Markus Boos
Associate Professor
Department of Pediatrics
Director, Dermatology Residency Program
Clinical Adjunct, Division of Dermatology, Department of Medicine
MD, Seattle Children's Hospital

Faculty Information


Markus Boos, MD, PhD is an attending pediatric dermatologist at Seattle Children's Hospital and is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Washington School of Medicine. Dr. Boos also serves as the Director of UW Division of Dermatology’s Residency Training Program. Dr. Boos enjoys caring for all children with skin disorders but has a special interest in primary cutaneous lymphoma, the skin manifestations of immunodeficiency and LGBTQ health. He is an advocate for climate/environmental health as it relates to children's health.  As a gay father, Markus enjoys spending free time with his children. When he is not at work, he also enjoys reading, running and swimming. He cheers for his Detroit Red Wings, the San Antonio Spurs and has adopted the Seahawks as his pro football team.  Dr. Boos, like all of Seattle Children's Hospital, values diversity and welcomes all patients and their families, regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, gender identity or sexual orientation. Our clinic is a safe space for everyone.

Education & Training: 
University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
Chicago IL
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Philadelphia PA
Pediatric Dermatology, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia PA
Seattle Top Docs (Seattle Met Magazine)
Seattle Top Doc (Seattle Met Magazine)
UW Derm John Olerud Resident Teaching Award
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To make an appointment with Dr. Boos, visit the Seattle Children's Hospital website.

Research & Clinical Interests
Research Interests: 
  • Climate change and dermatology
  • LGBTQ health
  • Equity/social justice
Clinical Interests: 
  • Pediatric cutaneous lymphoma and lymphoproliferative disorders
  • Cutaneous manifestations of immunodeficiency
  • LGBTQ health

Selected Publications

Eczematous dermatitis in primary immunodeficiencies: A review of cutaneous clues to diagnosis.

Hoskins S, Skoda-Smith S, Torgerson TR, Boos MD.Hoskins S, et al. Among authors: Boos MD. Clin Immunol. 2020 Feb;211:108330. doi: 10.1016/j.clim.2019.108330. Epub 2019 Dec 30.

Balancing public health and private wealth: lessons on climate inaction from the COVID-19 pandemic - a report from the International Society of Dermatology Climate Change Committee.

Coates SJ, Andersen LK, Boos MD.Coates SJ, et al. Among authors: Boos MD. Int J Dermatol. 2020 Jul;59(7):869-871. doi: 10.1111/ijd.14917. Epub 2020 May 8.

Dermatologic care of sexual and gender minority/LGBTQIA youth, Part 2: Recognition and management of the unique dermatologic needs of SGM adolescents.

Kosche C, Mansh M, Luskus M, Nguyen A, Martinez-Diaz G, Inwards-Breland D, Yeung H, Boos MD. Kosche C, et al. Among authors: Boos MD. Pediatr Dermatol. 2019 Sep;36(5):587-593. doi: 10.1111/pde.13898. Epub 2019 Jul 1.

Dermatologic care of sexual and gender minority/LGBTQIA youth, Part I: An update for the dermatologist on providing inclusive care.

Boos MD, Yeung H, Inwards-Breland D.Boos MD, et al. Pediatr Dermatol. 2019 Sep;36(5):581-586. doi: 10.1111/pde.13896. Epub 2019 Jul 1.

Pediatric dermatology and climate change: An argument for the pediatric subspecialist as public health advocate.

Schachtel A, Boos MD.Schachtel A, et al. Among authors: Boos MD. Pediatr Dermatol. 2019 Jul;36(4):564-566. doi: 10.1111/pde.13819. Epub 2019 Apr 9.