Michi Shinohara
Associate Professor
Division of Dermatology
Associate Chief, Division of Dermatology
Michael W. Piepkorn Endowed Chair in Dermatologic Research
Director of Dermatology Inpatient Consultation Service
Director of Dermatopathology (interim)

Faculty Information


Dr. Shinohara 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)