Xuan Wang M.D., Ph.D.

Photo: Dr. Xuan Wang M.D.


Attending Pathologist NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University
Assistant Director of Dermatopathology

Board Certifications

Anatomic Pathology

Educational Background

Shanghai Medical University, Shanghai, China
Brandeis University

Dr. Wang is a board-certified Anatomic Pathologist with subspecialty board certification in Dermatopathology.

Prior to becoming an adjunct faculty member of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Dr. Wang completed residency training in Anatomic Pathology at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical College. She subsequently pursued fellowship training in Dermatopathology with Dr. Cynthia Magro and Dr. Klaus Busam at the combined program between Weill Cornell Medical College and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Dr. Wang has also conducted research in Skin Biology at the Rockefeller University prior to residency. Dr. Wang has published several peer-reviewed journal articles relating to skin pathology and skin biology. Besides her appointment at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Wang is also an Attending Pathologist at the Laboratory of Dermatopathology of Aurora Diagnostics, where she serves as the medical director.


Cynthia M. Magro, Shabnam Momtahen, Giang H. Nguyen, and Xuan Wang. Histiocytoid Sweet's Syndrome: A Localized Cutaneous Proliferation of Macrophages Frequently Associated with Chronic Myeloproliferative Disease. The European Journal of Dermatology 2015; 25: 335-41.

Cynthia M. Magro, Ronnie M. Abraham, Ruifeng Guo, Shibo Li, Xuan Wang, Steven Proper, A. Neil Crowson and Martin Mihm. Deep Penetrating Nevus-Like Borderline Tumors: A Unique Subset of Ambiguous Melanocytic Tumors with Malignant Potential and Normal Cytogenetics. The European Journal of Dermatology 2014; 24: 594-602.

Kamraan Gill, Charlotte Ariyan, Xuan Wang, Mary Sue Brady and Melissa Pulitzer. CD30-Positive Lymphoproliferative Disorders Arising After Regional Therapy for Recurrent Melanoma: A Report of Two Cases and Analysis of CD30 Expression. The Journal of Surgical Oncology 2014; 110: 258-64.

Sarah I. Jawed, Klaus J. Busam, Xuan Wang, Steven Horwitz and Christiane Querfeld. Cutaneous Hemaphagocytosis After Alemtuzumab Injection in a Patient With Sézary Syndrome. JAMA Dermatology 2014; 150: 1021-3.

Cynthia M. Magro, Xuan Wang, Shivakumar Subramaniyam, Natasha Darras and Susan Mathew. Cutaneous Double Hit B-Cell Lymphoma: An Aggressive Form of B-Cell Lymphoma with A Propensity for Cutaneous Dissemination. The American Journal of Dermatopathology 2014; 36: 303-10.

Cynthia M. Magro, Xuan Wang, Francine Garrett-Bakelman, Jefferey Laurence, Lee S. Shapiro and Maria T. DeSancho. The Effects of Eculizumab on the Pathology of Malignant Atrophic Papulosis. The Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases 2013; 8: 185.

Cynthia M. Magro and Xuan Wang*. Cocaine Associated Retiform Purpura: A C5b-9 Mediated Microangiopathy Syndrome Associated with Enhanced Apoptosis and High Levels of ICAM-1 Expression. The American Journal of Dermatopathology 2013; 35: 722-30. *Corresponding author

Cynthia M. Magro and Xuan Wang. CCL5 Expression In Panniculitic T-cell Dyscrasias And Its Potential Role in Adipocyte Tropism. The American Journal of Dermatopathology 2013; 35: 332-7.

Xuan Wang and Cynthia M. Magro. Human Myxovirus Resistance Protein 1 (MxA) as A Useful Marker in the Differential Diagnosis of Subcutaneous Lymphoma vs. Lupus Erythematosus Profundus. The European Journal of Dermatology 2012; 22: 629-33.

Cynthia M. Magro and Xuan Wang. Indolent Primary Cutaneous ?/? T-Cell Lymphoma Localized to the Subcutaneous Panniculus and Its Association With Atypical Lymphocytic Lobular Panniculitis. American Journal of Clinical Pathology 2012; 138: 50-6.

Yuqiang Fang*, Xuan Wang*, Stephen Dusza, Suresh Jhanwar, David Abramson and Klaus J. Busam. Use of Fluorescence In Situ Hybridization to Distinguish Metastatic Uveal From Cutaneous Melanoma. International Journal of Surgical Pathology 2012; 20: 246-251. *Co-first authors

Justin S. Brandt, Fernanda Musa, Xuan Wang and Barry D. Shaktman. Ovarian Pregnancy and A Copper Intrauterine Device. Reviews in Obstetrics & Gynecology 2010; 3: 81.

Xuan Wang, H. Amalia Pasolli, Trevor Williams and Elaine Fuchs. AP-2 Factors Act in Concert with Notch to Orchestrate Terminal Differentiation in Skin Epidermis. Journal of Cell Biology 2008; 183: 27-48.

Xuan Wang, Diana Bolotin, David H. Chu, Lisa Polak, Trevor Williams and Elaine Fuchs. AP-2?: A Regulator of EGF Receptor Signaling and Proliferation in Skin Epidermis. Journal of Cell Biology 2006; 172: 409-21.

Grzegorz Ira*, Achille Pellicioli*, Alitukiriza Balijja**, Xuan Wang**, Simona Fiorani, Walter Carotenuto, Giordano Liberi, Debra Bressan, Lihong Wan, Nancy M. Hollingsworth, James E. Haber and Marco Foiani. DNA End Resection, Homologous Recombination and DNA Damage Checkpoint Activation Require CDK1. Nature 2004; 431: 1011-7. *Co-first authors; **Co-second authors.

Xuan Wang, Grzegorz Ira, José Antonio Tercero, Allyson M. Holmes, John F. X. Diffley and James E. Haber. Role of DNA Replication Proteins in Double-Strand Break-Induced Recombination in Saccharomyces Cerevisiae. Molecular and Cellular Biology 2004; 24: 6891-9.

Xuan Wang and James E. Haber. Role of Saccharomyces Single-Stranded DNA Binding Protein RPA in the Strand Invasion Step of Double-Strand Break Repair. Public Library of Science Biology 2004; 2: 104-12.

Neal Sugawara, Xuan Wang and James E. Haber. In Vivo Roles of Rad52, Rad54, and Rad55 Proteins in Rad51-Mediated Recombination. Molecular Cell 2003; 12: 209-19.

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