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Stella X. Chen, M.D.

  1. Dermatologist



  1. Phoenix, Arizona



Stella Chen, M.D., is a dermatologist specializing in general and complex medical dermatology, including hidradenitis suppurativa, psoriasis, and autoimmune connective tissue disorders. She is also passionate about dermatologic manifestations in diverse skin types and enhancing dermatology accessibility.

Dr. Chen attended medical school at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine. During this time, she also conducted basic science research after being accepted as a Howard Hughes Medical Institute medical fellow. She subsequently completed an internal medicine internship at the University of Arizona College of Medicine — Phoenix. She completed her dermatology residency at the Harvard Dermatology Residency Program, where she was appointed Chief Resident.

  • Acne
  • Hidradenitis suppurativa
  • Connective tissue disorders
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Lupus
  • Morphea
  • Psoriasis
  • Skin of color
  1. 2023
    Chief Resident - Dermatology Harvard Combined Dermatology Residency Training Program
  2. 2020
    Preliminary Medicine InternshipUniversity of Arizona College of Medicine
  3. 2019
    MDUniversity of California San Diego School of Medicine
  4. 2013
    BS - Biochemistry and Cell Biology (Healthcare and Social Issues, Minor)University of California, San Diego

Awards and honors

  1. 2023
    Rising Derm StarWinter Clinical Dermatology Conference
  2. 2022
    Book AwardNew England Dermatological Society
  3. 2022
    Mentored Experience Grant RecipientHidradenitis Foundation
  4. 2019
    Igor Grant MD Endowed Award for Academic Excellence and Biomedical Research University of California San Diego School of Medicine
  5. 2019
    American Medical Women’s Association Glasgow-Rubin Certificate of Commendation for Academic AchievementUniversity of California San Diego School of Medicine
  6. 2019
    Altman Clinical and Translational Research Institute AwardUniversity of California San Diego School of Medicine