Roy Colven
Division of Dermatology
Adjunct Professor
Global Health
Director, Dematology Residency Program
Harborview Medical Center Dermatology Section Head
John E. Olerud Professor of Dermatology Training

Faculty Information


Roy Colven, M.D., is a board certified dermatologist at the Dermatology Clinic at Harborview and a UW Professor of Dermatology and Medicine and an Adjunct Professor of Global Health.  He is also director of the UW Dermatology Residency Program and currently the John E. Olerud Professor of Dermatology Training. Dr. Colven believes medical education starts with the patient. Understanding one's illness allows a patient to become a partner in his or her health care.  Dr. Colven earned his M.D. at the UW. His clinical and research interests include general dermatology, systemic diseases and the skin, HIV and the skin, and skin of color.  In his free time Dr. Colven enjoys his family, travel, rowing and cycling. 


Education & Training: 
University of Washington
Seattle WA
Residency in Medicine
University of Washington
Seattle WA
Residency in Dermatology
Duke University Medical Center
Durham NC
Faculty Member
UW Division of Dermatology
Seattle, WA
Alpha Omega Alpha
UW Derm John Olerud Distinguished Teaching Award (2008, 2018)
Past President, Seattle Dermatological Society
Fulbright Lecturer, Cape Town, South Africa