University of California San Francisco
Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
Maria Wei, MD, PhD

Maria Wei, MD, PhD

Professor of Dermatology; Director, Melanoma Surveillance Clinic; Director, Dermatology Genetics/Familial Cancer Syndrome Clinic, UCSF

Cancer Center Program Memberships

Cancer Genetics

Education

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI B.S., High Honors, 1983, Chemistry, Computer Science
Duke University, Durham, NC Ph.D. 1991 Immunology
Duke University, Durham, NC M.D. 1992 Medicine
Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA Intern 1993 Internal Medicine
University of California, San Francisco Resident 1996 Dermatology
University of California, San Francisco Fellow 1997 Biochemistry/Biophysics

Honors & Awards

  • 1998
    Mentorship Award, Women's Dermatologic Society
  • 1999
    Research Career Development Award, Department of Veterans Affairs
  • 2005
    Young Investigator Award, NCIRE/SFVAMC
  • 2013
    Estella Medrano Award, PanAmerican Society for Pigment Cell Research
  • 2014
    Bay Area's Top Docs, Melanoma and Pigment Disorders, San Francisco Magazine
  • 2015
    Bay Area's Top Docs, Melanoma and Pigment Disorders, San Francisco Magazine
  • 2016
    Bay Area's Top Docs, Melanoma and Pigment Disorders, San Francisco Magazine
  • 2017
    Bay Area's Top Docs, Melanoma and Pigment Disorders, San Francisco Magazine
  • 2017
    Cancer Center Impact Grant
  • 2018
    Bay Area's Top Docs, Melanoma and Pigment Disorders, San Francisco Magazine

Selected Publications

  1. Fried LJ, Tan A, Berry EG, Braun RP, Curiel-Lewandrowski C, Curtis J, Ferris LK, Hartman RI, Jaimes N, Kawaoka JC, Kim CC, Lallas A, Leachman SA, Levin A, Lucey P, Marchetti MA, Marghoob AA, Miller D, Nelson KC, Prodanovic E, Seiverling EV, Swetter SM, Savory SA, Usatine RP, Wei ML, Polsky D, Stein JA, Liebman TN. Dermoscopy Proficiency Expectations for US Dermatology Resident Physicians: Results of a Modified Delphi Survey of Pigmented Lesion Experts. JAMA Dermatol. 2021 Jan 06.
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  2. Grossman D, Okwundu N, Bartlett EK, Marchetti MA, Othus M, Coit DG, Hartman RI, Leachman SA, Berry EG, Korde L, Lee SJ, Bar-Eli M, Berwick M, Bowles T, Buchbinder EI, Burton EM, Chu EY, Curiel-Lewandrowski C, Curtis JA, Daud A, Deacon DC, Ferris LK, Gershenwald JE, Grossmann KF, Hu-Lieskovan S, Hyngstrom J, Jeter JM, Judson-Torres RL, Kendra KL, Kim CC, Kirkwood JM, Lawson DH, Leming PD, Long GV, Marghoob AA, Mehnert JM, Ming ME, Nelson KC, Polsky D, Scolyer RA, Smith EA, Sondak VK, Stark MS, Stein JA, Thompson JA, Thompson JF, Venna SS, Wei ML, Swetter SM. Prognostic Gene Expression Profiling in Cutaneous Melanoma: Identifying the Knowledge Gaps and Assessing the Clinical Benefit. JAMA Dermatol. 2020 Sep 01; 156(9):1004-1011.
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  3. Cortez JL, Vasquez J, Wei ML. The Impact of Demographics, Socioeconomics, and Healthcare Access on Melanoma Outcomes. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2020 Aug 09.
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  4. Young AT, Vora NB, Cortez J, Tam A, Yeniay Y, Afifi L, Yan D, Nosrati A, Wong A, Johal A, Wei ML. The role of technology in melanoma screening and diagnosis. Pigment Cell Melanoma Res. 2020 Jun 18.
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  5. Greenhaw BN, Covington KR, Kurley SJ, Yeniay Y, Cao NA, Plasseraud KM, Cook RW, Hsueh EC, Gastman BR, Wei ML. Reply to Problematic methodology in a systematic review and meta-analysis of DecisionDx-Melanoma. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2020 Nov; 83(5):e359-e360.
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  6. Young AT, Xiong M, Pfau J, Keiser MJ, Wei ML. Artificial Intelligence in Dermatology: A Primer. J Invest Dermatol. 2020 Aug; 140(8):1504-1512.
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  7. Greenhaw BN, Covington KR, Kurley SJ, Yeniay Y, Cao NA, Plasseraud KM, Cook RW, Hsueh EC, Gastman BR, Wei ML. Molecular risk prediction in cutaneous melanoma: A meta-analysis of the 31-gene expression profile prognostic test in 1,479 patients. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2020 Sep; 83(3):745-753.
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  8. Torres R, Lang UE, Hejna M, Shelton SJ, Joseph NM, Shain AH, Yeh I, Wei ML, Oldham MC, Bastian BC, Judson-Torres RL. MicroRNA Ratios Distinguish Melanomas from Nevi. J Invest Dermatol. 2020 01; 140(1):164-173.e7.
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  9. Xiong M, Pfau J, Young AT, Wei ML. Artificial Intelligence in Teledermatology. Curr Derm Rep. 2019.
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  10. Yu WY, Wei ML. Suction Blisters. JAMA Dermatol. 2019 Feb 01; 155(2):237.
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  11. Jeter JM, Bowles TL, Curiel-Lewandrowski C, Swetter SM, Filipp FV, Abdel-Malek ZA, Geskin LJ, Brewer JD, Arbiser JL, Gershenwald JE, Chu EY, Kirkwood JM, Box NF, Funchain P, Fisher DE, Kendra KL, Marghoob AA, Chen SC, Ming ME, Albertini MR, Vetto JT, Margolin KA, Pagoto SL, Hay JL, Grossman D, Ellis DL, Kashani-Sabet M, Mangold AR, Markovic SN, Meyskens FL, Nelson KC, Powers JG, Robinson JK, Sahni D, Sekulic A, Sondak VK, Wei ML, Zager JS, Dellavalle RP, Thompson JA, Weinstock MA, Leachman SA, Cassidy PB. Chemoprevention agents for melanoma: A path forward into phase 3 clinical trials. Cancer. 2019 01 01; 125(1):18-44.
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  12. Nosrati A, Yu WY, McGuire J, Griffin A, de Souza JR, Singh R, Linos E, Chren MM, Grimes B, Jewell NP, Wei ML. Outcomes and Risk Factors in Patients with Multiple Primary Melanomas. J Invest Dermatol. 2019 01; 139(1):195-201.
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  13. Bhattacharya A, Young A, Wong A, Stalling S, Wei M, Hadley D. Precision Diagnosis Of Melanoma And Other Skin Lesions From Digital Images. AMIA Jt Summits Transl Sci Proc. 2017; 2017:220-226.
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  14. Bhattacharya A, Young A, Wong A, Stalling S, Wei M, Hadley D . Precision diagnosis of melanoma and other skin lesions from digital images. AMIA Jt Summits Transl Sci Proc. 2017; 220-226.
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  15. 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 05 01; 153(5):436-441.
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  16. 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.
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  17. 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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  18. Yue L, Huang ZM, Fong S, Leong S, Jakowatz JG, Charruyer-Reinwald A, Wei M, Ghadially R. Targeting ALDH1 to decrease tumorigenicity, growth and metastasis of human melanoma. Melanoma Res. 2015 Apr; 25(2):138-48.
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  19. Nosrati A, Wei ML. Sex disparities in melanoma outcomes: the role of biology. Arch Biochem Biophys. 2014 Dec 01; 563:42-50.
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  20. Man MQ, Lin TK, Santiago JL, Celli A, Zhong L, Huang ZM, Roelandt T, Hupe M, Sundberg JP, Silva KA, Crumrine D, Martin-Ezquerra G, Trullas C, Sun R, Wakefield JS, Wei ML, Feingold KR, Mauro TM, Elias PM. Basis for enhanced barrier function of pigmented skin. J Invest Dermatol. 2014 Sep; 134(9):2399-2407.
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