Amy Y-Y Chen, MD


Assistant Professor of Dermatology

Boston University School of Medicine


To Schedule An Appointment: 617-638-7420

Shapiro Ambulatory Care Center

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Boston University Affiliated Physicians at Charles River

930 Commonwealth Ave
Boston, MA 02215
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Administrative Office:

Boston University School of Medicine, Dept of Dermatology

609 Albany Street, Boston, MA 02118
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1997-2001 Undergraduate Massachusetts Institue of Technology, Cambridge, MA
2004-2005 Post Sophomore Fellow Department of Pathology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
2002-2007 Medical School Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
2007-2008 Internship MetroWest Medical Center/Framingham Union Hospital, Framingham, MA
2008-2009 Clinical Trial

Research FellowshipWright State University, Department of Dermatology, Dayton, OH2009-12


Chief ResidentWright State University, Department of Dermatology, Dayton, OH


In addition to general dermatology, Dr. Chen’s clinical interests include inpatient dermatology and complex medical dermatology such as psoriasis, autoimmune blistering disorders, as well as connective tissue diseases.  Furthermore, Dr. Chen is interested in medical education as well as mentorship development, and developing ties with the international dermatology community.

Dr. Chen is the recipient of an International Travel Grant from the American Academy of Dermatology, and mentorship awards from both the Medical Dermatology Society and Women’s Dermatologic Society.

During her free time, Dr. Chen enjoys traveling and learning about different cultures and cuisines.  Dr. Chen is fluent in Mandarin Chinese and Taiwanese.

Selected Publications

1. Trevino J, Grosshandler J, Chen AY, Chiang C, Serrao R, Dohil M.  Multiples in dermatology: markers for special considerations in diagnosis, therapy and prognosis.  J Drugs Dermatol.  2012; 11(7) 812-7.

2. Chen AY, Janik MP, Moad JC, Rubin MB.  Multiple Papules and Nodules of the Scalp. Arch of Dermatology.  146(8): 911-916.  August 2010.

3.Chen AY, Zirwas MJ, Heffernan MP Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis, A Review. J Drugs Dermatol.  9(7): 829-834. July 2010.

4. Chen AY, Zirwas MJ.  Steroid-Induced Rosacealike Dermatitis: Case Report and Review of the literature.  Cutis. 83(4): 198-204. April 2009.

5. Chen AY, Eide MJ, Shwayder TA.  Glomuvenous malformation in a boy with transposition of the great vessels: a case report and review of literature. Pediatric Dermatology.  26(1): 70-74.  Jan-Feb 2009.