Paul Nghiem, M.D., Ph.D.
Michael Piepkorn Endowed Chair in Dermatology Research
Professor of Medicine, Division of Dermatology
Adjunct Professor, Departments of Pathology and Oral Health Sciences
Dr. Nghiem received an A.B. from Harvard and an M.D. and Ph.D. in cancer biology from Stanford University. He trained in dermatology at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital.
Dr. Nghiem’s focus is on skin cancer. He directs a research lab concentrated on basic, clinical and translational research on how sunlight causes skin cancer. A particular emphasis for his patient care and research is Merkel cell carcinoma, a cancer three times more lethal than malignant melanoma. This aggressive skin cancer is typically caused by a recently discovered polyomavirus, and for it to develop it must “escape” from normal immune recognition of this virus. These recent discoveries open exciting avenues of research to improve patient care for those suffering from this disease.
Learn more about:
- Paul Nghiem, M.D., Ph.D.
- Division of Dermatology
- Department of Pathology
- Department of Oral Health Sciences
- Merkel cell carcinoma