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Michael E. Ming, MD

Michael E. Ming, MD Physician

Director, Pigmented Lesion Clinic
Associate Professor of Dermatology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Ming is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

About Dr. M Ming

Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2009-2013-2014

Clinical Specialties


  • Dermatology

Programs & Services:

  • Cancer
    • Merkel Cell Carcinoma
    • Skin Cancer
  • Dermatology
    • Melanoma and Pigmented Lesion
    • Skin Cancer

Board Certification:

  • Dermatology - Dermatopathology, 1998
  • Dermatology, 1997

Conditions & Treatments:

  • dysplastic nevi
  • malignant melanoma
  • melanoma
  • Melanoma
  • Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer
  • Skin Cancer

Practice Locations and Appointments

  • Penn Dermatology

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

    A facility of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Care
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan

Education and Training

Medical School: Harvard Medical School
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 Dermatoepidemiology Network, National American Medical Association, National American Society of Dermatopathology, National Dermatology Foundation, National Massachusetts Medical Society, Local Melanoma Prevention Working Group, National Society for Investigative Dermatology, National Women's Dermatologic Society, National


Dr. Ming is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: 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
Fax: (215) 662-4277
Patient appointments: 800-789-PENN (7366)

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