Maria Wei, MD, PhD

Dermatologist and melanoma specialist

Dr. Maria L. Wei is a dermatologist who specializes in melanoma and disorders of pigmentation (acquired and inherited). She is Director of the UCSF Melanoma Surveillance clinic that sees individuals with melanoma, or those at high risk for developing melanoma such as those with a family history of melanoma, positive genetic testing showing a risk of melanoma, or those with many moles or large congenital moles.

Wei leads a research laboratory that studies melanoma and melanocyte biology and how melanomas become resistant to treatment. The laboratory also studies why there is a gender disparity in melanoma outcomes, men having worse outcomes, and in addition is investigating novel biomarkers for melanoma.

Clinics

Dermatology Clinic
1701 Divisadero St., Third and Fourth Floors
San Francisco, CA 94115
Phone: (415) 353–7800
Fax: (415) 353–7870

Hours: Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Melanoma and Skin Cancer Program
1600 Divisadero St., Third Floor
San Francisco, CA 94115
Phone: (415) 353-9900
Fax: (415) 885-3802

Hours: Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Conditions & Treatments

Board Certification

Dermatology, American Board of Dermatology

Academic Title

Associate Professor

More about Maria Wei

Education

Duke University, Department of Immunology and Microbiology 1991
Duke University School of Medicine 1992

Residencies

Brigham and Woman's Hospital, Internal Medicine 1993
UCSF Medical Center, Dermatology 1997

Fellowships

UCSF Medical Center, Biochemistry and Biophysics 2002

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Nosrati A, Berliner JG, Goel S, McGuire J, Morhenn V, de Souza JR, Yeniay Y, Singh R, Lee K, Nakamura M, Wu RR, Griffin A, Grimes B, Linos E, Chren MM, Grekin R, Wei ML. Outcomes of Melanoma In Situ Treated With Mohs Micrographic Surgery Compared With Wide Local Excision. JAMA Dermatol. 2017 May 01; 153(5):436-441.
  2. Singh RK, Lee KM, Vujkovic-Cvijin I, Ucmak D, Farahnik B, Abrouk M, Nakamura M, Zhu TH, Bhutani T, Wei M, Liao W. The role of IL-17 in vitiligo: A review. Autoimmun Rev. 2016 Apr; 15(4):397-404.
  3. Choudhry A, Hong J, Chong K, Jiang B, Hartman R, Chu E, Nelson K, Wei ML, Nguyen T. Patients' preferences for biopsy result notification in an era of electronic messaging methods. JAMA Dermatol. 2015 May; 151(5):513-21.

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