Yaohui (Gloria) Xu, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor

Patients and Clinical UWHealth


Yaohui (Gloria) Xu Headshot

Medical School: Sun Yat-sen University of Medical Sciences, China, 1990-1995 Graduate School: Pharmacology and Toxicology, Indiana University School of Medicine, IN, 1996-2001

Dermatology, Board Certified

Postdoctoral research fellowship: Adult Oncology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute/Harvard Cancer Center, Boston, MA, 2001-2003
Mohs and procedural dermatology, Univ of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, 2009-2010

Dermatology, University of Chicago Hospitals, 2004-2007

Transitional year, Grand Rapids Medical Education & Research Center for Health Professions/Michigan State University, 2003-2004

Research Summary:
Squamous cell carcinoma pathogenesis
Melanoma immunotherapy
Novel therapies for skin cancers

PubMed Publications

Medical Interests
Mohs micrographic surgery in treating non-melanoma and melanoma skin cancers
Dermatologic surgery and laser surgery
Skin cancer detection, treatment and prevention
General adult dermatology

Educational Interests
Training for medical students, dermatology residents and general practitioners

Research Areas of Study
Squamous cell carcinoma pathogenesis
Melanoma immunotherapy
Novel therapies for skin cancers

Selected Publications
Xu YG, Hinshaw M, Longley BJ, Ilyas H, Snow S. Cutaneous Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma with Perineural Invasion Treated by Mohs Micrographic Surgery – A Case Report with Literature Review – J Oncol 2010:469049. Epub 2010 Apr 7.

Xu YG, Ilyas H, Snow S. Cancers of the skin. Conn’s Current Therapy 2010 edition, Section 13: 805-809.

Sharma V, Xu Y, Petronic-Rosic V, Gerami P. Clinicopathologic challenge. Regional lymphomatoid papulosis, type A. Int J Dermatol. 2007; 46:905-909.

Xu Y, Petronic-Rosic V, Stein SL. Subepidermal calcified nodule in a 7-month-old boy. Skinmed 2007; 6:44-45.

Xu Y, LaCouture M, Petronic-Rosic V, Soltani K, Shea CR. Ossified soft tissue leiomyoma in a patient with sickle cell anemia. J Cutan Pathol 2005; 32: 696-699.

Xu Y, Stange-Thomann N, Weber G, Bo R, Dodge S, David RG, Foley K, Beheshti J, Harris NL, Birren B, Lander ES, Meyerson M. Pathogen discovery from human tissue by sequence-based computational subtraction. Genomics 2003; 81: 329-335.

Xu Y, Carr LG. Binding of Sp1/Sp3 to the proximal promoter of the human mu opioid receptor gene (hMOR) is enhanced by DAMGO. Gene 2001; 274: 119-128.

Xu Y, Carr LG. Transcriptional regulation of the human mu opioid receptor (hMOR) gene: evidence of positive and negative cis-acting elements in the proximal promoter and presence of a distal promoter. DNA Cell Biol 2001; 20: 391-402.

Xu Y, Carr LG. Functional characterization of the promoter region of the human mu opioid receptor gene: identification of activating and inhibitory regions. Cell Mol Biol 2001; 47: OL29-OL38.

Professional Organizations
American Academy of Dermatology
Society for Investigative Dermatology
Women's Dermatological Society

Department of Dermatology Educational Committee