October 1, 2020

Dr. Frank Wang named William B. Taylor Endowed Professor of Clinical Dermatology

Frank Wang, MD

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Frank Wang, M.D., Associate Professor in the Department of Dermatology, as the William B. Taylor Endowed Professor of Clinical Dermatology, Medical School, effective September 1, 2020.

Established in recognition of the late Dr. William B. Taylor, an esteemed medical educator and member of the department of dermatology faculty from 1950 to 1992, this professorship provides support for the clinical and teaching efforts of a faculty member within the Department of Dermatology. The William B. Taylor professorship was originally established as a collegiate professorship in 1999 and was held by Dr. Timothy Johnson from November 1999 through May 2005. In 2008, the Taylor professorship was re-established as an endowed professorship and was held by Dr. Charles Ellis June 2008 through August 2018.

Dr. Frank Wang received his Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) degree at Cornell University Medical College in New York in 2004. He completed a transitional year internship in internal medicine at the University of Pittsburgh, followed by a translational dermatology research fellowship and dermatology residency training at the University of Michigan supported by the department of dermatology NIH T32 Training Grant in Cell and Molecular Dermatology. Dr. Wang joined the dermatology faculty as a clinical lecturer in 2010. He became a clinical assistant professor in 2012, and was promoted to clinical associate professor in 2017.

Dr. Wang is a dedicated educator and mentor, who serves as the Department of Dermatology Assistant Chair of Medical Education, Director of Faculty Education, and Assistant Director for the Dermatology Residency Program. He leads dermatology instruction for U-M Medical School students, including the M1 Scientific Trunk Skin Block, the M2 Transition to Clerkships course “Case of a Severe Rash”, and the M3/M4 clerkship in dermatology. Dr. Wang also serves as Medical Director of the Domino’s Farms Medical Dermatology Ambulatory Care Unit and Dermatology Treatment Center. He is a compassionate and expert physician, who is a remarkable clinical role model to learners in his clinics.

The major focus of Dr. Wang’s translational research is the function and dysfunction of the skin’s extracellular matrix in healthy, aging and diseased skin. He has published 23 peer-reviewed articles, and has presented his research nationally. His research has been supported by funding from the NIH, the Dermatology Foundation, and pharmaceutical industry grants.

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Wang on his appointment as the William B. Taylor Endowed Professor of Clinical Dermatology.