Editor Profile

Hensin Tsao, MD, PhD


About the NEJM Journal Watch Dermatology Board

Hensin Tsao, MD, PhD, is Professor of Dermatology at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Tsao is a physician-scientist with special interest in cancer genetics and the clinical management of cutaneous melanoma. He attends at the Massachusetts General Hospital Melanoma Center, where he directs the Melanoma Genetics Program and the Melanoma and Pigmented Lesion Center, and dedicates much of his time to educating medical students, dermatology residents, and fellows. Dr. Tsao lectures internationally about melanoma and genetics and has published widely in basic and clinical dermatology research. He has been writing about basic science studies for NEJM Journal Watch Dermatology since 2001, and has served as Editor-in-Chief since 2010.


Consultant / Advisory board

Lubax; WorldCare Clinical



Grant / Research support

NIH; Department of Defense; American Skin Association; Piramal

Editorial boards

British Journal of Dermatology; Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology; Journal of Investigative Dermatology

Leadership positions in professional societies

American Academy of Dermatology (Chair, Skin Cancer and Melanoma Committee); American Board of Dermatology (Director)

Summaries by Hensin Tsao