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Thomas H. Leung, MD, PhD

Thomas H. Leung, MD, PhD Physician

Assistant Professor of Dermatology

Dr. Leung is employed by Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties


  • Dermatology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Dermatology, 2011

Clinical Expertise:

  • Acne
  • Allergic Vasculitis
  • Anal Warts (Condyloma Acuminata)
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Autoimmune Blistering Disorders
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • 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)
  • Hair Diseases
  • Hair Lice
  • Hair Loss (Alopecia Areata)
  • Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV)
  • Hirsutism
  • Hives (Urticaria)
  • Hypertrichosis
  • Keloid Scar
  • Laser Skin Rejuvenation
  • 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 Disorders
  • Skin Patch Tests
  • Skin Pigmentation Disorders
  • Skin Ulcer
  • Staph Infection
  • Sun Damaged Skin
  • Vitiligo
  • Warts
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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: University of California, Los Angeles
Residency: Stanford University Medical Center


American Association of Dermatology, National NIH NIAMS AMS Study Section Reviewer, National Society of Investigative Dermatology, National Society of Pediatric Dermatology, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Leung 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.


Selected Publications:

Nishiguchi M.A., Spencer C.A., Leung D.H., and Leung T.H.: Aging suppresses skin-derived circulating SDF1 to promote full-thickness tissue regeneration. Cell Reports 24 (13): 3383-3392,2018.

Siprashvili Z, Nguyen NT, Gorell ES, Loutit K, Khuu P, Furukawa LK, Lorenz HP, Leung TH, Keene DR, Rieger KE, Khavari P, Lane AT, Tang JY, Marinkovich MP: Safety and Wound Outcomes Following Genetically Corrected Autologous Epidermal Grafts in Patients With Recessive Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa JAMA 316 (17): 1808,2016.

Leung TH, Snyder ER, Liu Y, Wang J, Kim SK: A cellular, molecular, and pharmacological basis for appendage regeneration in mice Genes Dev 29 (20): 2097-107,2015.

Gorrell, E.S., Leung, T.H., Khuu, P., Lane, A.T.: Purified Type I collagen wound matrix improves chronic wound healing in patients with recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa Pediatr Dermatol. 32 (2): 220-5,2014.

Sebastiano, V., Zhen, H.H., Derafshi, B.H., Bashkirova, E., Melo, S., Wang, P., Leung, T.L., Siprashvili, Z., Tichy, A., Li, J., Ameen, M., Hawkins, J., Lee, S., Li, L., Schwertschkow, A., Bauer, G., Lisowski, L., Kay, M.A., Kim, S.K., Lane, A.T., Wernig, M., Oro, A.E.: Human COL7A1-corrected induced pluripotent stem cells for the treatment of recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa Science Translational Medicine 26;6(264):264ra163 : 2014.

Danial, C., Tichy, A.L., Tariq, U., Swetman, G.L., Khuu, P., Leung, T.H., Benjamin, L., Teng, J, Vasanawala, S.S., Lane, A.T.: An open-label study to evaluate sildenafil for the treatment of lymphatic malformations J Am Acad Dermatol S0190-9622(14)01119-0 : 2014.

Leung, T.H., Zhang, L.F., Wang, J., Ning, S., Knox, S.J., Kim, S.K.: Topical hypochlorite ameliorates NF-κB-mediated skin diseases in mice The Journal of Clinical Investigation 123 (12): 5361-70,2013.

Covert, M.W., Leung, T.H., Gaston, J.E., Baltimore, D.: Achieving stability of LPS-induced NF-kB activation Science 309 (5742): 1854-7,2005..

Leung, T.H., Hoffmann, A., Baltimore, D.: One nucleotide change in a kappa B site can determine cofactor specificity for NF-kB dimers Cell 118 (4): 453-64,2004.

Hoffmann, A., Leung, T.H., Baltimore, D.: Genetic analysis of NF-kappaB/Rel transcription factors defines functional specificities EMBO J 22 (20): 5530-9,2003.

Academic Contact Info

421 Curie Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19104