Peggy WuPhilosophy of Care

In my career to date I have sought to promote clinical excellence by providing informed, multifaceted clinical care and pursuing research driven by clinical need. My philosophy towards providing my best compassionate care is to form a partnership with the patient. I leverage my insights, knowledge, experience, and connections within the academic community to work together with the patient and figure out what is right for them.



Professor of Clinical Dermatology


Clinical Interest

Dr. Wu is a medical dermatologist with particular clinical and research interests in medical education, allergic contact dermatitis, cutaneous lymphoma, and complex medical dermatology. She is the founder and director of the patch test clinic.


Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Wu's research interests include establishing clinically significant outcome metrics for patients with dermatitis undergoing patch testing. She also has an interest in the epidemiology of non-melanoma skin cancer, effectiveness of interventions for cutaneous T cell lymphoma, and medical education.



Stanford University, School of Medicine, Palo Alto, CA 2006

Harvard University, School of Public Health, Boston, MA 2014

Internship: Transitional Medicine, Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, Santa Clara, CA 2006-2007

Residency: Dermatology, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis MO 2007-2010

Board Certification: American Board of Dermatology, 2010


Professional Memberships

American Medical Association

American Academy of Dermatology

American Academy of Dermatology Patient Advocacy Task Force 2013-2017

American Academy of Dermatology Skin Cancer Transplant Network 2014-2018

American Academy of Dermatology Enduring Materials Committee 2015-2018

Women's Dermatologic Society

Medical Dermatology Society

New England Dermatological Society 2010-2018

New England Dermatological Society Meeting Planning Committee and Moderator 2013

United States Cutaneous Lymphoma Consortium Member

United States Cutaneous Lymphoma Consortium Education Committee 2011-2014

American Contact Dermatitis Society

American Contact Dermatitis Society Membership Committee 2011-2016, chair 2015-2016

American Contact Dermatitis Society Annual Meeting Committee 2016-2018, chair 2018-2019

International Transplant Skin Cancer Collaborative


Honor and Awards

2001 Stanford Medical Scholars Award

2004 Stanford Medical Scholars Award

2009 Women’s Dermatologic Society Mentorship Award

2011 American Contact Dermatology Society Mentorship Award

2011-2012 Academic Dermatology Leadership Program (selected mentee), American Academy of Dermatology

2012-2013 Editorial Mentorship Program (selected mentee), Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology

2013 Alfred E. Kopf Grant, Skin Cancer Foundation

2014 Harvard Medical School Dermatology Teaching Award, Harvard Combined Dermatology Resident Training Program

2016 Research Award, Women's Dermatologic Society

2016 Cochrane Scholarship Award, American Academy of Dermatology, 2011


Selected Recent Peer-reviewed Publications:

2018 Xia FD, Ferket BS, Huang V, Stern RS, Wu PA. Local radiation and phototherapy most cost-effective treatments for stage IA mycosis fungoides: a comparative decision-analysis model. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology epub ahead of print.

2017 Garrett GL, Blanc PD, Boscardin J, Lloyd AA, Ahmed RL, Anthony T, Bibee K, Breithaupt A, Cannon J, Chen A, Cheng JY, Chiesa-Fuxench Z, Colegio OR, Curiel-Lewandrowski C, Del Guzzo CA, Disse M, Dowd M, Eilers R Jr, Ortiz AE, Morris C, Golden SK, Graves MS, Griffin JR, Hopkins RS, Huang CC, Bae GH, Jambusaria A, Jennings TA, Jiang SI, Karia PS, Khetarpal S, Kim C, Klintmalm G, Konicke K, Koyfman SA, Lam C, Lee P, Leitenberger JJ, Loh T, Lowenstein S, Madankumar R, Moreau JF, Nijhawan RI, Ochoa S, Olasz EB, Otchere E, Otley C, Oulton J, Patel PH, Patel VA, Prabhu AV, Pugliano-Mauro M, Schmults CD, Schram S, Shih AF, Shin T, Soon S, Soriano T, Srivastava D, Stein JA, Sternhell-Blackwell K, Taylor S, Vidimos A, Wu P, Zajdel N, Zelac D, Arron ST. Incidence of and Risk Factors for Skin Cancer in Organ Transplant Recipients in the United States. JAMA Dermatol. 153(3):296-303

2017 Liu, KX, Zimarowski, MJ, Wu, PA. Contact Dermatitis Associated with Alopecia and Hyperpigmentation. Pediatric Dermatology. 34(5): 624-625.

2016 Wu, PA, Chen, CA, Stern, RS. Presence of Hand Warts Is Associated with Subsequent Development of Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma in Psoriasis Patients Treated with Psoralen UVA (PUVA). The Journal of investigative dermatology. 136(11): 2317-2319.

2016 Xue, Y, Ratushny, V, Koralnik, IJ, Schlaug, G, Wu, PA. Allergic Dermatitis Caused by Endovascular Coiling of Brain Aneurysm. Dermatitis : contact,atopic, occupational, drug. 27(3): 149-50.

2015 Wu, PA, Stern, RS. How likely is another nonmelanoma skin cancer?: better informing patients and clinicians. JAMA dermatology.151(4): 369-70.

2014 Wu, PA, Huang, V, Bigby, ME. Interventions for mycosis fungoides: critical commentary on a Cochrane Systematic Review. The British journal of dermatology.170(5): 1015-20.

2013 Wu, PA, Katz, KA, James, WD. Topical antibiotic use following dermatologic procedures. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. 68(3): 516-7.

2012 Wu, PA, Stern, RS. Topical tretinoin, another failure in the pursuit of practical chemoprevention for non-melanoma skin cancer. The Journal of investigative dermatology. 132(6): 1532-5.

2009 Wu, PA, Kim, YH, Lavori, PW, Hoppe, RT, Stockerl-Goldstein, KE. A metaanalysis of patients receiving allogeneic or autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplant in mycosis fungoides and Sézary syndrome. Biology of blood and marrow transplantation: journal of the American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation.15(8): 982-90.