Dr. Robert Chen, MD

Dr. Robert Chen, MD

Dermatology  |  
Male  |  
Age 49
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Dr. Robert Chen, MD is a dermatology doctor who practices in Lawrenceburg, TN. He is 49 years old and has been practicing for 10 years.Read his story

2131 N Locust Ave

Lawrenceburg, TN 38464

Contact Information

(931) 762-6545

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Cigna-HealthSpring
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • POMCO Group
  • Tricare

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Squamous Cell Carcinoma
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more than 99% of peers
Itchy Skin
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Dr. Chen's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Chen "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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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Chen "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."


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

Board Certifications

  • Dermatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Dermatology*
  • Dermatopathology
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

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


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  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • 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


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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Tennessee.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University Of California Santa Barbara
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1992
  • University Of California, Irvine, College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2003
  • Harbor-Ucla Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2004
  • Ucsd Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2009
  • Vanderbilt Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2007
  • University Of Chicago Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2008

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Chen has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Chen's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Chen to family and friends
based on 52 total reviews (27 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (52)

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  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Chen's Performance

Explains condition(s) well
Answers Questions
Time well spent

Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (27)

in Lawrenceburg, TN |
I had a melanoma in situ removed from my face by Dr. Chen and I can't say enough about what a wonderful job he's done. He explained everything he was going to do very carefully and made sure all of my questions were answered. The nursing and office staff were extremely friendly. I was impressed...more
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Summertown, TN |
Dr. Chen is very professional and quick to figure things out quickly. I readily recommend him to my friends.
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Nashville, TN |
Dr. Chen's staff was warm and caring, making sure I was comfortable and all my needs were met. My experiences are always positive. Thank you!
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Columbia, TN |
I could not be more pleased. Dr. Chen is professional, genuinely interested and has great bedside manners. Also, I could not ask more of his support staff. Highly recommended!
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in Spring Hill, TN |
Dr. Chen and his team are the best in town! After vet visits with two other derms I was offered zero solutions and my daughter was getting worse and worse. I called Acacia Dermatology and they immediately made room in their schedule to see her. They saved her life and were so informative about...more
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Dr. Chen accepts 10 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Cigna-HealthSpring
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • POMCO Group
  • Tricare

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Hospitals where Dr. Chen has admitting privileges

Saint Thomas West Hospital
4220 Harding Road Po Box 380
Nashville, TN 37205
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