The UW Division of Dermatology is excited to announce our new co-chief residents for academic year 2023-24 will be third-year residents Mariam Alam, MD and Brian Connor, MD!

Drs. Alam and Connor began their chief responsibilities on March 1, 2023, and will primarily be working on schedules and curriculum for the upcoming academic year. Co-chief residents are an essential part of our residency program leadership team; empowering and advocating for their fellow residents, and steering curriculum and educational experiences. Please join us in welcoming our new co-chief residents as we partner for another successful year of dermatology training!

We also would like to recognize the extraordinary efforts of our outgoing co-chiefs, Caitlin Crimp, MD, Rachael Ward, MD, MPH, Jason Ya, MD. Thank you for your leadership this year!

2023-24 Co-Chief Residents

Miriam Alam, MD

Mariam Alam, MD

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Undergraduate School: Bates College

Undergraduate Major: Interdisciplinary Studies; Health & Society

Medical School: Tufts University School of Medicine

Residency: Internal Medicine Residency, University of Washington

Hometown: Greenwich, Connecticut

Dr. Alam has spent several years following her internal medicine residency in clinical practice as a hopitalist. Her clinical and research interests include complex medical-dermatology, inpatient consultative dermatology and skin of color. Following dermatology residency, she hopes to build her career in an academic setting with plenty of opportunities to teach.  


Brian Connor, MDBrian Connor, MD

Pronouns: he/him/his

Undergraduate School: University of Tennessee

Undergraduate Major: Biochemistry, Cellular & Molecular Biology

Graduate School: Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Research in Translational Medicine

Medical School: Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine

Internship: Internal Medicine, University of Washington

Hometown: Memphis, TN

Dr. Connor's clinical interests include general medical dermatology, cosmetic dermatology, and LGBTQ+ health. He is also interested in health systems/outcomes-based research as well as healthcare policy and leadership.