Hair Therapy & Transplantation

Hair Therapy & Transplantation
Open Access

ISSN: 2167-0951


Xiaowei Xu

Xiaowei Xu

Xiaowei Xu
Professor of Pathology and Dermatology, Dept. of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA


Xiaowei Xu, MD, PhD, is Professor of Pathology and Dermatology at the University of Pennsylvaniaï¼Å’Philadelphia, USA. Dr. Xu received his medical degree from Fudan University, Shanghai, China in 1992 and graduate degree from Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Caroline 1996. He received his Anatomic and Clinical pathology residency training at the University of Pennsylvania and Dermatopathology fellowship training at Harvard. He did his post-doctoral research training at the laboratories of Drs. William Sonntag at the Wake Forest University and George Cotsarelis at the University of Pennsylvania. He is board certified in Anatomic Pathology, Clinical Pathology and Dermatopathology. He joined the faculty at the University of Pennsylvania and served as an attending physician specialized in dermatopathology at the Hospital of University of Pennsylvania in 2002. He is the Associate Editor of Lever's Histopathology of Skin, one of the most widely used textbooks in Dermatopathology. He is on the editorial board of 6 medical journals and reviewers for many journals. He is a reviewer for NIH study sections and many foundations. His NIH funded laboratory focuses on hair follicle, melanocyte and melanoma biology. He has been involved in multiple clinical trials, including two landmark trials discovering the use of vemurafenib and imatinib in melanoma patients. He has published over 160 peer reviewed manuscripts in journals such as Nature, Nature Communications, Cancer Cell, Molecular Cell, Developmental Cell, Science Signaling, Journal of Clinical Oncology, Journal of Clinical Investigation, Immunity and PNAS etc. News about his research appeared on Yahoo front page, CBS and NBC news as well as many other news outlets. His work has been cited by his peer researchers for over 11408 times and his h-index is 49. He holds multiple patents in the area of hair follicle, melanocyte and melanoma research. He has trained hundreds of pathology residents and fellows and many of his trainees are practicing pathologists and dermatopathologists in the states and other countries.

Research Interest

Stem cells, Skin, Melanoma, Dermatopathology, Surgical Pathology