2018 Dermpedia Course: Non-Neoplastic Skin Diseases: Alopecia and Dermatopathology Hot Topics

    Vincent Liu, M.D. is the Robert F. Godwin Professor of Dermatology and Pathology at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, where he also serves as the Dermatology Clerkship Director.  Board-certified by both the American Board of Dermatology and the American Board of Dermatopathology, Dr. Liu specializes in medical dermatology, dermatopathology, and cutaneous lymphomas.

    Dr. Liu earned his undergraduate degree at Harvard University and his medical degree at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.  Following internal medicine internship at Beth Israel Hospital-Boston, he completed dermatology residency, including a year as chief resident, and then dermatopathology fellowship, both at Harvard University.  Dr. Liu served on the Dermatology and Pathology staff at Massachusetts General Hospital for four years, and then joined the University of Iowa faculty in 2005.

    With a clinical and research interest in the field of cutaneous lymphomas, Dr. Liu serves as the dermatology director of the University of Iowa Integrated Cutaneous Lymphoma Program, a multidisciplinary endeavor that strives to provide the highest quality care to patients in the region by coordinating the efforts, expertise, and resources of specialists in dermatology, oncology, and pathology.  His experiences in dermatology and dermatopathology have resulted in over fifty publications, several book chapters, co-authorship of a textbook of dermatopathology, and dozens of presentations at national and international conferences. 

    Medical education comprises Dr. Liu’s other major professional passion, having served for many years as faculty director of a learning community at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine.  Through his career, he has mentored legions of successful medical students and residents, and has won numerous institutional teaching awards at both Harvard and at Iowa.  In recognition of his clinical and teaching achievements, Dr. Liu was awarded the 2017 Collegiate Ernest O. Theilen Clinical Teaching and Service Award.