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Olivia Lai, MD

Dr. Olivia Lai is a dermatologist with an interest in general and medical dermatology. Dr. Lai grew up in Northern California. She completed her undergraduate degree at Tufts University, where she majored in Biology and minored in Mandarin Chinese. Subsequently, she attended medical school at the USC Keck School of Medicine in Los Angeles. She completed her internship at Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage, California. She completed her dermatology residency at the University of Illinois, Chicago, where she served as chief resident in charge of academics. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, reading, cooking, trying out new foods, and working out.


University of Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago | Dermatology Residency

Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California | Doctor of Medicine

Tufts University | Bachelor of Science, summa cum laude

Professional Associations

American Academy of Dermatology

National Psoriasis Foundation

Selected Publications

Kasperkiewicz M, Lai O, Recke A, Betlachin A, Ji L, Groshen S, Woodley D. Clinical outcomes of patients with pemphigus treated by the same physicians in a public safety net healthcare system vs. a private healthcare system. Br J Dermatol. 2019.

Lai O, Recke A, Zillikens D, Kasperkiewicz M. Influence of Cigarette Smoking on Pemphigus – A Systemic Review and Pooled Analysis of the Literature. JEADV. 2018; 32(8):1256-1262.

Lai O, Zillikens D, Shimanovich I. Generalized Net-like Erythema and Stroke in a Young Female. JAMA Dermatol. 2018; 154(1):93-4.

Jascholt I, Lai O, Zillikens D, Kasperkiewicz M. Periodontitis in Oral Pemphigus and Pemphigoid: A Systematic Review of Published Studies. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2016;76(5):975-8.e3.

Shive M, Ho D, Lai O, Mamalis A, Miller KM, Jagdeo J. Beyond the Tyndall effect: the role of subtractive color mixing in the perception of blue nevi and veins. JAMA Dermatol. 2016; 1;152(10):1167-9.

Lai OY, Chen H, Michaud H-A, Hayashi G, Kuebler PJ, Hultman GK, Ariza M-E, Williams MV, Batista MD, Nixon DF, Foerster J, Bowcock AM, Liao W.  Protective effect of human endogenous retrovirus K dUTPase variants on psoriasis susceptibility. J Invest Dermatol. 2012;132(7):1833-40.

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