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Michael E. Ming, MD

Michael E. Ming, MD Physician

Associate Professor of Dermatology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Ming is employed by Penn Medicine.

About Dr. Michael E. Ming

Recognized by America's Top Doctors for 2017

Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2009, 2013, 2014

Recognized in Philadelphia magazine's annual Top Docs issues for 2018 and 2019

Patient Satisfaction Ratings

Patient Rating Breakdown

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

Comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Penn Medicine.

Overall Ratings

Clinical Specialties


  • Dermatology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Dermatology - Dermatopathology, 1998
  • Dermatology, 1997

Clinical Expertise:

  • Acne
  • Allergic Vasculitis
  • Anal Warts (Condyloma Acuminata)
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Autoimmune Blistering Disorders
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Benign Neoplasm of Skin
  • Birthmarks
  • Bullous Pemphigoid
  • Cellulitis
  • Chemical Peel
  • Chronic Wounds
  • Cracked and Dry Skin
  • Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma
  • Dermal Fillers
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Epidermolysis Bullosa
  • Erythema
  • Female Pattern Baldness
  • Folliculitis
  • Fungal Skin Infections (Dermatomycosis)
  • Genital Warts (Condyloma Acuminatum)
  • Glomangioma
  • Glomus Tumor
  • Hair Diseases
  • Hair Lice
  • Hair Loss (Alopecia Areata)
  • Hemangiomas
  • Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV)
  • Hirsutism
  • Hives (Urticaria)
  • Hypertrichosis
  • Keloid Scar
  • Laser Skin Rejuvenation
  • Lipoma
  • Liposuction (Lipoplasty)
  • Male Pattern Baldness
  • Melanoma
  • Merkel Cell Carcinoma
  • Nail Disorders
  • Nail Fungus
  • Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer
  • Photosensitivity Reactions
  • Pigmented Lesions
  • Pressure Ulcers
  • Psoriasis
  • Rash
  • Rosacea
  • Scabies
  • Scalp Disorders
  • Shingles
  • Skin Aging
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Cancer Surgery
  • Skin Disorders
  • Skin Patch Tests
  • Skin Pigmentation Disorders
  • Skin Ulcer
  • Staph Infection
  • Sun Damaged Skin
  • Vitiligo
  • Warts
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Practice Locations and Appointments

  • Penn Dermatology Perelman

    Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine South Pavilion, 1st Floor 3400 Civic Center Boulevard Philadelphia, PA 19104 800-789-7366 (PENN)

    A facility of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Amerihealth Caritas
  • Amerihealth Caritas Medicare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Clover Health Plan
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • eLAP Services
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Homestead Smart Health Plans
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Keystone First Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Health and Wellness (Centene) Medicare
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Provider Partners Health Plan
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan
  • Veterans Choice Program

Education and Training

Medical School: Harvard University
Residency: Massachusetts General Hospital
Residency: Harvard Medical School
Fellowship: UCSF Medical Center and Hospital
Fellowship: VA Medical Center of San Francisco


American Academy of Dermatology, National American Board of Dermatology, National American Dermatoepidemiology Network, National Massachusetts Medical Society, Local Melanoma Prevention Working Group, National Philadelphia Dermatological Society, Local Women's Dermatologic Society, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Ming is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Pennsylvania Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Selected Publications:

Filip JC, Ming ME, Levy RM, Hoffstad OJ, Margolis DJ: Mail surveys can achieve high response rates in a dermatology patient population. J Invest Dermatol 122 : 399-343,2004.

Ming ME, Levy R, Hoffstad O, Filip J, Abrams BB, Fernandez C, Margolis DJ: The lack of a relationship between atopic dermatitis and non melanoma skin cancers J Am Acad Dermatol 50 : 357-362,2004.

Pennie ML, Warshaw EM, Dixon M, Kolm P, Weisberg EL, Brown KM, Ming ME, Chen SC. Diagnostic accuracy and appropriateness of management for pigmented lesions: primary care physicians and dermatologists. (Presented as a poster at the 62nd Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology, Washington, DC, : 2004.

Gimotty PA, Van Belle P, Elder DE, Murry T, Montone K, Elenitsas, Ming ME, Hotz, S, Botbyl J, Guerry D.: Prognostic significance of mitotic rate and Ki-67 for metastasis in cutaneous invasive melanoma (submitted to the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, New Orleans, LA, : 2004.

Katz KA, Hivnor CM, Geist DE, Shapiro M, Ming ME, Werth VP: Stroke and deep venous thrombosis complicating intravenous immunoglobulin infusions Arch Dermatol 139 : 991-993,2003.

Lichtenthal WG, Cruess DG, Schuchter LM, Ming ME: Psychosocial factors related to the correspondence of recipient and provider perceptions of social support among patients diagnosed with or at risk for malignant melanoma J Health Psychol 8 : 705-719,2003.

Ming ME, Shapiro M, Elder DE, Mihm MC, Chren MM.: There is wide variation among dermatopathologists and dermatologists regarding the clinical significance and proper treatment of dysplastic nevi. J Cutan Pathol 30 : 75,2003.

Shapiro M, Ming ME, Elder DE, Mihm MC, Margolis DJ, Gimotty PA, Chren MM.: Investigation of the nomenclature used for microscopically dysplastic nevi J Cutan Pathol 30 : 75-76,2003.

Margolis DJ, Ming ME, Levy R, Hoffstad O, Filip J.: Is there a relationship between atopic dermatitis and non-melanoma skin cancer? J Invest Dermatol : 2003.

Ming ME, Levy RM, Hoffstad OJ, Filip J, Margolis DJ: Validity of patient self-reported history of skin cancer. J Invest Dermatol : 2003.

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Academic Contact Info

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Department of Dermatology
2 Maloney Building
3600 Spruce Street

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 349-5062
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)

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