Richard Chen, M.D. M.S., is Clinical Assistant Professor of Dermatology at Stanford and Chief Scientific Officer at Personalis, Inc. He attended medical school and completed residency at Stanford University, serving as Chief Resident in his final year. His interests include general dermatology, cancer genomics, precision medicine, genetics, bioinformatics and technology innovation for improved health care delivery and therapy.

Professional Summary

Professional Education
  • Medical Education: Stanford University School of Medicine (2007) CA
  • Internship: Santa Clara Valley Medical Center (2008) CA
  • Residency: Stanford University Dept of Dermatology (2011) CA
  • Board Certification: American Board of Dermatology, Dermatology (2011)


Practice Locations

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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Excellent personality and communication - wonderful!
Dr. Chen always listens to all your concerns. His student physician was very knowledgeable and pleasant.
Dr. Chen is an amazing dermatologist. He somehow manages to prevent or lessen the burn when he freezes spots. Very patient, friendly!
Time spent with provider less than 15 min. wait time to see provider 10 min. waiting room outside over 20 min. waiting in patient's room.
Was in and out and very happy with the whole experience.
Quick. Thorough. Friendly. Explained everything in a way I understood. Gave me choices. I was expecting baseline photos from my last appointment recommendations but trust that he did what was best.
Great doctor! Very knowledgeable and empathetic bedside manner.
Dr. Chen is a true healer I am very grateful to have him care for me.
Excellent. I'll be using him as my regular provider from now on.
Dr. Chen is always kind and helpful.
Dr. Chen is very professional and render excellent care.
Greatest skin doctor ever.
Every thing was great.
Dr. Chen - easy to communicate with.
Dr. Chen is amazing!
dr Chen is a true healer. I am so honored to have him as my doctor
Dr Chen has always encluded me in all decisions, he is very good.
Dr. Kossler did a great job on my eye. guess it's time for me to move on.
He is very accommodating as we live 4 hrs. away.
Dr. Chen - the resident & the guest physician were all awesome.
Out standing care.
Dr. Chen was extremely helpful. I had requested information about my options, potential scarring, etc. He followed up my inquiry by calling me and spent 15 minutes patiently explaining what I could expect at my appointment.
Dr. Chen is a good provider. He made sure to address all my concerns.
liked that they give you a typed form of the instructions
All done by Dr. Chen.
I have been seeing Dr. Chen for years. He is great. My husband and mom see him as well.
I simply cannot say enough about the exceptional care I received and continue to get from Dr. Richard Chen. He is perhaps the most responsive, competent and caring doctor I have ever had. He has been so thorough with me in communications in person and on the phone. He has called me twice to give me reports on my dermatology issues. He is relentless in making sure that I have outstanding care as we move forward towards surgery.
Dr Chen is always so informative about the procedure, very understanding.
Dr. Chen is the best!
Kristin Danielle Kennedy (NP) is outstanding! Dr. Richard Owguan Chen (MD) great caring doctor who has been able to get my psoriasis under control. Thank you both!
Noticed a skin issue after dr. had left. Mentioned it to a nurse. He came back in and looked. Awesome.
Dr. Chen is very good. Very happy with dealing with him.
Dr. Chen is very gentle & kind! When he freezes pre cancer spots, he works "magic". There is NO burning sensation afterward!
Dr. Chen is very kind and sincere, he suggested me to neuro science department after his primary examination.
The doctor was good and had some new ideas about how to help me.
Very good.
Dr. Chen is very kind and gentle.
Good dr.
Dr. C was excellent; afterwards I wished he had written down the name of the medicine he prescribed as I didn't remember the name. It would have been helpful to have it written down.
I am grateful to be seen by Dr. Chen and his support staff.
Very thorough - thanks!
I really appreciate Dr. Chen's concern and empathy, and that he recognized how distressing my condition was for me. More importantly, he was very thorough, followed-up with both myself and reached out to another physcian to ensure prescribed medicine would not interefere negatively with my gastrointestinal condition. His thoroughness has finally enabled me to get some relief after years of suffering.
I have been receiving care from Dr. Chen for several years now. He knows me and knows my condition and concerns very well and I feel extremely comfortable in his care.
It was an excellent experience.
Excellent, direct, personable, professional, compassionate about his profession.
Dr. Richard Chen is very personable and he calls me with updates and any concerns he may have. I do not receive this type of treatment from any other facility or doctor.
Professional yet personable.
This was my first visit with Dr. Richard Chen. He is an outstanding physician. Thoughtful, caring, and very kind. I am thankful for his care regarding my health.
Very, very good experience.
Even though I've only been seen by Dr. Chen twice, I feel as though I've been coming in for quite some time.
Dr. Richard Chen is always professional, compassionate, willing to listen and truly cares about my health
Very good experience.
Listens - cares - understand.
My previous doctor had left and this is my first visit with Dr. Chen. I was very impressed when he called to follow up!
My visit was great, the doctor and his helpers where concerned & took great care of me.
Dr. Chen previously called me back out of office hours and left his cell phone # for my return call. 1st & only time a physician has given me a direct number to reach him.
Very good MD. (All my derm. MD's always have impressed me). Very personable, patient, explains issues and addresses all concerns.
Dr. Chen is extremely professional MD courteous. He called and texted me with my biopsy results. Incredible care and concern excellent!
Good working relationship with doctor.
Dr. Chen provided exceptional care. He was attentive, thoroughly explained the treatment plan and medication, spoke to me in language I could understand and I never felt rushed during my appt.
I find Dr Chen to be a very gentle and caring doctor!
Dr. Chen provided excellent care. He was extremely attentive to my issues and was very patient in anwering my questions regarding follow-up care. I never one felt rushed during my visit with Dr. Chen. He is an exceptional care provider.
Dr. Chen is great!
I have had excellent care on each visit over the last 2 years.
He is a very good provider. I like him.
Dr. Chen is excellent!! He carefully examined my symptoms and prescribed me the medication that worked effectively. I will stick with him as long as my insurance allows! A +++
Excellent results with the recommended treatment and medication.
Great physician; very knowledgeable. He always remembers medical history!
Fast & understandable.
Dr. Chen is fun, nice, smart - great doctor!
I've already recommended this dr. & the facility!

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