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Dermatology | Male

Acacia Dermatology 2131 N Locust Ave Lawrenceburg, TN 38464 Get Directions

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Dr. Robert Chen, MD, PhD specializes in all aspects of skin care and diseases of the skin. Dr. Chen is Double Board Certified in Dermatology & Dermatopathology and he has trained in the top medical institutions of the country, including Vanderbilt University, the University of Chicago & the University of California. Dr. Chen is compassionate and believes that the best outcome in the patient's care should include detailed communication and education about the diagnosis and outcome of anything he treats.

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Biography

Dr. Robert Chen is the Medical Director of Acacia Dermatology in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee & Skin/Envy MD in Nashville, Tennessee. He is a Board Certified Dermatologist and Diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology. His goal is to provide quality, compassionate and comprehensive medical care, as well as safe and effective laser treatments and cosmetic procedures. Dr. Chen grew up in California and attended the University of California at Santa Barbara. During college, he was the recipient of the University of California President's Undergraduate Research Fellowship and was appointed the Graduation Commencement Speaker for his class. Dr. Chen received his medical training at the nation's top institutions. He is a graduate of the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. During Medical School he was a Fellow of the prestigious Medical Scientist Training Program of the National Institutes of Health, which fully supported all of his rigorous scholarly activities leading to completion of both the MD and PhD doctorate degrees. After Medical School, Dr. Chen completed his Internship at the Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and received diverse training in key fields affecting skin care such as plastic surgery, vascular surgery, head & neck surgery, internal medicine, cardiology, obstetrics & gynecology, family medicine and pediatrics.Following Internship, Dr. Chen completed his Dermatology Residency at the University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine and Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville, Tennessee. During Dermatology Residency, Dr. Chen received exceptional, comprehensive training in medical, pediatric, and surgical dermatology—including Mohs Micrographic Surgery—from many of the nation's leaders in Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery.Subsequent to Residency, Dr. Chen completed his Fellowship training in Dermatopathology (skin pathology) at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. While at the University of Chicago, he was also an Instructor in the Department of Medicine responsible for the training of medical students, interns and residents. After completing his Fellowship training, Dr. Chen accepted his current position as the Medical Director at Acacia Dermatology and Skin/Envy MD. Dr. Chen also maintains a busy practice providing expert Dermatopathology consultation services for other Nashville area dermatologists. Dr. Robert Chen is dual Board Certified in Dermatology and Dermatopathology and he is a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology. Because of his extensive qualifications, Dr. Chen is positioned to diagnose and manage even the most difficult skin conditions.

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based on 42 total surveys (21 with reviews)
Dr. Chen's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
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    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
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  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Reviews (21)
in Nashville, TN |
Absolutely unmatched personalized care! Dr Chen and his staff are thoughtful, professional, and EXTREMELY knowledgeable. I have always considered all doctors to be very much the same -- not anymore! Dr. Robert Chen is definitely creme of the crop!
Brentwood, TN |
I had such a pleasant visit with Dr. Chen and staff. The office was so clean, modern, and beautiful. All of the staff was so sweet! Dr. Chen was such a good listener and I could tell he really wanted to help me reach my goals. I will def be back to him office and recommend him to all of my friends/family.
Brentwood, TN |
Responsive & responsible. Dr. Chen has excellent bedside manners and is competent in my care. I highly recommend Dr. Robert Chen when it comes to skincare.
in Nashville, TN |
Dr. Chen's good and thorough with my skin conditions and his treatment plan worked very well. Overall, Robert Chen's a competent and no-nonsense physician and I cannot be happier.
in Summertown, TN |
Could not be more satisfied with care at Acacia Dermatology. I have been seeing Dr. Robert Chen for years for hand eczema and he has always fixed me up. So glad he is in our community.
in Franklin, TN |
Since I moved there are other dermatologists closer to where I live and work (Franklin) but I still rely on Dr. Chen's expertise for managing my sensitive skin and other issues.
in Franklin, TN |
My skin now looks amazing. Thank you Dr. Chen for reversing my sun damaged face!
Nashville, TN |
This place is fantastic. I have never had such a great experience in Nashville like I did at Skin Envy MD with Dr. Chen's team. The staff is all very educated and professional. I highly recommend this place.
in Lawrenceburg, TN |
Great office with friendly staff
in Brentwood, TN |
Clean and stylish office, kind and personable staff, energetic and personal and professional physician. I did not imagine I would have such an great experience getting my skin problem checked! Do not waste your time checking out another office--go to Dr. Chen first!
in Lawrenceburg, TN |
Great experience! I was able to be seen very quickly and Dr. Robert Chen was very informative and thorough. This dermatologist doesn't seem like the kind of guy to waste time but also isn't pushy. Dr. Chen answered all of my questions and was able to get my skin condition remedied by the next day. I will definitely not hesitate to go back if I have need of a good dermatologist again. I highly recommend Dr. Chen to friends and family.
in Lawrenceburg, TN |
Dr. Chen is very knowledgeable, professional and helpful. My skin condition cleared up right after I followed his prescribed treatment.
in Summertown, TN |
I am forever grateful to Dr. Chen. He literally changed my life. I developed an ugly & terrible rash all over my body. I went to countless doctors including dermatologists. Dr. Chen not only provided the care I needed, he was extraordinarily empathetic during our appointments that were filled with tears and feelings of hopeless. Now I feel I have my life back thanks to Dr. Chen who is amazing. I am beyond grateful to have found him.
in Waynesboro, TN |
I highly recommend Dr.Chen’s Office. The front office and all of the medical staff in the back, are very professional & very knowledgeable with every diagnosis. I can honestly say that I knew that I was in very capable hands. Thank you for making me feel so comfortable!
in Pulaski, TN |
Wonderful staff and beautiful facility. Definitely recommend Dr. Chen!
in Lawrenceburg, TN |
The office is beautiful !! Dr. Chen is amazing. He listen to wants and is very knowledgeable and professional about how he can help you with your problems. Love, love Acacia Dermatology.
Weeze, NW |
This place is incredible!! Dr. Robert Chen is amazing and made me feel so comfortable. I was actually surprised by the level of care I received, everyone went above and beyond to make my visit pleasurable.
Bucharest, B |
I had a great experience at acacia dermatology. The staff up front was very nice. Front desk got me an apt within a few days and I was in and out when I got there! This place is great!!!
Nashville, TN |
Lots of skin issues over the years. Dr. Chen & staff have always taken great care of me. So glad he's a part of my community in Lawrenceburg.
Hluboka Nad Vltavou, JC |
Dr. Chen is the model for how medical professionals should be. I am impressed and I will recommend Dr. Chen to all of my family members and friends.
Nashville, TN |
I have been under the care of Dr. Chen at Acacia Dermatology in Lawrenceburg for almost 10 years and I could not be more pleased. Dr. Chen is intelligent, loves practicing dermatology and over the years has always solved my skin care issues. His office staff is friendly and competent -- never did I have any problems communicating or getting an appointment that works for me. I recommend Dr. Chen to all of my friends and family members with the utmost enthusiasm.
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Dr. Chen says...

Dr. Robert Chen is the Medical Director of Acacia Dermatology in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee & Skin/Envy MD in Nashville, Tennessee. He is a Board Certified Dermatologist and Diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology. His goal is to provide quality, compassionate and comprehensive medical care, as well as safe and effective laser treatments and cosmetic procedures.

Dr. Chen grew up in California and attended the University of California at Santa Barbara. During college, he was the recipient of the University of California President's Undergraduate Research Fellowship and was appointed the Graduation Commencement Speaker for his class.

Dr. Chen received his medical training at the nation's top institutions.  He is a graduate of the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. During Medical School he was a Fellow of the prestigious Medical Scientist Training Program of the National Institutes of Health, which fully supported all of his rigorous scholarly activities leading to completion of both the MD and PhD doctorate degrees.

After Medical School, Dr. Chen completed his Internship at the Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and received diverse training in key fields affecting skin care such as plastic surgery, vascular surgery, head & neck surgery, internal medicine, cardiology, obstetrics & gynecology, family medicine and pediatrics.Following Internship, Dr. Chen completed his Dermatology Residency at the University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine and Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville, Tennessee. During Dermatology Residency, Dr. Chen received exceptional, comprehensive training in medical, pediatric, and surgical dermatology—including Mohs Micrographic Surgery—from many of the nation's leaders in Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery.Subsequent to Residency, Dr. Chen completed his Fellowship training in Dermatopathology (skin pathology) at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. While at the University of Chicago, he was also an Instructor in the Department of Medicine responsible for the training of medical students, interns and residents.

After completing his Fellowship training, Dr. Chen accepted his current position as the Medical Director at Acacia Dermatology and Skin/Envy MD. Dr. Chen also maintains a busy practice providing expert Dermatopathology consultation services for other Nashville area dermatologists.

Dr. Robert Chen is dual Board Certified in Dermatology and Dermatopathology and he is a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology. Because of his extensive qualifications, Dr. Chen is positioned to diagnose and manage even the most difficult skin conditions.

Dr. Chen's Care Philosophy

Dr. Robert Chen, MD, PhD specializes in all aspects of skin care and diseases of the skin. Dr. Chen is Double Board Certified in Dermatology & Dermatopathology and he has trained in the top medical institutions of the country, including Vanderbilt University, the University of Chicago & the University of California. Dr. Chen is compassionate and believes that the best outcome in the patient's care should include detailed communication and education about the diagnosis and outcome of anything he treats.

Dr. Chen says...

Lawrenceburg, TN: Dr. Robert Chen, MD, PhD is Double Board Certified in all aspects of skin care including medical, pediatric, cosmetic dermatology & specialized skin cancer surgery (Mohs micrographic surgery) for extremely high cancer cure rates. Common skin conditions include acne treatment, wart removal, mole checks & removal, skin cancer screening, management of psoriasis, eczema & rosacea. Dr. Chen also manages sun damage with a number of cutting-edge techniques including medical-grade chemical peel. Anti-aging treatments offered by Dr. Chen includes Botox and dermal fillers including product lines from Juvederm & Restylane.

Dr. Chen says...

Mohs Micrographic Surgery

Mole Removal

Cyst Removal

Skin Biopsies

Dr. Chen's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Dermatology
  •  Board certified in Dermatology and Dermatopathology
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Awards & Honors
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Board Certifications

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  • Dermatology
  • Dermatopathology

Conditions Treated

  • Acanthosis Nigricans
  • Acne
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Bedsores
  • Benign Tumor
  • Birthmark
  • Breast Diseases
  • Burn Injuries
  • Cancer
  • Candidiasis of Skin and Nails
  • Canker Sore
  • Carcinoma in Situ of Skin
  • Cellulitis
  • Chemical Burn
  • Cold Sore
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis Due to Drugs
  • Dry Skin
  • Electrical Burn
  • Excessive Sweating
  • Folliculitis
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fungal Infections
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Genital Herpes
  • Genital Warts
  • Granuloma of Skin
  • Hair Loss
  • Henoch–Schönlein Purpura (HSP)
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hives
  • Impetigo
  • Intertrigo
  • Itchy Skin
  • Jock Itch
  • Keloid Scar
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Lice
  • Lichen Planus
  • Lipomas
  • Lyme Disease
  • Melanoma
  • Merkel Cell Carcinoma
  • Mole
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Molluscum Contagiosum Infection
  • Nail Diseases
  • Nail and Nail Bed Infection
  • Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer
  • Pemphigoid
  • Pemphigus
  • Pityriasis Rosea
  • Plantar Wart
  • Psoriasis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Rash
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Scabies
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Seborrheic Keratosis
  • Second-Degree Burns
  • Shingles
  • Skin Aging
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Discoloration
  • Skin Infections
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Sunburn
  • Telogen Effluvium
  • Third-Degree Burns
  • Tinea Versicolor
  • Ulcer
  • Varicose Veins
  • Warts
  • Wrinkles

Education

  • Medical School
    University Of California, Irvine, College Of Medicine

    Graduated in 2003

  • Internship Hospital
    Harbor-UCLA Medical Center

    Completed in 2004

  • Residency Hospital
    UCSD Medical Center

    Completed in 2009

    Vanderbilt Medical Center

    Completed in 2007

  • Fellowship Hospital
    University of Chicago Medical Center

    Completed in 2008

  • Undergraduate School
    University of California Santa Barbara

    Graduated in 1992

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Dermatology
  • Cosmetic Dermatologic Surgery
  • Cosmetic Dermatology
  • Dermatologic Oncology
  • Dermatologic Surgery
  • Dermatopathology
  • Mohs Micrographic Surgery
  • Occupational Skin Diseases
  • Pediatric Dermatology
  • Procedural Dermatology

Procedures Performed

  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acne Surgery
  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Biopsy
  • Botox® Injection
  • Chemical Peel
  • Cryosurgery
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Penile Lesion
  • Excision
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Cyst
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Soft Tissue Lesion
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Facial Peel
  • Hair Removal
  • Mohs Surgery
  • Mole Removal
  • Reconstructive Surgery
  • Shaving of Skin Lesion
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Skin Cancer Removal
  • Skin Grafts
  • Skin Resurfacing
  • Skin Surgery
  • Skin Tag Removal
  • Soft Tissue Tumor Removal
  • Steroid Injection
  • Venous Sclerotherapy
  • Wart Removal
  • Wound Repair