Residency Program

Training Future Dermatology Leaders

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Our Vision: To cultivate diverse, compassionate, professional and inquisitive future leaders and expert dermatologists.

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Markus Boos, MD, PhD
Program Director

Markus is a Seattle transplant who is passionate about providing the best care possible to all of his patients and their families, and is an advocate for climate health and health equity. Outside of the hospital he enjoys Pokémon hunting with his twin boys, husband and dog, reading and doing open water swims in Lake Washington and surrounding lakes.



Lisa Maier, MD
Associate Program Director

Lisa is a native Michigander who finds herself very much at home in the Pacific Northwest. She loves teaching residents and medical students and is passionate about helping patients.  When she is not geeking out about allergic contact dermatitis and rosacea, you can find her flamenco dancing, urban hiking with her husband, laughing with friends and appreciating the beauty of the local plants and flowers.

Steph Timm hiking

Stephanie Timm
Program Administrator 

Stephanie is a full scale multipotentialite who loves working in service of learning environments filled with passionate learners and educators.  Some of her current interests are digital art and animation, hiking, yoga, mindfulness meditation and writing, volunteering at Food Lifeline, and she is currently on a 1 year, 1 audiobook-per-week odyssey. She has an MFA in playwriting, and has taught creative writing for over 15 years.

Program Aims

  • Recruit intellectually curious, dedicated and diverse individuals with a range of career interests.
  • Train residents to expertly treat individuals with both common and medically-complex skin conditions in the ambulatory, inpatient and virtual settings.
  • Foster residents’ individualized career development to achieve their unique career goals.
  • Support personal wellness for sustainable engagement in the field of dermatology through mentorship, collaboration, and program flexibility.
  • Graduate highly professional, outstanding clinicians, advocates and leaders in dermatology who will serve the community with integrity.

The dermatology residency program consists of three years of clinically oriented instruction with the trainee rotating through all the hospitals in the University of Washington system, as well as the Puget Sound Veterans Hospital and Seattle Children's Hospital. The curriculum includes clinical mentorship by full-time faculty and training with over two dozen clinical faculty. Residents practice at outpatient clinics, hospital ward rounds, and teaching conferences. The program allows graduated responsibility for patient care, satisfies the requirements of the American Board of Dermatology, and is currently accredited through ACGME.  


In the Department of Dermatology Residency Training Program, we value and honor diversity and believe it is integral to providing excellent patient care and an optimal environment to learn. We are committed to increasing opportunity and promoting diversity through recruitment and advancement of diverse trainees. We strive to cultivate a respectful, safe, and inclusive environment for all.

As part of our ongoing efforts and commitment as a department to see every individual as their true and whole selves, to continue to actively work towards achieving an open, diverse, and inclusive environment, and to strive to welcome and honor every person’s identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinions, all faculty, staff, and residents sign this Culture of Inclusion agreement each year.

Please refer to the application process for more information.


To reach the UW Dermatology Residency Program, please email, or call 206.685.6120.

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