Yaohui Xu, MD, PhD Print Friendly Page
Yaohui Gloria Xu, MD, PhD, earned her medical degree from the Sun Yat-sen University of Medical Sciences in China and completed her residency at the University of Chicago Hospitals.
Dr. Xu is a Board Certified dermatologist and Mohs micrographic surgery/procedural dermatology fellowship trained surgeon, specializing in Mohs micrographic surgery, with interests that span both cosmetic and general dermatology.
Dr. Xu has particular interest and expertise in dermatologic surgery and cutaneous oncology. In addition to managing non-melanoma skin cancers using well-established Mohs surgery, she also uses modified Mohs surgery to optimize the management of melanoma, particularly difficult cases of melanoma, such as lentigo maligna with ill-defined margins on the head and neck areas, amelanotic melanoma and recurrent melanoma. She has published many articles on surgical and general dermatology in peer-reviewed medical journals, she has written book chapters on dermatologic surgery and cutaneous oncology, and she has been an invited speaker at the national Mohs College Annual Meetings.
UW Health Clinics
UW School of Medicine and Public Health
|Department of Dermatology|
Professional Certifications and Education
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Cancer Center, Boston, MA
University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI
University of Chicago Hospitals, Chicago, IL, Chicago, IL
Grand Rapids Medical Education and Research Center for Health Professions
Sun Yat-sen University of Medical Sciences, China, 1995
|English, Mandarin Chinese|
|Medical interpreters are available to help patients communicate with hospital and clinic staff. For more information, please contact interpreter services at (608) 262-9000.|
Our doctors provide a wide range of services. The following list represents some, but not all, of the procedures offered by this physician.
- Biopsies of Disorders of Nails and Skin
- Botox® and Fillers
- Chemical Peels
- Cosmetic Laser Services
- Earlobe Repair
- Laser Hair Removal
- Laser Vascular Lesion Removal
- Mohs Micrographic Surgery
- Mole and Skin Tag Removal
- Photodynamic Therapy
- Removal of Benign and Malignant Skin Lesions
- Skin Biopsy
- Skin Cancer Screening
- Ultraviolet Light Therapy
Dr. Xu is actively involved in several research projects related to melanoma and other skin cancers. Along with her co-PI, Dr. Vladimir S. Spiegelman, she is working on a project on cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) in non-transplant and transplant patients. It is hoped that this research will lead to pre-operative treatment to reduce the size of the tumor or post-operative treatment to enhance the cure rate. She is involved in a project with Dr. Mark Albertini to study immune responses to melanoma. She is also involved in a project led by Andrew Sheinis, UW Professor of Astronomy, to determine if an imaging technology developed for Astronomy can be used to detect early melanoma as well as to detect cancer margins prior to surgical removal.
Kim T Havighurst T Kim K Hebbring SJ Ye Z Aylward J Keles S Xu YG Spiegelman VS .
RNA-Binding Protein IGF2BP1 in Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma. J Invest Dermatol. 2017 Mar;137(3):772-775
[PubMed ID: 27856289]
Nault A Zhang C Kim K Saha S Bennett DD Xu YG .
Biopsy Use in Skin Cancer Diagnosis: Comparing Dermatology Physicians and Advanced Practice Professionals. JAMA Dermatol. 2015 Aug;151(8):899-902
[PubMed ID: 25806897]
Turnbull LI Puchalsky DR Xu YG Bennett DD .
A cystic growth on the lower eyelid: a presentation of two cases. Int J Dermatol. 2015 Jul;54(7):737-9
[PubMed ID: 25783871]
Xu YG Aylward J Longley BJ Hinshaw MA Snow SN .
Eccrine Porocarcinoma Treated by Mohs Micrographic Surgery: Over 6-Year Follow-up of 12 Cases and Literature Review. Dermatol Surg. 2015 Jun;41(6):685-92
[PubMed ID: 25984905]
Kasprzak JM Xu YG .
Diagnosis and management of lentigo maligna: a review. Drugs Context. 2015;4:212281
[PubMed ID: 26082796]
Xu YG Hinshaw M Longley BJ Ilyas H Snow SN .
Cutaneous adenoid cystic carcinoma with perineural invasion treated by mohs micrographic surgery-a case report with literature review. J Oncol. 2010;2010:469049
[PubMed ID: 20379385]