Benjamin Chong MD, MSCSAssistant Professor, Department of Dermatology at UT Southwestern Medical Center, Director of the UT Southwestern Connective Tissue Disease Clinic, Medical Director of Dermatology at Parkland Memorial Hospital, Dallas, Texas
After graduating with an M.D. at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in 2004, Dr. Ben Chong completed dermatology residency training at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, MI, where he was selected Chief Resident. In 2008, Dr. Chong joined the Department of Dermatology at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, TX, and completed a Masters in Clinical Science degree in 2012. He is currently the director of the University of Texas Southwestern Connective Tissue Disease Clinic and the dermatology clinic director of Parkland Hospital and Health System. As an associate professor, Dr. Chong is the current recipient of the Anita C. Gilliam, MD, PhD, Professorship in Dermatology. He has served on multiple leadership positions in various dermatology societies, including Chair of the AAD Access to Dermatologic Care Committee, Chair of Rheumatologic Dermatology Society’s Research Committee, and Society of Investigative Dermatology Committee of Scientific Programs. Dr. Chong conducts clinical and translational research in cutaneous lupus erythematosus, an autoimmune and photosensitive skin condition in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus. He is the principal investigator of the University of Texas Southwestern Cutaneous Lupus Registry which contains clinical and historical data, and blood and skin samples from more than 300 patients. He has received research funding from the National Institutes of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, Dermatology Foundation, American College of Rheumatology and Arthritis Foundation, and Rheumatology Research Foundation. He has been an invited lecturer on cutaneous lupus and other autoimmune diseases for various national and international meetings. Finally, Dr. Chong has authored a total of 74 peer-reviewed journal manuscripts, and six book chapters.