Division 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

Team Values

The Executive Team supports our Division’s Mission and Values through:

  • Honesty, Authenticity, Truth, Transparency (HAAT)
  • Seeking Knowledge and being open to Learning in order to find the truth
  • Supporting one another and creating a Safe Space to express our truths

Executive Committee Members

Melina Mambalam


Melina Mambalam, MHA

Division Administrator

Paul Nghiem


Paul Nghiem, MD, PhD

Head of the Division of Dermatolgoy 

Paul Riili


Paul Anthony Riili

Manager of Business Strategy, Finance and Clinical Programs


Michi Shinohara


Michi Shinohara, MD

Associate Chief, Division of Dermatology