Mission Statement

Advancing dermatology with integrity, compassion, and innovation.


The University of Washington Division of Dermatology is committed to:

  • Collaboration (We are collegial, we support and build community)

  • Continuous improvement (We foster a culture of excellence, scholarship, growth, learning and curiosity)

  • We celebrate and value diversity

  • We act with compassion


Our faculty emphasize patient care while also doing world-class research. We maintain a well-funded program of basic, clinical, and translational research. Members of our division work on a diverse topics and develop treatment methods and therapies for an array of skin conditions.


We are proud to be one of the top teaching programs in the United States. Our faculty have earned numerous teaching honors and we are committed to providing future leaders in dermatology with exceptional training. We offer programs for residents, fellows, and medical students in dermatology and work with trainees from other specialities. By working closely with practitioners, students are exposed to a broad range of skin conditions,diagnostic methods, and treatment options.

UW Dermatology provides direct training in dermatology through our Residency Program, our Procedural Dermatology Fellowship, and through our Medical Student Clerkships

Clinical Care

Since 1961, people with skin conditions have turned to the physicians at UW Dermatology for expert care. Our patients receive compassionate, advanced, and reliable support at six clinics in the greater Seattle area. Our robust research and training programs mean that patients have access to innovative treatment. Our doctors are recognized as among the region’s best and are noted leaders in dermatology.