Dr. William Ting is a Diplomat of the American Academy of Dermatology and a member of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery. His practice philosophy incorporates the best and latest in dermatological practice with an emphasis on preventative dermatology care, including modalities to help reverse prior sun damage and minimize future risks of skin cancer. He makes sure that each recommendation is tailored to each patient’s unique set of skin complexion, social and cultural backgrounds, and other priorities.

He has been a prolific contributor to the field of dermatology and has won several dermatology research awards. He was very productive during his Dermatology Residency training at the University of Iowa as he was endowed the first ever Resident Research Award. He was the recipient and the Principal Investigator of the 2002-2003 Photobiology Award from The Skin Cancer Foundation which funded the research project “Epidemiological Study of Tanning Bed Exposure and Associated Risk of Cutaneous Neoplasm.” He was also recognized by the Richard B Stoughton fellowship from the British Association of Dermatologists for the best abstract submission from U.S. dermatology resident physicians in 2002. Even in private practice, he has continued to publish in peer-reviewed dermatology journals and speak at numerous academic and industry-sponsored local, national and international forums. Dr. Ting is a graduate of Northwestern University Medical School where he was one of only two combined M.D./M.B.A. candidates in his class. He had an unforgettable year spent at Kellogg School of Management between 3rd and 4th year of medical school where he was awarded Rothschild Scholar in Health Services Management. He completed Dermatology Residency at the University of Iowa where he was privileged to have taken care of many Iowan farmers and families to whom he owes his surgical skills. Dr. Ting grew up in the East Bay, went through the public school systems at Oakland and Berkeley. He was borne in Taiwan and is fluent in Mandarin and Taiwanese. Graduated from UC Berkeley in Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences with Chancellor’s Scholarship. He has served on the Volunteer Leadership of the Contra Costa County Chapter of the American Cancer Society and volunteered many hours doing free skin cancer screening at Doctors Medical Center at San Pablo and at Hispanic Outreach programs at Concord. For his efforts in public service, he was endowed Certificate of Appreciation by the American Cancer Society.

Dr Ting is also a proud Fellow Physician Member of the Skin Cancer Foundation, having received a research grant from them in 2002.
Dr. Ting is one of a select number of board-certified doctors worldwide to have been inducted into the RealSelf Hall of Fame. As one of the highest-rated and most active doctors on RealSelf, he has provided valuable insights into the various procedures he performs, answering over 750 questions. Dr. Ting believes strongly in educating patients so they are able to make confident decisions about their care.
Dr. Ting is proud to be a part of the inaugural RealSelf Medical Review Advisory Board. Empowering patients by ensuring they have access to the latest unbiased and medically accurate information is important to him, and he will be working alongside other board-certified doctors to help you make intelligent decisions about the right aesthetic treatments for you.

Professional Membership

  • American Academy of Dermatology, Fellow
  • American Society of Dermatology Surgery, Fellow
  • American Society for Mohs Surgery, Member
  • American Contact Dermatitis Society, Member
  • International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery, Member
  • American Cutaneous Oncology Society, Fellow

Dermatologist Dr. Ting

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Recently Published!

  • Dr. William Ting just published the first peer-reviewed article that demonstrated improvement in wrinkles and sun damage from just 4 weeks of topical tretinoin application (published in July 2010 issue of Cutis, Volume 86 pages 47-52).
  • ‘Acanya Proves Less Irritating Than Epiduo’ by By Bruce Jancin | Dermatology News, Published April, 10 2012.
  • A seminal peer-reviewed article authored by Dr. William Ting confirmed an increase in risk of malignant melanoma among tanning bed users, particularly among young white female (published in December 2007 issue of the International Journal of Dermatology).
  • Dr. Ting published a peer-reviewed article that revealed that the differences in perceived importance and personal use of sun protection among primary care physicians are reflected in their clinical practice (published in February 2008 issue of the International Journal of Dermatology).

Peer-Reviewed Dermatology Publication and Presentations


  • Ting, W. Randomized,observer-blind split-face study to compare the irritant potential of two topical acne formulations over a 14-day treatment period. Cutis, 90:91-96, August 2012.
  • Ting, W. Tretinoin for the treatment of photodamaged skin. Cutis, 86:47-52, July 2010.
  • Cac, N, Walling H, Vest C, Ting W. Differences in perceived importance and personal use of sun protection among primary care physicians are reflected in their clinical practice. International Journal of Dermatology 47(2): 137-143, Feb 2008.
  • Ting W, Schultz K, Cac N et al. Tanning bed exposure increases the risk of malignant melanoma. International Journal of Dermatology 46(12): 1253-1257, Dec 2007.
  • Heinen S. J., Badler, J. B., & Ting W. Timing and velocity randomization similarly affect anticipatory pursuit. Journal of Vision, 5(6):1, 493-503, June 2005.
  • Ting W, Stone M, Racila D et al. Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis-like Acute Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus and the Spectrum of the Acute Syndrome of Apoptotic Pan-Epidermolysis (ASAP) – A Case Report, Concept Review, and Proposal for New Classification of Lupus Erythematosus Vesiculobullous Skin Lesions. Lupus 13:1-10, 2004.
  • Debloom J, Ting W, Stone M et al. Circumscribed palmar hypokeratosis. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology 51(2): 319-21, Aug 2004.
  • Ting W, Stone M, Madison K et al. Nephrogenic fibrosing dermopathy with systemic involvement. Archives of Dermatology 139:903-906, July 2003.
  • Ting W, Vest C, and Sontheimer R. Review of traditional and novel modalities that enhance the permeability of local therapeutics across the stratum corneum. International Journal of Dermatology43(7):538-547, July 2004.
  • Ting W and Sontheimer, R. Local therapy for cutaneous and systemic LE. Lupus 10:171-184, 2001.


  • Ting W, Schultz K, Peterson M et al. Correlation of Breslow depth of melanoma and extent of tanning bed exposure as a measure of dose-response relationship? Journal of Investigative Dermatology 121(1):1594, July 2003.
  • Schultz K, Ting W, Peterson M et al. Risk of Melanoma is Associated with Tanning Bed Exposure, Particularly among Young Females. Journal of Investigative Dermatology 121(1):1595, July 2003.
  • Ting W, Vest Cortney, and Sontheimer R. Differences in the perceptive importance and personal practice of sun protection among primary care physicians are reflected in their clinical practice.Journal of Investigative Dermatology 121(1):1596, July 2003.
  • Ting W, Stone M, Madison K et al. Nephrogenic fibrosing dermopathy with soft tissue calcification as a subset of nephrogenic panniculitic dermopathy. Journal of European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology . 16 (Suppl. 1): 304-305, 2002.
  • Vest C, Ting W, and Sontheimer R. Prevalence of tanning bed exposure and associated behavioral patterns. Journal of  Investigative Dermatology. 119(1):248, July 2002.


  • Skin Cancer Epidemiology, Management and Prevention. Doc Talk. Monthly Teleconferencing Symposium sponsored by the American Cancer Society, June 2008.
  • Updates of Skin Cancer. Grand Rounds Presentation. San Ramon Regional Medical Center, San Ramon, CA, September 2007.
  • Dermatology 101. Grand Rounds Presentation. Doctors Medical Center, San Pablo, CA, February 2006.
  • Epidemiology of Tanning Bed Usage and Associated Behavioral Patterns in Iowa City. Iowa Dermatologic Society Meeting, Iowa City, IA, Fall 2002.
  • Prevalence of tanning bed exposure and associated behavioral patterns. Society of Investigative Dermatology, Los Angeles CA, May 2002.
  • TEN-like ACLE and the Spectrum of Acute Syndrome of Apoptotic Pan-Epidermolysis (ASAP). Iowa Dermatologic Society Meeting, Iowa City IA, Spring 2002.
  • Erythema ab igne. Iowa Dermatologic Society Meeting, Iowa City IA, Fall 2001.
  • Leukonychia, Iowa Dermatologic Society Meeting, Iowa City IA, Fall 2001.
  • Cutaneous Amyloidosis, Iowa Dermatologic Society Meeting, Iowa City IA, Spring 2001.


  • Application of topical formulations containing calcium in mineral complex to enhance skin barrier regeneration. American Academy of Dermatology, San Diego , July 2006.
  • Strategic Challenge in Sun Protection Education to Optimally Target Different Patient Populations.  American Academy of Dermatology, San Francisco , March 2003.
  • Sun Protection Education and Preventive Medicine Practices among Primary Care Physicians. American Academy of Dermatology, San Francisco , March 2003.
  • Nephrogenic Fibrosing Dermopathy with Soft Tissue Calcification as a Subset of  Nephrogenic Panniculitic Dermopathies. European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology, Prague, Czech Republic, October 2002.