Hye Jin Chung Illustration Essay

Hye Jin Chung, MD, MMS

Assistant Professor of Dermatology

Boston University School of Medicine


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2014-2016Dermatopathology FellowshipBoston Medical Center, Boston, MA
2011-2014Dermatology ResidencyThomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
2010-2011Medicine InternshipBerkshire Medical Center, Pittsfield, MA
2007-2010Postdoctoral Research FellowThomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA
2006-2007Dermatology FellowshipYonsei University Medical Center Seoul, Korea
2002-2006Dermatology ResidencyYonsei University Medical Center Seoul, Korea
2003-2005MMSYonsei University Graduate School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
2001-2002InternshipYonsei University Medical Center, Seoul, Korea
1995-2001MDYonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea

Clinical Specialties and Research Interests

Clinical Interests:

  • Acne, Scar, Cosmetic dermatology, Laser therapy, Cutaneous surgery

Research Interests:

  • Scar prevention and treatment
  • Dermatopathology


Dr. Chung graduated with her MD from Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea in 2001, where she completed her residency and fellowship training in Dermatology. She finished her post-doctoral fellowship and residency in dermatology at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA, in 2014. Dr. Chung joined the faculty of Dermatology, Boston University School of Medicine, upon completion of her dermatopathology fellowship at Boston Medical Center in 2016. She has dual roles within the Department of Dermatology, evaluating patients in the Faculty Practice of Boston Medical Center and signing out skin biopsies at the Skin Pathology Laboratory at Boston University School of Medicine.

Dr. Chung has done extensive research in the field of scarring disorders, laser therapy, and dermatopathology. She has clinical interests in acne, scar prevention and treatment, Asian skin diseases, cosmetic dermatology, laser therapy, and cutaneous surgery. For her accomplishment, Dr. Chung has received numerous awards including Dermatology Foundation Research Grant, First Place on the 49th Korean Dermatology Board Examination, Intern of the Year, and Outstanding Role Model Award.


Selected Publications

Original, Peer Reviewed Articles:

  1. Chung HJ, Goo BC, Lee JH, Bang D, Lee KH, Lee ES, Lee S. Behcet’s disease combined with various types of fistula. Yonsei Med J 2005;46:625-8.
  2. Goo BC, ChungHJ, Chung WG, Chung KY. Intramuscular immunoglobulin for recalcitrant suppurative diseases of the skin: a retrospective review of 63 cases. Br J Dermatol 2007;157:563-8.
  3. Inui H, Oh KS, Nadem C, Ueda T, Khan SG, Metin A, Gozukara E, Emmert S, Slor H, Busch DB, Baker CC, DiGiovanna JJ, Tamura D, Seitz CS, Gratchev A, Wu WH, Chung KY, ChungHJ, Azizi E, Woodgate R, Schneider TD, Kraemer KH. Xeroderma pigmentosum-variant patients from America, Europe, and Asia. J Invest Dermatol 2008;128:2055-68.
  4. ChungHJ, Steplewski A, Chung KY, Uitto J, Fertala A. Collagen fibril formation; a new target to limit fibrosis. J Biol Chem 2008;283:25879-86.
  5. Roh MR, ChungHJ, Chung KY. Effects of various parameters of the 1064 nm Nd:YAG laser for the treatment of enlarged facial pores. J Dermatol Treatment 2009;20:1-6.
  6. Kim DH, ChungHJ, Bleys J, Ghohestani RF. Is paromomycin an effective and safe treatment against cutaneous leishmaniasis? A meta-analysis of 14 randomized controlled trials. PLos Negl Trop Dis 2009;3:e381.
  7. ChungHJ, Steplewski A, Uitto J, Fertala A. Fluorescent protein markers to tag collagenous proteins: the paradigm of procollagen VII. Biochem Biophys Res Commun 2009;390:662-6.
  8. ChungHJ, Jensen DA, Gawron K, Steplewski A, Fertala A. R992C (p.R1192C) substitution in collagen II alters the structure of mutant molecules and induces the unfolded protein response. J Mol Biol 2009;390:306-18.
  9. Jung J, Cho S, ChungH, Shin JU, Lee K, Chung K. Treatment of periorbital wrinkles with 1550- and 1565-nm Er:glass fractional photothermolysis lasers: a simultaneous split-face trial. J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol 2011;25:811-8.
  10. ChungHJ, McGuigan KL, Osley KL, Zendell K, Lee JB. Pigmented solar (actinic) keratosis: an under recognized collision lesion. J Am Acad Dermatol 2013;68:647-53.
  11. Eytan O1, Qiaoli L, Nous beck J, van Stengel MA, Burger B, Howl D, Taube A, Prey S, Bachmann D, Avitan-Hersh E, Jin ChungH, Shemer A, Trau H, Bergman R, Fuchs-Telem D, Warshauer E, Israeli S, Itin PH, Sarig O, Uitto J, Sprecher E. Increased epidermal expression and absence of mutations in CARD14 in a series of patients with sporadic pityriasis rubra pilaris. Br J Dermatol 2014;170:1196-8.
  12. ChungHJ, Yang S, Succaria F, Bhawan J. TERT promoter mutations are infrequent in Merkel cell carcinomas. J Am Acad Dermatol 2015;73:864-5.
  13. Li Q, Jin ChungH, Ross N, Keller M, Andrews J, Kingman J, Sarig O, Fuchs-Telem D, Sprecher E, Uitto J. Analysis of CARD14 Polymorphisms in Pityriasis Rubra Pilaris: Activation of NF-κB. J Invest Dermatol 2015;135:1905-8.
  14. Ross N, ChungHJ, Li Q, Keller MS, Uitto J. Pityriasis Rubra Pilaris: A cohort study of 100 patients Epidemiologic, clinicopathologic, diagnostic and management challenges from patient and provider perspectives. JAMA Dermatol. 2016;152:670-5.
  15. ChungHJ, Goldberg LJ. Histologic Features of Chronic Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus of the Scalp on Horizontal Sections: Emphasis on Follicular Findings. J Am Acad Dermatol 2017 Jun 14. pii: S0190-9622(17)30291-8

Proceedings of Meetings and Invited Papers:

  1. ChungHJ, Lee KH. Immunology of cutaneous fungal infection. Hanyang Medical Review 2006;25:34-43.
  2. ChungHJ, Uitto J. Type VII collagen: the anchoring fibril protein at fault in dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa. Dermatol Clin 2010;28:93-105.
  3. ChungHJ, Uitto J. Epidermolysis bullosa with pyloric atresia. Dermatol Clin 2010;28:43-54.
  4. MR Roh, BC Goo, JY Jung, HJ Chung, KY Chung. Treatment of enlarged pores with the quasi long-pulsed versus Q-switched 1064 nm Nd:YAG laser: a split-face, comparative, controlled study. Laser Therapy 2011;20:175-80.
  5. HJ Chung, BC Goo, HJ Lee, MR Roh, KY Chung. Enlarged pores treated with a combination of Q-switched and micropulsed 1064 nm Nd:YAG laser with and without topical carbon suspension: a simultaneous split-face trial. Laser Therapy 2011;20:181-8.
  6. ChungHJ, Mahalingam M.  Angiogenesis, vasculogenic mimicry and vascular invasion in cutaneous malignant melanoma – implications for therapeutic strategies and targeted therapies. Expert Rev Anticancer Ther 2014;14:621-39.

Case Reports:

  1. Roh MR, ChungHJ, Lee JH. A case of acute hemorrhagic edema of infancy. Yonsei Med J 2004;45:523-6.
  2. ChungHJ, Chung KY. Nephrogenic fibrosing dermopathy: response to high-dose intravenous immunoglobulin. Br J Dermatol 2004;150:596-7.
  3. Roh MR, ChungHJ, Cho YH, Chung KY. Hypertrichosis lanuginosa acquisita associated with autoimmune hepatitis. J Dermatol 2006;33:574-6.
  4. Jung JY, Goo B, Choi YJ, ChungHJ, Chung KY. A case of granuloma pyogenicum presenting as an intravascular mass: evaluation by ultrasonography. J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol 2008;22:515-7.
  5. Jung JY, Rho MR, ChungHJ, Chung KY. Malignant melanoma evaluated with 18F-FDG PET-CT and sentinel lymph node biopsy. J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol 2008;22:126-7.
  6. ChungHJ, Kim DH, Lee KY, Chung KY. Painful Red Plaques at the Injection Sites. Am J Clin Dermatol 2009;10:201-3.
  7. ChungHJ, Cam K, Schwartz L. Firm papules on the auricular helix. JAMA Dermatol 2013;149:475-80.
  8. ChungHJ, Marley-Kemp D, Keller M. Rupioid psoriasis and other skin diseases with rupioid manifestations. Cutis 2014;94:119-21.
  9. ChungHJ, Simkin AD, Bhawan J, Wolpowitz D. “Melanocytic Nests Arising in Lichenoid Inflammation:” Re-appraisal of the Terminology “Melanocytic Pseudonests”. Am J Dermatopathol 2015;37:940-3.
  10. ChungHJ, Wolpowitz D, Scott G, Gilmore E, Bhawan J. Squamous cell carcinoma with osteoclast-like giant cells: a morphologically heterologous group including carcinosarcoma and squamous cell carcinoma with stromal changes. J Cutan Pathol 2016;43:148-57.
  11. ChungHJ, Goldberg LJ. A verrucous plaque on the wrist. ASDP online case series, June 2015
  12. Chung HJ, Kafle SU, Lam C, Mahalingam M. An annular plaque on the inner thigh. Am J Dermatopathol. 2017 Jul;39:e85
  13. McDermott E, ChungHJ, Keller M. A case of lichenoid drug eruption to Imatinib mesylate and review of cases in the literature. Cutis 2017;99:189-92.
  14. Chang YC, Lee SJ, ChungHJ. Treatment of Post-Pulsed Dye Laser Purpura with Pulsed Dye Laser. J Cosmet Laser Ther. 2017 Aug 29. doi: 10.1080/14764172.2017.1368563. [Epub ahead of print]
  15. Walter S, Goldberg LJ, ChungHJ. Pustular eruption after cocaine use. Am J Dermatopathol. 2017 Sep 20. doi: 10.1097/DAD.0000000000000990. [Epub ahead of print]

Artist Hye Jin Chung creates the most whimsical sceneries with colorful paper. I especially like her illustrations of parks and forests. So many playful shapes & patterns to discover in the trees.. love!

Hye Jin Chung lived in several countries before settling in New York, where she received her MFA degree in Illustration from the School of Visual Arts. She is also the co-founder of Instant Rabbit; a creative studio that prints zines, prints, postcards and other fun stuff.

You can find her work available on print, canvas and other items at Society6.


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