Dr. Yong Tao
Ph.D., Neuroscience and Cell Biology, October 1996
Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ Graduate School-New Brunswick,
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Piscataway, NJ
Graduate School of Biomedical Science
M.D., School of Medicine, July 1990
Shanghai Medical University, Shanghai, P.R. China
Dermatopathologist, Laser Skin Care Center
Long Beach, CA
June 2013 – Present
Los Angeles, CA
January 2008 – Present
Dermatopathologist, Pathology Inc.,
April 2005 – December 2007
Associate Faculty, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center Division of Dermatology
July 2005 – present
Dermatopathology Faculty, The Western University Pacific Hospital Dermatology Residency
Long Beach, California
July 2005 – present
Dermatopathologist, National Dermatopathology Laboratory
Van Nuys, CA
July 2004 – March 2005
Fellow, Dermatopathology Section, Department of Dermatology Boston University Medical Center
July 2002 – June 2004
Resident, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine MCP-Hahnemann University Hospital
July 1999 – June 2002
Intern, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
New Brunswick, NJ
July 1998 – June 1999
The Paul J. Gethner Teaching Award, 2006 and 2008 Harbor-UCLA Department of Dermatology
“Molecular classification of melanomas and nevi using gene expression microarray signatures and formalin-fixed and paraffin-embedded tissue” S. Koh, M. Opel, J. Wei, K. Yau, R. Shah, M, Gorre, E, Whitman, P.Shitabata, Y. Tao, A. Cochran, P. Abrishami and S. Binder. (2009) Modern Pathology. 22: 538–546.
“A single peripheral injection of basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF) stimulates granule cell production and increases cerebellar growth in newborn rats. Y. Cheng, Y. Tao, IB Black, E. DiCicco-Bloom. (2001) Journal of Neurobiology. 46(3): 220-229
“In vivo neurogenesis is inhibited by neutralizing antibodies to basic fibroblast growth factor” Y. Tao, I.B. Black and E. DiCicco-Bloom. (1997) Journal of Neurobiology. 33: 289-296.
“Neurogenesis in neonatal rat brain is regulated by peripheral injection of basic fibroblast growth factor” Y. Tao, I.B. Black and E. DiCicco-Bloom (1996) The Journal of Comparative Neurology. 376: 653-663.
“Blockade of basic fibroblast growth factor in vivo inhibits cerebellar granule cell neurogenesis” Y. Tao, I.B. Black and E. DiCicco-Bloom. (1995). Soc. Neurosci. 21, 787.
Board certified in Anatomic, Clinical Pathology and Dermatopathology.