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Education & Professional Highlights
Education & Fellowships
Residency - University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA USA
Residency - University of Maryland Dermatology
Baltimore, MD USA
Internship - Orlando Regional Medical Center
Orlando, FL USA
Medical Education - Brown University
Providence, RI USA
Undergraduate - Brown University
Providence, RI USA
- Research fellowship in Dermatologic & Laser Surgery - University of Miami, Department of Dermatology
- Nouri K, Ballard CJ, Vejjabhinanta V, Choudhary S, Chacon A, McLeod MP, Ferris KM, Franca K. “Essentials of tissue movement.” WebMD. Medscape Reference. Epub June 20, 2012. http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1130018-overview
- Chacon A, Farooq U, Shiman M, Elgart GW. Elafin: A possible new biomarker and immunohistochemical stain for pre-engraftment syndrome. JAAD. 2013 Aug: 69(2):102-3. PMID: 23866880
- Fernandez AA, Franca K, Chacon A, Nouri K. “From flint razors to lasers: a timeline of hair removal methods.” Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology. 2013 Jun: 12(2): 153-62. PMID: 23725310
- Patel TN, Patel SB, Franca K, Chacon A, Nouri K. “The history of Mohs micrographic surgery.” SkinMed. 2014 Sep-Oct;12(5):289-92. PMID: 2563267
- Chacon A, Franca K, Ledon J, Nouri K. The “skinny” on skin in obesity. Gulf Journal of Dermatology and Venereology. Official publication of the League of Dermatologists in the Gulf Cooperation Council States. Volume 20, No. 1, April 2013.
- Handler MZ, Chacon A, Shiman M, Schachner L. “Successful application of dapsone 5% gel in a patient with dermatitis herpetiformis.” Journal of Dermatological Case Reports | Letter to the Editor. 2012 Dec 6(4): 132-3. PMID: 23329996
- Chacon A, Farooq U, Choudhary S, Yin N, Nolan B, Shiman M, Milikowski C, Elgart GW. Coma blisters in two post-operative patients. American Journal of Dermatopathology. Epub: Jan 17, 2013. PMID: 23334516
- Chacon A, Farooq U, Shiman MI, Nolan B, Elgart GW. “Cutaneous aspergillosis masquerading as Sweet’s syndrome in a patient with acute myelogenous leukemia.” Journal of Cutaneous Pathology | Letter to the Editor. 2013 Jan; 40(1):66-8. PMID: 23116335
- Farooq U, Choudhary S, Chacon A, Lebrun E, Shiman M, Hernandez J, Milikowski C, Kerdel F, Romanelli P. “Post-kala-azar dermal leishmaniasis in HIV-infected patients with AIDS: a report of two cases diagnosed in the United States.” International Journal of Dermatology | Tropical Medicine Rounds. 2013 September 52(9):1098-104. PMID: 23834626
- Franca K, Chacon A, Ledon J, Savas J, Izakovic J, Nouri K. Laser for cutaneous congenital vascular lesions: a comprehensive overview and update. Lasers in Medical Science. Epub: Oct 24, 2012. PMID: 23093134
- Chacon A, Farooq U, Mercer JJ. What are these pruritic, hyperpigmented plaques? The Dermatologist | Derm Dx. October 2013. http://www.the-dermatologist.com/content/what-are-these-pruritic-hyperpigmented-plaques
- Chacon A, Farooq U, Franca K, Ledon J, Savas J, Nouri K. Reflectance confocal microscopy – real-time in vivo imaging of basal and squamous cell carcinomas. Journal of Analytical Oncology | Review. Vol 1, No 2 (2012).
- Ledon J, Savas J, Franca K, Chacon A, Nouri K. Laser and light therapy for onychomycosis: a systematic review. Lasers in Medical Science. Epub: Dec 1, 2012. PMID: 23179307
- Chacon A, Morrison B, Hu S. Acquired hemochromatosis with pronounced pigment deposition of the upper eyelids. Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology. 2013 October 6(10):44-6. PMID: 24155994
- Chacon A, Franca K, Nouri K. “Psychosocial impact of onychomycosis: a review.” International Journal of Dermatology. November 2013 Nov 52(11):1300-7. PMID: 24164152
- Farooq U, Chacon A, Vincek V, Elgart GW. “Purely cutaneous Rosai-Dorfman disease with immunohistochemistry.” Indian Journal of Dermatology | Publication of Indian Association of Dermatologists, Venereologists and Leprologists; Official publication of Asian Academy of Dermatology and Venereology | Dermatopathology Rounds. 2013 Oct: 58(6): 447-50.
- Savas J, Ledon J, Franca K, Chacon A, Nouri K. Pulsed Dye Laser-resistant Port Wine Stains: Mechanisms of Resistance and Implications for Treatment. British Journal of Dermatology. Epub: Jan 5, 2013. PMID: 23290045
- Savas J, Ledon J, Franca K, Chacon A, Zaiac M, Nouri K. Carbon Dioxide Laser for the Treatment of Microcystic Lymphatic Malformations (Lymphangioma Circumscriptum): A Systematic Review. Dermatologic Surgery. April 2013. PMID: 23607875
- Chacon A, Shiman MI, Strozier N, Zaiac M. Horizontal running mattress suture modified with intermittent simple loops. Journal of Cutaneous and Aesthetic Surgery | Surgical Pearl. Volume 6, Issue 1. Jan-Mar 2013. PMID: 23723610
- Arora H, Chacon A, Choudhary S, McLeod MP, Meshkov L, Nouri K, Izakovic J. “Bloom Syndrome.” International Journal of Dermatology | Review. 2014 Jul;53(7):798-802. doi: 10.1111/ijd.12408. Epub 2014 Mar 6. Review. PMID: 24602044
- Chacon A. “Fillers in dermatology: from past to present.” Cutis Resident Corner. 2015 Nov; 96(5):E17-9. PMID 26682563
- Chacon A. “International educational opportunities for dermatology residents.” Cutis Resident Corner. 2015 May; 95(5):E35-8. PMID 26057519
- Chacon A. “Dermatologic emergencies.” Cutis Resident Corner. 2015 Feb; 95(2):E28-31. PMID 25750975
- Chacon A. “Don’t forget about syphilis.” Cutis Resident Corner. 2015 Aug: 96(2):E31-3. PMID: 26367762
- Arora H, Falto-Aizpurua L, Chacon A, Griffith RD, Nouri K. “Lasers for nevi: a review.” Lasers Med Sci. 2015 Sep: 30(7):1991-2001. Epub 2014 Dec 16. Review. PMID: 25512060
- Chacon A, Franca K, Ledon J, Savas J, Nouri K. “Xerosis cutis: a common predicament of Raynaud’s disease.” Skinmed. 2014 Mar-Apr: 12(2):80-2. PMID: 24933844
- Ledon JA, Savas J, Franca K, Chacon A, Nouri K. “Intralesional treatment for keloids and hypertrophic scars: a review.” Dermatol Surg. 2013 Dec: 39(12):1745-57. PMID: 24299571
- Franca K, Chacon A, Ledon J, Savas J, Nouri K. “Psychodermatology: a trip through history.” An Bras Dermatol. 2013 Sep-Oct:88(5):842-3. PMID: 24173201
- Chacon A, Franca K, Ledon J, Savas J, Nouri K. “Dermatofibromas eruptivos múltiples exclusivos de las manos.” Med Cutan Iber Lat Am 2014; 42 (4-6): 142-144 http://www.medigraphic.com/pdfs/cutanea/mc-2014/mc144_6o.pdf
- Chacon A, Shiman M, Izakovic J. Graft-versus-host disease after multi-visceral transplantation. American Academy of Dermatology Annual Meeting, Gross & Microscopic Dermatology Symposium. Miami Beach, FL. March 1, 2013
- Ledon J, Franca K, Chacon A, Nouri K. Do Pimple, Grano, ????, and ?? all Really Mean the Same Thing? American Academy of Dermatology Annual Meeting. Miami Beach, FL. March 1-5, 2013.
- Chacon A, Winslow C, Viera M, Farooq U, Milikowski C. Fatal acute generalized exanthematous pustulosis resembling Stevens-Johnson syndrome/toxic epidermal necrolysis. International Society of Dermatopathology 16th Joint Meeting. Oral abstract presentation, poster session. Miami, FL. February 27, 2013.
- Chacon A, Franca K, Ledon J, Savas J, Liao SD, Alabiad C, Nouri K. Special considerations for Mohs micrographic surgery of basal and squamous cell carcinomas around the eye. Florida Society of Dermatologic Surgeons. Residents’ Surgical Symposium. Palm Beach, FL. November 3, 2012.
- Miner A, McLeod MP, Chacon A, Ferris K, Nouri K. A randomized, double-blind prospective trial assessing pain or injection of lidocaine with and without epinephrine. Florida Society of Dermatologic Surgeons. Residents’ Surgical Symposium. First Place. Palm Beach, FL. November 3, 2012.
- Dermatology and laser update. Annual Kuwaiti Conference. Invited presenter. Kuwait City, Kuwait. April 8-10, 2013.
- Chacon A, Franca K, Ledon J, Savas J, Nouri K. The evolution of the rhombic flap. Florida Society of Dermatologic Surgeons. Palm Beach, FL. November 2-4, 2012.
- Chacon A, Winslow C, Lanuti E, Milikowski C. Frozen sections in Stevens-Johnson syndrome and toxic epidermal necrolysis: rapid diagnosis and important histopathological considerations. International Society of Dermatopathology 16th Joint Meeting. Oral abstract presentation, poster session. Miami, FL. February 27-28, 2013.
- Chacon A, Franca K, Nouri K. Photography for the Practicing Dermatologist. American Academy of Dermatology Annual Meeting. Miami Beach, FL. March 1-5, 2013.
- Chacon A, Franca K, Ledon J, Nouri K. Dermatologic Art Critiques: From the Louvre Museum and More. American Academy of Dermatology Annual Meeting. Miami Beach, FL. March 1-5, 2013.
- Chacon A, Franca K, Ledon J, Nouri K. The History of Sunscreen. American Academy of Dermatology Annual Meeting. Miami Beach, FL. March 1-5, 2013.
- Ledon J, Savas J, Franca K, Chacon A, Nouri K. Severe rhinophyma, without prior history of therapy, successfully treated with a three-stage CO2 laser ablation. American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery. 33rd ASLMS Annual Conference | ePoster. Boston, MA. April 3-7, 2013.
- Savas J, Ledon J, Franca K, Chacon A, Nouri K. The treatment of lymphangioma circumscriptum with the carbon dioxide laser. American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery. 33rd ASLMS Annual Conference | ePoster. Boston, MA. April 3-7, 2013.
- Chacon A, Franca K, Nouri K. Photography for the Practicing Dermatologist. JAAD. Vol 68, Issue 4, Supplement 1. Page AB33, April 2013.
- Chacon A, Franca K, Ledon J, Nouri K. Dermatologic Art Critiques: From the Louvre Museum and More. JAAD. Vol 68, Issue 4, Supplement 1. Page AB33, April 2013.
- Chacon A, Franca K, Ledon J, Nouri K. The History of Sunscreen. JAAD. Vol 68, Issue 4, Supplement 1. Page AB34, April 2013.
- Ledon JA, Franca K, Chacon A, Nouri K. An exploration of how culture plays a role in one’s perception of acne. JAAD. Vol 68, Issue 4, Supplement 1. Page AB32, April 2013.
- Chacon A, Franca K, Ledon J, Savas J, Nouri K. “Noninvasive treatment of scars.” In: Marc Avram, Matthew Avram, Desiree Ratner (Ed.) Procedural Dermatology, 1st edition. McGraw-Hill. Pp. 603-614
- Chacon A, Franca K, Ledon J, Nouri K. “Scars and scarring: causes, types and treatment options.” In: Lee Y (Ed.) Scars and Scarring: Causes, Types, and Treatment Options, 1st edition. Nova Publishers. Pp. 3-24.
- Franca K, Chacon A, Nouri K. “Psychological impact of scars.” In: Lee Y (Ed.) Scars and Scarring: Causes, Types, and Treatment Options, 1st edition. Nova Publishers. Pp. 25-38.
- Savas J, Ledon J, Franca K, Chacon A, Nouri K. “Striae distensae: pathophysiology, types, preventive measures, treatments.” In: Lee Y (Ed.) Scars and Scarring: Causes, Types, and Treatment Options, 1st edition. Nova Publishers. Pp. 211-22.
- Ledon J, Savas J, Franca K, Chacon A, Nouri K. “Non/minimally invasive treatment options.” In: Lee Y (Ed.) Scars and Scarring: Causes, Types, and Treatment Options, 1st edition. Nova Publishers. Pp. 139-68.
- Nouri K, Savas J, Ledon J, Franca K, Chacon A. “Alexandrite and Diode Lasers.” In: Bard S, Goldberg D (Eds.) Laser Treatment of Vascular Lesions. Pp. 77-94.
- Ledon JA, Savas JA, Franca K, Chacon A, Nouri K. “Lasers and Lights for Onychomycosis.” In Nouri K (Ed.) Handbook of Lasers in Dermatology, Edition: 1st. Publisher: Springer. Pp. 249-62.
Hair Loss, Hair Disorders, Nail Disorders, Nail Procedures, Tropical Dermatology, Disaster & Travel Medicine, Hurricane Relief Efforts, Volunteering within Dermatology, International Dermatology, Exploring Dermatologic Practices in other countries
Awards & Honors
- Women’s Dermatologic Society Mentorship Award Program. Mentor – Evangeline Handog, M.D. - (President of International Society of Dermatology). Project: leprosy & tropical dermatology in the Philippines. Location: Research Institute in Tropical Medicine – Dept. of Dermatology, Muntinlupa City, Metro Manila, Philippines.
World Congress of Dermatology AAD scholarship program. 23rd World Congress of Dermatology meeting. Vancouver, Canada. June 8-13, 2015.
Cutis Resident Corner columnist www.cutis.com
ASDS Resident Liaison Program. Representative to ASDS (American Society of Dermatologic Surgery) (2015-2016)
Nathan and Giddon Families Endowed Clerkship Scholarship (2012 - Brown Medical School)
American Academy of Dermatology Diversity Mentorship grant recipient (2009)
Next Steps in Derm, Virtual Mentor: https://nextstepsinderm.com/expert/anna-h-chacon-md/
Faculty, Derm-in-Review Online Study Source: http://dermatologyinreview.com/faculty/
LAC + USC Medical Center/University of Southern California - Chief Resident (2018)
- American Academy of Dermatology
Women's Dermatologic Society
Research & Publications
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203 Patient Satisfaction Reviews
The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.
Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.
The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.
|Courtesy, Respect & Concern||4.6|
|Knows Medical History||3.7|
|Time Spent with Patient||3.7|
|Patient Rating of Doctor||4.4|
20 Patient Comments
Reviewed on Apr 9, 2019
Dr. Chacon is the best. I would not want to have any other dermatologist. Thank you for hiring her!
Reviewed on Apr 9, 2019
I actually asked Dr. Chacon if I could have an extra business card because I wanted to refer one of my friends to her.
Reviewed on Apr 5, 2019
Dr was extremely thorough in her examination and answering all my questions
Reviewed on Feb 19, 2019
Dr. Chacon is approachable, honest and truly cares.
Reviewed on Feb 15, 2019
Dr.Chacom is very knowledgeable and has the best rapport with her patients.
Reviewed on Feb 8, 2019
The doctor seemed a bit rushed but was very encouraging for me to email her with any concerns which I thought was outstanding.
Reviewed on Feb 8, 2019
They were running a half hour behind appointment time. I was not made aware of any delay however the doctor did apologize once we met.
Reviewed on Feb 8, 2019
Very satisfied with the attention and explanation of the doctor
Reviewed on Feb 1, 2019
The doctor was personable and explained options well, and she had good conversation skills. However, she was supposed to do a full body scan but instead she just focused on the scalp and did a very superficial scan of chest and hands. She was going to leave when I asked if she was not going to do a full scan, and she stopped and then scanned my back, also superficially, but never the legs or arms. Also, she was talking the whole time she was freeze-burning some pre-cancer growths in my scalp, a task that I think should require full focus and concentration. In contract, my previous dermatologist (not at Cleveland) was always very thorough and focused on the job, and I would leave feeling that I'd leave the visit fully confidence that any problem would have been caught and treated. I changed doctors because I like the Cleveland system, but I may go back to my old dermatologist.
Reviewed on Jan 9, 2019
it was smooth from arrival through departure,I never felt rushed or that I wasn't important to Dr Chacon or her staff. she was knowledgeable, secure in her recommendations and empathic about my condition. I was very impressed and happy with my appointment.
Reviewed on Jan 7, 2019
Dr. Chacon was so sweet and thorough when it came to looking at my skin and explaining why it is how it is and the steps necessary to fix it. Wonderul doctor!
Reviewed on Jan 7, 2019
already recommended a few people to Dr. chacon
Reviewed on Jan 7, 2019
Everyone is very pleasant and professional. I did not have o wait very long to be taken in to the exam room for vitals for my "first time" visit. I was seen promptly by Dr. Chacon afterwards.
Reviewed on Dec 21, 2018
Excellent Doctor. Wait times are sometimes longer than you try to maintain.
Reviewed on Dec 12, 2018
very happy to have been assigned to Dr. Chacon for my procedure. She makes you feel comfortable and at ease about your condition. Shows a sympathetic or understanding tone when she listens and respinds. Staff & nurses are equally helpful and I enjoy my time there when I go.
Reviewed on Dec 12, 2018
explains everything, let's you know the probability of procedure being a success in s honest way. I appreciate all the time Dr. Chacon takes to make sure that I am comfortable. She takes great safety precautions with laser treatments .
Reviewed on Dec 6, 2018
Dr Chacon was behind schedule and I was the last patient. She was very sweet!!! I like that she has new and fresh ideas
Reviewed on Nov 26, 2018
I arrived a little after 2 pm for a 2 pm appointment. I was stuck in traffic and was unable to get there sooner, so I expected to have some wait time before my appointment. However, I do not understand why I waited so long in the exam room for Dr. Chacon. I spent more time waiting in the exam room (20-25 minutes) than I did in the waiting area (5-10 minutes). I spent more time waiting for her than the entire appointment took. And during the appointment, I felt that she was rushing to diagnose me so she can see other patients. As a patient myself, I feel that I deserve her time and attention to my medical needs as any of her other patients. She should not cut corners with me in order to get to others.
Cleveland Clinic Reply
Thank you for your comments. I am sorry you had this experience and I take this feedback seriously. Our approach is to always see patients, even if late, and sometimes that creates delays. We also never want patients to feel rushed during an appointment and listening to and addressing their concerns is of utmost importance to me. If you feel one of your concerns was not addressed, I will do my best to resolve it for you. Please call 954-659-5264 and I will do my best to accommodate you.
Reviewed on Oct 12, 2018
provider doesn't seem thorough,goes too fast through , didn't read records and missed a potential reaction with medication. I caught the error and brought to her attention. she seems not confident and doesn't explain anything well
Cleveland Clinic Reply
Thank you for your comments. I am sorry you had this experience and I take this feedback seriously. This is not the type of experience I desire for my patients. If there is a component of your treatment plan that requires further attention, please feel free to call our office at 954-659-5264 to make an appointment.
Reviewed on Sep 19, 2018
I would not see Dr. Chacon again. I saw her for an initial dermatology appointment since all of my other doctors are at CCF. She gave me the least thorough dermatology screening I've ever had. She had a brightly lit magnifier that she used to scan (easily viewed parts of) my body but only looked at the device if I showed her something about which I was concerned. I feel like it was a waste of an appointment. I absolutely would not recommend her.
Cleveland Clinic Reply
Thank you for your comments. Your feedback is very important to me. I use a dermatoscope/dermoscopy to view skin lesions in greater detail, however not all skin lesions need an assessment with a dermatoscope, only those which the clinician feels are suspicious, atypical or in question. If you feel as though one of your skin concerns was not addressed, I would be happy to address it for you. Please call 954-659-5264 to make an appointment so I can help.
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