Last Name

Jean McGee, MD, PhD

TitleAssistant Professor
InstitutionBoston University School of Medicine
Address609 Albany Street
Boston MA 02118
Phone(617) 638-5500
 Research Expertise & Professional Interests
Dr. Jean McGee is an Assistant Professor of Dermatology in the Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. McGee received her A.B. degree and her M.S. degree with a full scholarship from Cornell University, followed by her Ph.D. degree from Princeton University. After receiving her M.D. degree from Rutgers University, she went on to complete internship training in internal medicine at Rutgers University – The University Hospital in Newark, New Jersey. During this time, she was recognized with an Intern of the Month Award. She was also nominated by medical students for the Golden Apple Award for excellence in teaching. Subsequently, she moved to Boston for her dermatology residency training at Boston University School of Medicine – Boston Medical Center. During this time, she garnered numerous awards and recognition, which include the Program Director’s Award by the Department and a Resident of Distinction Award sponsored by Beiersdorf, Inc. She also served as the Assistant Chief Resident and the Chief Resident during the last two years of her training.
Dr. McGee has done extensive research in the field of retinoic acid metabolism, anti-aging, and epigenetic regulation of melanoma. Her research efforts were supported by grants from the National Institutes of Health and the New Jersey Commission on Cancer Research. Her current research focuses on assessing the feasibility of delivering epigenetic regulators as topical agents for patients with psoriasis and eczema. Dr. McGee is also recruiting patients to study the relationship between the gut microbiome and certain inflammatory skin diseases, such as rosacea.

Dr. McGee has a wide range of clinical interests, which include rosacea, acne, psoriasis, eczema, cosmetic dermatology, and cutaneous surgery. She also has special interests in providing cosmetic care unique to Asian skin.

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  1. Rothbaum R, McGee JS. Aquagenic urticaria: diagnostic and management challenges. J Asthma Allergy. 2016; 9:209-213. PMID: 27942227.
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  2. Chen Gonzalez E, McGee JS. Research Techniques Made Simple: Laser Capture Microdissection in Cutaneous Research. J Invest Dermatol. 2016 Oct; 136(10):e99-e103. PMID: 27664715.
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  3. McGee JS, Kirkorian AY, Pappert AS, Milgraum SS. An adolescent boy with urticaria to water: review of current treatments for aquagenic urticaria. Pediatr Dermatol. 2014 Jan-Feb; 31(1):116-7. PMID: 22994854.
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