Jean S. McGee, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor, Dermatology

Jean McGee
609 Albany St (J Bldg)


Dr. Jean McGee is an Assistant Professor of Dermatology in the Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. McGee received her A.B. degree and her M.S. degree with a full scholarship from Cornell University, followed by her Ph.D. degree from Princeton University. After receiving her M.D. degree from Rutgers University, she went on to complete internship training in internal medicine at Rutgers University – The University Hospital in Newark, New Jersey. During this time, she was recognized with an Intern of the Month Award. She was also nominated by medical students for the Golden Apple Award for excellence in teaching. Subsequently, she moved to Boston for her dermatology residency training at Boston University School of Medicine – Boston Medical Center. During this time, she garnered numerous awards and recognition, which include the Program Director’s Award by the Department and a Resident of Distinction Award sponsored by Beiersdorf, Inc. She also served as the Assistant Chief Resident and the Chief Resident during the last two years of her training.
Dr. McGee has done extensive research in the field of retinoic acid metabolism, anti-aging, and epigenetic regulation of melanoma. Her research efforts were supported by grants from the National Institutes of Health and the New Jersey Commission on Cancer Research. Her current research focuses on assessing the feasibility of delivering epigenetic regulators as topical agents for patients with psoriasis and eczema. Dr. McGee is also recruiting patients to study the relationship between the gut microbiome and certain inflammatory skin diseases, such as rosacea.

Dr. McGee has a wide range of clinical interests, which include rosacea, acne, psoriasis, eczema, cosmetic dermatology, and cutaneous surgery. She also has special interests in providing cosmetic care unique to Asian skin.


  • New Jersey Medical School, MD
  • Princeton University, PhD
  • Cornell University, MS
  • Cornell University, AB


  • Published on 4/1/2019

    Cheng J, Hsu SH, McGee JS. Botulinum Toxin Injections for Masseter Reduction in East Asians. Dermatol Surg. 2019 Apr; 45(4):566-572. PMID: 30883483.

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  • Published on 3/25/2019

    Kim E, Zucconi BE, Wu M, Nocco SE, Meyers DJ, McGee JS, Venkatesh S, Cohen DL, Gonzalez EC, Ryu B, Cole PA, Alani RM. MITF Expression Predicts Therapeutic Vulnerability to p300 Inhibition in Human Melanoma. Cancer Res. 2019 May 15; 79(10):2649-2661. PMID: 30910803.

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  • Published on 3/11/2019

    Al Janahi S, Lee SJ, McGee JS, Chung HJ. Hypertrophic Scar After Treatment of Ecchymoses With Pulsed-Dye Laser. Dermatol Surg. 2019 Mar 11. PMID: 30882510.

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  • Published on 9/1/2018

    McGee JS, Wilkin JK. Prescription to Over-the-Counter Switch of Metronidazole and Azelaic Acid for Treatment of Rosacea. JAMA Dermatol. 2018 Sep 01; 154(9):997-998. PMID: 29971432.

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  • Published on 5/22/2018

    Mervis JS, McGee JS. Epigenetic therapy and dermatologic disease: moving beyond CTCL. J Dermatolog Treat. 2019 Feb; 30(1):68-73. PMID: 29726727.

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  • Published on 4/1/2018

    Eisenstein A, Gonzalez EC, Raghunathan R, Xu X, Wu M, McLean EO, McGee J, Ryu B, Alani RM. Emerging Biomarkers in Cutaneous Melanoma. Mol Diagn Ther. 2018 04; 22(2):203-218. PMID: 29411301.

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  • Published on 3/17/2018

    McGee JS, Chung WS, Lee H, Chung HJ. Hair wax for preservation of eyebrows during laser tattoo removal. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2018 Mar 17. PMID: 29559396.

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  • Published on 9/15/2017

    Paek J, Ho JD, Al-Haseni A, McGee J, Larson A, Bhawan J. Histiocytoid autoimmunity-related neutrophilic dermatosis in a patient with rheumatoid arthritis. Dermatol Online J. 2017 Sep 15; 23(9). PMID: 29469725.

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  • Published on 11/29/2016

    Rothbaum R, McGee JS. Aquagenic urticaria: diagnostic and management challenges. J Asthma Allergy. 2016; 9:209-213. PMID: 27942227.

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  • Published on 10/1/2016

    Chen Gonzalez E, McGee JS. Research Techniques Made Simple: Laser Capture Microdissection in Cutaneous Research. J Invest Dermatol. 2016 Oct; 136(10):e99-e103. PMID: 27664715.

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