Dr. Chan is double-board certified in dermatology and dermatopathology.
Originally from Thousand Oaks, CA, she graduated cum laude from UCLA with a B.S. in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology. She attended medical school at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City, where she graduated in the top 5% of her class and was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society.
She trained in Dermatology at the Montefiore Medical Center - Albert Einstein College of Medicine to, where she served as the Chief Resident during her final year. Dr. Chan then completed a fellowship in Dermatopathology at Montefiore Medical Center- Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Dermpath Diagnostics in New York. She is currently a staff dermatopathologist with Mission Pathology Consultants in partnership with Cottage Health System.
During medical school, Dr. Chan performed extensive laboratory research on the science of the skin barrier, electron microscopy, and congenital skin diseases. Her work was published on the cover of JAMA Dermatology, one of the most prestigious dermatology journals in the world. She has authored numerous articles in peer-reviewed medical journals, book chapters in dermatology and has presented her research at both national and regional meetings, receiving several awards for her work.
Her most recent work on regressed melanoma is included in the fourth edition of the World Health Organization's Classification of Skin Tumours. She is an adjunct professor in the Department of Dermatology at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California and has received a teaching award for her work with residents.
In addition to her interests in complex medical dermatology, including skin cancer, autoimmune disorders, supportive oncodermatology, skin of color and infectious diseases, Dr. Chan has a strong interest in global health. Her work has taken her to Botswana, Haiti, and Bolivia.
Outside of medicine, she enjoys photographing wildlife while on safari, scuba diving, stand up paddle-boarding, and taking bike rides around beautiful Santa Barbara.
Fresco F, Wang J, Krausz A, Chan A, Franco L, Garelik J, Gatica M, Balagula Y, McLellan B, Jacobson M, Amin B. Cryptococcus-like Changes in the Setting of Vasculitis. J Cutan Pathol. J Cutan Pathol. 2019 Feb;46(2):143-147.
Chan A, House N. Clinical Pathologic Challenge: Pruritic Linear Eruption in a 53-Year Old Woman. Am J Dermatopathol, 2017 Oct 17 (E-pub ahead of print). - Read Now
Madankumar R, Gumaste P, Martires K, Schaffer P, Choudhary S, Falto-Aizpurua L, Arora H, Kallis PJ, Patel S, Damanpour S, Sanchez M, Yin N, Chan A, Sanchez M, Polsky D, Kanavy H, Grichnik JM, Stein JA. Acral melanocytic lesions in the United States: Prevalence, awareness, and dermoscopic patterns in skin-of-color and non-Hispanic white patients. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2016 Apr;74(4):724-30. - Read Now
Chan A, Godoy-Gijon E, Nuno-Gonzalez A, Crumrine D, Hupe M, Choi EH, Gruber R, Williams ML, Choate K, Fleckman PH, Elias PM. Cellular Basis of Secondary Infections and Impaired Desquamation in Certain Inherited Ichthyoses. JAMA Dermatol. 2015 Mar;151(3):285-92. - Read Now
Youm JK, Park K, Uchida Y, Chan A, Mauro TM, Holleran WM, Elias PM. Local blockade of glucocorticoid activation reverses stress- and glucocorticoid-induced delays in cutaneous wound healing. Wound Repair Regen, 2013 Sep-Oct;21(5):715-22. - Read Now
Chan A, Mauro T. Acidification in the Epidermis and the Role of Secretory Phospholipases. Dermatoendocrinol. 2011 Apr;3(2):84-90. - Read Now
Chan A, Holleran W, Fergusson T, Goker-Alpan O. Schiffman R. Elias P, Sidransky E. Skin Ultrastructural Findings in Type 2 Gaucher Disease: Diagnostic Implications Mol Genet Metab. 2011 Dec; 104(4):631-6. - Read Now
Krishnamurthy A, Lee D, Chan A. “Collagen Vascular Disease and Related Cutaneous Emergencies” In:Buka B, Uliasz A, Krishnamurthy K. (Eds), "Buka's Emergencies in Dermatology." New York: Springer, 2012, pp 35-42.
Chan A. A Resident’s Perspective. Speaker, Volunteers Abroad: Beginners Forum. Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology, San Diego, February 2018.
Chan A. A Case of a Syphilitic Gumma: Gaps in T. pallidum Detection Via Immunohistochemistry. Fellows’ Presentation, 54th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Dermatopathology, Baltimore, Oct 2017.
Chan A. A Resident’s Perspective. Speaker, Volunteers Abroad: Beginners Forum. Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology, Orlando, March 2017.
Chan A, Lee B. Mycobacterium Marinum in the Marketplace: An Elusive Public Health Outbreak. Oral Presentation in the 16th Annual Duel in Dermatopathology Resident Abstract Presentation. 52nd Annual Meeting of the American Society of Dermatopathology, San Francisco, Oct 2015.
Chan A, Chismar L, Jacobson M, Krishnamurthy K. Bullous lupus mimicking acne vulgaris. Gross and Microscopic Symposium, Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology, San Francisco, 2015.
Dorrian J, Chan A, Chismar L Niedt G, Bhatt M, Fisher M. When targets don’t typify a portending diagnosis. Gross and Microscopic Symposium, Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology, San Francisco, 2015.
Chan A, Jacobson M, Mann R. Extensive Calcified Lupus Profundus as the Primary Presentation of Connective Tissue Disease in an Elderly Female. Gross and Microscopic Symposium, Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology, Denver, 2014.
Chan A, Kenet B, Shulman K, Jacobson M. Late-Onset Focal Dermal Elastosis Mimicking Pseudoxanthoma Elasticum. Poster presentation. 21st Joint Meeting of the International Society of Dermatopathology, San Diego, February 2018.
Chan A, Fresco A, Wang J, Gatica M, Krausz A, Franco L, Garelik J, Balagula Y, Mclellan B, Jacobson M, Amin B. ANCA-Associated Vasculitis Presenting as a Histologic Mimic of Cryptococcus Infection: Two Novel Cases. Poster presentation. 54th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Dermatopathology, Baltimore, October 2017. - Read Now
Chan A, Shulman K, Lee B. Differentiating Regressed Malignant Melanoma from Regressed Lichenoid Keratoses. Poster presentation. 52nd Annual Meeting of the American Society of Dermatopathology, San Francisco, Oct 2015.
Chan A, Jacobson M, Mann R. Extensive Calcified Lupus Profundus as the Primary Presentation of Connective Tissue Disease in an Elderly Female. Poster presentation, Montefiore Department of Medicine Annual Resident/Fellow Research Symposium, Bronx, 2014.
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