Max Vale, MD
Acting Instructor
Division of Dermatology

Faculty Information

Biography

Dr. S. Max Vale (he/him/his), is a board-certified dermatologist at the UW Medical Center's Roosevelt Dermatology Clinic, the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance and Acting Instructor in the Division of Dermatology at the University of Washington. Dr. Vale is a native of Columbia, Missouri and received his MD from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. His clinical interests include general medical dermatology for adult and pediatric populations, skin surgery, and cosmetic dermatology, with a special interest in LGBTQ health. As a former chief resident, Dr. Vale has served on a number of committees as well as worked to revamp aspects of the resident training curriculum.

Education & Training: 
Chief Resident
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
2020-2021
Residency in Dermatology
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
2018-2021
Medical and Surgical Internship
Virginia Mason Medical Center
Seattle, WA
2017-2018
MD
University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine
Columbia, MO
2013-2017
Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry, Bachelor of Arts in Music
University of Missouri, Columbia
Columbia, MO
2008-2013
Honors: 
Co-Chief Resident, UW School of Medicine, Division of Dermatology
2020-2021
Alpha Omega Alpha Scholarship, University of Missouri, School of Medicine
2017
James L. Chapel Scholarship, University of Missouri, School of Medicine
2017
Alpha Omega Alpha (Junior), University of Missouri, School of Medicine
2016
Gold Humanism Honor Society, University of Missouri, School of Medicine
2016
Frank E. and Ena Hickerson Rhoads Scholarship Award, University of Missouri, School of Medicine
2015
Contact
Mailing Address: 

For appointments with Dr. Vale, please visit the UW Medicine and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance websites.

Research & Clinical Interests
Research Interests: 

Dr. Vale's research interests include:

  • Health policy
  • Health economics
  • Cost-of-care
  • Quality improvement
  • Medical education
Clinical Interests: 

Dr. Vale's clinical interests include:

  • General medical dermatology for adult and pediatric populations
  • Skin surgery
  • Cosmetic dermatology
  • LGBTQ health

 

Publications
Publications: 

Selected Publications

Shababi M, Hababi J, Yang HT, Vale SM, Sewell WA, Lorson CL. Cardiac defects contribute to the pathology of spinal muscular atrophy models. Hum Mol Genet. 2010 Oct 15;19(20):4059-71. PMID: 20696672.

Rindt H, Buckley DM, Vale SM, Krogman M, Rose FF Jr, Garcia ML, Lorson CL. Transgenic inactivation of murine myostatin does not decrease severity of disease in a model of Spinal Muscular Atrophy. Neuromuscul Disord. 2012 Mar;22(3):277-85. PMID: 22079083.

Vale SM, Koenig K, Ailor S, Martin K. Knowledge of dermatologic abbreviations: A survey of patients and physicians who are not dermatologists. JAAD. 2017 Feb;76(2):362-4. PMID: 28089005

Vale SM, Hill D, Feldman SR. Pharmacoeconomic Considerations in Treating Actinic Keratoses: An Update. Pharmacoeconomics. 2017 Feb;35(2):177-190. PMID: 27785771.