Professional Biography
     Dr. George J. Murakawa graduated Harvard Medical School in 1992, and received his Internship in Medicine from the University of California, San Diego in 1993. Next was a Dermatology residency from University of California-San Francisco in 1995, followed by Fellow, Dermatology in 1997. Dr. Murakawa was an Associate Professor and Hermann Pinkus Chair at Wayne State University Detriot, Michigan. Effective January 2005, he established a private practice in Troy Michigan, Somerset Skin Centre, where he performs Mohs surgery and treats general to complex dermatology cases. His practice includes a psoriasis center as well as a clinical research division. He is currently a Clinical Professor, Internal Medicine, Michigan State University.

Dr. Murakawa has received the NIH K-08 Clinical Investigator's Award for 1999 - 2004; the Clinical Career Development Award, Dermatology Foundation, for 1998 and 1999; Research Grant, Dermatology Foundation in 1998; REAC Grant at UCSF in 1998; Albert M. Kligman Fellow in 1997; American Academy of Dermatology Young Investigator's Award in 1997; Howard Hughes Medical Institute Postdoctoral Fellow from 1996 - 1998; Postdoctoral Fellow National Research Service Award in Dermatology from UCSF from 1995 - 1996; Medical Student Fellow in Pathology - Beth Israel Hospital from 1990 - 1991; Dr. Ursula Mandel Fellow - UCLA from 1987 - 1988; and Predoctoral Fellow National Research Service Award in Genetics from UCLA from 1984 - 1987. Dr. Murakawa is a Diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology, and a Member of the American Academy of Dermatology, the Dermatology Foundation, the Capital District Dermatologic Society, New York State Dermatologic Society, Association of Professors of Dermatology, and Society of Investigative Dermatology. Dr. Murakawa has numerous publications to his credit, to include: These can be found at: (Medline link)

Medical Degree
Harvard Medical School, 1992

Residency Training
University of San Francisco, 1995

Fellowship Training
Dermatology, University of San Francisco, 1997
Molecular Biology, Harvard University, 1990
Microbiology & Immunology, Stanford University, 1998

Contact Information

Clinical Professor, Internal Medicine, Michigan State University