Michael Mingzhao Xing (邢明照), M.D., Ph.D., is tenured Professor of Medicine, Oncology, Pathology, and Cellular & Molecular Medicine, Director of the Thyroid Tumor Center, and Chief of the Laboratory for Cellular and Molecular Thyroid Research, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
He previously received medical training at the Second Military Medical University in Shanghai, China and Ph D training at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. He received medical residency training at Greater Baltimore Medical Center and clinical endocrinology fellowship training at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. American board-certified in Internal Medicine and Endocrinology & Metabolism, Dr. Xing has been working at Johns Hopkins Hospital as an endocrine subspecialty consultant and teaching attending while directing a thyroid research program as a physician scientist there.
His main clinical and research interests are in thyroid diseases, particularly thyroid tumor. Supported by the American Cancer Society and NIH R0-1 grants, his laboratory has been studying molecular, genetic, and epigenetic mechanisms of thyroid cancer and their clinical translation.
He has 150 publications in various prestigious journals, such as , and .
He holds/co-holds six USA patents on such thyroid research contributions as initial discovery and clinical characterization of the BRAF V600E and TERT promoter mutations in thyroid cancer and initial demonstration of targeting BRAF/MEK to restore thyroid gene expression and radioiodine uptake for radioiodine treatment of thyroid cancer. His work is consistently among world's top 1% citations in the thyroid field (received 12,000 citations) in recent years, which brought him the 2006 Maryland Innovator Award, the 2013 British Endocrine Society's Endocrine-Related Cancer Research Award, the 2014 Chinese Endocrine Society's Zhu Xianyi (朱宪彝) Award, and the 2016 American Thyroid Association's Paul Starr Award. He has been recognized among the "World's Top 10 Thyroid Cancer Scholar Experts" by Expertscape and "America's Top Doctors" by US News & World Reports and other professional recognition entities.
He has served several leadership roles at the American Thyroid Association, including the Research Committee Chair, Associate Editor of the journal Thyroid, and Co-Chair of the 2016-2017 ATA Annual Meeting Program Committee.
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Symposium 16 Diagnostic Molecular Markers 2020