Siegrid Yu, M.D., F.A.A.D.
Dr. Yu is the Director of the Micrographic Surgery and Dermatologic Oncology fellowship and the Director of Resident Education for Dermatologic Surgery at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). At UCSF and the Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC), she trains fellows and residents in the many aspects of procedural dermatology, including Mohs micrographic surgery, excisional skin surgery with emphasis on malignancies, surgical reconstruction of excisional defects including local and regional flaps, simple and composite grafts, laser surgery, and cosmetic procedures. Dr. Yu also mentors medical students in clinical research, including having served as an advisor in the Clinical and Translational Research Pathways to Discovery program and the Deep Explore Projects, a research mentorship program. She consistently serves as a mentor for the Women’s Dermatologic Society and American Society of Dermatologic Surgery national mentoring programs.
Dr. Yu’s research interests surround Merkel cell carcinoma. She is nationally recognized for her expertise in MCC and has established UCSF as one of the few national referral centers for treatment of this disease. Dr. Yu also serves for the American Academy of Dermatology on the Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer Clinical Care Guidelines Task Force which has developed and published national guidelines on management of basal and squamous cell carcinoma. She is also a productive member of the Improving Research Outcomes Via Excellence in Dermatologic Surgery (IMPROVED) working group, an international collaboration to standardize outcomes measurement in dermatologic surgery.
Dr. Yu is recognized at a national level for being an academician and thought leader, resulting in nominated service positions on national committees, including the Association of Professors of Dermatology Surgery Section Steering Committee, the American Board of Dermatology Surgical Content Development Committee for the national dermatology board certification examination and Micrographic Surgery and Dermatologic Oncology board certification examination, and is the Vice Chair of the American College of Mohs Surgery Fellowship Training Committee.
She lectures both nationally and internationally, directs didactic and hands on sessions at national meetings, and has co-chaired regional meetings, including the Pacific Dermatology Association Annual Meeting. She serves on multiple University and National committees and is a reviewer for peer-reviewed publications for numerous highly reputable national journals.
Dr. Yu has volunteered her time at and outside UCSF since 1999. Currently, she is on the Micrographic
Surgery and Dermatologic Oncology selection committee, and served on the Otolaryngology Chair Search Committee, the Cancer Center Site Committee, and the Investigational Trials Resource Steering Committee. She has been an advocate for skin cancer education, targeting communities with limited understanding of risk factors and access to care. This work has included patient outreach and education with repeated invited lectureships for the UCSF Asian Health Institute Community Education seminars, as well as volunteering in Chinatown. Dr. Yu has volunteered her time at the UCSF public skin cancer screening clinics since 2004.
Dr. Yu is committed to recruiting, training and supporting residents and fellows from all backgrounds, including underrepresented groups. The complement of fellows during her leadership as Program Director has reflected this effort.