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Education and Credentials

Medical Education:
University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA
Board Certification:
Dermatology, American Board of Dermatology
Board Certification:
Dermatopathology, American Board of Pathology

Resources for My Patients

Diseases and Conditions


Office Visit

Offices and Directions


Dermatology DRM1
Office Address: 
655 Watkins Mill Road
Gaithersburg, MD 20879
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I am excited to practice at Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group with the goal to provide the best patient care in a very supportive and intellectually stimulating environment. 

I am looking to foster a strong collegial atmosphere across all specialties and hope that my services in dermatology will help improve the quality of life of our patients who deal with acute and chronic dermatologic illnesses. 

I am known to push the envelope of technology to maximize our efficiency as teachers of health and providers of care and am always excited to hear how others are utilizing the tools they have at hand.

Awards & Recognition

  • Top Doctor, Washingtonian Magazine, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
  • Top Doctor, Washington Consumers' Checkbook, 2017

About Me: Outside the Office

Professional Affiliations

What My Patients Say

Quality of care excellent; ease of case and communication excellent. - AF

Dr. Vu was very thorough in his exam and extremely knowledgeable. He seemed to know what I wanted to tell him before I said anything. Dr. Vu is nice and easy to talk with. He met all my expectations and lived up to his reputation. - BS

Dr. Vu is very thorough and explains in detail your visit and his findings. - LM

Dr. Vu is the best dermatologist I have ever had. He listens to me and thoroughly explains things. He appreciates that I want to be an integral part of my care and he respects my opinions. - MA

I was treated with care and concern. Dr. Vu explained every treatment that he was going to do. Even when he gave me a shot of lidocaine to numb the areas, he massaged around the injection and I did not feel a thing. He communicated very well. He is a great asset to your organization. If I go back to dermatology, I will definitely request Dr. Vu. Thank you. - PL

Dr. Vu is a knowledgeable and experienced dermatologist in the best traditions of Kaiser Permanente. Even when Gaithersburg was understaffed and seeking to hire, Dr. Vu worked hard to fit in patients. Very highly recommended. - JD

Dr. Vu is knowledgeable, compassionate and pleasant. I highly recommend him. - KM

Dr. John Vu is the best dermatologist I've ever had. He is very compassionate and knowledgeable. I highly recommend him. - RP

Thank you Dr. Vu for the thorough and compassionate care you provided to me. I am fortunate to have KP and to have you as my dermatologist. - CD

Dr. Vu is an excellent physician. As a dermatologist, he is very thorough, gentle and knowledgeable. He is also very reassuring and an excellent communicator. - MO