Sewon Kang MD

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Professor, Chairman


Johns Hopkins Medicina



Dr. Sewon Kang is the Noxell Professor and Chairman of the Department of Dermatology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the Dermatologist-in-Chief of Johns Hopkins Hospital. He is also founder and co-Director of the Cutaneous Translational Research Program (CTReP) at Hopkins.

A recipient of the Dermatology Foundation’s Career Development Award, he has received other research awards and grants from the American Dermatological Association, the National Psoriasis Foundation and the National Institutes of Health (Roadmap T32, K24, and R01). His research focus has been in the areas of skin pharmacology and photomedicine. He is the Past President of the Photomedicine Society, and the American Acne and Rosacea Society. Dr. Kang is or has been on the Board of Directors of multiple organizations including, the Society for Investigative Dermatology, the Association of Professors of Dermatology, the Dermatology Foundation, and the Skin of Color Society. An author on over 240 publications and book chapters, Dr. Kang is also the Editor-in-Chief of the 9th edition of the Fitzpatrick’s Dermatology textbook. He is an inventor/co-inventor of 17 patents and has given over 300 presentations globally.

A graduate with honors from Williams College and the University of Michigan, Dr. Kang completed dermatology residency and fellowship at the Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts General Hospital. He sees patients exclusively at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, and his areas of clinical expertise include photomedicine, skin cancer (melanoma), skin aging, and dermatology for ethnic skin.