Jay Vary
Associate Professor
Division of Dermatology
Roosevelt Dermatology Clinic Section Head

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.

My clinics are in two locations:
Mondays at the Seattle Veteran’s Affairs Hospital, where I work with residents in Dermatology, Internal Medicine, and Family Practice, as well as University of Washington Medical Students. This clinic serves veterans of various ages, resulting in a wide array of dermatological diseases.

Tuesday-Friday at the University of Washington Dermatology Center at UW Roosevelt, where I also often work with UW Medical Students.  This clinic serves the general public, and is a referral center from the University of Washington Medical Center and the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance.

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: 

For appointments with Dr. Vary at the UW Roosevelt Clinic, please visit the UW Medicine website or call (206) 598-4067.

For appointments with Dr. Vary at the Puget Sound VA Clinic, please call 1-800-329-8387.


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