Vincent Liu, MD, FAAD


Clinical Professor of Dermatology
Clinical Professor of Pathology

Contact Information

Primary Office:  
Phone: 319-384-6845

Office: 40035 Pomerantz Family Pavilion
200 Hawkins Drive
Iowa City, IA 52242



BA, Biology, Harvard University
MD, Medicine, University of Pennsylvania Medical School

Internship, Internal Medicine, Beth Israel Hospital/Internal Medicine Department
Residency, Dermatology, Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts General Hospital/Dermatology Department
Fellowship, Dermatopathology, Harvard Combined Program

Licensure and Certifications

State of Iowa Medical License, Iowa Board of Medicine
Board Certified, American Board of Dermatopathology
Board Certified, American Board of Dermatology
Commonwealth of Massachusetts Medical License, Massachusetts Board of Medicine
NBME Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners

Research Summary

Interests: Dermatopathology and general dermatology.

All Publications

Naridze R, Selby J, Link B, Liu V.  Isolated unilateral facial nerve palsy: an unusual manifestation of recurrent diffuse large B-cell lymphoma.  J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol.  2016 March 9. 

Holahan H, Ferguson N, Farah R, Liu V.  Methotrexate ultraviolet reactivation reaction in the setting of voriconazole-induced phototoxicity.  Int J Dermatol.  2015 November. 54(11):e496-7.

Rovner R, Smith H, Katz P, Liu V.  Influence of clinical and pathologic features on the pathologist's diagnosis of mycosis fungoides: a pilot study.  J Cutan Pathol.  2015 July. 42(7):471-9.

Holahan H, Farah R, Asarch A, Swick B, Liu V.  Bullous lesions on the extremities of an incarcerated man.  Clin Exp Dermatol.  2015 March. 40(2):222-4.

Connor C, Liu V, Fiedorowicz J.  Exploring the Physiological Link between Psoriasis and Mood Disorders.  Dermatol Res Pract.  2015. 2015.

Tschetter A, Liu V, Wanat K.  Cutaneous polyarteritis nodosa presenting as a solitary blue toe.  J Am Acad Dermatol;  2014. 

Ferguson N, Wendel A, Farah R, Liu V, Swick B.  Postsurgical erosive papulonodular dermatosis.  J Am Acad Derm.  2013 October. 69(4):e188-9.

Noe M, Drake A, Link B, Liu V.  Papular mycosis fungoides: report of two patients, literature review, and conceptual re-appraisal.  J Cutan Pathol.  2013 August. 40(8):714-9.

Fernandez K, Bream M, Ali M, Korgmann T, Zhao H, Li Y, Cohen J, Damon I, Liu V.  Investigation of molluscum contagiosum virus, orf and other parapoxviruses in lymphomatoid papulosis.  2013 June. 68(6):1046-7.

Fernandez K, Liu V, Swick B.  Nonuremic calciphylaxis associated with histologic changes of pseudoxanthoma elasticum.  Am J Dermatopathol.  2013 February. 35(1):106-8.

Porto D, Sutton S, Wilson J, Scupham R, Stone M, Liu V.  Lymphoplasmacytic plaque in children: a report of two new cases with review of the literature.  J Cutan Pathol.  2013 January. 40(1):50-5.

Hochwalt P, Swick B, Liu V.  Nonhealing ulcer of the left fifth finger.  2012 July. 148(7):849-54.

Selby J, Liu V.  Lymphocytoma Cutis.  Knowledge Books and Software;  2012. 

Osofsky M, Liu V.  Case 9: Histoplasmosis.  Knowledge Books and Software;  2011. 

Baum C, Link B, Neppalli V, Liu V, Swick B.  Re-appraisal of the provisional entity primary cutaneous CD4+ small/medium pleomorphic T-cell lymphoma: a series of 10 adult and pediatric patients and review of the literature.  J Am Acad Dermatol .  2011 October. 65(4):739-48.

Swick B, Baum C, Venkat A, Liu V.  Indolent CD8+ lymphoid proliferation of the ear: report of two cases and review of the literature.  J Cutan Pathol .  2011 February. 38(2):209-15.

Brinster N, Liu V, Diwan A, McKee P.  High-Yield Pathology: Dermatopathology.  Saunders, Elsevier Inc;  2011  January.

Baum C, Liu V.  Inflammatory Mimics of Mycosis Fungoides.  Pathology Case Reviews.  2011 January. 16(1):45-51.

Vanourny J, Liu V.  Case 12: Amelanotic epithelioid malignant melanoma versus carcinoma.  Knowledge Books and Software.  2010. 

Liu V, Alkousakis T, Pontasch H, Wilson J.  Assessment and Optimization of Dermatopathology Learning Paradigms.  J Cutan Pathol.  2010 January. 37:152.

Swick B, Baum C, Liu V.  Indolent CD8-positive lymphoid proliferation of the ear-aggressive appearing histology and indolent clinical course.  J Cutan Pathol.  2010 January. 37:127.

Baum C, Stone M, Liu V.  Atypical intravascular CD30+ T-cell proliferation following trauma in a healthy 17-year-old male: first reported case of a potential diagnostic pitfall and literature review.  J Cutan Pathol.  2009 March. 36(3):350-4.

Pontasch H, Baum C, Liu V.  Case 1: Solitary, draining plaque on the leg of a healthy 16-year old male: Cutaneous Blastomycosis.  Knowledge Books and Software.  2009. 

Alkousakis T, Liu V.  A painful thigh nodule: Myxoid variant of fat-forming solitary fibrous tumor.  J Cutan Pathol.  2009 January. 36:173.

Meier M, Swick B, Liu V.  Cutaneous lesions in myelodysplastic syndrome: a sign of progression.  J Cutan Pathol.  2009 January. 36:133.

Venkat A, Liu V.  Recurrent nodule of the ear of a 52 y/o male: CD8-positive lymphoid proliferation of the Ear.  J Cutan Pathol.  2009 January. 36:157.

Armstrong A, Setyadi H, Liu V, Strasswimmer J.  Follicular eruption on arms and legs. Phrynoderma.  Arch Dermatol.  2008 November. 144(11):1509-14.

Busse P, Clark J, Muse V, Liu V.  Case records of the Massachusetts General Hospital. Case 19-2008. A 63-year-old HIV-positive man with cutaneous Merkel-cell carcinoma.  N Engl J Med.  2008 June 19. 358(25):2717-23.

Wilson J, Liu V.  Case 22: Multinucleate cell angiohistiocytoma.  Knowledge Books and Software.  2008. 

Baum C, Stone M, Liu V.  Case 23: Reactive atypical CD30-positive T-cell proliferation.  Knowledge Books and Software.  2008. 

Liu V, Cutler C, Young A.  Case records of the Massachusetts General Hospital. Case 38-2007. A 44-year-old woman with generalized, painful, ulcerated skin lesions. .  N Engl J Med.  2007 December 13. 357(24):2496-505.

Chern P, Wilson J, Liu V.  Case 15: Degos disease.  Knowledge Books and Software.  2007. 

Kristjansson A, Gilliam A, Liu V.  Fungating scalp tumor in a 22 year old male: primary cutaneous CD4+ small/medium-sized pleomorphic T-cell lymphoma.  J Cutan Pathol.  2007 January. 34:86.

Williams C, Bellucci K, Liu V, Levins P.  Erythematous papular rash on the upper back area. Caterpillar dermatitis, or erucism.  Arch Dermatol.  2006 November. 142(11):1501-6.

Chung V, Moschella S, Zembowicz A, Liu V.  Clinical and pathologic findings of paraneoplastic dermatoses.  J Am Acad Dermatol.  2006 May. 54(5):745-62 Quiz 763-6.

Kristjansson A, Bellucci K, Harbeck M, Liu V.  Case 6: Minocycline-Induced Pigmentation.  Knowledge Books and Software.  2006. 

Liu V, Caplan A.  Case 6: Apocrine Hidradenoma.  Knowledge Books and Software.  2005. 

Armstrong A, Liu V, Strasswimmer J.  Follicular eruption in a child with Alagille syndrome.  J Cutan Pathol.  2005 January. 32:74.

Sternlight-Goddard D, Lio P, Kay J, Liu V.  Nephrogenic fibrosing dermopathy: A review of the Massachusetts General Hospital experience.  J Cutan Pathol.  2005 January. 32:89.

Moschella S, Kay J, Mackool B, Liu V.  Case records of the Massachusetts General Hospital. Weekly clinicopathological exercises. Case 35-2004. A 68-year-old man with end-stage renal disease and thickening of the skin.  N Engl J Med.  2004 November 18. 351(21):2219-27.

Fazeli A, Lio P, Liu V.  Nephrogenic fibrosing dermopathy: are ACE inhibitors the missing link.  Arch Dermatol.  2004 November. 140(11):1401.

Bevona C, Fewkes J, Liu V, Sober A.  Prolonged evolution of a lentigo maligna.  J Am Acad Dermatol.  2004 November. 51(5):830-5.

Armstrong A, Fazeli A, Yeh S, Mackool B, Liu V.  Vancomycin-induced linear IgA disease manifesting as bullous erythema multiforme.  J Cutan Pathol.  2004 May. 31(5):393-7.

Armstrong A, Liu V, Mihm M.  Pathology of malignant melanoma.  UpToDate Inc;  2004.  Available from:

Dadras S, Zembowicz A, Liu V, Duncan L, Mihm M.  Inverted type A nevus: A melanoma mimicker.  J Cutan Pathol.  2004 January. 31:98.

Liu V, Mackool B.  Mycophenolate in dermatology.  J Dermatolog Treat.  2003 December. 14(4):203-11.

Bradley V, Liu V, Haynes H.  Rash with regional lymphadenopathy.  Arch Dermatol.  2003 August. 139(8):1075-80.

Campen R, Zembowicz A, Liu V, Wrone D.  Linear ectodermal cutaneous hamartoma.  Int J Dermatol.  2003 May. 42(5):376-9.

Liu V, Mihm M.  Pathology of malignant melanoma.  Surg Clin North Am.  2003 February. 83(1):31-60.

Streams B, Liu V, Liégeois N, Moschella S.  Clinical and pathologic features of nephrogenic fibrosing dermopathy: a report of two cases.  J Am Acad Dermatol.  2003 January. 48(1):42-7.

Lin J, Duncan L, Radfar A, Liu V.  Erythema migrans with abundant spirochetes on Steiner stain: early disseminated Lyme disease.  J Cutan Pathol.  2003 January. 30:70.

Liu V, McKee P.  Cutaneous T-cell lymphoproliferative disorders: approach for the surgical pathologist: recent advances and clarification of confused issues.  Adv Anat Pathol.  2002 March. 9(2):79-100.

Liu V, Kwan T, Page E.  Parotid oncocytoma in the Birt-Hogg-Dubé syndrome.  J Am Acad Dermatol.  2000 December. 43(6):1120-2.

Liu V, Bigby M.  Reactivation of genital herpes simplex virus 2 infection in asymptomatic seropositive persons is frequent.  Arch Dermatol.  2000 September. 136(9):1141-2.

Egan C, Liu V, Harris R, White S, Lessin S, Weinberg J.  Linear IgA disease associated with membranous glomerulonephropathy.  Int J Dermatol.  2000 May. 39(5):379-82.

Liu V, Mackool B.  Chronic fungal infection of the feet and nails.  Blackwell Scientific Publications.  1999. 

Liu V.  Ethnic Skin: Medical and Surgical .  Arch Dermatol/Mosby–Year Book Inc.  1999 January. 135(1):95.

Murphy G, Liu V.  Dermal Immune System.  CRC Press LLC.  1997. 

Konsolaki M, Sanicola M, Kozlova T, Liu V, Arcà B, Savakis C, Gelbart W, Kafatos F.  FLP-mediated intermolecular recombination in the cytoplasm of Drosophila embryos. .  New Biol.  1992 May. 4(5):551-7.

Date Last Modified: 08/30/2016 - 09:19:06