Katie DeNiro
Assistant Professor
Division of Dermatology
MD, Harborview Medical Center

Faculty Information


Katherine DeNiro, MD, is a board-certified physician at the Dermatology Clinic at Harborview Medical Center who specializes in complex medical dermatology. She is a UW assistant professor of Dermatology and Medicine. Dr. DeNiro completed her medical degree at UW and is double board-certified in internal medicine and dermatology. Her clinical and research interests include complex medical dermatology, hidradenitis suppurativa, severe cutaneous adverse reactions such as, Stevens- Johnson syndrome/toxic epidermal necrolysis (SJS/TEN. Dr. DeNiro believes in a collaborative approach to patient care and enjoys partnering with patients to achieve the best possible outcomes. She strives to be compassionate and accessible to patients, treating them as she expects her friends and family to be treated.

Dr. DeNiro is a member of numerous professional organizations including the American Academy of Dermatology, the Women’s Dermatologic Society, Seattle Dermatology Society and the American Medical Association. She serves as a Member of AAD Expert Resource Group of Hidradenitis Suppurativa, Member of AAD Society of Dermatology Hospitalists, and a Member of AAD Medical Dermatology Society.

Education & Training: 
University of Washington
Seattle WA
Residency in Internal Medicine
University of Washington
Seattle WA
Residency in Dermatology
University of Washington
Seattle WA
Clinician-Teacher Fellow in Internal Medicine
VA Medical Center
Seattle WA
B.A. in Biology
Middlebury College
Middlebury, VT
Medicine Chief Resident, Seattle VA Medical Center
UW Medicine PRAISE Award
AAD Academic Dermatology Leadership Program
Mailing Address: 
To make an appointment with Dr. DeNiro, visit the UW Medicine website.
Research & Clinical Interests
Research Interests: 
  • Hidradenitis suppurativa
  • Women in Medicine
Clinical Interests: 
  • Medical dermatology
  • Hidradenitis suppurativa
  • Inpatient consultative dermatology

Selected Publications

Notaro E, Pascoe V, Shinohara MM, DeNiro KL. Sexual Harassment from Patient to Provider. International Journal of Women’s Dermatology. 2020;6(1):30-31.

Seminario-Vidal L, Kroshinsky D, Malachowski SJ, Sun J, Markova A, Beachkofsky TM, Kaffenberger BH, Ergen EN, Mauskar M, Bridges A, Calhoun C, Cardones AR, Chen ST, Chodosh J, Cotliar J, Davis MDP, DeNiro KL, Dominguez AR, Eljure-Téllez J, Femia A, Fox LP, Guda A, Mitchell C, Mostaghimi A, Ortega-Loayza AG, Owen C, Pasieka H, Rahnama-Moghadam S, Saeed HN, Saunderson RB, Shanbhag S, Sharon VR, Strowd L, Venkatesh S, Wanat KA, Wetter DA, Worswick S, Micheletti RG. Society of Dermatology Hospitalists supportive care guidelines for the management of Stevens-Johnson syndrome/toxic epidermal necrolysis in adults. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2020 82(6):1553‐1567.

Bayart CB, DeNiro KL, Brichta L, Craiglow BG, Sidbury R. Topical Janus kinase inhibitors for the treatment of pediatric alopecia areata. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2017;77(1):167-170

Hakki M, Marshall EE, De Niro KL, Geballe AP. Binding and nuclear relocalization of protein kinase R by human cytomegalovirus TRS1.  J Virol. 2006 DEC;80(23):11817-26

Child SJ, Hakki M, De Niro KL, Geballe AP. Evasion of cellular antiviral responses by human cytomegalovirus TRS1 and IRS1.  J Virol. 2004 Jan;78(1):197-205