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David A. Wada, M.D.

Clinical Details

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(801) 581-2955 Huntsman Cancer Hospital
1950 Circle of Hope
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
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(801) 581-2955 University Hospital
50 N Medical Dr
Salt Lake City, UT 84132
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Bio

David Wada, MD is a dermatologist who specializes in cutaneous oncology. His clinical focus is centered on the diagnosis and treatment of cutaneous lymphoma, lymphomatoid disorders (skin conditions that resemble lymphoma), and melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancers. He is involved in clinical trials associated with the treatment of cutaneous lymphoma at the Huntsman Cancer Institute. He is board-certified/board eligible in dermatology, dermatopathology, and anatomic and clinical pathology. As a practicing dermatopathologist, Dr. Wada also specializes in the interpretation of skin biopsies to help ensure that an accurate diagnosis of skin cancer is obtained and he has a particular interest in the pathology of skin lymphoma and related diseases.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Dermatology - Assistant Professor (Clinical)
Board Certification American Board of Pathology (Sub: Anatomic Path)
American Board of Pathology (Sub: Chemical Path)
American Board of Pathology (Sub: Dermatopathology)
National Board of Medical Examiners

Academic Profile

Research Interests

  • Cutaneous Manifestations of Myeloid Disorders
  • Nonmelanoma Skin Cancers
  • Melanoma and Cutaneous Oncology
  • Cutaneous Lymphoma
  • Lymphomatoid Disorders
  • Cutaneous Manifestations of Systemic Malignancy

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Dermatology - Assistant Professor (Clinical)
Board Certification American Board of Pathology (Sub: Anatomic Path)
American Board of Pathology (Sub: Chemical Path)
American Board of Pathology (Sub: Dermatopathology)
National Board of Medical Examiners

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 581-6465 School of Medicine
Dermatology
30 N Medical Dr
Salt Lake City, UT 84132

Academic Bio

David Wada MD is an assistant professor of Dermatology at the University of Utah Health Sciences Center and Huntsman Cancer Institute. He is a member of the Cutaneous Lymphoma program at the Huntsman Cancer Institute.

Dr. Wada’s clinical and research interests are focused on cutaneous lymphoma and related disorders. Having trained in dermatology, dermatopathology, and anatomic/clinical pathology, he has had the opportunity to clinically evaluate and study numerous lymphoma patients over the past 10 years and has published his findings in major peer-reviewed journals with multiple presentations at national meetings. He is also experienced in the evaluation of lymphomatoid diseases, skin conditions associated with systemic lymphoproliferative and myeloid disorders, and melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancers.

Dr. Wada is specifically interested in clinical and translational investigation related to the discovery of specific markers in cutaneous lymphoma with diagnostic and therapeutic potential. In a recent study, he was able to validate the specificity of a novel marker in primary cutaneous anaplastic T-cell lymphoma. He is collaborating with faculty from various departments to continue to pursue research in cutaneous T- and B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma with the goal of obtaining and applying scientific data that will serve to improve the accuracy of diagnosis/classification and enhance therapeutic outcomes of patients with this unique and challenging group of diseases.

Education

Education History

Type School Degree
Residency Mayo Clinic
Dermatology
Resident
Fellowship Mayo Clinic
Dermatology
Fellow
Fellowship Mayo Clinic
Dermatopathology
Fellow
Residency University of Utah Health Sciences Center
Anatomic and Clinical Pathology
Resident
Internship Exempla St. Joseph’s Hospital
Internal Medicine
Intern
Professional Medical University of Hawaii School of Medicine
Medicine
M.D.
Graduate Training University of Hawaii
Biomedical Sciences, Cell, Molecular, & Neuroscience Interdisciplinary Program
M.S.
Undergraduate University of Hawaii
Biology, with Distinction
B.A.

Publications

Selected Provider Publications

Journal Article

  1. Podjasek JO, Wetter DA, Pittelkow MR, Wada DA (2012). Cutaneous small-vessel vasculitis associated with solid organ malignancies: the Mayo Clinic experience, 1996 to 2009. J Am Acad Dermatol, 66(2), e55-65.
  2. Hocker TL, Wada DA, El-Azhary R, Gibson LE (2012). Expression of T-cell receptor-gammadelta in normal human skin, inflammatory dermatoses and mycosis fungoides. J Cutan Pathol, 39(4), 419-24.
  3. Wada DA, Law ME, Hsi ED, Dicaudo DJ, Ma L, Lim MS, Souza Ad, Comfere NI, Weenig RH, Macon WR, Erickson LA, Ozsan N, Ansell SM, Dogan A, Feldman AL (2011). Specificity of IRF4 translocations for primary cutaneous anaplastic large cell lymphoma: a multicenter study of 204 skin biopsies. Mod Pathol, 24(4), 596-605.
  4. Wada DA, Wilcox RA, Harrington SM, Kwon ED, Ansell SM, Comfere NI (2011). Programmed death 1 is expressed in cutaneous infiltrates of mycosis fungoides and Sezary syndrome. Am J Hematol, 86(3), 325-7.
  5. Hendi A, Wada DA, Jacobs MA, Crook JE, Kortuem KR, Weed BR, Otley CC, Gibson LE (2011). Melanocytes in nonlesional sun-exposed skin: a multicenter comparative study. J Am Acad Dermatol, 65(6), 1186-93.
  6. Wada DA, Wilcox RA, Weenig RH, Gibson LE (2010). Paucity of intraepidermal FoxP3-positive T cells in cutaneous T-cell lymphoma in contrast with spongiotic and lichenoid dermatitis. J Cutan Pathol, 37(5), 535-41.
  7. de Souza A, Camilleri MJ, Wada DA, Appert DL, Gibson LE, el-Azhary RA (2009). Clinical, histopathologic, and immunophenotypic features of lymphomatoid papulosis with CD8 predominance in 14 pediatric patients. J Am Acad Dermatol, 61(6), 993-1000.
  8. Wilcox RA, Wada DA, Ziesmer SC, Elsawa SF, Comfere NI, Dietz AB, Novak AJ, Witzig TE, Feldman AL, Pittelkow MR, Ansell SM (2009). Monocytes promote tumor cell survival in T-cell lymphoproliferative disorders and are impaired in their ability to differentiate into mature dendritic cells. Blood, 114(14), 2936-44.
  9. Wada DA, Perkins SL, Tripp S, Coffin CM, Florell SR (2007). Human herpesvirus 8 and iron staining are useful in differentiating Kaposi sarcoma from interstitial granuloma annulare. Am J Clin Pathol, 127(2), 263-70.

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