Michi Shinohara
Associate Professor
Division of Dermatology
Associate Chief, Division of Dermatology
Michael W. Piepkorn Endowed Chair in Dermatologic Research
Director of Dermatopathology
MD, UW Medical Center – Roosevelt Dermatology Center
MD, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center

Faculty Information


Dr. Shinohara (she/her/hers) attended Reed College in Portland, Oregon, starting as an art major, but falling victim to the geeky-cool lure of the sciences and graduating majoring in Chemistry.  She attended the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle. Her broad interests led her first to internal medicine residency at the University of Washington, however, exposure to dermatology clinics during her medicine residency led to a second residency in dermatology. After a dermatopathology fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania, she returned to the Seattle area to join the faculty at University of Washington in 2010, where she has dual appointments within Dermatology and Dermatopathology. She specializes in the care of complex medical dermatology patients, and maintains a multidisciplinary Cutaneous Lymphoma Clinic in addition to holding the title of Director of Inpatient Consultative Dermatology at the University of Washington Medical Center.

Her clinical and research interests include skin oncology, cutaneous lymphoma, dermatopathology and equity/diversity/inclusion.

Dr. Shinohara serves on the Board of Directors of the Women’s Dermatology Society, United States Cutaneous Lymphoma Consortium, Society of Dermatology Hospitalists, and is active in the Association of Professors of Dermatology and the American Society for Dermatopathology.


Education & Training: 
University of Washington School of Medicine
Seattle WA
Internship and Residency in Internal Medicine
University of Washington Department of Internal Medicine
Seattle WA
Dermatology Residency
University of Washington
Seattle WA
Fellowship in Dermatopathology
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia PA
B.A. in Biochemistry
Reed College
Portland OR
Chief Resident, University of Washington Division of Dermatology Residency
Alpha Omega Alpha
American Academy of Dermatology Leadership Forum selectee
Chief of Medicine Service Award, University of Washington Department of Medicine
UW Derm John Olerud Resident Teaching Award
Seattle Top Docs (Seattle Met Magazine)
Mailing Address: 

For appointments at the Roosevelt Dermatology Center, visit the UW Medicine website


For appointments at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center, visit the Fred Hutch website.


For dermatopathology consultation services, please visit our website and complete the Dermotopathology Consultation Request Form.

Research & Clinical Interests
Research Interests: 
  • Cutaneous lymphomas clinical trials
  • Quality of life in cutaneous lymphoma
  • Gender gap in dermatology
  • Medical education
  • Assorted projects with trainees - including projects around dermpath/inpatient derm
Clinical Interests: 
  • Cutaneous lymphomas
  • Dermatopathology
  • Teaching and medical education

Selected Publications

Shinohara MM, Mahurin HM, Tarabadkar E, et al. Health-related quality of life in cutaneous T-cell lymphoma: A cross-sectional survey study. Skin Health and Disease. May 2021.

Ware OR, Coolman TD, Shinohara MM. Dermatologist Burnout: Contribution of gender and impact of children. JAAD, accepted for publication February 3, 2020.

Guest Editor, special “Gender Gap” issue, International Journal of Women’s Dermatology, Jan 2020. 

Jacobsen E, Hippe DS, Lachance K, Perrone ME, Chang OH, Shinohara MM. Should Margin Status of Biopsies be Included in Dermatopathology Reports? Clinician Preferences and the Importance of Unambiguous Language. Am J Dermatopathol Accepted for Publication Sept 2019.

Ware O, Tarabadkar ES, Shustov A, Shinohara MM. Pralatrexate for refractory or recurrent subcutaneous panniculitis-like T-cell lymphoma with hemophagocytic syndrome. JAAD, 2019 Jul 15. pii: S0190-9622(19)32379-5.

Shinohara MM, Shustov A. How I treat primary cutaneous CD30+ lymphoproliferative disorders. Blood, 2019 Aug 8;134(6):515-524.