Dr. Michael Piepkorn
Clinical Professor
Division of Dermatology

Faculty Information

Biography

Dr. Michael W. Piepkorn completed two residencies at UW Medicine: one in pathology in 1978 and one in dermatology in 1980. He graduated from the UW with a Ph.D. in pathology in 1980 and had a joint faculty appointment in the Division of Dermatology and the Department of Pathology during the 1990s. Dr. Piepkorn is now in private practice, and he maintains a connection with UW Medicine as a clinical professor in the Department of Medicine.

The Michael Piepkorn Endowed Chair in Dermatology Research was established in his honor effective October 1, 2011. This endowment was established to support dermatologic research at the UW by Michael Piepkorn, MD, PhD, a Clinical Profesor in the Dermatology Division and a graduate of the UW Dermatology Residency Program. Dr. Piepkorn received his PhD from UW and has served for many years as a dermatologist, dermatopathologist, and investigator whose research is focused on melanoma.

Dr. Piepkorn has been a member of the Society for Investigative Dermatology and a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology since 1981.

Education & Training: 
MD
University of Minnesota
1973
PhD
University of Washington
1980
Residency in Dermatology
University of Washington
1980
Residency in Pathology
University of Washington
1978
Honors: 
Clinical Faculty Distinguished Teaching Award, University of Washington Residency Program
2018
Clinical Faculty Distinguished Teaching Award, University of Washington Dermatology Residency Program
2009