Shirley Xu, DNP, FNP-BC

Shirley Xu, DNP, FNP-BC is a Board-Certified Family Nurse Practitioner specializing in medical and cosmetic dermatology. She received her Bachelor’s degree from the University at Buffalo and her Master’s degree and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree from Columbia University. While at Columbia University, she completed a variety of dermatology, urgent care, and primary care rotations.

Prior to joining The Dermatology Specialists, she worked as a registered nurse on a post-operative unit and a medical-surgical unit at Catholic Health Buffalo. She immediately began her nurse practitioner career working in dermatology and completed The Dermatology Specialists training program, where she trained alongside top dermatology providers and gained firsthand experience in both medical and cosmetic dermatology. 

Shirley Xu sees patients for dermatology concerns including but not limited to eczema, acne, rosacea, hair loss, and psoriasis as well as aesthetic and procedural treatments. She is dedicated to treating patients with an individualized approach. She understands how dermatological conditions can impact the quality of one’s life and is committed to helping her patients feel empowered and confident in their own skin. She is passionate about skincare and utilizes her research background to stay up to date about skincare ingredients, treatments, and procedures. 

Born and raised in New York City. Shirley is fluent in two dialects of Chinese. In her free time, she enjoys playing with her bunny Momo, biking and traveling internationally.