Dr. Jim Chow has been a member of the Columbia Skin Clinic family since 1991. He is a trained Mohs Micrographic surgeon who uses the highly effective technique to identify and remove skin cancer. Certified by the American Board of Dermatology, Dr. Chow also provides reconstructive and cosmetic dermatologic surgery for patients at the Columbia office.
Quality patient care is his primary mission, and he enjoys helping a variety of patients tackle challenging issues. Dr. Chow’s dedication to his patients is unparalleled, earning him several awards over the years. To name a few, he’s been recognized as Physician of the Year by the South Carolina Medical Association and Dermatologist of the Year by South Carolina Dermatological Association, and he’s been honored with the Algernon Sidney Sullivan Award for Humanitarian Service. Readers of the Columbia Metropolitan Magazine have voted him as a Top Doctor in the Midlands for multiple years.
A graduate of the School of Medicine at the University of South Carolina, Dr. Chow extended his training at Vanderbilt University Medical Center for a Wound Healing Fellowship and Dermatology Residency and Harvard University for an Advanced Cutaneous Laser Post Fellowship. He went on to complete his Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Dermatologic Surgery Fellowship at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institution and attend the John F. Kennedy School of Government.
With over 30 years in the military, Dr. Chow is a retired Major General and Former Assistant to the Director Air National Guard USAF. He’s served as the Past President of both the South Carolina Dermatological Association and Columbia Medical Society. He is a member of the American Medical Association, American Academy of Dermatology, Columbia Medical Society, South Carolina Medical Association, South Carolina Dermatological Association, American College of Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Cutaneous Oncology and American Society for Dermatologic Surgery.
Dr. Chow is married with three children. Outside of medicine, he loves learning about technology, current events and vintage automobiles.