MB ChB 2008 Otago; FRACP 2015 - Dermatology


Dr Chen is a vocationally registered Specialist Dermatologist, and an American Mohs College certified Mohs Micrographic Surgeon. She was raised in Christchurch and earned her medical degree from the University of Otago.

Peggy completed her basic training in Dermatology in Waikato and Auckland region. She then furthered her training in London, UK working at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital. Here she gained experiences in novel treatments for psoriasis and eczema, and worked with world renowned dermatologists in the field of genital dermatology.

Subsequently, she sub-specialised in Mohs Micrographic Surgery and undertook her fellowship training in American Mohs College accredited training facility in Perth, Australia. During her time in London and Perth, she was involved in training of GPs and medical students, writing book chapters, and presented at national meetings and international conferences.

On top of her clinical work, Peggy is an associate editor of the Australasian Journal of Dermatology,  a member of the Ministry of Health Melanoma Standards Working Group, and a member of the New Zealand Advanced Dermatology Training Committee.


  • General dermatology
  • Skin cancer diagnosis and treatment - medical and surgical options


  • Mohs micrographic surgery

Title or Designation


Full NZ Registration Date

17 November 2009

Vocational Scope


Contact Details

Dr Peggy Chen is available at the following service:

This service is available at the following location:

9 Vivian Street, New Plymouth

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Urgent appointments available