Honors & Awards

  • Research Grant, Stanford MedScholars (2015-17)
  • Ouyang Fellowship, Amherst College (2012)

Membership Organizations

  • WAM: Women and Medicine, President (2016-17)
  • Pacific Free Clinic, Specialty Clinic Manager (2016-17, 2019-20)
  • Stanford Medical Student Association, Vice President (2016), Class Representative (2017)

Research Projects

  • A Phase 2 Trial of a Neurokinin-1 Receptor Agonist for the Treatment of Pruritus in Epidermolysis Bullosa (MedScholars Project)

All Publications

  • Phase 2 Trial of a Neurokinin-1 Receptor Antagonist for the Treatment of Chronic Itch in Epidermolysis Bullosa Patients: A Randomized Clinical Trial. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology Chiou, A. S., Choi, S., Barriga, M., Dutt-Singkh, Y., Solis, D. C., Nazaroff, J., Bailey-Healy, I., Li, S., Shu, K., Joing, M., Kwon, P., Tang, J. Y. 2019


    BACKGROUND: Chronic pruritus causes major morbidity in epidermolysis bullosa (EB). The substance P-neurokinin 1 receptor (SP-NK1) pathway is a promising target for treating EB-related pruritus.OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the safety and efficacy of oral NK1 receptor antagonist serlopitant in treating moderate-severe pruritus in EB.METHODS: 14 patients were randomized to serlopitant or placebo for 8 weeks, followed by a 4-week washout and optional open-label extension. The primary endpoint was change in itch as measured by a numeric rating scale (NRS). Secondary endpoints were change in: (1) itch during dressing changes and (2) wound size.RESULTS: We observed greater itch reduction with serlopitant, equivalent to a 0.64-point comparative reduction on the 11-point NRS by week 8, though this failed to meet statistical significance (p=0.11). More serlopitant patients achieved ≥3-point reduction compared to placebo (43% vs. 14%, p=0.35). In post hoc analysis excluding one subject with a concurrent seborrheic dermatitis flare, serlopitant achieved significantly greater median itch reduction from baseline by week 4 (-2 points vs. 0, p=0.01). We observed no statistically significant differences in secondary endpoints. Serlopitant was well-tolerated.LIMITATIONS: Small sample size due to disease rarity CONCLUSION: The potential itch reduction with serlopitant observed in this trial will be pursued by a larger powered trial (NCT03836001).

    View details for DOI 10.1016/j.jaad.2019.09.014

    View details for PubMedID 31541747

  • Dupilumab Treatment of Nummular Dermatitis: A Retrospective Cohort Study. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology Choi, S., Zhu, G. A., Lewis, M. A., Honari, G., Chiou, A. S., Ko, J., Chen, J. K. 2020

    View details for DOI 10.1016/j.jaad.2019.12.054

    View details for PubMedID 31923445

  • Assessing the Accuracy of a 3-Dimensional Surface Imaging System in Breast Volume Estimation. Annals of plastic surgery Kwong, J. W., Tijerina, J. D., Choi, S., Luan, A., Feng, C. L., Nguyen, D. H., Lee, G. K., Nazerali, R. S. 2020


    Preoperative prediction of breast volume can guide patient expectations and aid surgical planning in breast reconstruction. Here, we evaluate the accuracy of a portable surface imager (Crisalix S.A., Lausanne, Switzerland) in predicting breast volume compared with anthropomorphic estimates and intraoperative specimen weights.Twenty-five patients (41 breasts) undergoing mastectomy were scanned preoperatively with the Crisalix surface imager, and 1 of 3 attending plastic surgeons provided an anthropomorphic volume estimate. Intraoperative mastectomy weights were used as the gold standard. Volume conversions were performed assuming a density of 0.958 g/cm.The Pearson correlation coefficient between imager estimates and intraoperative volumes was 0.812. The corresponding value for anthropomorphic estimates and intraoperative volumes was 0.848. The mean difference between imager and intraoperative volumes was -233.5 cm, whereas the mean difference between anthropomorphic estimates and intraoperative volumes was -102.7 cm. Stratifying by breast volume, both surface imager and anthropomorphic estimates closely matched intraoperative volumes for breast volumes 600 cm and less, but the 2 techniques tended to underestimate true volumes for breasts larger than 600 cm. Stratification by plastic surgeon providing the estimate and breast surgeon performing the mastectomy did not eliminate this underestimation at larger breast volumes.For breast volumes 600 cm and less, the accuracy of the Crisalix surface imager closely matches anthropomorphic estimates given by experienced plastic surgeons and true volumes as measured from intraoperative specimen weights. Surface imaging may potentially be useful as an adjunct in surgical planning and guiding patient expectations for patients with smaller breast sizes.

    View details for DOI 10.1097/SAP.0000000000002244

    View details for PubMedID 32032116

  • Incidence and Risk of Severe Ileus After Orthopedic Surgery: A Case-Control Study HSS Journal Mandl, L. A., Sasaki, M., Yang, J., Choi, S., Cummings, K., Goodman, S. M. 2019
  • Cardiotoxicity associated with immune checkpoint inhibitors in cutaneous oncology. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology Tabata, M. M., Choi, S., Hirotsu, K., Kwong, B., Soleymani, T. 2019

    View details for DOI 10.1016/j.jaad.2019.08.033

    View details for PubMedID 31437546

  • Dietary carotenoids and bacterial infection in wild and domestic convict cichlids (Amatitlania spp.) ENVIRONMENTAL BIOLOGY OF FISHES Brown, A. C., Cahn, M. D., Choi, S., Clotfelter, E. D. 2016; 99 (4): 439–49