Benjamin Chong, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Department: Dermatology


Download Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Benjamin F. Chong joined the Department of Dermatology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center as an Assistant Instructor in 2008. He received a Magna Cum Laude in Chemistry at Harvard University in 1999, and his MD degree at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in 2004. He completed his internship in Internal Medicine at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan, in 2005, and his dermatology residency at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan, in 2008. He served as the chief resident from 2007-2008. His clinical interests include cutaneous lupus erythematosus, dermatomyositis, and sarcoidosis. He is the principal investigator of the University of Texas Southwestern Cutaneous Lupus Patient Registry and has his own laboratory studying the pathogenesis of cutaneous lupus erythematosus.


Medical School Johns Hopkins University (2004)
Residency Saint Joseph Mercy Hospital-Ann Arbor, MI (2005), Internal Medicine
Residency Henry Ford Hospital (2008), Dermatology
Other Post Graduate Training UT Southwestern Medical Center (2009), Dermatology
Other Post Graduate Training UT Southwestern Medical Center (2012)

Specialty Areas

Clinical Interests

  • Connective Tissue Disease
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • Cutaneous Sarcoidosis
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Psoriasis
  • Vasculitis

Research Interests

  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus


Featured Publications Legend

Featured Publications

A multicentre, cross-sectional study on quality of life in patients with cutaneous lupus erythematosus.

Vasquez R, Wang D, Tran QP, Adams-Huet B, Chren MM, Costner MI, Cohen JB, Werth VP, Chong BF Br. J. Dermatol. 2013 Jan 168 1 145-53

IgG and IgM autoantibody differences in discoid and systemic lupus patients.

Chong BF, Tseng LC, Lee T, Vasquez R, Li QZ, Zhang S, Karp DR, Olsen NJ, Mohan C J. Invest. Dermatol. 2012 Dec 132 12 2770-9

Induced Sézary syndrome PBMCs poorly express immune response genes up-regulated in stimulated memory T cells.

Chong BF, Dantzer P, Germeroth T, Hafner M, Wilson AJ, Xiao G, Wong HK J. Dermatol. Sci. 2010 Oct 60 1 8-20

Treatment of psoriasis with etanercept in patient with history of primary B-cell lymphoma

Chong, BF, Wong, HK Clin Exp Dermatol July 2009 34(5) e11-3

Results 1-10 of 16


Featured Books Legend

Featured Books


  • UTSW Department of Dermatology Teaching Award
  • Clinical Research Scholars Program
  • Dermatology Foundation Physician-Scientist Career Development Award
  • Henry Ford Hospital Outstanding Resident Award
    1st prize (2008)
  • La Roche-Posay North American Foundation Research Award
    1st prize (2006)
  • Howard Hughes Medical Institute Research Scholar

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • Lupus Foundation of America, North Texas Chapter (2012)
  • Medical Dermatology Society (2009)
  • Rheumatologic Dermatology Society (2009)
  • American Academy of Dermatology (2008)
  • Society of Investigative Dermatology (2008)
  • Texas Medical Association (2008)