Paul Nghiem, MD, PhD - Division Chair
Division of Dermatology
Adjunct Professor
Department of Pathology
Adjunct Professor
Department of Oral Health Sciences
Head of the Division of Dermatology
George F. Odland Endowed Chair in Dermatology
Dermatology Site Director, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

Faculty Information


Paul Nghiem, M.D., Ph.D., is a board certified physician at SCCA, head of UW Dermatology, the George F. Odland Endowed Chair in Dermatology and a UW professor of Medicine and Dermatology and an adjunct professor in the Departments of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology as well as Oral Health Sciences. Dr. Nghiem oversees the Nghiem Lab, a laboratory focused on the biology of skin cancer. Dr. Nghiem earned his M.D. and Ph.D. at Stanford. His clinical and research interests include dermatology, Merkel cell carcinoma, melanoma, graft versus host disease and complex skin cancer management in a multidisciplinary team.

Dr. Nghiem holds the following leadership roles in the Dermatology and Skin Oncology community:

  • Director, Skin Oncology Clinical Program, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
  • Deputy Director for Seattle Translational Tumor Research, Skin/Cutaneous Oncology
  • Secretary-Treasurer, Society for Investigative Dermatology
Education & Training: 
Stanford University School of Medicine
Stanford CA
Stanford University, Program in Cancer Biology
Stanford CA
Biological Sciences, Harvard University
Boston MA