Education & Training
Massachusetts Institute of Technology – 1989, BS, biology
Harvard Medical School – 1994, MD with honors
University of Pennsylvania – 1998, residency in dermatology, chief resident
University of Pennsylvania – 2000, fellowship in dermatopathology
American Society of Dermatopathology
American Academy of Dermatology
Pennsylvania Academy of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery
Managing editor, Dermatology Online Textbook, www.emedicine.com
Clinical Associate Professor of Dermatology, Department of
Dermatology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Academic & Teaching Responsibilities
Volunteer Attending, Department of Dermatology Resident Clinic, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Annual presenter, Penn Dermatopathology Lecture Series
Awards & Honors
Sigma Xi Research Society - 1988
Burchard Scholar for excellence in humanities - 1988
Howard Hughes Medical Institute - NIH Research Scholarship for Medical Students - 1992
Philippine Chinese-American Physician’s Association Outstanding Young Physician Award - 1998
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Postdoctoral Research Fellowship for Physicians - 1998
American Society of Dermatopathology Award for Residents and Fellows, “Best Oral Abstract” - 1999
American Academy of Dermatology Young Investigator Award - 2000
Duhring Clinic Attending of the Year for excellence in teaching - 2016
Research / Publications
Hengge UR, Chan EF, Foster RA, Walker PS, and Vogel JC. Cytokine gene expression in epidermis with biological effects following injection of naked DNA. Nature Genetics 10: 161-166, 1995.
Hengge UR, Chan EF, Hamshire V, Foster RA, and Vogel JC. The derivation and characterization of pig keratinocyte cell lines that retain the ability to differentiate. J Invest Dermatol 106: 287-93, 1996.
Chan EF and Mowad C. Contact dermatitis to foods and spices. American Journal of Contact Dermatitis 9: 71-79, 1998.
Chan E, Thakur A, Farid L, Lessin SL, Uberti-Benz M, James W. Pemphigus vulgaris of the cervix and upper vaginal vault: a cause of atypical Papanicolau smears. Archives of Dermatology 134: 1485-1486, 1998.
Chan EF, Dowdy YG, Lee B, McKenna WG, Levy RJ, Wasik MA, Rook AH. A novel chemotherapeutic regimen (interferon-alfa, zidovudine, and etretinate) for adult T-cell lymphoma resulting in rapid tumor destruction. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology 40: 116-21, 1999.
Chan EF, Gat U, McNiff J, Fuchs E. A common human skin tumor is caused by activating mutations in beta-catenin. Nature Genetics 21:410-413, 1999.
Hsuing SH, Chan EF, Elenitsas RE, Kolasinski S, Schumacher HR, Werth VP. Multicentric reticulohistiocytosis presenting with clinical features of dermatomyositis. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, 48:S11-14, 2003.
Chan EF. Alopecia and its medical management. Facial Plastic Surgery Clinics of North America, 11:267-276, 2003.
Vincent A, Farley M, Chan E, James WD. Birt-Hogg-Dube syndrome: A review of the literature and the differential diagnosis of firm facial papules. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology 49: 698-705, 2003.
Vincent A, Farley M, Chan E, James WD. Birt-Hogg-Dube syndrome: Two patients with neural tissue tumors. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology 49: 717-719, 2003.
Walther BS, Gibbons G, Chan EF, Ziselman E, Rothfleisch JE, Willard RJ, Baldassano MF. Leukemia cutis (involving chronic lymphocytic leukemia) within excisional specimens: a series of 6 cases. Am J Dermatopathol 31(2):162-5, 2009.
Morrissey K, Bennett D, Burkert K, Chan E, Elenitsas R. Pleomorphic hyalinizing angiectatic tumor of soft parts: a case report. American Society of Dermatopathology Meeting, Seattle, WA. October 20-23, 2011.
Imadojemu S, Elenitsas R, Chan E, Wanat K, Rosenbach M. Multiple granulomatous dermatitides in a patient with rheumatoid arthritis. JAAD Case Reports 2(1):67-9, 2016.
Dai J, Kunder CA, Chu EY, Chan EF, Egan CE, Novoa RA. Development of RET mutant cutaneous angiosarcoma during BRAF inhibitor therapy. Journal of Cutaneous Pathology 1-4, 2017.