Benjamin Perin
Acting Instructor
Division of Dermatology

Faculty Information

Biography

Dr. Benji Perin, is a board-certified dermatologist at the VA Puget Sound Health Care System and Acting Instructor in the Division of Dermatology at the University of Washington. Dr. Perin is native of San Rafael, California, and prior to receiving his MD from the University of Washington School of Medicine, he taught humanities for several years at a local Seattle high school. As a resident within the Division of Dermatology, Dr. Perin co-led and helped develop a “dermatology bootcamp” for first year residents, and a poetry and writing workshop for medical students.

Dr. Perin’s research and clinical interests include skin microbiome/therapeutic manipulation of skin microbiota in inflammatory disease, pediatric dermatology, equity in access to specialty medical care, and humanities in medicine. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with family, reading, riding bikes, and writing poetry.

Education & Training: 
Residency in Dermatology
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
2018-2021
Internship in Prelim Medicine
Virginia Mason Medical Center
Seattle, WA
2017-2018
MD
University of Washington School of Medicine
Seattle, WA
2012-2017
Bachelor of Science in English Literature, Minor in Biology, Magna Cum Laude
Middlebury College
Middlebury, VT
1997-2001
Honors: 
Gold Humanism Honor Society
2016
Alpha Omega Alpha
2016
Contact
Mailing Address: 

For appointments with Dr. Perin, please visit the VA Puget Sound Health Care System website.

Research & Clinical Interests
Clinical Interests: 

Dr. Perin’s clinical and research interests include skin microbiome/therapeutic manipulation of skin microbiota in inflammatory disease, pediatric dermatology, equity in access to specialty medical care, and humanities in medicine.

Publications
Publications: 

Selected Publications

Zouboulis, C et al. What causes hidradenitis suppurativa? — 15 years after. Experimental Dermatology. 2020 Dec 29; 1159-1160: PMID: 33058306.

Perin B, Addetia A, Qin X. Transfer of skin microbiota between two dissimilar autologous microenvironments: A pilot study. PLoS One. 2019 Dec 30;14(12):e0226857. PMID: 31887174.

Perin, B.I. Intern in winter. Journal of Graduate Medical Education. 2019 Feb; Vol. 11, No. 1, pp. 101-101. PMID: 30805106

Perin, B.I. A med student thanks the scrub nurse. American Journal of Nursing. 2015 Jul; 115(7): 37.