Introduction to Dr. Thomas Su


Dr. Thomas Su grew up in Southern California and graduated as Valedictorian of his high school in Rosemead, CA. He went on to college studying Microbiology and Molecular Genetics at UCLA, graduating Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa. Dr. Su then enrolled in the combined MD/PhD program at UCLA, where he completed his PhD thesis in Molecular Biology, specifically doing cutting edge research in immunology and cancer biology. He completed his medical training at the UCLA School of Medicine where he received various letters of distinction and several NIH research awards. Due to his specific interest and dedication to diagnosing and treating cancer patients, Dr. Su went on to do a Transitional Year Internship in New York, at the world-renowned Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. After this stint on the east coast, Dr. Su returned to the Los Angeles for specialty training in dermatology, completing the UCLA STAR residency in dermatology.

Following his residency, Dr. Su remained on faculty as a Clinical Instructor at UCLA, teaching dermatology to medical students and residents. Currently, despite his busy practice, he continues to find time to teach dermatology to residents at UCLA, USC, and the Glendale Adventist Medical Center.

In addition, Dr. Su completed a post-doctoral research fellowship at the California Institute of Technology, in Pasadena, CA, where he trained in the research laboratory of Dr. David Baltimore, a Nobel Prize winner and former President of Caltech. During this time, Dr. Su investigated novel melanoma therapies and studied the role of UV light on skin cancer progression. Every day in his dermatology practice, Dr. Su draws upon his expertise in immunology, UV photobiology, and skin cancer biology to give the most optimal care to his patients.

In his free time, Dr. Su enjoys various activities including surfing, hiking, tennis, and basketball. One of the things that is dearest to his heart is giving back to the community. Dr. Su has done medical missionary work in Mexico, providing free healthcare to underserved rural populations. In addition, Dr. Su takes a week off every year to volunteer at a truly special organization called Camp Wonder, a camp for children with severely disabling skin diseases. Dr. Su is extremely passionate about his relationship with Camp Wonder, and encourages anyone who is interested to learn more about this special organization.

Thomas T. Su, M.D., PH.D.

633 North Central Avenue, Suite 305

Glendale, CA 91203

Telephone (818) 244-7281

Fax (818) 244-5912