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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.

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


Graduate School
Rockefeller University (2005)
Other Post Graduate Training
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

Trichodysplasia spinulosa in a child: Identification of trichodysplasia spinulosa-associated polyomavirus in skin, serum, and urine.
Chamseddin BH, Tran BAPD, Lee EE, Pastrana DV, Buck CB, Wang RC, Kirkorian AY, Pediatr Dermatol 2019 Jun
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

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)