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Derek Chu, MD

  • Derek Hanson Chu
  • “To me, there is no greater joy than making a positive difference in a child's life.”

My experience volunteering at an orphanage during high school inspired me to become a doctor. I knew then that I wanted to support children by improving their health. To me, there is no greater joy than making a positive difference in a child's life.

The skin can be a window into a child's well-being. As a pediatric dermatologist, I decipher patterns and clues on children's skin to make diagnoses and to uncover any underlying medical conditions.

My approach to providing care is to involve families as much as possible in the process. We work together as a team. I take the time to ensure everyone fully understands the decisions we've made. My goal is to always do what is best for the child and family, and I want families to know that I'm here to help in any way I can.

Specialties

Dermatology

Work and Education

Professional Education

University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, 5/16/2011

Internship

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, 06/20/2012

Residency

University of Pennsylvania Health System, Philadelphia, PA, 6/30/2015

Fellowship

UCSF Dermatology Residency and Fellowship Training, San Francisco, CA, 6/30/2016

Board Certifications

Dermatology, American Board of Dermatology

Services

Dermatology