(Philadelphia, PA) - Dr. Michael Ming has been appointed an Assistant Professor in the Department of Dermatology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

After earning his medical degree in 1993 from Harvard Medical School, Dr. Ming completed an internship at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, MA, a residency at Harvard Medical School and fellowships at the University of California in San Francisco, CA, and the Veteran Affairs Medical Center in San Francisco.

From 1999 to 2000, Dr. Ming served as Clinical Instructor in Pathology at the University of California, and from 2000 to 2002 as Instructor of Dermatology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

Dr. Ming's research interests are risk factors related to melanoma and dysplastic moles, and analyzing the microscopic misdiagnosis of melanoma. He is currently developing models for predicting the occurrence of second primary melanomas and working to identify the characteristics associated with microscopic misdiagnosis of melanoma. Dr. Ming is also assessing the attitudes and beliefs of dermatologists and dermapathologists on the relationship between dysplastic moles and melanoma. .

In 2000, Dr. Ming received the Award for Young Investigators in Dermatology from the American Academy of Dermatology.

Dr. Ming has co-authored original research studies and abstracts in peer-reviewed journals and written or co-written editorials, reviews and chapters for print publications.

Dr. Ming holds memberships in a number of national professional societies, including the American Academy of Dermatology, the American Medical Association, and the Massachusetts Medical Society.

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