Dr. Ie-Ming Shih is the Richard TeLinde Distinguished Professor in the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Shih directs the inter-departmental TeLinde Gynecologic Disease Program and co-directs the Women‘s Malignancy Program at the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions. He is the Principal Investigator of the NIH Specialized Program of Research Excellence (SPORE) of Ovarian Cancer focusing on concept-driven clinical trials and early detection of the disease. Dr. Shih's research has been continuously supported by National Institute of Health.
Dr. Shih received his M.D. from Taipei Medical University and earned his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Shih went on completing a clinical fellowship in gynecologic pathology and a research fellowship in cancer genetics at Johns Hopkins before joining the faculty in 2001.
The scientific contributions from his team include 1) molecular characterization of different types of ovarian cancer, 2) elucidation of the origin and evolution trajectory of ovarian precancerous lesions, 3) the discovery of cancer- promoting genes that are amenable for targeting, 4) the etiology of endometriosis and 5) the pathogenesis of gestational trophoblastic neoplasm.
Dr. Shih has published more than 360 original publications and book chapters related to basic and translational cancer research, especially in the study of gynecological malignancies. He has received the 2017 Most Influential Research Paper Award in gynecologic diseases by the Columbia Hospital Foundation, and several research awards from the Tina’s Wish Bozeman Foundation, Gray Foundation, and the Endometriosis Foundation of America to support and recognize his research works.
He sits in several advisory/editorial boards such as the World Health Organization (WHO) Nomenclature Committee for Gynecologic Neoplasms and the NCI Ovarian Task Force of Gynecologic Cancer Steering Committee. Besides his clinical, research and teaching obligations, Dr. Shih is a passionate photographer.