Joanna Chan, MD, Dermatology, Pasadena, CA, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center


Dermatology Pasadena, CA

Cosmetic Dermatology, Dermatologic Surgery

Mohs Surgeon & Dermatologist at Huntington Dermatology and California Skin Institute Clinical Faculty, University of California, Irvine

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  • Dr. Joanna Chan is a board-certified dermatologist and fellowship-trained Mohs micrographic surgeon who attended the world's top institutions. She is an expert in performing a variety of cosmetic procedures including Botox neuromodulators, fillers, Radiesse, Sculptura, lasers, chemical peels, Kybella, neck rejuvenation, and sclerotherapy.

    Her passion is to create beautiful & natural results utilizing advanced, non-invasive laser, injectable, and lifting procedures, all with a philosophy of outstanding care based on expertise and specialized attention to the particular needs of each patient.

    Upper eyelid blepharoplasty under local anesthetic is a procedure that Dr. Chan specializes in performing, which takes about 45 minutes. Earlobe repairs including keloid revision, tear through revision can also be performed under local anesthesia.

    Before and after photographs and patient testimonials are available upon making a consultation appointment with Dr. Chan, by reading her numerous 5-star reviews on, and following her on Instagram @joannachanmd.

    Dr. Chan completed her undergraduate degree at Harvard University, medical degree at Stanford Medical School, dermatology residency at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, and completed a Mohs College accredited fellowship at the prestigious California Skin Institute.

    She has presented at national conferences and has published numerous articles on a broad range of subjects including melanoma, inflammatory medical conditions, surgical techniques, lasers, and aesthetics. She is the recipient of the Cutting Edge Research Grant Program given by the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery and has repeatedly honored by the Super Doctors®, Castle Connolly’s Top Doctors, America’s Top Dermatologists, and Doctor’s Choice Awards.

    She is an invited lecturer for dermatology residents in Los Angeles and is a clinical faculty member of University of California Irvine.

Education & Training

  • University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
    University of Texas Southwestern Medical SchoolResidency, Dermatology, 2007 - 2010
  • Stanford University School of Medicine
    Stanford University School of MedicineClass of 2006
  • Harvard CollegeA.B., Biochemical Sciences, Magna cum laude

Certifications & Licensure

  • CA State Medical License
    CA State Medical License 2010 - 2021
  • TX State Medical License
    TX State Medical License 2008 - 2021
  • American Board of Dermatology Dermatology
  • Mohs College Fellow

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Fellow Mohs College, 2011
  • Fellow (FASDS) American Society for Dermatologic Surgery
  • Fellow (FAAD) American Academy of Dermatology

Publications & Presentations


Press Mentions

  • 6 Reasons You Should Wear Sunscreen Every Day
    6 Reasons You Should Wear Sunscreen Every DayMay 13th, 2019
  • Use of ICIs for Advanced Melanoma in Taiwanese Patients
    Use of ICIs for Advanced Melanoma in Taiwanese PatientsJuly 29th, 2020


  • Chair, Young Physicians Committee, Women’s Dermatologic Society

Professional Memberships

Other Languages

  • Chinese (Mandarin), Spanish

Hospital Affiliations