Chelsea Ma, M.D. is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Dermatology. Dr. Ma received a Bachelor of Arts degree in human biology from Stanford University. She attended medical school at the University of California Davis, and internship at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School. She completed her dermatology residency at University of California Davis, serving as Chief Resident her final year. She completed a clinical research fellowship, focusing on neutrophilic dermatoses, blistering diseases, melanoma, eczema and psoriasis. Her clinical interests include general dermatology and complex medical dermatology.

Professional Summary

Education & Certifications
  • Internship: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (2016) MA
  • Board Certification: American Board of Dermatology, Dermatology (2020)
  • Residency: UC Davis Dermatology Residency (2020) CA
  • Internship, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School (2016)
  • Medical Education: UC Davis (2015) CA
  • BA, Stanford University


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Practice Locations

Alliance Medical Group in San Pablo San Pablo, CA
San Pablo, CA

100A San Pablo Towne Center

San Pablo , CA 94806

(510) 237-2802

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General Dermatology Clinic in Emeryville Emeryville, CA
Emeryville, CA

5800 Hollis Street

Emeryville , CA 94608

(510) 806-2100

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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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(160 reviews)

She was very nice and listened to me about my knee problems.
Have not been treated poorly ever.
Very nice doctor, carefully listens and gives instructions what is better to do and how to treat the health condition.
Dr Ma is lovely! So kind and always helpful
I was diagnosed in time.
Dr. Ma doesn't have the best bedside manner. She seems nice but too she's a bit rushed. It felt a little impersonal.
She is excellent.
nearly always excellent
Dr. Ma is personal, professional, and competent.
She is great!!
Swift service, excellent quality
clear, good advice
Dr Ma strikes as competent and clearly cared, an essential aspect of health care.
She is my favorite doctor
Excellent. Great nursing staff.
excellent experience
Efficient and courteous. Good care.
Dr Ma joined the call early and used our time very efficiently.
She took a lot of time to answer questions, was very thoughtful and provided good explanations
Dr. Ma was very nice and caring
Thorough detailed examination
Dr. was professional and respectful.
Dr Ma is very thorough.
excellent Doctor and staff.
Everyone on Dr ma team was excellent
Excellent visit.
It does take a long time to make an appointment to see her!
Staff was very attentive to my questions and made me feel comfortable during my visit
Excellent demeanor! Friendly and professional
She was very respectful and answered my questions honestly!
Doctors were amazing.
excellent doctor and assistant
Thorough, professional and friendly
Wonderful staff and wonderful bedside manner
Every one of my questions was answered clearly.
Dr. Ma is hugely talented as a dermatologist who is knowledgeable, caring, has a sense of humor and rare people skills.
Dr, Ma was thorough and my visit was on time.
I really appreciate the time she took with my list of questions!!
Very professional
excellent doctor and assistants
Professional, Answers all questions and On Time
Dr MA is wonderful. Personable, thorough, answers all my questions patiently and fully.
Excellent doctor and very helpful. She is so far the best dermatologist I’ve seen at Stanford.
Dr. Ma is great!
Easy check in-wonderful doctor!
She seems very knowledgeable
Amazing professionalism and neutrality by the front desk. Thank you, Tiana, the medical assistant, for your smile and social energy (welcomed me into the exam room). Thank you to Dr. Ma for your professionalism and expertise.
excellent physician
congenial, thorough, professional, courteous, informative, exceptionally knowledgeable
Everyone is very efficient and nice
Pleasant visit!
Dr. Ma was excellent,. A very bright and caring doctor.
Dr. Ma provides excellent care.
Prompt efficient and helpful!
very professional and understanding.
Great care and prompt complete responses to questions
Dr Ma is a very nice person and Doctor
Dr. Ma is a thoughtful listener. I found my visit very helpful.
prompt and genuinely care
Thank you to Dr. Ma and her team of excellent assistants.
Very caring, friendly very qualified doctor?
Great Dermatologist Dr Ma
Dr. Ma had a great bedside manner, answered questions and had a good sense of humor. She made a removal of a skin tag is a sensitive area easy and painless.
Dr Ma is a wonderful physician.
Dr. Ma conducted a full body skin check. She was easy to talk with, answered all of my questions and was very knowledgeable, professional and skillful.
Friendly, efficient, effective.
Dr. Ma was a wonderful physician. So appreciate her thought and care. Appreciated her expertise and patience in answering my questions. Would recommend her to anyone.
It was a very pleasant and enjoyable speaking with Dr. Jill. She made me feel very confident that the treatments will work.
Very helpful.I saw a doctor within 5 minutes of arriving🙂
She’s very good and knowledgeable of her work.
Very thorough and has great concern for the patient
Wonderful doctor!
Dr. Ma is always very thorough.
She was on time which I appreciate, and her prognosis with plan of action makes me feel confident my health issue will be addressed in a reasonable timeframe.
Thorough and careful and personal
It was the best dermatology appointment I’ve ever had!!
Very attentive to my needs
knowledgeable, kind and patient.
quick and to the point
She is excellent.
Dr. Ma isa very patience, humble and knowledgeable provider.
my appointment was right on time...very punctual!
Very professional
Dr. Ma is the best.
Dr. Ma was very thorough and very nice
Excellent care.
Wet caring and answered all my questions.
Dr. Ma explained everything clearly. She even explained what would hurt, how and when. The numbing injection was not as bad as described and I didn’t feel the biopsy at all. Thank you!
Dr. Ma is great! She listens to my concerns and engages in the discussion with me. I feel heard and appreciate being involved in our shared decision making. She’s very patient especially with all the questions I have. She is very knowledgeable. I enjoy my visits with her and it feels like talking to a friend when I see her. I am glad to have her as my dermatologist!
Very good. The doctor was very professional, very detail oriented and at the same time warm and friendly
The visit was good but I wasn’t informed.about whether checkout was needed.
Dr Ma is very thorough, personable, competent.
Very smooth visit
All one could ask fot
Dr. Ma is friendly and knowledgeable but not very warm.
Dr. Ma and the nurses are all very professional, courteous, and clear in their explanation of procedures and what to expect.
excellent.Expert kind care Thank you
Clean office, receptionist was kind and friendly. Quick check-in process
Dr. Ma is very caring, extremely professional, explains everything clearly
Excelent attention, thanks
Dr. Ma is very professional and personable. She made me feel comfortable and answered all my questions. She has a very reassuring manner and is kind an direct.
Felt rushed, and doctor didn’t spend much time on personal questions. Very cut and dry attitude.
Thank you, Dr. Ma.
I was very impressed with how fast I was seen and how quickly everything went but not feeling rushed, well organized and smooth.
My appointment felt so rushed that I wasn’t able to address all my issues. It felt like I was in the treatment room for not even 10 minutes before being sent off. I had to clarify so much with the front desk clerk because of how quick everything was said. My appointment had been changed to an earlier time due to a change in their schedule, yet I felt shorted and rushed.
From reception through medical treatment to parking lot attendant, everything was very good
Very knowledgeable and friendly.
The dermatology doctor did not follow up regarding the previous condition that required a prescription.
Good service
Great doctor
Quick and helpful
On tie, pleasant, answered questions
good manner, efficient and thorough exam
Everything went very well. Staff very nice.
Another excellent visit with Dr. Ma
Very good team of dermatologists.
Dr Ma was excellent
very good and comfortable
Dr. Ma, as always, was very pleasant, complete and answered my questions.
Effecient. thoughtful
Dr Ma was very welcoming and professional
Dr. Ma was very kind and professional and addressed all my concerns. Furthermore she took the lead in terms of coming up with a plan to taper me off Prednisone
Excellent care!
Thank you! So grateful for your time.
Yes, I am willing to recommend Dermatologist Chelsea Ma to anyone. She is most capable.
She is very smart and thorough
Knows what she is doing..
Dr Ma is pleasant and clearly communicates She completely understood and answered questions. Thank you
Dr. Ma is defensive in discussion issues. She was late and didn’t spend time to address concerns and questions.
Dr. Ma was very attentive, answered all my questions with informative, straightforward answers.
As a retired Doc , I have been very pleased and impressed with the staff and service at Stanford Medical .
She was incredibly kind and and knowledgeable!
Dr. Ma, Was extremely helpful and knowledgeable and addressed all my concerns. Thank you
Very thorough and professional MD, and staff.
Excellent visit in all respects
Excellent provider, knowledgeable and kind.
she was very easy to talk to. Will definitely recommend her again.
Thank you so much for taking time out for me
She came in such a rush as she left. She said I can read my diagnosis from the info sent to my chart,. At least I was told I have no skin cancer
She was great!
Dr. Ma immediately diagnosed my problem, & she was correct
Dr. Ma is a specialist in dermatology. One of the best doctors in the Bay Area.
Dr. Ma was very present, caring, knowledgeable and helpful.
thank you!
Looking forward to being seen by Dr. Ma when her schedule is open for an in-office appointment.
Dr. Ma was very helpful, as always. Straightforward advice and guidance that makes sense. Couldn't ask for better care.
Very friendly and helpful
Truly one of the kindest and most intelligent providers I have ever had.
She is very pleasant doctor but she did not get a chance to evaluate the condition by video
Timely and professional doc
She did not listen to my concern.
Dr. Chelsea Ma is very good, pays attention to everything you have to explain about your health. She gives you all the details about condition of your problem and the options to treat
Would recommend highly
I look forward to seeing her in person to resolve my skin issue.
Dr Chelsea Ma was awesome. She has a wonderful personality, she was friendly and listened to me and asked all of the right questions. She informed me she would take care of my rx. It was an excellent visit with her. I felt like she was extremely quality and ready to help with my situation. If I needed to see a dermatologist again I would request Dr Ma.

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