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Thuzar M. Shin, MD, PhD

Thuzar M. Shin, MD, PhD Physician

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

Languages spoken:

  • Burmese
  • Spanish

Dr. Shin is employed by Penn Medicine.

Patient Satisfaction Ratings

Patient Rating Breakdown

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

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Overall Ratings

Clinical Specialties


  • Dermatology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Dermatology, 2013

Clinical Expertise:

  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Dermatofibrosarcoma Protuberans (DFSP)
  • Dermatologic Surgery
  • Extramammary Perianal Paget’s Disease (EMPD)
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Malignant Melanoma
  • Merkel Cell Carcinoma
  • Mohs and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Nail Biopsy
  • Organ Transplant and Cancer
  • Reconstructive Surgery
  • Skin Cancer
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma

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)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • 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
  • 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 South Carolina
Residency: Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center
Residency: University Hospitals Case Medical Center
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, National American Academy of Dermatology, National American College of Mohs Surgery, National American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, National Association of Professors of Dermatology, National International Transplant Skin Cancer Collaborative, International Rare Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer Guidelines Workgroup, National Women's Dermatologic Society, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Shin is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Selected Publications:

Pearl RL, Shao K, Shin TM, Miller CJ, Sobanko JF: Acute Appearance Concerns in Patients Undergoing Mohs Surgery: A Single Institution Cross-Sectional Study Dermatol Surg 44 (10): 1349-51,2018.

Fox M, Brown M, Golda N, Goldberg D, Miller CJ, Pugliano-Mauro M, Schmults C, Shin TM, Stasko T, Xu YG, Nehal K: Nodal Staging of High Risk Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma J Am Acad Dermatol S0190-9622 (18): 32573-8,2018.

Zhang J, Miller CJ, O'Malley V, Etzkorn JR, Shin TM, Sobanko JF: Patient quality of life fluctuates before and after Mohs micrographic surgery: A longitudinal assessment of the patient experience J Am Acad Dermatol 78 (6): 1060-67,2018.

Damavandy AA, Terushkin V, Zitelli JA, Brodland DG, Miller CJ, Etzkorn JR, Shin TM, Cappel MA, Mitkov M, Hendi A: Intraoperative Immunostaining for Cytokeratin-7 During Mohs Micrographic Surgery Demonstrates Low Local Recurrence Rates in Extramammary Paget's Disease Dermatol Surg 44 (3): 354-64,2018.

Etzkorn JR, Tuttle SD, Lim I, Feit EM, Sobanko JF, Shin TM, Neal DE, Miller CJ: Patients prioritize local recurrence risk over other attributes for surgical treatment of facial melanomas-Results of a stated preference survey and choice-based conjoint analysis J Am Acad Dermatol : 2018.

Zhang J, Miller CJ, O'Malley V, Bowman EB, Etzkorn JR, Shin TM, Sobanko JF: Patient and Physician Assessment of Surgical Scars: A Systematic Review JAMA Facial Plast Surg : 2018.

Miller, CJ, Shin, TM, Sobanko, JF, Sharkey, J, Grunyk, J, Elenitsas, R, Chu, E, Capell, B, Ming, M, Etzkorn, JR: Risk factors for positive or equivocal margins after wide local excision of 1345 cutaneous melanomas J Am Acad Derm 77 (2): 333-40,2017.

Etzkorn JR, Sharkey JM, Grunyk JW, Shin TM, Sobanko JF, Miller CJ: Frequency of and risk factors for tumor upstaging after wide local excision of primary cutaneous melanoma J Am Acad Dermatol : 2017.

Perry AG, Miller CJ, Etzkorn J, Shin T, Sobanko JF: Repair of Full-Thickness Loss of the Upper Ear Dermatol Surg 43 (Suppl 1): S103-S106,2017.

Shin TM, Etzkorn JR, Sobanko JF, Shaikh WR, Kovach SJ, Miller CJ: The use of Gentian violet 2% solution to identify holes in the deep margin of tissue excised during Mohs micrographic surgery J Am Acad Derm 76 (5): e169-e171,2017.

Academic Contact Info

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Department of Dermatology
Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine
3400 Civic Center Blvd

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 360-0909
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)