Peggy Myung, MD, PhD, is a Yale Medicine dermatopathologist, or skin pathologist, whose work focuses on identifying skin cancers, infections and other skin, hair and nail diseases.
“The possibility of making new discoveries and influencing the lives of people around me is what I love about my work,” says Dr. Myung. “I don't think we ever stop wanting to learn.” Dr. Myung is part of a research program that studies the skin’s built-in methods to regenerate tissue and suppress skin cancer growth. She also studies hair follicle development and regeneration in the laboratory.
“Our long-term goal is to develop novel treatments for hair loss and to prevent and treat non-melanoma skin cancer,” she says.