University of California San Francisco
Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
Mary-Margaret Chren, MD

Mary-Margaret Chren, MD

Professor In Residence, Department of Dermatology, UCSF; Staff Dermatologist, San Francisco VA Medical Center

Cancer Center Program Memberships

Cancer Control

Education

Smith College, Northampton, MA, A.B., 1974, Biological Sciences
Yale University, New Haven, CT, M.D., 1978, Medicine
The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NY, 1979, Internal Medicine
Stanford University Hospital, Stanford, CA, 1982, Internal Medicine
University Hospitals of Cleveland, Cleveland, OH, 1989, Dermatology
University Hospitals of Cleveland, Cleveland, OH, 1991, Research fellowship, Clinical Epidemiology


Professional Experience

  • 1980
    General practice, North Central Community Health Center, San Jose, CA
  • 1983 - 1985
    Private practice of Internal Medicine, Acton Medical Associates, Acton, MA
  • 1985 - 1986
    Director, Case Western Reserve University Health Service, Cleveland, OH
  • 1989 - 1991
    Senior Instructor in Dermatology, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland OH
  • 1991 - 1997
    Asst Prof of Dermatology, Senior Instructor in Medicine, Case Western Reserve U, Cleveland Staff Physician, Dermatology Service, VA Medical Center, Cleveland, OH
  • 1997 - 1999
    Asst Clinical Professor of Dermatology, University of California at San Francisco
  • 1997 - present
    Staff Physician, Dermatology Service, VA Medical Center, San Francisco, CA
  • 1999 - 2005
    Associate Professor in Residence, University of California at San Francisco
  • 2001 - present
    Director, Health Svcs Research Enhancement Award Prog, VA Med Ctr, San Francisco, CA
  • 2005 - present
    Professor in Residence, University of California at San Francisco

Honors & Awards

  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • A.B. magna cum laude with high honors
  • Chief Resident in Dermatology
  • Leaders' Society of Dermatology Foundation Career Development Award
  • 1997
    Special Editor, Archives of Dermatology theme issue on quality of care
  • Expert Advisory Panel, United States Pharmacopeial Convention (USP)
  • 2002
    Invited Speaker, Plenary Session, American Academy of Dermatology 2002 Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA
  • 2004
    Special co-Editor, Journal of Investigative Dermatology focused issue on Burden of Skin Disease
  • 2004
    Co-Presider, Plenary Sessions, Society for Invest Derm annual mtgs

Selected Publications

  1. Opene C, Chren MM, Linos E. Types of Shade Vary in Protection Just Like Sunscreens. JAMA Dermatol. 2017 Jun 21.
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  2. Nosrati A, Berliner JG, Goel S, McGuire J, Morhenn V, de Souza JR, Yeniay Y, Singh R, Lee K, Nakamura M, Wu RR, Griffin A, Grimes B, Linos E, Chren MM, Grekin R, Wei ML. Outcomes of Melanoma In Situ Treated With Mohs Micrographic Surgery Compared With Wide Local Excision. JAMA Dermatol. 2017 May 01; 153(5):436-441.
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  3. Stuart SE, Schoen P, Jin C, Parvataneni R, Arron S, Linos E, Boscardin WJ, Chren MM. Tumor recurrence of keratinocyte carcinomas judged appropriate for Mohs micrographic surgery using Appropriate Use Criteria. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2017 Mar 29.
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  4. Dizon MP, Linos E, Arron ST, Hills NK, Chren MM. Comparing the Quality of Ambulatory Surgical Care for Skin Cancer in a Veterans Affairs Clinic and a Fee-For-Service Practice Using Clinical and Patient-Reported Measures. PLoS One. 2017; 12(1):e0171253.
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  5. Siegel JA, Chren MM, Weinstock MA. Correlates of skin-related quality of life (QoL) in those with multiple keratinocyte carcinomas (KCs): A cross-sectional study. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2016 Sep; 75(3):639-42.
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  6. Linos E, Chren MM, Stijacic Cenzer I, Covinsky KE. Skin Cancer in U.S. Elderly Adults: Does Life Expectancy Play a Role in Treatment Decisions? J Am Geriatr Soc. 2016 Aug; 64(8):1610-5.
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  7. Linos E, Chren MM. Is screening for basal cell carcinoma worthwhile? Too soon to tell. Br J Dermatol. 2016 Jun; 174(6):1181-2.
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  8. Wehner MR, Linos E, Boscardin WJ, Chren MM. Competing Risk of Death in Kaplan-Meier Curves When Analyzing Subsequent Keratinocyte Cancer-Reply. JAMA Dermatol. 2016 Apr 1; 152(4):494-5.
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  9. Cidre Serrano W, Chren MM, Resneck JS, Aji NN, Pagoto S, Linos E. Online Advertising for Cancer Prevention: Google Ads and Tanning Beds. JAMA Dermatol. 2016 Jan 1; 152(1):101-2.
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  10. Mansh M, Katz KA, Linos E, Chren MM, Arron S. Association of Skin Cancer and Indoor Tanning in Sexual Minority Men and Women. JAMA Dermatol. 2015 Dec 01; 151(12):1308-1316.
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  11. Linos E, Berger T, Chren MM. Point: Care of potential low-risk basal cell carcinomas (BCCs) at the end of life: The key role of the dermatologist. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2015 Jul; 73(1):158-61.
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  12. Mathias SD, Chren MM, Crosby RD, Colwell HH, Yim YM, Reyes C, Chen DM, Fosko SW. Reliability and validity of the Advanced Basal Cell Carcinoma Index (aBCCdex). Br J Dermatol. 2015 Sep; 173(3):713-9.
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  13. Chren MM. Itch: challenges for clinicians and investigators. Br J Dermatol. 2015 Jun; 172(6):1477-8.
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  14. Grewal SK, Chren MM, Parvataneni R, Stuart SE, Galles E, Linos E. 'What is it about your skin cancer that bothers you the most?': 700 patients respond. Br J Dermatol. 2015 Jul; 173(1):296-7.
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  15. Wehner MR, Linos E, Parvataneni R, Stuart SE, Boscardin WJ, Chren MM. Timing of subsequent new tumors in patients who present with basal cell carcinoma or cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma. JAMA Dermatol. 2015 Apr; 151(4):382-8.
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  16. Early detection of melanoma: reviewing the ABCDEs. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2015 Apr; 72(4):717-23.
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  17. He Z, Lu C, Chren MM, Zhang Z, Li Y, Ni X, Buchtel V HA, Ryan PF, Li GZ. Development and psychometric validation of the Chinese version of Skindex-29 and Skindex-16. Health Qual Life Outcomes. 2014; 12:190.
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  18. Katz KA, Reid EE, Chren MM. The good, the bad, and the ugly of free drug samples. JAMA Dermatol. 2014 Nov; 150(11):1238.
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  19. Galles E, Parvataneni R, Stuart SE, Linos E, Grewal S, Chren MM. Patient-reported outcomes of electrodessication and curettage for treatment of nonmelanoma skin cancer. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2014 Nov; 71(5):1026-8.
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  20. Linos E, Schroeder SA, Chren MM. Potential overdiagnosis of basal cell carcinoma in older patients with limited life expectancy. JAMA. 2014 Sep 10; 312(10):997-8.
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