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Ping Wang, PhD, DABCC, FACB

Associate Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Director of the Clinical Chemistry Section and Core Laboratory
University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine

Contact InformationHospital of University of Pennsylvania
University of Pennsylvania
3400 Spruce St.
Founders 7.103
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-614-6062

Email: Ping.Wang2@uphs.upenn.edu

Specialty Division

Laboratory Medicine

Itmat Expertise

Next-generation technologies that advance precision diagnosis and prognosis using bioengineering, nanotechnology, chemistry and microfluidics; clinical method development and clinical trials

Other Expertise

Dr. Wang has also worked with industry partners to translate diagnostic tools in development into clinical applications, by way of pre-submission clinical studies and clinical trials.

Clinical Expertise

Dr. Wang's clinical expertise includes general Clinical Chemistry, Automation, Point-of-care Testing, Toxicology and Clinical Mass Spectrometry and Molecular Diagnostics.

Research Expertise

Dr. Wang's research interests include improving analytic methods for precision disease diagnosis and prognosis by developing next-generation point of care devices with novel sensors, materials and microfluidics.

Education

BS (Biological Sciences & Biotechnology), Tsinghua University, China, 2000
PhD (Molecular & Cellular Pharmacology), University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2005

Specialty Certification

American Board of Clinical Chemistry, Molecular Diagnostics subspecialty #47, 2008
American Board of Clinical Chemistry, Clinical Chemistry subspecialty #1032, 2008
American Board of Clinical Chemistry, Toxicological Chemistry subspecialty #127, 2011

Postgraduate Training

Clinical Chemistry Fellowship, COMACC-accredited, University of California, San Francisco, 2005-2007

Awards and Honors

Novo Nordisk Scholarship in Life Sciences, 1998
American Heart Association Predoctoral Fellowship, 2002-2004
University of Wisconsin-Madison Vilas Travel Award, 2004
Paul E Strandjord Young Investigator Award, Academy of Clinical Laboratory Physicians and Scientists, 2006
American Association of Clinical Chemistry Annual Meeting, Student Poster Contest Award, Honorable Mention, 2006
American Association of Clinical Chemistry Annual Meeting, Student Research Travel Grant, 2007
Finalist, Outstanding Research Award in Molecular Pathology/Pharmacogenomics, AACC Molecular Pathology Division, 2009
National Academy of Clinical Biochemistry Distinguished Abstract Award, 2009
National Academy of Clinical Biochemistry Distinguished Abstract Award, 2012
Finalist, Outstanding Research Award in Molecular Pathology/Pharmacogenomics, AACC Molecular Pathology Division, 2012
Career Cornerstone Award, 2013
Pathology Leadership Academy, Association of Pathology Chairs, 2016
Dr. Edward S. Cooper Leadership Training Program, Perelman School of Medicine and Wharton School of University of Pennsylvania, 2017

Memberships and Professional Organizations

American Association of Clinical Chemistry, 2005 - Present
Northern California Section, American Association of Clinical Chemistry, 2006 - 2006
Academy of Clinical Laboratory Physicians and Scientists, 2006 - Present
National Academy of Clinical Biochemistry, 2008 - Present
American Association of Clinical Chemistry, Therapeutic Drug Monitoring and Toxicology Division, 2010 - 2012
North American Chinese Clinical Chemists Association, 2010 - 2012
Association of Molecular Pathology, 2011 - Present
Immunosuppressant Scientific Committee, International Association of Therapeutic Drug Monitoring and Clinical Toxicology, 2013 - Present
American Board of Clinical Chemistry, 2014 - 2016
American Association of Clinical Chemistry, Lipoproteins and Vascular Diseases, 2014 - 2015
Unitegen, 2015 - Present
North American Chinese Clinical Chemists Association, 2015 - Present
Commission on Accreditation of Clinical Chemistry, 2016 - 2016
Personalized Medicine Division, American Association of Clinical Chemistry, 2017 - Present
American Board of Clinical Chemistry, 2017 - Present
NIH Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel, Surgical Sciences, Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, ZRG1 SBIB-Q 57, Academic-Industrial Partnerships for Translation of Technologies for
Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment (RO1), 2017 - Present

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Selected Publications

Lack of Methemoglobin Elevations After Topical Applications of Benzocaine Alone or Benzocaine Plus Tetracaine to the Oral Mucosa

Steven Wang DMD, MD, MPH; Helen Giannakopoulos DDS, MD; Jamie Lowstetter BS; Laura Kaye BS; Catherine Lee BS; Stacey Secreto CCRC; Vanessa Ho; Matthew C Hutcheson MS; John T Farrar MD, PhD, Ping Wang PhD, Geraldine Doyle PhD; Stephen A Cooper DMD, PhD and Elliot V Hersh DMD, MS, PhD, Clinical Therapeutics, 2017

Fast, Sensitive and Quantitative Point-of-care Platform for the Assessment of Drugs of Abuse in Urine, Serum and Whole Blood

Ying Li, Uvaraj Uddayasankar, Bangshun He, Ping Wang* and Lidong Qin* * equal corresponding authors, Analytical Chemistry, 2017

The Prevalence and Role of Hemoglobin Variants in Biometric Screening of a Multiethnic Population: One Large Health System’s experience

Wilburn C.R., Bernard D.W., Zieske A.W, Andrieni J., Miller T. and Wang P., American Journal of Clinical Pathology 147(6): 589-95, 2017

Infectious Disease Diagnostics on Smartphone Optosensing Platforms

Li-Ju Wang, Ping Wang, Lei Li, Biodefense World Summit, Alexandria, VA, 2017

What the Clinical Laboratorians Should Do in Response to Extremely Low Hemoglobin A1c Results

Wang, P, Laboratory Medicine, 2016

Integrative volumetric bar-chart chip for rapid and quantitative point-of-care detection of myocardial infarction biomarker

Song Y., Wang Y., Qi W., Li Y., Xuan J., Wang P*., Qin L* *Equal corresponding authors, Lab on a Chip 16(15): 2955-62, 2016

Have You Stress Tested Your Assay?

Cao Z. and Wang P, Practical Laboratory Medicine 5(): 21-23, 2016

A Retrospective Review of Paraneoplastic Panel Utilization at a Tertiary Care Academic Hospital to Determine Predictors of Diagnostic Yield

Wilburn C and Wang P, The Annual Meeting of American Association of Clinical Chemistry, Philadelphia, PA, 2016

Development of a Simplified Extraction and High Performance Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry (HPLC-MS/MS) Method for Plasma Propofol Quantitation

Wilburn C, Yi X, and Wang P, The Annual Meeting of American Association of Clinical Chemistry, Philadelphia, PA, 2016

Skin Rash and Microscopic Hematuria in a 10-year-old Caucasian Male

Cao Z, Dahal R, Wang P, Petersen J, Okorodudu A, Laboratory Medicine 47(2): 158-62, 2016