Maija Kiuru, M.D., Ph.D.

Maija Helena Tuulia Kiuru, M.D., Ph.D.

Specialties

Dermatology

Pathology - Dermatopathology

Department

Dermatology

Title

  • Assistant Professor

Reviews

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Cannery Building

3301 C St., Suite 1300-1400
Sacramento, CA 95816
Driving Directions

Primary Phone:
916-734-6111

Additional Phone Numbers

Clinic Phone: 916-734-6795
Clinic Phone: 916-734-6111
Clinic Fax: 916-442-1053
Physician Referrals: 800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

Philosophy of Care

My goal is to provide outstanding and comprehensive dermatologic care for my patients of all ages. I understand the tremendous impact skin diseases can have on physical and mental health, and I and strive for compassionate and thoughtful care.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Kiuru specializes in the two aspects of dermatology, seeing patients and examining skin biopsies under the microscope. With this background she provides a thorough yet practical approach to patient care. She specializes in skin inherited skin diseases and skin cancer.

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Kiuru’s research interests include genetic alterations in skin tumors and familial skin diseases. Dr. Kiuru has published numerous peer-reviewed articles, review articles, and book chapters, and has lectured at many national and international meetings.

Division

Dermatopathology
Dermatology

Education

M.D., University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland 2005

Ph.D., University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland 2005

Internship: General Surgery, New York Presbyterian Hospital � Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York NY 2008-2009

Residency

Dermatology, New York Presbyterian Hospital � Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York NY 2010-2013

Fellowships

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, Department of Dermatology, Columbia University, College of Physicians & Surgeons, New York NY 2009-2010

Dermatopathology, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Weill Cornell Medical College, New York NY 2013-2014

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, Department of Genetic Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York NY 2005-2008

Board Certifications

American Board of Dermatology,

American Board of Dermatology, Dermatopathology,

State of California, Medical license,

Professional Memberships

American Academy of Dermatology

American Society of Dermatopathology

Women�s Dermatologic Society

Honors and Awards

Faculty Teaching Award, Department of Dermatology, UC Davis, 2020

Career Development Award K23, NIAMS/NIH, 2019

Career Development Award in Dermatopathology, Dermatology Foundation, 2017

American Society of Dermatopathology, Best Poster Award, 2013

New York Academy of Sciences, Dermatology residents� night award, 2012

Adjunct Professor (Title of Docent), Molecular Medicine, University of Helsinki, Finland, 2010

Awards for doctoral and postdoctoral research, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008

University of Helsinki Thesis Award for Best Doctoral Thesis (in 2002), 2003

Medix Prize for the Best Scientific Publication in Finland (in 2002), 2003

Thesis Approved with Distinction, University of Helsinki, 2002

Select Recent Publications

Terrell JR, Rybak I, Lyu Y, Konia T, Fung MA, Qi L, Kiuru M. The influence of p16 immunohistochemistry on diagnosis and management recommendation of melanocytic neoplasms by dermatopathologists: A prospective study. J Cutan Pathol. 2021 Aug;48(8):1094-1097. doi:10.1111/cup.13907. Epub 2020 Nov 20. PMID:33103266.

Bovenberg MS, Fung MA, Kiuru M, Joo JS. Incidental syringomatous proliferation: A benign, subclinical finding during Mohs micrographic surgery. JAAD Case Rep. 2021 Jul 2;14:127-129. doi:10.1016/j.jdcr.2021.06.019. PMID:34381856.

Toussi A, Barton VR, Le ST, Agbai ON, Kiuru M. Psychosocial and psychiatric comorbidities and health-related quality of life in alopecia areata: A systematic review. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2021 Jul;85(1):162-175. doi:10.1016/j.jaad.2020.06.047. Epub 2020 Jun 17. PMID:32561373.

Ortega-Springall MF, Kiuru M, Fung MA. The "spade sign" as a pathognomonic histopathologic feature of acne keloidalis: Analysis of 33 cases of cicatricial alopecia. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2021 Jun 7:S0190-9622(21)01100-2. doi:10.1016/j.jaad.2021.06.003. Epub ahead of print. PMID:34111500.

Barton VR, Toussi A, Awasthi S, Kiuru M. Treatment of pediatric alopecia areata: A systematic review. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2021 Apr 30:S0190-9622(21)00922-1. doi:10.1016/j.jaad.2021.04.077. Epub ahead of print. PMID:33940103.

Toussi A, Le ST, Merleev AA, Marusina AI, Luxardi G, Downing L, Tran M, Kiuru MH, Maverakis E. Porphyria cutanea tarda presenting as a lichenoid eruption. Photodermatol Photoimmunol Photomed. 2021 May;37(3):233-235. doi:10.1111/phpp.12640. Epub 2020 Dec 22. PMID:33305390.

Ladenheim A, Tartar DM, Kiuru M. Polyarthritis, neuropathy, and persistent violaceous plaques. JAAD Case Rep. 2021 Feb 1;15:97-99. doi:10.1016/j.jdcr.2021.01.030. PMID:34466642.

Ellis SR, Vierra AT, Millsop JW, Lacouture ME, Kiuru M. Dermatologic toxicities to immune checkpoint inhibitor therapy: A review of histopathologic features. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2020 Oct;83(4):1130-1143. doi:10.1016/j.jaad.2020.04.105. Epub 2020 Apr 29. PMID:32360716.

Toussi A, Mans N, Welborn J, Kiuru M. Germline mutations predisposing to melanoma. J Cutan Pathol. 2020 Jul;47(7):606-616. doi:10.1111/cup.13689. Epub 2020 May 11. PMID:32249949.

Kiuru M, Urban J, Zhu G, Rybak I, Terrell JR, Qi L, McPherson JD, Marghoob AA, Rauen KA. RAS pathway influences the number of melanocytic nevi in cardiofaciocutaneous and Costello syndromes. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2020 May;82(5):1091-1093. doi:10.1016/j.jaad.2020.01.038. Epub 2020 Jan 27. PMID:32001297.