Acting InstructorDivision of Dermatology Related Links: Seattle Cancer Care AllianceUW MedicineFaculty 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 ResidentUniversity of WashingtonSeattle, WA2020-2021 Residency in DermatologyUniversity of WashingtonSeattle, WA2018-2021 Medical and Surgical InternshipVirginia Mason Medical CenterSeattle, WA2017-2018 MDUniversity of Missouri-Columbia School of MedicineColumbia, MO 2013-2017 Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry, Bachelor of Arts in MusicUniversity of Missouri, ColumbiaColumbia, MO 2008-2013 Honors: Co-Chief Resident, UW School of Medicine, Division of Dermatology2020-2021 Alpha Omega Alpha Scholarship, University of Missouri, School of Medicine 2017 James L. Chapel Scholarship, University of Missouri, School of Medicine2017 Alpha Omega Alpha (Junior), University of Missouri, School of Medicine2016 Gold Humanism Honor Society, University of Missouri, School of Medicine2016 Frank E. and Ena Hickerson Rhoads Scholarship Award, University of Missouri, School of Medicine2015 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 PubMed: PubMed BibliographyPublications: 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.