Leon Chen, MD, FAAD


Board-Certified Dermatologist
Fellowship-Trained Mohs Surgeon
Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology
Dr. Leon Chen is a Board-Certified Dermatologist & Fellowship-Trained Mohs Surgeon in Houston, Texas at U.S. Dermatology Partners Houston Medical District.

Houston, Texas Mohs Surgeon | U.S. Dermatology Partners

Leon Chen, MD is a board-certified dermatologist and a fellowship-trained Mohs surgeon who earned his Medical Doctorate from the University of Texas McGovern Medical School at Houston. He completed his dermatology residency training at the MD Anderson Cancer Center/University of Texas McGovern Medical School combined program and his Micrographic Surgery and Dermatologic Oncology (Mohs) fellowship at MD Anderson Cancer Center. He was the winner of the Review Article Incentive Program awarded by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) during his time as a dermatology resident. His fellowship training focused on Mohs micrographic surgery, advanced reconstruction, and clinical research in cutaneous oncology. He was the sub-investigator of various clinical trials that evaluated the use of a hedgehog pathway inhibitor and immunotherapy for advanced nonmelanoma skin cancer. Dr. Chen’s deep passion for skin cancer has led him to author more than 30 peer-reviewed research manuscripts and numerous book chapters. His research has been presented at national and international dermatology meetings. He is also the editor of the textbook Basal Cell Carcinoma: Advances in Treatment and Research.

Dr. Chen is certified by the American Board of Dermatology and a Fellow of the American College of Mohs Surgery. He is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, the American College of Mohs Surgery, the American Medical Association, and the Texas Medical Association.

In his free time, Dr. Chen enjoys spending time with his wife, Patty, and two young boys, Levi and Luke. He is also an avid sports fan who follows the Rockets, the Texans, the Astros as well as sports teams from his alma mater Texas Longhorns.

Dr. Leon Chen treats patients in Houston, Texas at U.S. Dermatology Partners Medical District.

Specialties and Affiliations
  • American Board of Dermatology
  • American Academy of Dermatology
  • American College of Mohs Surgery
  • American Society for Dermatologic Surgery
  • American College of Mohs Surgery
  • American Medical Association
  • Texas Medical Association

Clinic Locations

U.S. Dermatology Partners Medical District
U.S. Dermatology Partners Medical District

1213 Hermann Drive
Suite 650
Houston, Texas 77004

(713) 528-8882

Selected Publications and Research

  • Basal Cell Carcinoma: Advances in Treatment and Research – textbook co-edited by Dr. Leon Chen

  • Petersen, E. T., Ahmed, S. R., Chen, L., Silapunt, S. & Migden, M. R. Review of systemic agents in the treatment of advanced cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma. Future Oncol. fon-2019-0158 (2019). doi:10.2217/fon-2019-0158
  • Chen L, Aria AB, Silapunt S, Migden MR. Emerging Nonsurgical Therapies for Locally Advanced and Metastatic Nonmelanoma Skin Cancer. Dermatol Surg. July 2018:1. doi:10.1097/DSS.0000000000001601
  • Chen L, Parsons AM, Aria AB, et al. Surgical site identification with personal digital device: A prospective pilot study. J Am Acad Dermatol. March 2018. doi:10.1016/j.jaad.2018.02.069
  • Chen L, Aria AB, Silapunt S, Lee H-H, Migden MR. Treatment of advanced basal cell carcinoma with sonidegib: perspective from the 30-month update of the BOLT trial. Futur Oncol. November 2017:fon-2017-0457. doi:10.2217/fon-2017-0457.
  • Aria A, Chen L, Rosenbaum LE, Migden MR. Mohs Micrographic Surgery for the Treatment of Cutaneous Metastases in a Patient With Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma. Dermatol Surg. December 2017:1. doi:10.1097/DSS.0000000000001459.
  • English CA, Chen L, Migden MR. Traction haemostasis. Australas J Dermatol. 2018;59(2):156-157. doi:10.1111/ajd.12748.
  • Silapunt S, Chen L, Migden MR. Hedgehog pathway inhibition in advanced basal cell carcinoma: latest evidence and clinical usefulness. Ther Adv Med Oncol. 2016;8(5):375-382. doi:10.1177/1758834016653605.
  • Chen L, Silapunt S, Migden MR. Sonidegib for the treatment of advanced basal cell carcinoma: a comprehensive review of sonidegib and the BOLT trial with 12-month update. Future Oncol. 2016;12(18):2095-2105. doi:10.2217/fon-2016-0118.

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Dr. Leon Chen accepts most major insurance plans. If your plan is not listed above, please contact the office to verify coverage.