Jenny Chong Hu, MD, MPH

Clinical Associate Professor of Dermatology (Clinician Educator)

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Jenny Hu, M.D., M.P.H. is an Associate Professor of Clinical Dermatology and serves as the Chief of the Division of Mohs and Dermatologic Surgery in the Department of Dermatology. She is a board-certified dermatologist as well as a fellowship-trained and board-certified Mohs surgeon who specializes in Mohs micrographic surgery, an advanced technique of skin cancer surgery that involves the precise surgical removal of cancer cells, immediate in-clinic microscopic examination of the removed tissue by the surgeon, and reconstructive surgery after the cancer cells are entirely removed. She has expertise in the treatment of skin cancers, including melanoma and other aggressive skin cancers including high-risk squamous cell carcinoma. She serves on the USC multi-disciplinary tumor board for melanoma and high-risk skin cancers. She also specializes in cosmetic dermatology procedures, including laser treatments.

Dr. Hu received her Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) degree from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA in combination with a Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) from the UCLA School of Public Health. She continued her training at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA for her Dermatology residency and more advanced Procedural Dermatology fellowship (Mohs micrographic surgery and cosmetic dermatology), which she completed in 2012. She remained on faculty at UCLA as an Assistant Clinical Professor and one of their Mohs surgeons for six years before joining the USC family in 2018.

Dr. Hu is a Diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology, Founding Member of the American Board of Medical Specialties for Micrographic Dermatologic Surgery Subspecialty, Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, Fellow of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, and Fellow of the American College of Mohs Surgery.


  • Castle Connolly Top Doctor, 2023
  • Southern California Super Doctor, 2020-2024
  • Los Angeles Magazine Top Doctor, 2020-2023
  • Pasadena Magazine Top Doctor, 2020-2023
  • USC Department of Dermatology Teaching Award, 2019
  • 40 Under Forty Award, Greater Cornejo Valley Chamber of Commerce, 2018
  • UCLA Division of Dermatology Outstanding Teaching Award, 2017
  • Southern California Super Doctors Rising Star, 2015-2019


  • Disparities in Melanoma Demographics, Tumor Stage, and Metastases in Hispanic and Latino Patients: A Retrospective Study Cutis. 2023 05; 111(5):245-246. . View in PubMed
  • Response to “Comment on ‘Disparities in nonmelanoma skin cancer in Hispanic/Latino patients based on Mohs micrographic surgery defect size: A multicenter retrospective study'” J Am Acad Dermatol. 2022 10; 87(4):e127-e128. . View in PubMed
  • Clinical activity of PD-1 inhibition in the treatment of locally advanced or metastatic basal cell carcinoma J Immunother Cancer. 2022 05; 10(5). . View in PubMed
  • Field Cancerization in Dermatology: Updates on Treatment Considerations and Emerging Therapies Cutis. 2022 05; 109(5):245-247. . View in PubMed
  • Disparities in nonmelanoma skin cancer in Hispanic/Latino patients based on Mohs micrographic surgery defect size: A multicenter retrospective study J Am Acad Dermatol. 2022 02; 86(2):353-358. . View in PubMed
  • PD-1 inhibition therapy for advanced cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma: a retrospective analysis from the University of Southern California J Cancer Res Clin Oncol. 2021 Jun; 147(6):1803-1811. . View in PubMed
  • Rapidly Progressive Porocarcinoma of the Ear and Multidisciplinary Approach to Management Dermatol Surg. 2021 03 01; 47(3):404-406. . View in PubMed
  • Sebaceous Carcinoma Arising From Heterotopic Salivary Gland Tissue in a Patient With Muir-Torre Syndrome Dermatol Surg. 2021 12 01; 47(12):1659-1660. . View in PubMed
  • Transient Delayed Facial Nerve Palsy: A Rare Complication of Mohs Micrographic Surgery Dermatol Surg. 2021 02 01; 47(2):293-294. . View in PubMed
  • Cutaneous side effects of epidermal growth factor receptor inhibitors: clinical presentation, pathogenesis, and management J Am Acad Dermatol. 2007 Feb; 56(2):317-26. . View in PubMed
  • Syringomatous carcinoma in a young patient treated with Mohs micrographic surgery Cutis. 2006 Jan; 77(1):19-24; quiz 37-8. . View in PubMed

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