Dr. Su-jean Seo

Having such a talented dermatopathologist in our practice, who is fully trained and experienced in dermatology, is great for us and our patients. It is wonderful to be able to bring Dr. Seo in the room as needed to see the patient and correlate the findings on the skin directly with her findings under the microscope.

Rashel Goodkin, MD

Looking at microscope skin specimens gives special information about what is going on inside the skin, beyond what can be seen with our own eyes, or even with our dermatoscopes (polarized light hand scope). What I love about having Dr. Seo in our practice is her ability to enhance our clinical decision making by combining the picture under the microscope with the clinical picture in real time. The ability to work closely with Dr. Seo helps us provide top-notch clinical care to our patients.

Pamela Weinfeld, MD

r. Seo is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and graduated

cum laude from Yale University with a B.S. in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry. In addition to her M.D. degree, she earned a Ph.D. in Immunology at the University of Pennsylvania in 2003. Dr. Seo received several research awards including the 2002 Saul Winegrad Award for outstanding immunology dissertation and the 2003 Creskoff Prize for meritorious research. She completed her internship in internal medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital in 2004. This was followed by residency in the Harvard Combined Dermatology Residency Program, where she was honored to serve as a dermatopathology in the Harvard Combined Dermatopathology Fellowship program in 2008.

A board-certified dermatologist and dermatopathologist, Dr. Seo worked as a dermatopathologist in the Department of Pathology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Boston (BIDMC) while she pursued research in melanoma following completion of her training. In 2011, Dr. Seo joined the dermatology faculty at the BIDMC and was named Medical Director of the BIDMC Shapiro Outpatient Dermatology Clinic. Dr. Seo teaches dermatology to Harvard Medical School students and serves as the Faculty Director for Dermatopathology Training for the Harvard dermatology residents. Dr. Seo joined Dermatology and Skin Care Associates as our staff dermatopathologist shortly after joining the BIDMC dermatology faculty in 2011.

Clinical Interests

  • Dermatopathology: Dr. Seo is interested in the diagnosis of skin neoplasms, including atypical nevi, melanoma, basal cell skin cancer and squamous call skin cancer. She also specializes in diagnosing challenging skin rashes and inflammatory skin conditions. Dr. Seo enjoys working closely with the dermatologists and Dermatology and Skin Care Associates to provide the highest quality, comprehensive care in the diagnosis of our patients� skin conditions and skin cancers.
  • Medical Dermatology: Dr. Seo sees medical dermatology patients in her practice as Medical Director of the BIDMC Shapiro Outpatient Dermatology Clinic where she treats patients with a variety of conditions including acne, rosacea, warts, molluscum, eczema, skin allergies, psoriasis, and skin cancer.
  • Dr. Seo enjoys teaching and was honored with the Harvard Dermatology Annual teaching award in 2011. She also lectures nationally on dermatopathology at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology.

Hospital Affiliations

  • Dermatopathologist, Dermatology and Skin Care Associates, Affiliate of Newton-Wellesley Hospital and Beth Israel Deaconess Needham Hospital
  • Dermatologist, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Boston


Dr. Seo lives in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. In her spare time she enjoys reading, running, and trying new foods.

In Dr. Seo's Own Words. . .

Dr. Su-jean Seo

Every day I hope to make someone�s life better, brighter, or easier in some way. As a dermatopathologist, I strive to do this by making the most accurate diagnoses I can, so that patients can receive the best possible treatment. Although I may not have seen a patient before seeing their skin under the microscope, I never forget that behind every slide is a person who deserves my best. It is truly an honor and a privilege to be able to care for patients in this way at Dermatology and Skin Care Associates.