Dr. Phyu Aung is an Associate Professor of Pathology at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. She received her M.D. from the Institute of Medicine of Rangoon in Burma and her Ph.D. from Hiroshima University School of Medicine in Japan. She completed her residency in Pathology at the National Cancer Institute and fellowship in Dermatopathology at Boston Medical Center.
Dr. Aung’s research focuses on melanocytic neoplasms, rare cutaneous neoplasms, and molecular diagnostics in dermatopathology. She has authored over 190 publications in peer-reviewed journals, 10 book chapters, and over 250 presentations at national and international conferences.
Dr. Aung serves in leadership roles in several organizations and has received numerous awards for her research and teaching, including the Philip Levine Award for Outstanding Research from the American Society of Clinical Pathology (2022). She is also the director of the Oncologic Surgical Pathology Fellowship Program at MD Anderson and has mentored over 70 trainees.