Drawn to science at an early age, Monica Boen, MD
chose dermatology because it blended her love for the breadth of the specialty along with her desire to help people. Understanding that treating someone’s skin disease can make a real impact on their quality of life is the foundation of Dr. Boen’s relationship with each of her patients.
Dr. Boen grew up in Chicago, Illinois, and attended Northwestern University, where she graduated with a double degree in Biology and International Studies. She completed her medical degree at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine. During medical school, Dr. Boen pursued her interest in global health and did medical rotations in South Africa and France. For dermatology training, Dr. Boen attended the University of Illinois at Chicago, where she served as chief resident. Further cosmetic surgery training included completion of a fellowship through the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery.
Dr. Boen speaks several languages including Polish and French and is conversant in Spanish. In her free time, Dr. Boen enjoys spending time with her family, hiking, and playing volleyball and basketball. Newly engaged, Dr. Boen enjoys traveling and exploring new destinations with her fiance but loves calling San Diego home because of its beautiful beaches, landscapes, and distinctive energy.