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David Peng, MD, MPH
Chair, Professor of Clinical Dermatology
NOR 5301 1441 Eastlake Avenue Health Sciences Campus Los Angeles
+1 323 442 6200


David Peng, M.D., M.P.H., came to the Keck School after three years at Stanford University School of Medicine, where he served as associate professor and director of the Department of Dermatology’s Residency Training Program, one of the nation’s most prestigious residency training programs in dermatology. He also served as chief of the Stanford Dermatology Clinics, director of the Medical Dermatology Program and director of the Allergic Contact Dermatitis Program in the Department of Dermatology. He originally joined the Keck School’s faculty in 2004 and was appointed visiting assistant professor of clinical medicine, associate residency program director in the division of dermatology, and director of the Contact Dermatitis Clinic. He was appointed director of the residency training program in 2008 and served as acting chair of the Department of Dermatology between November 2008 and July 2009. Peng received his bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley, and medical degree from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). He completed his internship at UCLA, where he also earned a master of public health degree before returning to UCSD for his residency in dermatology.


The role of spatially-derived access-to-care characteristics in melanoma prevention and control in Los Angeles county. Health Place. 2017 Apr 05; 45:160-172. View in: PubMed

Impact of Heart Transplantation on the Functional Status of US Children With End-Stage Heart Failure. Circulation. 2017 Mar 07; 135(10):939-950. View in: PubMed

Correlates of sun protection behaviors among Hispanic children residing in a high UVR environment. Photodermatol Photoimmunol Photomed. 2017 Mar; 33(2):75-83. View in: PubMed

Mucosal melanomas in the racially diverse population of California. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2017 Feb; 76(2):250-257. View in: PubMed

Interobserver reliability of teledermatology across all Fitzpatrick skin types. J Telemed Telecare. 2017 Jan; 23(1):68-73. View in: PubMed

A novel BAP1 mutation is associated with melanocytic neoplasms and thyroid cancer. Cancer Genet. 2016 Mar; 209(3):75-81. View in: PubMed

Patterns of sun protective behaviors among Hispanic children in a skin cancer prevention intervention. Prev Med. 2015 Dec; 81:303-8. View in: PubMed

Dr Lew and colleagues respond. Radiographics. 2015 Jan-Feb; 35(1):297. View in: PubMed

Imaging of disorders affecting the bone and skin. Radiographics. 2014 Jan-Feb; 34(1):197-216. View in: PubMed

A simple intervention to reinforce awareness of tanning bed use and skin cancer in non-medical skin care professionals in Southern California. Int J Dermatol. 2012 Nov; 51(11):1307-12. View in: PubMed

A follow-up survey of the integrity of the dermatology National Resident Matching Program. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2012 Sep; 67(3):429-35. View in: PubMed

Applying for dermatology residency is difficult and expensive. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2012 Apr; 66(4):696-7. View in: PubMed

Cutaneous conditions leading to dermatology consultations in the emergency department. West J Emerg Med. 2011 Nov; 12(4):551-5. View in: PubMed

Early pancreatic panniculitis associated with HELLP syndrome and acute fatty liver of pregnancy. J Cutan Pathol. 2011 Oct; 38(10):814-7. View in: PubMed

Calciphylaxis. Dermatol Ther. 2011 Mar-Apr; 24(2):256-62. View in: PubMed

The expanding melanoma burden in California hispanics: Importance of socioeconomic distribution, histologic subtype, and anatomic location. Cancer. 2011 Jan 01; 117(1):152-61. View in: PubMed

Skin disease and stigma in emerging adulthood: impact on healthy development. J Cutan Med Surg. 2010 Nov-Dec; 14(6):285-90. View in: PubMed

Efficacy of skin self-examination for the early detection of melanoma. Int J Dermatol. 2010 Feb; 49(2):126-34. View in: PubMed

Gastric carcinoma of the umbilicus: case report of Sister Mary Joseph nodule. Cutis. 2010 Feb; 85(2):90-2. View in: PubMed

Perioperative use of anti-tumor necrosis factor-alfa agents. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2010 Jan; 62(1):154-5. View in: PubMed

A simple algorithm for evaluating dermatologic disease in critically ill patients: a study based on retrospective review of medical intensive care unit consults. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2009 Oct; 61(4):728-30. View in: PubMed

Melanoma underreporting: why does it happen, how big is the problem, and how do we fix it? J Am Acad Dermatol. Melanoma underreporting: why does it happen, how big is the problem, and how do we fix it? J Am Acad Dermatol. 2008 Dec; 59(6):1081-5. View in: PubMed

Measurement of ultraviolet exposure in epidemiological studies of skin and skin cancers. Photochem Photobiol. 2008 Nov-Dec; 84(6):1462-72. View in: PubMed

Prevalence and predictors of skin self-examination: prospects for melanoma prevention and early detection. Int J Dermatol. 2008 Oct; 47(10):993-1003. View in: PubMed

Giant subcutaneous tumors on the thighs--quiz case. Arch Dermatol. 2008 Jun; 144(6):795-800. View in: PubMed

Case report and literature review: primary cutaneous carcinosarcoma. Ann Clin Lab Sci. 2005; 35(2):189-94. View in: PubMed

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