John Olerud
Professor Emeritus
Division of Dermatology

Faculty Information


Dr. John Olerud is a board certified physician at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. Dr. Olerud has been a member of the UW Division of Dermatology for over 50 years and has contributed to the education and clinical excellence of the Division and University in a variety of capacities including a former Director of the Dermatology Residency Program and Head of the Division from 1988-2014. Dr. Olerud is renowned for his research, with over 100 publications on a variety of skin conditions and treatment modalities as well as his patient care. Over the years, Dr. Olerud has cared for countless patients and has received various honors, notably the Seattle Top Doc designation chosen by patients for over 10 years. UW Derm established The John E. Olerud Resident Teaching Award and the John E. Olerud Professorship for Dermatology in his honor in 2005 and 2007 respectively.

Dr. Olerud has held membership and responsibilities in national professional organizations throughout his career including the American Academy of Dermatology, the American Skin Association and the Association of Professors of Dermatology.


Education & Training: 
University of Washington School of Medicine
Seattle WA
Residency in Internal Medicine
University of Washington
Seattle WA
Residency in Dermatology
University of Washington
Seattle WA
Seattle Metropolitan Top Doctor
Seattle Top Doc (Seattle Met Magazine)