Dr. Heh Shin Kwak emphasizes empowering her patients to take charge of their dermatology care, whether it’s educational information or the importance of sun protection. “What I enjoy most about being a dermatologist is seeing patients of all ages and especially entire families,” she says. “One of the most satisfying aspects of medicine is seeing multiple family members and being entrusted to their care.”
Dr. Kwak earned her undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Michigan as part of the Integrated Premedical-Medical Program, a rigorous 8-year program which accepted a small number of high school students nationally with early admittance into medical school. During medical school, she completed an NIH research fellowship in dermatology with a focus on clinical trials and translational research. Dr. Kwak then completed her dermatology training at Stanford University Medical Center, where she served as chief resident. Dr. Kwak is board certified in dermatology.
In her free time, Dr. Kwak enjoys rock climbing, hiking, cooking and spending time with her husband, son, and daughter.
Medical degree: University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor
Internship: MacNeal Hospital, Berwyn, Ill.
Residency: Stanford University Medical Center, Calif.
Dr. Kwak is board certified in dermatology.