Dr. So Yeon Paek graduated from Yale University with a degree in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry. As a native Texan, she returned to Texas and received her medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. She completed a clinical research fellowship at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), internship at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center in New York City, and dermatology residency at Henry Ford Hospital in Michigan. She is the recipient of several awards and honors, including the Women’s Dermatologic Society Academic Research Award for psoriasis research and the Michael S. Benninger, M.D. Award for excellence as physician, researcher, and teacher at Henry Ford.
Before joining Texas Dermatology Associates, Dr. Paek was Assistant Professor of Dermatology at Brown Medical School, Co-Director of the Center for Skin and Musculoskeletal Diseases, and Medical Director of the Phototherapy Unit at Rhode Island Hospital. She is Board Certified by the American Board of Dermatology and is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, Medical Dermatologic Society, and the Society for Investigative Dermatology. She has been Principal Investigator for numerous research studies and has written book chapters and articles in peer-reviewed medical journals. She has also lectured at the local, state, national, and international level. Her clinical and research interests include psoriasis, hidradenitis suppurativa, biologic therapy, general dermatology, dermatologic surgery, and cosmetic dermatology.