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Stephen Chu-Sung Hu is currently a Dermatology Attending Physician at Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital, Taiwan. He is also an Assistant Professor in Dermatology at Kaohsiung Medical University. He obtained his medical degree (MBBS) in 2003 from the University of Melbourne, Australia, and received a Master of Philosophy degree in 2002 from the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom. He undertook dermatology resident training at Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital, and obtained dermatology board certification in 2009. He subsequently received Assistant Professor certification from the Taiwanese Ministry of Education in 2012. Dr Hu had actively undertaken research in various branches of dermatology. His research interests include cutaneous metastases from various internal malignancies, dermoscopic features of Kaposi’s sarcoma and other vascular tumors, risk factors for herpes zoster in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus, involvement of chemokine receptors in the pathogenesis of skin malignancies (including cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma, basal cell carcinoma and mycosis fungoides), changes in biophysical properties of the skin following radiotherapy, and nanoparticle formulation of active biological compounds for the treatment of skin diseases. Dr Hu had been appointed as a member of the Taiwan Medical Association, Taiwanese Dermatological Society, and Taiwanese Society for Investigative Dermatology. Over the last 10 years, Dr Hu had published more than 40 papers in scientific journals, including the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, British Journal of Dermatology, Experimental Dermatology, Journal of Dermatological Science, Journal of Dermatology, Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology, and Journal of Ethnopharmacology.