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Ashley Wysong, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Dermatology
NOR 5301 1441 Eastlake Avenue Health Sciences Campus Los Angeles


Dr. Ashley Wysong is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Dermatology and Director of Procedural Dermatology and Mohs Micrographic Surgery at USC. She obtained her master’s degree in epidemiology in the Department of Health Research and Policy at Stanford University. She earned her medical degree at Duke University School of Medicine where she was valedictorian of her medical school class. She completed her residency in Dermatology at Stanford University where she also served as Chief Resident. Her fellowship in Procedural Dermatology and Mohs Micrographic Surgery was completed at Scripps Clinic under the direction of Dr. Hugh Greenway in Mohs surgery, Dr. Victor Ross in laser and cosmetic dermatology, and Dr. Leland Housman in veins.

Dr. Wysong specializes in Mohs surgery and reconstruction for melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer. She has a special interest in locally advanced and metastatic basal cell and squamous cell carcinoma as well as treatment of rare skin tumors. She has significant experience treating skin cancer in high-risk populations such as patients with organ transplants, leukemia/lymphoma, HIV, and other forms of chronic immunosuppression. In addition, she practices the use of cosmetic techniques for the revision of surgical, traumatic, and burn scars.

Dr. Wysong also has extensive experience in cosmetic dermatology and laser procedures and believes in subtle enhancements to obtain a natural and refreshed look. She is certified by the American Board of Venolymphatic Medicine to perform medical and surgical treatment for patients with varicose veins and other vein conditions.

As a former NCAA and professional athlete, Dr. Wysong has a special interest in promoting sun safety and skin cancer prevention among outdoor athletes. Her research interests include epidemiology of skin cancer, clinical trials, transplant and other high-risk non-melanoma skin cancer (NMSC) patients, characterizing high-risk squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), predictors of sunscreen use among NCAA athletes and other populations, quantification and improved characterization of facial aging, and investigations of novel surgical and cosmetic techniques.


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Hypothyroidism Potentially Linked to Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma: Retrospective Study at a Single Tertiary Academic Medical Center. Dermatol Surg. 2017 Aug 07. View in: PubMed

The role of imaging in the management of patients with nonmelanoma skin cancer: When is imaging necessary? J Am Acad Dermatol. The role of imaging in the management of patients with nonmelanoma skin cancer: When is imaging necessary? J Am Acad Dermatol. 2017 Apr; 76(4):591-607. View in: PubMed

The role of imaging in the management of patients with nonmelanoma skin cancer: Diagnostic modalities and applications. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2017 Apr; 76(4):579-588. View in: PubMed

Toluidine Blue Stain of Dermatofibrosarcoma Protuberans: Highlighting Its Use in Mohs. Dermatol Surg. 2017 Mar 23. View in: PubMed

Literature Review of Cosmetic Procedures in Men: Approaches and Techniques are Gender Specific. Am J Clin Dermatol. 2017 Feb; 18(1):87-96. View in: PubMed

Cisplatin and Cetuximab Treatment for Metastatic Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma: A Systematic Review. Dermatol Surg. 2017 Jan; 43(1):40-49. View in: PubMed

Management of Skin Cancer in the High-Risk Patient. Curr Treat Options Oncol. 2016 Dec; 17(12):60. View in: PubMed

Defining recurrence of nonmelanoma skin cancer after Mohs micrographic surgery: Report of the American College of Mohs Surgery Registry and Outcomes Committee. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2016 Nov; 75(5):1022-1031. View in: PubMed

Successful Treatment of Chronic Venous Ulcers With a 1,320-nm Endovenous Laser Combined With Other Minimally Invasive Venous Procedures. Dermatol Surg. 2016 Aug; 42(8):961-6. View in: PubMed

Redefinition of Skin Cancer as a Chronic Disease. JAMA Dermatol. 2016 Mar; 152(3):255-6. View in: PubMed

Radiographic imaging for skin cancer. Semin Cutan Med Surg. 2016 Mar; 35(1):42-8. View in: PubMed

Treatment of complex periorbital venolymphatic malformation in a neonate with a combination therapy of sirolimus and prednisolone. Dermatol Ther. 2015 Jul-Aug; 28(4):218-21. View in: PubMed

Keratinocyte Migration and a Hypothetical New Role for Extracellular Heat Shock Protein 90 Alpha in Orchestrating Skin Wound Healing. Adv Wound Care (New Rochelle). 2015 Apr 01; 4(4):203-212. View in: PubMed

Non-melanoma skin cancer and NSAID use in women with a history of skin cancer in the Women's Health Initiative. Prev Med. 2014 Dec; 69:8-12. View in: PubMed

An investigator-initiated open-label clinical trial of vismodegib as a neoadjuvant to surgery for high-risk basal cell carcinoma. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2014 Nov; 71(5):904-911. e1. View in: PubMed

Chromhidrosis: a rare diagnosis requiring clinicopathologic correlation. Am J Dermatopathol. 2014 Oct; 36(10):853-5. View in: PubMed

Low rate of dermatology outpatient visits in Asian-Americans: an initial survey study for associated patient-related factors. BMC Dermatol. 2014 Aug 02; 14:13. View in: PubMed

Quantifying soft tissue loss in the aging male face using magnetic resonance imaging. Dermatol Surg. 2014 Jul; 40(7):786-93. View in: PubMed

Rapidly involuting congenital hemangioma associated with profound, transient thrombocytopenia. Pediatr Dermatol. 2014 May-Jun; 31(3):402-4. View in: PubMed

Sudden onset vision loss in an 8-year-old female with McCune-Albright syndrome. Pediatr Dermatol. 2014 Jan-Feb; 31(1):80-2. View in: PubMed

Sudden Onset Vision Loss in an 8-year-old Female with McCune-Albright Syndrome. Pediatr Dermatol. 2014 Jan; 31(1):80-2. View in: PubMed

Quantifying soft tissue loss in facial aging: a study in women using magnetic resonance imaging. Dermatol Surg. 2013 Dec; 39(12):1895-902. View in: PubMed

A schema using fixed anatomic landmarks for biopsy site identification on the head and neck. Dermatol Surg. 2013 Nov; 39(11):1705-8. View in: PubMed

Single-stage turn-over muscular hinge flap with Burow's full-thickness skin graft to repair oral commissure defect. Dermatol Surg. 2013 Oct; 39(10):1530-4. View in: PubMed

Comment on basal cell carcinoma rebound after cessation of vismodegib in an individual with basal cell nevus syndrome. Dermatol Surg. 2013 Sep; 39(9):1413-4. View in: PubMed

Metabolic derangements in the gastrocnemius and the effect of Compound A therapy in a murine model of cancer cachexia. J Cachexia Sarcopenia Muscle. 2013 Jun; 4(2):145-55. View in: PubMed

Successful removal of a henna tattoo using 2,940-nm ablative laser resurfacing. Dermatol Surg. 2013 May; 39(5):813-5. View in: PubMed

Update on metastatic basal cell carcinoma: a summary of published cases from 1981 through 2011. JAMA Dermatol. 2013 May; 149(5):615-6. View in: PubMed

Intravascular ALK-negative anaplastic large cell lymphoma with localized cutaneous involvement and an indolent clinical course: toward recognition of a distinct clinicopathologic entity. Am J Surg Pathol. 2013 Apr; 37(4):617-23. View in: PubMed

Nonmelanoma skin cancer visits and procedure patterns in a nationally representative sample: national ambulatory medical care survey 1995-2007. Dermatol Surg. 2013 Apr; 39(4):596-602. View in: PubMed

New onset of keratoacanthomas after vismodegib treatment for locally advanced basal cell carcinomas: a report of 2 cases. JAMA Dermatol. 2013 Feb; 149(2):242-3. View in: PubMed

Factors affecting sunscreen use and sun avoidance in a U. S. national sample of organ transplant recipients. Br J Dermatol. 2013 Feb; 168(2):346-53. View in: PubMed

Is tanning bed exposure associated with aggressive basal cell carcinoma? J Clin Oncol. Is tanning bed exposure associated with aggressive basal cell carcinoma? J Clin Oncol. 2012 Nov 10; 30(32):e333-6. View in: PubMed

Sunscreen use in NCAA collegiate athletes: identifying targets for intervention and barriers to use. Prev Med. 2012 Nov; 55(5):493-6. View in: PubMed

Ulcers and stellate scars on bilateral ankles. Arch Dermatol. 2012 Mar; 148(3):385-90. View in: PubMed

Clear-cell papulosis: a rare entity that may be misconstrued pathologically as normal skin. Pediatr Dermatol. 2012 Mar-Apr; 29(2):195-8. View in: PubMed

NF-?B inhibition protects against tumor-induced cardiac atrophy in vivo. Am J Pathol. 2011 Mar; 178(3):1059-68. View in: PubMed

An approach to the patient with retiform purpura. Dermatol Ther. 2011 Mar-Apr; 24(2):151-72. View in: PubMed

Dexmedetomidine and the reduction of postoperative delirium after cardiac surgery. Psychosomatics. 2009 May-Jun; 50(3):206-17. View in: PubMed

Longitudinal incidence of adverse outcomes of age-related macular degeneration. Arch Ophthalmol. 2009 Mar; 127(3):320-7. View in: PubMed

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