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Dr. Nancy Chen received her honors Bachelor of Arts degree at UC Berkeley and her Master of Science degree in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry at UC Irvine. Following her dream, she moved to Boston and obtained her Medical Degree at Tufts University, School of Medicine. She graduated with high honors as a member of the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. Upon completing her internship in Internal Medicine at UCLA-San Fernando Valley Program in Sylmar, California, she continued her training at UC San Diego Dermatology Residency Program. In her last year of training, she was chosen to serve as the Chief Resident.

Dr. Chen is certified by the American Board of Dermatology. She is an active member and fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and American Society for Mohs Surgery. She is the past President of the San Diego Dermatology Society. Currently, she serves as the immediate past President and is a Board of Director for the California Society of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery.

Outside of her clinical work at Escondido Dermatology Inc., Dr. Chen volunteers for skin cancer screening in her community. She also reaches out to different communities and populations by giving health seminars to the general public co-sponsored by Palomar-Pomerado Hospital.

In her spare time, Dr. Chen enjoys traveling, skiing, reading, as well as spending time with her husband and daughters. She is also fluent in Mandarin, Taiwanese, and Cantonese.


  • UC Berkeley
  • Tufts University, School of Medicine

Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Dermatology
  • American Society for Mohs Surgery


  • American Board of Dermatology

Insurances Accepted


Blue Cross



Health Net



Office Hours

Mon8:00am - 5:00pm
Tue8:00am - 5:00pm
Wed8:00am - 3:30pm
Thu8:00am - 5:00pm
Fri8:00am - 3:30pm


Initial Consultation$100.00

Patient Reviews

Overall Rating

Dr. Nancy Chen is absolutely the best dermatologist. As every woman knows, her dermatologist is her best friend! She was vetted by Dr. College. Her office staff, especially Dawn, are friendly and helpful. The office is very pleasant, with good lighting and immaculately clean. Dr. Chen takes the time to really listen to her patients and provides the most up-to-date care possible. I highly recommend Dr. Nancy Chen to anyone looking for the very best dermatologist.

Overall Rating

Dr. Chen is a great dermatologist! Her new location is conveniently located by the freeway with plenty of parkings. Our family all see her for various conditions such as eczema, sarcoma,acne, skin tags,etc.. She's very knowledgeable and truly cares for her patients. She took her time to go over every questions I had during my daughter's last visit. She carefully explained the diagnosis and treatment options with us. I highly recommend this office and Dr. Chen to anyone looking for a dermatologist. She may have a tight schedule at times but it's definitely worth the wait if you want someone who knows her stuff!!

Overall Rating

Dr. Chen is an amazing Dr. I have a recurring condition of eczema and she is the only Dr. who is able to help me. I've tried other doctors due to proximity from work and home. Yes, these doctors have very fancy offices but they were not able to help.

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