Very thorough.

SHC Patient, Dec 2018

Medically proficient and friendly

SHC Patient, Dec 2018

Dr Chen always make me feel at ease and given me all her attention and never rush me

SHC Patient, Nov 2018

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.

SHC Patient, Aug 2018

dr Chen is fantastic, friendly, professional

SHC Patient, Aug 2018

Excellent care! Super nice doctor.

SHC Patient, Aug 2018

Dr. Chen is very professional and caring. I felt very comfortable with her ability to treat my condition.

SHC Patient, Aug 2018

Dr. Chen is outstanding!!!!

SHC Patient, Aug 2018

Good!

SHC Patient, Aug 2018

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!

SHC Patient, Aug 2018

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.

SHC Patient, Aug 2018

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.

SHC Patient, Jul 2018

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.

SHC Patient, Jul 2018

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.

SHC Patient, Jul 2018

Dr. Jennifer Chen has helped me tremendously. I feel she has provided the best care possible.

SHC Patient, Jul 2018

Dr. was very nice with a gentle demeanor. I will definitely plan to see her again.

SHC Patient, Jun 2018

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.

SHC Patient, Jun 2018

Very pleased with my care from Dr. Chen. She has great expertise and is very kind and compassionate.

SHC Patient, Jun 2018

Very thorough and efficient

SHC Patient, Jun 2018

Excellent visit. Dr. Chen combines medical and surgical expertise with compassion and kindness.

SHC Patient, Jun 2018

she is caring, knowledgeable and practical.

SHC Patient, Jun 2018

Dr. Chen goes over and above to explain, seek alternatives for insurance coverage and meet all of my needs during the appointment!

SHC Patient, Dec 2017

Dr Chen is very caring, and takes time to let you know what is concerning & what is not.

SHC Patient, Nov 2017

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!

SHC Patient, Oct 2017

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.

SHC Patient, Oct 2017

Dr. Chen has excellent empathy: personally checks all skin conditions I worry about.

SHC Patient, Oct 2017

the doctor was amazingI trust her completely she explained everything and took time to examine all my concernshe is an excellent doctor

SHC Patient, Sep 2017

very professional. explained things clearly. very easy to talk to.

SHC Patient, Sep 2017

Dr. Chen spoke a tad fast

SHC Patient, Sep 2017

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.

SHC Patient, Aug 2017

Dr. Chen is fabulous. I have no concerns with her at all.

SHC Patient, Aug 2017

Medically competent and compassionate.

SHC Patient, Jul 2017

Everyone was very helpful.

SHC Patient, Jun 2017

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.

SHC Patient, Jun 2017

Dr. Chen is very nice and care for me. She is very professional and treat my symptom. I feel better now.

SHC Patient, May 2017

very caring doctor

SHC Patient, May 2017

Doctor Chen is very nice. She concern the care for my question and worries.

SHC Patient, Apr 2017

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.

SHC Patient, Apr 2017

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.

SHC Patient, Apr 2017

Dr Chen is great.

SHC Patient, Apr 2017

Dr. Chen is professional and thorough. I appreciated that she partnered with me when making decisions about my care.

SHC Patient, Apr 2017

dr. jennifer chen was great all around.

SHC Patient, Apr 2017

excellent care

SHC Patient, Apr 2017

Fabulously friendly and professional doctor. I was extremely impressed by her care, listening, and articulation.

SHC Patient, Mar 2017

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!

SHC Patient, Mar 2017

Dr. Chen is very thorough with my skin checks and it's greatly appreciated!

SHC Patient, Feb 2017

Dr. Chen was excellent on all counts.

SHC Patient, Dec 2016

Very thorough, warm, cared about me as a person, explained things clearly

SHC Patient, Dec 2016

I am so very pleased with my care!

SHC Patient, Sep 2016

Very good caring doctor.

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

Dr. Chen is knowledgeable & shows concern for my medical issues. Always letting me know that she & her group our avail. to assist.

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

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.

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

Wonderful attention from Dr Jennifer Chen.

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

Dr. Jennifer Chen is very informative, caring and considerate. She also is extremely knowledgeable and treats her coworkers with respect as she explains everything.

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

very good

SHC Patient, Jul 2016

Excellent, professional, knowledgeable

SHC Patient, Jul 2016

Dr. Chen is outstanding as a physician and as a warm and caring person.

SHC Patient, Jul 2016

Dr. Chen is outstanding

SHC Patient, Jul 2016

I have been seeing Stanford MDs for many years for derm problems. Dr. Chen has so far provided the best care I have received.

SHC Patient, Jun 2016

For my part all very good. Thanks.

SHC Patient, May 2016

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.

SHC Patient, May 2016

A stellar experience from start to finish.

SHC Patient, May 2016

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.

SHC Patient, May 2016

Dr. Chen is the best derm I've ever met.

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

always a pleasure to see Dr. Jennifer Chen. thank you

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

Dr. Chen is knowledgeable, caring. Provides excellent care at every appointment.

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

Dr. Chen is an outstanding physician and I trust her completely.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Provider was articulate, efficient, and professional.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

The doctor has always been a great asset along with the patience of the staff. It's always a pleasure working with the clinic.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

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.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

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.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

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.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Excellent; the best.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Compassionate, Gentle, kind, explanation was clear and reassuring.

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

Dr Chen was superb. Ten out of ten!

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

good experience

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

Jennifer Chen was exceptionally good. I would always return to her when possible.

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

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.

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

Excellent experience - Dr. Chen was knowledgeable, clear about my condition & concerns - couldn't have been better.

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

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.

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

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.

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

Doctor is very professional and caring. Highly recommend.

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

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.

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

Love love love Dr Chen

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

Excellent experience. Thoughtful, considerate staff and doctor. Dr. Chen was a concerned, knowledgeable professional who I will certainly continue to use, and will recommend.

SHC Patient, Dec 2015

I was seen by both Dr Chen and Dr. Bernard (unsure of correct spelling). Both were excellent. Not rushed. Very through.

SHC Patient, Dec 2015

She is well rounded. She's a great Doctor.

SHC Patient, Dec 2015

Dr. Chen was extremely personable and informative.

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

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.

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

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.

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

Very good doctor.

SHC Patient, Oct 2015

My total experience with Dr. Chen and her staff was outstanding in all aspects.

SHC Patient, Sep 2015

Very positive experience.

SHC Patient, Sep 2015

Although Dr. Chen is a newer dermatologist, I have every confidence that switching to her from my former derm doctor was a good decision.

SHC Patient, Aug 2015

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.

SHC Patient, Jun 2015

Great.

SHC Patient, Jun 2015

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.

SHC Patient, Jun 2015

My visit was very very positive & I thank all of you.

SHC Patient, Jun 2015

Both Dr.'s Chen & Crispin were nothing short of EXCELLENT. They were outstanding and professional.

SHC Patient, May 2015

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

SHC Patient, May 2015

I was very impress with this Dr. Put me at easy right away and did not RUSH me.

SHC Patient, May 2015

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.

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

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.

SHC Patient, Mar 2015

Dr Chen is very thorough and extremely friendly. She doesn't rely on just the residents comments, but performs a thorough skin check herself.

SHC Patient, Mar 2015

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!

SHC Patient, Mar 2015

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.

SHC Patient, Mar 2015

Dr Chen was professional but also caring and completely engaged in our conversation

SHC Patient, Mar 2015

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.

SHC Patient, Mar 2015

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)

SHC Patient, Feb 2015

Dr. Jennifer Chen very caring, careful when doing surgical procedure - explains everything in detail.

SHC Patient, Feb 2015

Dr. Chen was caring, kind, knowledgeable and overall fantastic!

SHC Patient, Jan 2015

I like Dr. Chen a lot but on principle don't rate anyone a 10.

SHC Patient, Jan 2015

Very respectful & patient to answer all my questions!

SHC Patient, Nov 2014

She was very informative and explained everything very well.

SHC Patient, Oct 2014

Dr. listened to my concerns carefully and prescribed a cream for plan instead of any more incisions to the area.

SHC Patient, Aug 2014

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 -

SHC Patient, Aug 2014

I always had good experiences with Dr. Chen at all my appointments.

SHC Patient, Jul 2014

I was completely impressed by all the staff I interacted with.

SHC Patient, May 2014

Dr. Chen is fantastic! She is brilliant.