David A. Wada, MD

Consulting Medical Director: Dermatology

Assistant Professor of Dermatology, University of Utah School of Medicine


Cutaneous oncology


  • Medical Degree—University of Hawaii School of Medicine
  • Residency—Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, University of Utah Health Sciences Center
  • Residency—Dermatology, Mayo Clinic
  • Fellowship—Dermatology, Mayo Clinic
  • Fellowship—Dermatopathology, Mayo Clinic


  • American Board of Dermatology
  • American Board of Pathology (Clinical and Anatomic Pathology, Dermatopathology)
  • National Board of Medical Examiners

Research Interests

  • Cutaneous lymphoma
  • Cutaneous manifestations of myeloid disorders
  • Nonmelanoma skin cancers
  • Melanoma and cutaneous oncology
  • Cutaneous manifestations of systemic malignancy
  • Lymphomatoid disorders

Recent Publications

Laggis CW, et al. Favourable outcomes in folliculotropic mycosis fungoides after multimodality treatment in a single institution. J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol. 2020. Online ahead of print.

Flores S, et al. Pretibial pruritic papular dermatitis: a comprehensive clinical and pathologic review of cases at a single institution. Am J Dermatopathol. 2020;42(1):16-19.

Laggis C, et al. Eosinophils are surprisingly common in biopsy specimens of cutaneous herpes simplex virus and varicella zoster virus infections: Results of a comprehensive histopathologic and clinical appraisal. J Cutan Pathol. 2020;47(1):6-11.

Clark JJ, et al. Cutaneous T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia and the expression pattern of terminal deoxynucleotidyl transferase immunostaining in mycosis fungoides and spongiotic dermatitis. Dermatopathology (Basel). 2019;6(3):182-188.

Oishi N, et al. Cutaneous lesions of angioimmunoblastic T-cell lymphoma: clinical, pathological, and immunophenotypic features. J Cutan Pathol. 2019;46(9):637-644

Laggis C, et al. Cutaneous mantle cell lymphoma histomorphologically mimicking subcutaneous panniculitis-like T-cell lymphoma: Case report. J Cutan Pathol. 2019;46(7):538-541.

Cowan N, et al. Treatment of recalcitrant mycosis fungoides with topical gentian violet. JAAD Case Rep. 2019;5(5):413-415.

Elkeeb D, et al. Ominous cutaneous presentation of acute myeloid leukemia without peripheral blood involvement upon initial presentation and relapse: case report and literature review. Eur J Dermatol. 2018;28(6):809-817.

Elkeeb D, et al. A case of primary cutaneous malakoplakia in a cardiac transplant recipient. JAAD Case Rep. 2018;4(10):982-984.

Grossman D, et al. Similar survival of patients with multiple versus single primary melanomas based on Utah surveillance, epidemiology, and end results data (1973-2011). J Am Acad Dermatol. 2018;79(2):238-244.

Gardner LJ, et al. Risk factors for development of melanoma brain metastasis and disease progression: a single-center retrospective analysis. Melanoma Res. 2017;27(5):477-484.

Miles DR, et al. Assessment of cabozantinib treatment on QT interval in a phase 3 study in medullary thyroid cancer: evaluation of indirect QT effects mediated through treatment-induced changes in serum electrolytes. Cancer Chemother Pharmacol. 2017;80(2):295-306.

Donigan JM, et al. Eruption of yellow-brown and red-brown papules in a young adult with polydipsia and polyuria. JAMA Dermatol. 2017;153(8):813-814.

Florell AJ, et al. Linear focal elastosis associated with exercise. JAAD Case Rep. 2017;3(1):39-41.

Clark JJ, et al. Cutaneous carcinosarcoma: a series of six cases and a review of the literature. J Cutan Pathol. 2017;44(1):34-44.