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Language(s) Spoken

English; Mandarin; Cantonese

Joined Kelsey-Seybold

September 2020

Accepting New Patients?

Yes

Professional Background

Dr. Emily Li Sou earned her Bachelor of Sciences at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro in 2011. She earned her Doctor of Medicine degree at the University of Arkansas in Little Rock in 2015. She completed her internship at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston in 2016 and her Dermatology residency at Texas Tech University in Lubbock in 2019. She completed her fellowship in Dermatopathology at The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston in 2020. Dr. Sou joined Kelsey-Seybold in September 2020.

Professional Associations

Dr. Sou is a member of the American Society of Dermatopathology, the American Society of Dermatological Surgery, the American Academy of Dermatology, the Texas Dermatology Society, the American Medical Association, and the American College of Physicians.

Hobbies and Interests

Dr. Sou enjoys trying new cuisines, listening to a variety of podcasts, walking in the park, and spending time with family.

Fun Facts

The best advice Dr. Sou has ever received is: “When you are about to give up, hang on to it just a little longer, and you may just find yourself closer to your goal than you think.”

You may not know this about Dr. Sou, but she has a twin sister.

Her guilty pleasures are binge watching Netflix and playing Sudoku. As a child, she wanted to be a mathematician when she grew up.

​Most of the time, patients know what is happening to their bodies and, if we listen hard enough, the answer is often right there. It is my goal to establish a trusting relationship with my patients. Every patient is unique, not only physically but also socially, and therefore a treatment plan should be individualized to fit each patient’s situation.

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Awards & Recognitions


  • House Staff of the Month Award, May 2018

  • Resident Unsung Hero of the Year Award, 2016 – 2017

  • Class of 2002 Scholarship, 2014 – 2015

  • First Place Poster Award in Student Research Day ,2014

  • Cooper Family Scholarship 2013-2014, Class of 1945 Scholarship, 2013 – 2014

  • Barton Scholarship, 2012 - 2013

  • Outstanding Neuroscience Award, 2012 

Presentations (maiden name Emily Li Behrens)


  • Behrens E, Walker K, Tarbox M. Cutaneous Clues Leading to Diagnosis of Plasma Cell Myeloma: A Case of Primary Systemic Amyloidosis. Gross and Microscopic Symposium, American Academy of Dermatology March 2019, Washington DC.

  • Behrens E, Boothe D, D’silva N, Watkins P, Tarbox, M. SOX-10 Staining of Histiocytes of Dermal Scars. Texas Dermatology Society Fall Meeting 2018, Galveston, TX.

  • Behrens E, Karen K, Richardson K, Tarbox T. Hyperkeratotic Hemorrhagic Plaques in a Cirrhotic Patient with Gram Negative Sepsis. Gross and Microscopic Symposium, American Academy of Dermatology February 2018, San Diego, CA.

  • Behrens E, Klimas N, Sturgeon A, Stetson C. A case of Rowell syndrome with recurrence from photo exacerbation. Gross and Microscopic symposium, AAD Annual Meeting Orlando, FL, March 2017.

  • Behrens E, Moradi M, Sturgeon A. Sharps Injury Prevention in Dermatology Clinics. Texas Dermatology Society Fall Meeting 2018, Galveston, TX.

  • Behrens E, Karen K, Richardson K, Tarbox T. A Critical Case of Psoriasiform Dermatitis. Student Research Week Poster Presentation March 2018, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, TX.

  • Behrens E, Watkins B, Akin R, Tarbox M. An Unusual presentation of primary cutaneous diffuse large B cell lymphoma, leg type in an irradiated site of an HIV patient. American Society of Dermatopathology Annual Meeting 2017, Baltimore, MD.

  • Behrens E, D’silva N, Tarbox M.  SOX10 staining of Dermal Dendritic Cells – A diagnostic pitfall for evaluation of melanocytic neoplasms. American Society of Dermatopathology Annual Meeting 2017, Baltimore, MD.

  • Karimi K, Johnson L, Behrens E, Tarbox M. Dermatology resident perceptions of the American Board of Dermatology in-training examination: support for change. Texas Dermatological Society Fall Meeting, Bastrop, TX. September 2017.

  • Behrens E, Khan M, Sturgeon A, Tarbox M. A case of onychomatricoma in a patient with extensive vitiligo. Resident poster presentation. Texas Dermatology Society Spring Meeting, Dallas, TX, April 2017.

  • Behrens E, Alkul S, Kollipara S, Sturgeon A, Brackeen A, Edreiss H. Bullous eruption in a woman – A case of Rowell syndrome. Resident Poster presentation, Texas Dermatology Society Fall meeting, San Antonio, TX, September 2016.

  • Behrens, E. ROR agonist SR1001 suppresses the production of pro-inflammatory molecules by primary astrocytes and microglia in experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis. American Medical Association Research Symposium on 11/7/2014 at Dallas, TX.

  • Behrens E. Nuclear receptor agonist SR1001 suppresses the production of pro-inflammatory molecules by primary astrocytes and microglia in vitro and in vivo in experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis, an animal model of multiple sclerosis. UAMS Student Research Day 2014 Symposium.

  • Optimizing recombinant protein yield in an Agrobacterium-mediated transient expression system. Poster presentation in 3rd Annual Conference, American Council for Medicinally Active Plants, May 22 - 25, 2012. Arkansas State University, Jonesboro, AR.  

Publications

  • Behrens EL, Ward KHM, Fowler AH, Brodell RT.  Scattered pruritic annular plaques with conchal bowl involvement. Journal of American Academy of Dermatology, Volume 73, Issue 3, e85 – e86. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jaad.2015.03.024

  • Brooks J, Behrens E, Prickett K. Painful and Pruritic Papules in the Gray Shading of a Tattoo. JAMA Dermatology. 2016 Feb;152(2):205-6. doi: 10.1001/jamadermatol.2015.3448.

  • Behrens EL, Jabcuga C, Gardner J, M, Parker S, R, Parker D, C, A Case of Syringolymphoid Hyperplasia with Follicular Mucinosis. Dermatopathology 2016;3:28-35

  • Behrens E, Akin R, Tarbox M. Ulcerative pearly plaque of the ear of an elderly patient mimicking squamous cell carcinoma. Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery 2017, Vol. 21(6) 552. DOI: 10.1177/1203475417716331

  • Behrens E, Khan M, Sturgeon A, Tarbox M. Onychomatricoma in a patient with extensive vitiligo. American Journal of Dermatopathology. 2017 Jul 14. doi: 10.1097/DAD.0000000000000967.

  • D’Silva, N C, Behrens E, Sturgeon A, Stetson, C (2018). Circumscribed palmar hypokeratosis. Dermatology Online Journal, 24(3). Retrieved from https://escholarship.org/uc/item/5pj681b4

  • Alkul, S, Behrens E, & Stetson, C (2019). Rowell syndrome with recurrence from photoexacerbation: A case report. SAGE Open Medical Case Reports. https://doi.org/10.1177/2050313X19847337

  • Behrens E, Asad, U, Sturgeon, A (2019). Sharps Injury Prevention in Dermatology Clinics. Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery, 23(3), 339–340. https://doi.org/10.1177/1203475419830032

  • Behrens EL, Boothe W, D'Silva N, Walterscheid B, Watkins P, Tarbox M. SOX-10 staining in dermal scars. J Cutan Pathol. 2019 Apr 4. doi: 10.1111/cup.13468. PubMed PMID: 30950082.

  • Behrens A; Wang H, Kuriakose K, Behrens E, Burns M. A Rare Case of Isolated Nontyphoidal Salmonella Lymphadenitis. The Southwest Respiratory and Critical Care Chronicles, [S.l.], v. 7, n. 30, p. 54-57, july 2019. ISSN 2325-9205. Available at: https://pulmonarychronicles.com/index.php/pulmonarychronicles/article/view/534/1218>. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.12746/swrccc.v7i30.534.

  • Walker K, Zhu B, Behrens E, Tarbox M. Cutaneous Clues Leading to Diagnosis of Plasma Cell Myeloma: A Case of Primary Systemic Amyloidosis. Accepted by Dermatology Online Journal for photo vignette, 06/2019.

  • Phan M, Sou E, Al Sannaa G, Erwin M, Sanchez R. Dermal Hemorrhage: A Clue to Lichen Sclerosus et Atrophicus. Cureus. 2020 Jul 22;12(7):e9343. doi: 10.7759/cureus.9343. PMID: 32850217; PMCID: PMC7444889.