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Dr. Robert L. Chen, MD, PhD is Double Board Certified in Dermatology & Dermatopathology. Dr. Chen specializes in all aspects of skin care and diseases of the skin.

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  • Recommends
  • Available
  • On Time
  • Friendly
  • Professional
  • Knowledgeable
  • Nice Office
  • Understandable
  • Reachable
  • Helpful Staff

Dr. Chen is extremely caring. He is more attentive than any other doctor i have ever gone to or worked with. He's a wonderful dermatologist and i'm sure can help any treat any clinical condition.

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Acacia Dermatology  

Accepting New Patients?

Yes, Dr. Robert L. Chen is accepting new patients at this office.


2131 N. Locust Avenue, Lawrenceburg, TN 38464

Office Hours

  Open Lunch Close
Mon 12:00 - 1:00 pm
Tue 12:00 - 1:00 pm
Wed 12:00 - 1:00 pm
Thu 12:00 - 1:00 pm

Office Details

Doctor Specialties Dermatology & Dermatopathology
Accepting New Patients? Yes
Practice Specialty Dermatology
Languages Spoken Arabic, English, French, German, Italian, Korean, Mandarin, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, Vietnamese

We are across the street from Walmart Supercenter in Lawrenceburg, TN.

Insurance Accepted  

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Medicare

About Dr. Chen
Dr. Chen


Dr. Robert Chen is the Medical Director of Acacia Dermatology in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee and Skin/Envy MD in Nashville, Tennessee. He is a Board Certified Dermatologist and Diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology. His goal is to provide quality, compassionate and comprehensive medical care, as well as safe and effective laser treatments and cosmetic procedures.

Dr. Chen grew up in California and attended the University of California at Santa Barbara. During college, he was the recipient of the University of California President's Undergraduate Research Fellowship and was appointed the Graduation Commencement Speaker for his class.

Dr. Chen received his medical training at the nation’s top institutions. He is a graduate of the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. During Medical School he was a Fellow of the prestigious Medical Scientist Training Program of the National Institutes of Health, which fully supported all of his rigorous scholarly activities leading to completion of both the MD and PhD doctorate degrees.

After Medical School, Dr. Chen completed his Internship at the Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and received diverse training in key fields affecting skin care such as plastic surgery, vascular surgery, head & neck surgery, internal medicine, cardiology, obstetrics & gynecology, family medicine and pediatrics.

Following Internship, Dr. Chen completed his Dermatology Residency at the University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine and Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville, Tennessee. During Dermatology Residency, Dr. Chen received exceptional, comprehensive training in medical, pediatric, and surgical dermatology—including Mohs Micrographic Surgery—from many of the nation's leaders in Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery.

Subsequent to Residency, Dr. Chen completed his Fellowship training in Dermatopathology (skin pathology) at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. While at the University of Chicago, he was also an Instructor in the Department of Medicine responsible for the training of medical students, interns and residents.

After completing his Fellowship training, Dr. Chen accepted his current position as the Medical Director at Acacia Dermatology and Skin/Envy MD. Dr. Chen also maintains a busy practice providing expert Dermatopathology consultation services for other Nashville area dermatologists.Dr. Robert Chen is dual Board Certified in Dermatology and Dermatopathology and he is a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology. Because of his extensive qualifications, Dr. Chen is positioned to diagnose and manage even the most difficult skin conditions.


Conditions Treated 

  • Acne
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Dry Skin
  • Eczema
  • Hair Loss
  • Melanoma
  • Molluscum
  • Nail Disorders
  • Psoriasis
  • Rashes
  • Rosacea
  • Skin Cancer and Pre-Cancerous Lesions
  • Skin Tags
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Wrinkles

Services & Procedures

  • Acne Treatments
  • Botox Cosmetic
  • Cryosurgery (Liquid Nitrogen Freezing)
  • Dermal Fillers
  • Hair Removal
  • Mohs Micrographic Surgery
  • Mole Removal
  • Reconstruction following cancer treatment
  • Scarring, Wrinkles, & Skin Tightening
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Skin Cancer Removal
  • Skin Cancer Surgery
  • Skin Cancer, Diagnosis, Removal, and Reconstruction
  • Skin Care
  • Wart Removal

Special Interests  

  • Melanoma
  • Mohs Micrographis Surgery & Cutaneous Oncology
  • Skin biopsies and skin cancer surgery
  • Skin cancer diagnosis and treatment
  • Skin Rejuvenation

Education & Training  

Medical School


  • Vanderbilt University Medical Center
    Residency in Dermatology


  • University of Chicago Medical Center
    Fellowship in Dermatopathology

Hospital Affiliations

  • Saint Thomas West Hospital

Languages Spoken  

  • English

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