Jay Vary
Associate Professor
Division of Dermatology
Director of Clinical Operations
MD, UWMC-Roosevelt
MD, Primary Care at South Lake Union

Faculty Information


I am interested in general medical dermatology as well as teaching the next generation of Dermatologists. I have a specific interest in educating patients about their own skin, and skin diseases. Through patient education, I hope to empower individuals to take command of their own medical care, whenever possible.

I currently serve as the Director of Clinical Operations for the University of Washington Division of Dermatology. My clinic is at the Dermatology Center at UWMC-Roosevelt, where I also often work with UW Medical Students and UW Residents. This clinic serves the general public, and is a referral center from the University of Washington Medical Center and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center.

Education & Training: 
University of Washington School of Medicine
Seattle WA
PhD in Molecular and Cellular Biology
University of Washington School of Medicine
Seattle WA
Medical Internship
Virginia Mason Medical Center
Seattle WA
Dermatology Residency
University of Washington
Seattle WA
B.S. in Biology
University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign
Urbana IL
Mailing Address: 

To make an appointment with Dr. Vary, visit the UW Medicine website

Research & Clinical Interests
Clinical Interests: 
  • General Medical Derm
  • Hidradenitis suppurativa
  • Isotretinoin pharmacology
  • Health Equity in Dermatology

Tobin DM, Vary Jr JC, Ray JP, Walsh GS, Dunstan SJ, Bang ND, Hagge DA, Khadge S, King MC, Hawn TR, Moens CB, and Ramakrishnan L.  The lta4h Locus Modulates Susceptibility to Mycobacterial Infection.  Cell. 2010 Mar 5;140(5):717-730. PMID: 20211140

Tobin, D.M., F.J. Roca, S.F. Oh, R McFarland, T.W. Vickery, J.P. Ray, D.C. Ko, Y. Zou, N. D. Bang, T.T.H. Chau, J.C. Vary, Jr., S.J. Dunstan, J.J. Farrar, G.E. Thwaites, M.-C. King, C.N. Serhan, L. Ramakrishnan.  Therapies Directed to LTA4H genotype that optimize the inflammatory response to mycobacterial infections.  Cell. 2012 Feb 3;148:434-446.  PMID: 22304914

Olson, JM, E.C. Moore, M.A. Valasek,  L.H. Williams, J.C. Vary, Jr.  Panniculitis in Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Panniculitis Deficiency Successfully Treated with Enzyme Replacement.  Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. 2012 Apr;66(4):e139-41.  PMID: 22421127

Shah, J.A., J.C. Vary, T.T.H. Chau, N.D. Bang, N.T.B. Yen, J.J. Farrar, S.J. Dunstan, T.R. Hawn.  Human TOLLIP regulates TLR2 and TLR4 signaling and its polymorphisms are associated with susceptibility to tuberculosis.  Journal of Immunology.  2012 Aug 15;189(4):1737-46.  PMID: 22778396

Corcorran, M.A., J.M. Olson, C. Hecht, S. Knezevich, J.C. Vary.  Eruptive Squamous Cell Carcinoma with Abatacept in Rheumatoid Arthritis. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. 2013 Oct;69(4):e178-9.  PMID: 24034388

Olson, J.M., J.C. Vary, Jr.  Primary cutaneous Actinomyces neuii infection of the breast, successfully treated with doxycycline.  Cutis. 2013 Dec; 92(6):E3-4.  PMID: 24416755

Yang, S., J.C. Vary, Multiple papules on the hands of a woman with common variable immunodeficiency. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. 2012.

Shlyankevich J, G.Y. Stetsenko, E. George, D.M. Lantz, N.R. Burwick, J.C. Vary Jr. Granulomatous Scleromyxedema: Case Report and Literature Review. American Journal of Dermatopathology. 2013 Nov 15; PMID: 24247576

Vary, J.C., K.M. O’Connor.  Common Dermatologic Conditions.  Medical Clinics of North America.  2014 May;98(3):445-485, PMID: 24758956