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Chair, Department of Dermatology
Faculty, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Gary S. Wood, MD is triple board certified in dermatology, dermatopathology and anatomic pathology. He is an internationally recognized expert in cutaneous lymphomas, pseudolymphomas, parapsoriasis and related conditions. He has served on the faculty of Stanford University and Case Western Reserve University. In 2001, he was recruited here as the Geneva F. and Sture Johnson Professor and Head of the Division of Dermatology. In 2002, he became the founding Chair of the new Department of Dermatology. Under his leadership, the department has grown to more than 20 faculty involved in diverse clinical and educational programs. It has ranked among the top NIH-funded dermatology research programs for the past several years.


Dr. Wood is on the board of directors of the American Academy of Dermatology, the world's largest dermatologic society, representing more than 18,000 physicians specializing in the diagnosis and medical, surgical and cosmetic treatment of skin, hair, and nail conditions. He also has served as president of the International Society for Cutaneous Lymphomas, president of the National Association of VA Dermatologists and has held several other leadership positions in national and international professional organizations. He is a recipient of the prestigious Marion B. Sulzberger Research Award from the American Academy of Dermatology.


He has authored more than 350 articles, chapters and abstracts, mostly focused on cutaneous oncology. He is leader of the UW Carbone Comprehensive Cancer Center’s non-melanoma skin cancer disease oriented work group (NMSC DOWG) and director of UW Health’s Cutaneous Lymphoma Clinic where he cares for patients referred from throughout Wisconsin and the Midwest. He also directs the Immunodiagnosis Lab, a component of the Dermatopathology Service, that offers comprehensive diagnostic testing for skin diseases.



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UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Department of Dermatology

Professional Certifications and Education

Board Certification Dermatology
Anatomic Pathology
Fellowship Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, CA
Residency Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, CA
Internship Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, CA
Medical School University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL

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PubMed Articles
Zhao L Okhovat JP Hong EK Kim YH Wood GS Preclinical Studies Support Combined Inhibition of BET Family Proteins and Histone Deacetylases as Epigenetic Therapy for Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma. Neoplasia . 2019 Jan;21(1):82-92
[PubMed ID: 30529073]
Craddock LN Inda JJ Longley BJ Wood GS EBV<sup>+</sup> mucocutaneous ulcers in the setting of pre-existing cutaneous T-cell lymphoproliferative disorders: A report of 2 cases. JAAD Case Rep . 2019 Jan;5(1):78-81
[PubMed ID: 30581939]
Wu J Wood GS Analysis of the Effect of Gentian Violet on Apoptosis and Proliferation in Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma in an In Vitro Study. JAMA Dermatol . 2018 Oct 1;154(10):1191-1198
[PubMed ID: 30167641]
Salva KA Kim YH Rahbar Z Wood GS Epigenetically Enhanced PDT Induces Significantly Higher Levels of Multiple Extrinsic Pathway Apoptotic Factors than Standard PDT, Resulting in Greater Extrinsic and Overall Apoptosis of Cutaneous T-cell Lymphoma. Photochem Photobiol . 2018 Sep;94(5):1058-1065
[PubMed ID: 29675945]
Chamcheu JC Siddiqui IA Adhami VM Esnault S Bharali DJ Babatunde AS Adame S Massey RJ Wood GS Longley BJ Mousa SA Mukhtar H Chitosan-based nanoformulated (-)-epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) modulates human keratinocyte-induced responses and alleviates imiquimod-induced murine psoriasiform dermatitis. Int J Nanomedicine . 2018;13:4189-4206
[PubMed ID: 30057446]
Gru AA Kim J Pulitzer M Guitart J Battistella M Wood GS Cerroni L Kempf W Willemze R Pawade J Querfeld C Schaffer A Pincus L Tetzlaff M Duvic M Scarisbrick J Porcu P Mangold AR DiCaudo DJ Shinohara M Hong EK Horton B Kim YH The Use of Central Pathology Review With Digital Slide Scanning in Advanced-stage Mycosis Fungoides and Sézary Syndrome: A Multi-institutional and International Pathology Study. Am J Surg Pathol . 2018 Jun;42(6):726-734
[PubMed ID: 29543675]
Salva KA Reeder MJ Lloyd R Wood GS c-CBL E3 Ubiquitin Ligase Expression Increases Across the Spectrum of Benign and Malignant T-Cell Skin Diseases. Am J Dermatopathol . 2017 Oct;39(10):731-737
[PubMed ID: 27805921]
Corbin ZA Nguyen-Lin A Li S Rahbar Z Tavallaee M Vogel H Salva KA Wood GS Kim YH Nagpal S Characterization of the peripheral neuropathy associated with brentuximab vedotin treatment of Mycosis Fungoides and Sézary Syndrome. J Neurooncol . 2017 May;132(3):439-446
[PubMed ID: 28271282]
Guitart J Martinez-Escala ME Subtil A Duvic M Pulitzer MP Olsen EA Kim E Rook AH Samimi SS Wood GS Girardi M Junkins-Hopkins J Ivan DS Selim MA Sable KA Virmani P Pincus LB Tetzlaff MT Kim J Kim YH Primary cutaneous aggressive epidermotropic cytotoxic T-cell lymphomas: reappraisal of a provisional entity in the 2016 WHO classification of cutaneous lymphomas. Mod Pathol . 2017 May;30(5):761-772
[PubMed ID: 28128277]
Chamcheu JC Adhami VM Esnault S Sechi M Siddiqui IA Satyshur KA Syed DN Dodwad SM Chaves-Rodriquez MI Longley BJ Wood GS Mukhtar H Dual Inhibition of PI3K/Akt and mTOR by the Dietary Antioxidant, Delphinidin, Ameliorates Psoriatic Features In Vitro and in an Imiquimod-Induced Psoriasis-Like Disease in Mice. Antioxid Redox Signal . 2017 Jan 10;26(2):49-69
[PubMed ID: 27393705]
Fancher W Longley J Wood G Swanson A Incidental Intravascular Histiocytosis During Mohs Surgery. Dermatol Surg . 2016 Dec;42(12):1386-1388
[PubMed ID: 27399942]
Chamcheu JC Chaves-Rodriquez MI Adhami VM Siddiqui IA Wood GS Longley BJ Mukhtar H Upregulation of PI3K/AKT/mTOR, FABP5 and PPARβ/δ in Human Psoriasis and Imiquimod-induced Murine Psoriasiform Dermatitis Model. Acta Derm Venereol . 2016 Aug 23;96(6):854-6
[PubMed ID: 26833029]
Nihal M Wood GS c-CBL regulates melanoma proliferation, migration, invasion and the FAK-SRC-GRB2 nexus. Oncotarget . 2016 Aug 16;7(33):53869-53880
[PubMed ID: 27472394]
Hibler BP Eastman KL Bennett DD Swanson AM Longley BJ Wood GS Multiple Adult Xanthogranulomas Associated With Cutaneous Lymphoid Hyperplasia and Lupus Erythematosus. Skinmed . 2016;14(2):153-5
[PubMed ID: 27319967]
Scarisbrick JJ Prince HM Vermeer MH Quaglino P Horwitz S Porcu P Stadler R Wood GS Beylot-Barry M Pham-Ledard A Foss F Girardi M Bagot M Michel L Battistella M Guitart J Kuzel TM Martinez-Escala ME Estrach T Papadavid E Antoniou C Rigopoulos D Nikolaou V Sugaya M Miyagaki T Gniadecki R Sanches JA Cury-Martins J Miyashiro D Servitje O Muniesa C Berti E Onida F Corti L Hodak E Amitay-Laish I Ortiz-Romero PL Rodríguez-Peralto JL Knobler R Porkert S Bauer W Pimpinelli N Grandi V Cowan R Rook A Kim E Pileri A Patrizi A Pujol RM Wong H Tyler K Stranzenbach R Querfeld C Fava P Maule M Willemze R Evison F Morris S Twigger R Talpur R Kim J Ognibene G Li S Tavallaee M Hoppe RT Duvic M Whittaker SJ Kim YH Cutaneous Lymphoma International Consortium Study of Outcome in Advanced Stages of Mycosis Fungoides and Sézary Syndrome: Effect of Specific Prognostic Markers on Survival and Development of a Prognostic Model. J Clin Oncol . 2015 Nov 10;33(32):3766-73
[PubMed ID: 26438120]
Kim YH Tavallaee M Sundram U Salva KA Wood GS Li S Rozati S Nagpal S Krathen M Reddy S Hoppe RT Nguyen-Lin A Weng WK Armstrong R Pulitzer M Advani RH Horwitz SM Phase II Investigator-Initiated Study of Brentuximab Vedotin in Mycosis Fungoides and Sézary Syndrome With Variable CD30 Expression Level: A Multi-Institution Collaborative Project. J Clin Oncol . 2015 Nov 10;33(32):3750-8
[PubMed ID: 26195720]
Salva KA Wood GS Epigenetically Enhanced Photodynamic Therapy (ePDT) is Superior to Conventional Photodynamic Therapy for Inducing Apoptosis in Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma. Photochem Photobiol . 2015 Nov;91(6):1444-51
[PubMed ID: 26302991]
Wood GS Wu J Methotrexate and Pralatrexate. Dermatol Clin . 2015 Oct;33(4):747-55
[PubMed ID: 26433846]
Wu J Salva KA Wood GS c-CBL E3 ubiquitin ligase is overexpressed in cutaneous T-cell lymphoma: its inhibition promotes activation-induced cell death. J Invest Dermatol . 2015 Mar;135(3):861-868
[PubMed ID: 25140833]
Reeder MJ Wood GS Drug-induced pseudo-Sezary syndrome: a case report and literature review. Am J Dermatopathol . 2015 Jan;37(1):83-6
[PubMed ID: 25033012]