Susana Ortiz-Urda, MD, PhD

Susana Ortiz-Urda, MD, PhD

Dr. Susana Ortiz-Urda is a renowned dermatologist and melanoma specialist, serving as the co-director of the UCSF Melanoma Center, where she dedicates herself to the care of patients dealing with both early-stage and advanced melanoma.

Dr. Ortiz-Urda's research lab is centered on human models of epithelial neoplasia and melanoma. She delves into cancer signaling at the genetic sequencing level, aiming to pinpoint novel transcripts, discern their functions, and unveil the factors contributing to drug resistance and cancer progression. Her ultimate goal is to identify crucial biomarkers and new avenues for the treatment of melanoma.

Her educational background includes a medical degree and doctorate from the University of Vienna. She further honed her skills through a dermatology residency and postdoctoral fellowship in epithelial biology at Stanford University, followed by a specialized cutaneous oncology fellowship at UCSF. Dr. Ortiz-Urda also holds a master of business administration degree from New York University.

Dr. Ortiz-Urda is an esteemed member of various professional organizations, including the American Academy of Dermatology, the Austrian Society of Dermatology and Venereology, and the Dermatology Foundation. Her outstanding contributions to the field have earned her numerous accolades, such as the Kardinal-Innitzer Award for Outstanding Science in Dermatology and the Unilever Award from the Austrian Society of Dermatology and Venereology.

Background Information

Education & Training

M.B.A., 2014 - Business Administration, New York University

Resident, 2010 - Dermatology, Stanford University
Research Fellowship, 2010 - Derm-Oncology, University of California, San Francisco
Internship, 2006 - Medicine, The Brooklyn Hospital Center, NY
Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2005 - Epithelial Biology, Stanford University
Research Resident, 2001 - Dermatology, AKH Vienna
Research Fellow, 1999 - Dermatology, University of Vienna
PhD, 1998 - Biology, University of Vienna
M.D., 1998 - School of Medicine, University of Vienna

Recent Publications

Posch C, Sanlorenzo M, Ma J, Kim ST, Zekhtser M, Ortiz-Urda S PMID: 30405888
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Contact Info

1600 Divisadero Street, 3rd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94115
United States