Kudakwashe Maloney, MD

Board-Certified Dermatologist & Dermatopathologist
Dr. Maloney

Dr. Kudakwashe (Kuda) Maloney is board certified in dermatology and dermatopathology by the American Board of Dermatology and the American Board of Pathology. She earned her medical degree in Allopathic Medicine from Yale University School of Medicine in 2009. She also holds a Master of Philosophy and Biological Sciences from the University of Cambridge. Dr. Maloney completed a clinical residency in general medicine-dermatology at Massachusetts General Hospital. By 2015, she had completed her clinical fellowship in dermatopathology at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

After training, Dr. Maloney remained in Houston and attained dual appointments as a staff Dermatopathologist at the University of Texas – McGovern Medical School and a Clinical Assistant Professor of Dermatology at the MD Anderson Cancer Center Department of Dermatology and remains actively involved in resident teaching.

Over the years, Dr. Maloney has presented at various seminars from Harvard Dermatopathology Board Review and the American Academy of Dermatology. She has been uniquely involved in the HAL Community Education Series on Skin Cancer and MD Anderson’s “Cancerwise” Program, as well as a host of peer-reviewed publications, research, diagnostic articles, and book chapters. Dr. Maloney has been involved in telemedicine both locally and internationally.


Fellowship Training

MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, TX

Residency Training

Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

Medical School

Yale School of Medicine
New Haven, CT


Williams College
Williamstown, MA

Board Certifications


The American Board of Dermatology


The American Board of Dermatology and The American Board of Pathology


American Academy of Dermatology

Women’s Dermatologic Society

American Society 0f Dermatopathology

American Telemedicine Association

The American Society of Dermatopathology

Digital Pathology Association

International Society of Dermatology

International Society of Dermatopathology

Research & Publications

Dr. Kudakwashe Maloney has performed research in such topics as immunity and tolerance (Langerhans cells), perianal giant condyloma acuminatum, cutaneous adnexal tumors, melanocytic lesions, and adenocarcinoma.

  • Mutyambizi K, Berger CL, Edelson RL. The balance between immunity and tolerance: the role of Langerhans cells. Cell Mol Life Sci 66(5):831-40, 3/2009. PMCID: PMC4075167.
  • Nambudiri VE, Mutyambizi K, Walls AC, Fisher DC, Bleday R, Saavedra AP. Successful treatment of perianal giant condyloma acuminatum in an immunocompromised host with systemic interleukin 2 and topical cidofovir. JAMA Dermatol 149(9):1068-70, 9/2013. PMID: 23824272.
  • Danialan R, Mutyambizi K, Aung P, Prieto VG, Ivan D. Challenges in the diagnosis of cutaneous adnexal tumours. J Clin Pathol 68(12):992-1002, 12/2015. PMID: 26602416.
  • Aung PP, Mutyambizi KK, Danialan R, Ivan D, Prieto VG. Differential diagnosis of heavily pigmented melanocytic lesions: challenges and diagnostic approach. J Clin Pathol 68(12):963-70, 12/2015. PMID: 26602414.
  • Wolf K, Stewart L, Rapini R, Mutyambizi K. Multifocal extramammary Paget’s disease-associated adenocarcinoma: a rare condition of flexoral skin of multiple sites. Dermatol Online J 22(1), 1/2016. e-Pub 1/2016. PMID: 26990474.
  • Chen WS, Tetzlaff MT, Diwan H, Jahan-Tigh R, Diab A, Nelson K, Glitza IC, Kaunitz GJ, Johnson D, Torres-Cabala C, Pacha O, Taube JM, Maloney K, Prieto VG, Curry JL. Suprabasal acantholytic dermatologic toxicities associated checkpoint inhibitor therapy: A spectrum of immune reactions from paraneoplastic pemphigus-like to Grover-like lesions. J Cutan Pathol 45(10):764-773, 10/2018. e-Pub 7/2018. PMID: 29943453.
  • Mutyambizi K, Burgin S. Perforating Granuloma Annulare in Atlantic Dermatology Patient Viewing Case Book, pages 8-9 New England Dermatology Society Meeting, May 2011.
  • Mutyambizi K, Qureshi A. Ulcerating Rheumatoid Nodules in Atlantic Dermatology Patient Viewing Case Book, pages 10-11, New England Dermatology Society Meeting, May 2011.
Book Chapters
  • Mutyambizi K, Mackool B. Drug Safety in Pregnancy. In: Atlas of Obstetric Dermatology. Lipincott and Wilkins, 2013. PMID: 13: 978-1451176742.
  • Torres-Cabala,C, Mutyambizi K, Bravo, F. Infectious Diseases of the Skin. In: Precision Molecular Pathology of Dermatologic Diseases. Springer, 2015. PMID: 13: 978-1493928606.
  • Mutyambizi, K. Dermatologic Complications of HIV. In: Fundamentals of HIV Medicine, 1st. Ed(s) Hardy, WD. Oxford University Press, 606, 2017. PMID: 13: 978-0190493097.
  • Mutyambizi K. Characterization of a Gammaherpesvirus in Vitro Latency System. Thesis Advisor: Dr Stacey Efstathiou: Chair, Division of Virology, University of Cambridge, 6/2007.
  • Mutyambizi K. Waiting for the Storm: Cell to Soul. The Human Healthcare Journal, 12/2008.
  • Mutyambizi K, Nazarian R. A Case of Cutaneous Perivascular Epithelioid Cell Tumor Masquerading as a Hemangioma. American Society of Dermatopathology November 2014 Meeting, 11/2014.
  • Mutyambizi K, Ivan D. Are Multiple Granular Cell Tumors in Childhood Markers for RASopathies? American Society of Dermatopathology November 2014 Meeting, 2014.