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2023 Graduate Spotlight: Emily Duffy, MD

June 15, 2023
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From improving the lives of our patients to research breakthroughs, every resident and fellow who has joined the Division of Dermatology has left an indelible mark on our program through their talent, curiosity, and dedication to exceptional care. 

As the Class of 2023 prepare to graduate and enter the next phase of their career, we asked our grads to reflect our their experience at UW Dermatology and their post-graduation plans.

Congratulations Dr. Emily Duffy!

Emily DuffyEmily Duffy, MD
2022-23 Pediatric Dermatology Fellow

2021-22 Co-Chief Resident
Residency in Dermatology, University of Washington, Division of Dermatology

Medical School: Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Internship: The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Additional Training: Pediatrics Residency, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

What is next for you after graduation? 

I'll be taking a faculty position at Seattle Children's in Pediatric Dermatology.

What are your career goals?

I would like to establish a practice where I have ongoing relationships with patients and their families and to pursue clinical interests that evolve over time.

What did you enjoy most about your fellowship experience? 

Working with the dermatology residents in a new role and in a pediatric environment that got me back to my initial love of pediatrics.

Drs. Andrea Kalus, Anna Tappel, Emily Duffy volunteering at the 2023 Seattle King County Clinic.
(l-r) Drs. Andrea Kalus, Anna Tappel, Emily Duffy volunteering at the 2023 Seattle King County Clinic.

What accomplishments are you most proud of? 

Making a modified Q-tip for liquid nitrogen cryotherapy that HBB (Dr. Heather Brandling-Bennett) thinks passes muster (though, I think I'm still on my way to accomplishing that goal).

Who were your mentors and how did they support you? 

All the faculty at SCH supported me in differing ways, based on our mutual interests and in helping me to explore some new interests of my own, like contact dermatitis!

Fun aspect of training or a favorite memory? 

The enthusiastic reception I received on signing my paperwork to join SCH!  Everyone in the division is very welcoming and I am excited to continue to work there.

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