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Dr. Wang grew up in Houston and received his B.S. from Stanford University. He then enrolled in the Tri-Institutional M.D./Ph.D. Program in New York. He completed his graduate work with Titia de Lange at The Rockefeller University where he studied the role of telomeres in the growth of both normal and transformed cells.

After receiving his M.D. from Cornell in 2006, he returned to Texas to complete his internship in internal medicine and residency in dermatology at UT Southwestern. He received support from the UTSW Physician Scientist Training Program and the Dermatology Foundation to do a research fellowship with Beth Levine.

His research focuses on pathways central to both the development of normal skin and non-melanoma skin cancer tumorigenesis. Specific areas of interest include glucose transport/metabolism and DNA tumor viruses. Research in the laboratory is supported by a R01 grant from the NIH/NIAMS and the American Cancer Society, and the Burroughs Wellcome Fund.

Dr. Wang practices general dermatology and has an interest in immunosuppressed patients with skin cancers or viral infections.


Graduate School
Rockefeller University (2005)
Medical School
Weill Cornell Medical College (2006)
UT Southwestern Medical Center (2007), Internal Medicine
UT Southwestern Medical Center (2010), Dermatology

Research Interest

  • Glucose Transport and Metabolism
  • Merkel Cell Carcinoma
  • Papillomaviruses and Polyomaviruses
  • Skin Cancer


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

The Biology and Clinical Features of Cutaneous Polyomaviruses.
Nguyen KD, Chamseddin BH, Cockerell CJ, Wang RC J. Invest. Dermatol. 2019 Feb 139 2 285-292
A case of disseminated follicular spicules in human immunodeficiency virus-associated follicular syndrome in the absence of the seven known human polyomaviruses, suggesting that this disorder is distinct from trichodysplasia spinulosa.
Maddy AJ, Lee EE, Maderal AD, Wang RC, Tosti A, Cho-Vega JH Br. J. Dermatol. 2018 Mar
Glucose Uptake in Heterologous Expression Systems.
Lee EE, Wang RC Methods Mol. Biol. 2018 1713 57-67

Honors & Awards

  • Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Award for Medical Scientists
  • The Dermatology Foundation Physician Scientist Career Development Award
  • Stanford University President’s Scholar

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Academy of Dermatology (2011)
  • Society of Investigative Dermatology (2007)