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About Dr. Choi

Dr. Catherine Choi is a Diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology and Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology.

Dr. Catherine Choi graduated with a combined M.D.-Ph.D. degree from Drexel University College of Medicine. In her final year in medical school, she was selected for the Dermatology Medical Student Award, which is given to the most promising future dermatologist in her graduating class. She completed her medical internship at Lehigh Valley Hospital, where she earned the Transitional Resident of the Year Award.

Born in Los Angeles, Dr. Choi spent her childhood in a military family, and has lived in the Philadelphia area for the past three decades. She graduated from Swarthmore College with a degree in Engineering and then attended the University of Pennsylvania's Post-Baccalaureate program. After completing her M.D. and Ph.D. degrees she subsequently completed her dermatology residency at Drexel University College of Medicine. During her residency she was also Chief Resident. She briefly continued her basic and translational science research as an Assistant Professor at Drexel University College of Medicine and Clerkship Director for medical students at the University.   

She is married and has three young children. Her interests include following the local sports teams (go birds!) and continuing her scientific research in developmental disorders, disorders of aging and genodermatoses.

Dr. Choi has been named a Top Doctor on several occasions by prestigious Castle Connolly,  South Jersey Magazine, and Philadelphia Magazine.
Greater Philadelphia Resident for over 30 years


Dr. Choi received her B.S. in Engineering from Swarthmore College (1996) and her M.D. and Ph.D. from Drexel University College of Medicine (2010). Her Ph.D. was in the Department of Pharmacology and Physiology. Between her bachelor and doctorate degrees, Dr. Choi attended the Post-Baccalaureate Program at the University of Pennsylvania (2001) while doing research on Alzheimer’s disease and myasthenia gravis at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine. 
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