Doctor Catherine Choi
Dr. Catherine Choi is a Diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology and Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology.

Dr. Choi is a graduate of the M.D.-Ph.D. Program at Drexel University College of Medicine . She earned her Ph.D. in Pharmacology and Physiology. She received the Dermatology Medical Student Award given to the most promising future dermatologist in her graduating class. She was an intern at the Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown, PA, where she received the Transitional Resident of the Year Award. She then returned to Drexel to complete her dermatology residency, where she was Chief Resident her last year. Upon graduating, she remained as Faculty and was Clerkship Director for medical students. She graduated from Swarthmore College with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering and attended the University of Pennsylvania’s Post-Baccalaureate Program.

She grew up in a military family but has been a resident of the Greater Philadelphia area for more than two decades. She is married and has two young children. Her interests include following the local sports teams and continuing her research in developmental disorders and genodermatoses.

Dr. Catherine Choi trained at:
Drexel University College of Medicine
Lehigh Valley Hospital
Swarthmore College
University of Pennsylvania


Selected Publications and Presentations:

"Insulin misregulation underlies circadian and cognitive deficits in a Drosophila Fragile X model"
Monyak R, Emerson D, Schoenfeld BP, Zheng X, Chambers DB, Hinchey P, Choi CH, McDonald TV, Bolduc FV, Sehgal A, McBride SMJ, Jongens TA
Nature, in revision.

"The presence and impact of biofilm-producing Staphylococci in atopic dermatitis"
Allen HB, Vaze ND, Choi C, Hailu T, Tulbert BH, Cusack CA, Joshi SG
JAMA Dermatology, Published Online January 22, 2014
Featured in the Philadelphia Inquirer, Reuters News

"The Drosophila DmGluRA is required for social interaction and memory"
Schoenfeld BP, Choi RJ, Choi CH, Terlizzi AM, Hinchey P, Kollaros M, Ferrick NJ, Koenigsberg EH, Ferreiro D, Liebelt DA, Siegel SJ, Bell AJ, McDonald TV, Jongens TA, McBride SMJ
Frontiers Neuropharm., 4:64 (1-10), 2013

"PDE-4 inhibition rescues aberrant synaptic plasticity in Drosophila and mouse models of Fragile X syndrome"
Choi CH, Schoenfeld B, Bell A, Hinchey J, Choi RJ, Hinchey P, Kollaros M, Gertner M, Ferrick N, Terlizzi A, Woo N, Tranfaglia M, Siegel S, McDonald T, Jongens T, McBride S
J. Neurosci., in revision.

"Sebaceous carcinoma"
Choi CH, Abdelmalek MA
Clinical Decision Support: Dermatology, Decision Support in Medicine, LLC. Online textbook, 2012

"Pharmacological reversal of synaptic plasticity deficits in the mouse model of Fragile X syndrome by group II mGluR antagonist or lithium treatment"
Choi CH, Schoenfeld BP, Bell AJ, Hinchey P, Kollaros M, Gertner MJ, Woo NH, Tranfaglia MR, Bear MF, Zukin RS, McDonald TV, Jongens TA, McBride SM
Brain Res., 1380: 106-19, 2011

"Pharmacological and genetic reversal of age dependent cognitive deficits due to decreased presenilin function"
*McBride SM, *Choi, CH, Schoenfeld B, Bell A, Liebelt D, Ferreiro D, Choi R, et al (*Co-first authors)
J. Neurosci., 14;30(28):9510-22, 2010