Hao Feng, M.D. is a board-certified dermatologist with training and expertise in Mohs surgery, laser surgery, and cosmetic dermatology. He practices at UConn Health, where he is an associate professor and Director of Laser Surgery and Cosmetic Dermatology.
Dr. Feng graduated summa cum laude with departmental honors from UC Berkeley and was awarded numerous prizes including the Regents’ and Chancellor’s Scholarship, Alumni Leadership Award, Outstanding Student Leader Award, and Winged Helmet Award. He earned his medical degree from Yale University School of Medicine, where he was awarded the Doris Duke Clinical Research Fellowship.
Dr. Feng completed his Dermatology Residency at New York University The Ronald O. Perelman Department of Dermatology, where he was Chief Resident and awarded the George R. Lipkin, M.D. Prize and the Maurice Husik Research Prize in recognition of clinical excellence and research productivity. He pursued his fellowship training in Mohs surgery, laser surgery, and cosmetic dermatology at Laser & Skin Surgery Center of New York.
Dr. Feng has presented nationally on his research efforts in dermatologic surgery, laser surgery, and healthcare policy, and has been published extensively in peer reviewed journals including JAMA Dermatology, Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, and Dermatologic Surgery. He is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, American College of Mohs Surgery, American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, and American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery.
Areas of Expertise
University of California, Berkeley
Molecular and Cell Biology
Castle Connolly's Rising Stars: 33 Connecticut Physicians
CT Insider online
While too early in their careers to earn a 2022 Top Doctors designation, these 33 nominated physicians were selected for recognition as "Rising Stars" by Castle Connolly "based on peer nominations and acknowledgement of outstanding accomplishments and dedication to the field of medicine. These early career doctors are emerging leaders in the medical community, having contributed to the advancement of healthcare through clinical care, research, community service, education and/or leadership."
More Than Skin Deep
Seasons Magazine online
Hao Feng, M.D., M.H.S., FAAD – one of two procedural dermatologists in the department along with Maritza Perez, M.D., FAAD – says as faculty members of a university hospital, he and his colleagues use science-based therapies and treatments to give patients the benefits of the latest research and innovation in healthcare. “We have the expertise and the tools to really help people, no matter what the issue,” he says. “They don’t need to travel to New York or Boston. We deliver excellent care that rivals what is offered in the major cities.”
Health Watch: The ABCDE’s of detecting melanoma, and a no-scalpel technique
Fox 61 online
Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer, but five-year survival rates are well over 90 percent if it can be caught early enough. Courtesy of Dr. Hao Feng, a Dermatologist at UConn Health, here is a simple ABCDE guide to help you determine if a mole on your skin needs to be checked for cancer.
Travel Distance and Time to Pulsed Dye Laser Treatment for Port-Wine Birthmark in the Pediatric PopulationThe Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology
2023 Prior research has demonstrated that early treatment of port-wine birthmark (PWB) with pulsed dye laser (PDL) yields optimal patient outcomes. Given the known variations in practice patterns among dermatologists offering PDL, we conducted a cross-sectional analysis in order to determine the travel distance and time to practice locations offering PDL therapy for PWB among the pediatric population. We determined the travel time and distance from each county population center in the United States to the nearest PDL site using ArcGIS and linked the data to demographic characteristics in each census tract. 1,243 practice sites were identified that offer PDL treatment for PWB for patients under the age of 18. Children living in urban areas were found to have a significantly shorter median travel time and distance to PDL sites (6.1 miles, 11.8 minutes) compared to children living in rural areas (60.9 miles, 66.7 minutes).
Surface anatomy in dermatology: Part I - Clinical importance, diagnostic utility, and impact on medical managementJournal of the American Academy of Dermatology
2023 This continuing medical education (CME) series reviews updated Delphi consensus surface anatomy terminology through the lens of common medical and procedural dermatology scenarios, helping to underscore high-yield points that can be readily integrated into clinical practice to support patient care. Part I of this series will discuss the current state of surface anatomy terminology in dermatology, outline implications of precise and consistent terminology, provide an illustrative overview of high-yield consensus terminology, highlight prominent landmarks that can aid in critical diagnoses, and relate the importance of precise terminology to medical management. Part II will draw upon consensus terminology to inform management of cutaneous malignancies and support optimal outcomes in dermatologic procedures.
Surface anatomy in dermatology: Part II - Impact on perioperative management, procedural technique, and cosmesisJournal of the American Academy of Dermatology
2023 This continuing medical education (CME) series reviews updated Delphi consensus surface anatomy terminology through the lens of common medical and procedural dermatology scenarios, helping to underscore high-yield points that can be readily integrated into clinical practice to support patient care. Part I of the series reviewed the current state of standardized surface anatomy, provided an illustrative review of consensus terminology, highlighted prominent landmarks that can aid in critical diagnoses, and related the importance of precise terminology to principles of medical management. Part II will utilize consensus terminology to heighten recognition of key landmarks in procedural dermatology to support optimal functional and aesthetic outcomes.
Performance and Quality Measure Selection by Mohs Surgeons in the 2020 Merit-Based Incentive Payment SystemDermatologic Surgery
2023 Background: The Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) seeks to promote value-based care through quality-adjusted Medicare payments. Objective: To assess 2020 MIPS performance and quality measure selection by Mohs surgeons. Methods: Retrospective, cross-sectional review of Medicare Quality Payment Program and Part B billing data sets.
Trends and Differences in Aesthetic Device Industry Interaction Among Dermatologists at the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery ConferenceThe Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology
2023 Objective: Laser and energy-based cosmetic medical device companies are not required to publicly report their interactions with physicians, resulting in limited data on physician-industry relationships in this domain. To gain a better understanding of these relationships, we characterized dermatology-industry interactions at the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS) conference, the largest meeting in the field of medical lasers and energy-based devices. Methods: Disclosures of all presenters and co-authors were collected for the 2014 and 2018 ASLMS conference programs. Demographic information including gender, fellowship training, and practice setting were obtained and quantified.