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John H. Tu, M.D.

Contact Information

100 White Spruce Blvd.
Suite 100
Rochester, NY 14623

Office: (585) 275-7546

Professional Bio

John Tu, MD
University of Rochester
Department of Dermatology




EDUCATION
1983 B.A., Biology, Molecular Biology Advanced Degree
Program, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
1987 M.S., Microbiology and Immunology, Albert Einstein
College of Medicine, Bronx, NY
1994 M.D., Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY
2002- M.S., Optics (Candidate), Institute of Optics, University of
Rochester, Rochester, NY


POSTDOCTORAL TRAINING
1994-1995 Intern in General Internal Medicine, Center for the Health Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
1995-1997 Resident in Dermatology, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Washington University Medical Center, St. Louis, MO
1997-1998 Chief Resident in Dermatology, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Washington University Medical Center, St. Louis, MO
1998-2000 Research Fellow, Wellman Laboratories of Photomedicine, Department of Dermatology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
2000-2002 Research Fellow, Body Imaging Laboratory, University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry, Department of Dermatology, Rochester, NY
2002-2005 Wilmot Cancer Research Fellow, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY



RESEARCH EXPERIENCE:

1998-2000: Gross and microscopic autofluorescence imaging of non-melanoma skin cancers, Laboratory of Nikiforos Kollias, Ph.D., and R. Rox Anderson, M.D., Wellman Laboratories of Photomedicine, Department of Dermatology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

2000-: Application of non-invasive autofluorescence imaging to diagnosis of non-melanoma skin cancers, Body Imaging Laboratory, Department of Dermatology, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY

2004-2005: Phase III clinical trial: celecoxib chemoprevention of actinic keratosis. Department of Dermatology, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY

2002-2005: Wilmot Cancer Fellow, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY


PUBLICATIONS
1. Rodriguez-Burford, C., Mercurio, M., Tu, J.H., Carey, D., Han, R., Gordon, G., Niwas S., Bell, W., Elmets, C.A., Grizzle, W., Pentland, A.P.: Selective COX-2 inhibition produces heterogeneous erythema response to UV-irradiation. J Invest Dermat. 125(6):1317-20, 2005.

2. Brancaleon, L., Durkin, A.J., Tu, J.H., Menaker, G., Fallon, J.D., Kollias, N. In vivo fluorescence spectroscopy of nonmelanoma skin cancer. Photochem Photobiol 2001; 73(2):178-183.

3. Tu, J.H. and Eisen, A.Z., Scleroderma, in Fitzpatrick's Dermatology in General Medicine. 5th Ed., Freedberg et al., Eds., New York, McGraw-Hill, pp. 2023-2033.

4. Tu, J.H., Mann, C., and Breer, W. Acute onset of dermal nodules in a patient with multiple myeloma on chemotherapy. Mini-Consults in Dermatology. Volume V. CD-ROM. from Gross and Microscopic Symposium. 1998 American Academy of Dermatology Annual Meeting. Orlando, FL.

5. Rosenstreich, D.L., Tu, J.H., Kinkade, P.R., Maurer-Fogy, I., Kahn, J., Barton, R.W., and Farina, P.R. 1987. A human urine-derived interleukin-1 inhibitor: Homology with deoxyribonuclease I. J Exp Med 168:1767-1779.

6. Rosenstreich, D.L., Yost, S.L., Brown, K.M., and Tu, J.H. 1987. Interleukins and interleukin inhibitors. Einstein Quart J Biol Med 34:45-55.

7. Liao, Z., Tu, J.H., Small, C.B., Schnipper, S.M., and Rosenstreich, D.L. 1993. Increased urine interleukin-1 levels in aging. Gerontol 39:19-27.

Research Bio

John Tu, MD
University of Rochester
Department of Dermatology




EDUCATION
1983 B.A., Biology, Molecular Biology Advanced Degree
Program, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
1987 M.S., Microbiology and Immunology, Albert Einstein
College of Medicine, Bronx, NY
1994 M.D., Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY
2002- M.S., Optics (Candidate), Institute of Optics, University of
Rochester, Rochester, NY

POSTDOCTORAL TRAINING
1994-1995 Intern in General Internal Medicine, Center for the Health Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
1995-1997 Resident in Dermatology, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Washington University Medical Center, St. Louis, MO
1997-1998 Chief Resident in Dermatology, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Washington University Medical Center, St. Louis, MO
1998-2000 Research Fellow, Wellman Laboratories of Photomedicine, Department of Dermatology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
2000-2002 Research Fellow, Body Imaging Laboratory, University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry, Department of Dermatology, Rochester, NY
2002-2005 Wilmot Cancer Research Fellow, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

Spring 1994: Molecular biology of RU486, University of Paris Academic Exchange Program, Laboratory of Dr. Étienne-Émile Baulieu, Université de Paris, Le Kremlin-Bicêtre, Paris, France

1998-2000: Gross and microscopic autofluorescence imaging of non-melanoma skin cancers, Laboratory of Nikiforos Kollias, Ph.D., and R. Rox Anderson, M.D., Wellman Laboratories of Photomedicine, Department of Dermatology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

2000-: Application of non-invasive autofluorescence imaging to diagnosis of non-melanoma skin cancers, Body Imaging Laboratory, Department of Dermatology, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY

2004-2005: Phase III clinical trial: celecoxib chemoprevention of actinic keratosis. Department of Dermatology, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY

2002-2005: Wilmot Cancer Fellow, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY

PUBLICATIONS
1. Rodriguez-Burford, C., Mercurio, M., Tu, J.H., Carey, D., Han, R., Gordon, G., Niwas S., Bell, W., Elmets, C.A., Grizzle, W., Pentland, A.P.: Selective COX-2 inhibition produces heterogeneous erythema response to UV-irradiation. J Invest Dermat. 125(6):1317-20, 2005.

2. Brancaleon, L., Durkin, A.J., Tu, J.H., Menaker, G., Fallon, J.D., Kollias, N. In vivo fluorescence spectroscopy of nonmelanoma skin cancer. Photochem Photobiol 2001; 73(2):178-183.

3. Tu, J.H. and Eisen, A.Z., Scleroderma, in Fitzpatrick's Dermatology in General Medicine. 5th Ed., Freedberg et al., Eds., New York, McGraw-Hill, pp. 2023-2033.

4. Tu, J.H., Mann, C., and Breer, W. Acute onset of dermal nodules in a patient with multiple myeloma on chemotherapy. Mini-Consults in Dermatology. Volume V. CD-ROM. from Gross and Microscopic Symposium. 1998 American Academy of Dermatology Annual Meeting. Orlando, FL.

5. Rosenstreich, D.L., Tu, J.H., Kinkade, P.R., Maurer-Fogy, I., Kahn, J., Barton, R.W., and Farina, P.R. 1987. A human urine-derived interleukin-1 inhibitor: Homology with deoxyribonuclease I. J Exp Med 168:1767-1779.

6. Rosenstreich, D.L., Yost, S.L., Brown, K.M., and Tu, J.H. 1987. Interleukins and interleukin inhibitors. Einstein Quart J Biol Med 34:45-55.

7. Liao, Z., Tu, J.H., Small, C.B., Schnipper, S.M., and Rosenstreich, D.L. 1993. Increased urine interleukin-1 levels in aging. Gerontol 39:19-27.

Awards & Honors (Local)

Honors, Biochemistry Section, M.S. Qualifying Examination in Biological Sciences, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY 1983 - 1987
Dean's List, The Johns Hopkins University , Baltimore, MD 1979 - 1982

Recent Journal Articles

2005
Rodriguez-Burford, C., Mercurio, M., Tu, J.H., Carey, D., Han, R., Gordon, G., Niwas S., Bell, W., Elmets, C.A., Grizzle, W., Pentland, A.P. "Selective COX-2 inhibition produces heterogeneous erythema response to UV-irradiation." J Invest Dermat. 2005; 125: 1317-20. Link
2001 Feb
Brancaleon L, Durkin AJ, Tu JH, Menaker G, Fallon JD, Kollias N. "In vivo fluorescence spectroscopy of nonmelanoma skin cancer." Photochemistry and photobiology.. 2001 Feb; 73(2):178-83.
1993
Liao, Z., Tu, J.H., Small, C.B., Schnipper, S.M., and Rosenstreich, D.L. "Increased urine interleukin-1 levels in aging." Gerontol. 1993; 39: 19-27. Link
1987
Rosenstreich, D.L., Tu, J.H., Kinkade, P.R., Maurer-Fogy, I., Kahn, J., Barton, R.W., and Farina, P.R. "A human urine-derived interleukin-1 inhibitor: Homology with deoxyribonuclease I. J Exp Med 168:1767-1779." J Exp Med. 1987; 168: 1767-79. Link
1987
Rosenstreich, D.L., Yost, S.L., Brown, K.M., and Tu, J.H. "Interleukins and interleukin inhibitors. Einstein Quart". J Biol Med. 1987; 34: 45-55. Link

Current Appointments

Clinical Assistant Professor - Department of Dermatology (SMD) - Primary

Specialties

Dermatology - American Board of Dermatology

Education

MD | Medicine | Einstein College Medicine1994
MS | Microbiology | Einstein College Medicine1987
BA | Biology | Johns Hopkins University1983

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Residency in Dermatology at Barnes Hospital07/01/1995 - 06/30/1998
Internship in Medicine at UCLA School of Medicine07/01/1994 - 06/30/1995