April Chunling Deng, MD, PhD

Board-Certified Dermatopathologist


Dr. April Chunling Deng, MD, PhD, Dermatopathologist, is board-certified in Clinical and Anatomic Pathology and Dermatopathology and has been providing dermatopathology services in the New England region since 2008. Dr. Deng has had multiple clinical appointments as a pathologist including UMass Memorial Medical Center, UMass Memorial Marlborough Hospital, UMass Memorial Health Alliance-Clinton Hospital, Quest Diagnostic in Massachusetts, and more. She has been a professor of Dermatopathology and director of dermatopathology training program at UMass since 2008 and served as the dermatopathology laboratory director in Dermatology Department at University of Maryland 2002-2007.

Dr. Deng completed her clinical fellowship in Dermatopathology at Ohio State University, and her residency in Clinic and Anatomic Pathology at the University of Rochester. She received her Doctor of Medicine degree and Master of Science in Pathophysiology from Hanan Medical University.

Dr. Deng has also received her PhD in Molecular Physiology from the University of Arkansas and has authored over 100 publications. Her professional memberships include the American Society of Dermatopathology, the International Society of Dermatopathology and the Chinese Dermatopathology Association.

When Dr. Deng is not at work, she enjoys traveling, reading, and listening to music. She is thrilled to provide industry leading dermatopathology for all Optima Dermatology patients!

Quick Facts

  • Dermatopathologist with more than 20 years’ experience in major Universities
  • Dermatology fellowship from Ohio University
  • Pathology residency from University of Rochester
  • Doctor of Medicine degree from Henan Medical University
  • Senior member of the American Society of Dermatopathology