Markus Boos
Markus Boos, MD, PhD
The University of Washington Division of Dermatology is excited to announce the appointment of Markus Boos, MD, PhD, (he, him, his) to the position of Director of the Division of Dermatology’s Residency Training Program, effective September 1, 2022. 

Dr. Boos has previously supported the residency program as an Associate Program Director since 2020. In addition to his new leadership position, Dr. Boos is an attending pediatric dermatologist at Seattle Children's Hospital, a Clinical Adjunct Professor in the Division of Dermatology, and is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Washington School of Medicine. 

We are thrilled to have Dr. Boos step into this important leadership role to continue supporting and mentoring future generations of trainees!

"We are delighted that Markus will lead our dermatology residency program as we continue to grow to meet the needs of our patients and region. Over the past few years, under the mentorship of Roy Colven, Markus has shown great passion and talent for this important leadership and training role. We are confident he will continue to grow the program along its current excellent trajectory." —Paul Nghiem, MD, PhD, Head of the Division of Dermatology

Since joining UW Dermatology, Dr. Boos has been a hugely positive influence on our division. In addition to his distinguished record of achievement as a clinician and researcher, he is a compassionate educator who cares deeply about the success of his students. He is also is a strong advocate for antiracism and social justice in education and patient care, and is committed to fostering an environment of inclusion in our residency program and division as a whole.

“It’s been incredibly rewarding to teach and work alongside our residents as they grow into well-rounded physicians. As Program Director, not only do I want to give trainees the best medical education possible, I want them to leave our program as kind and compassionate doctors who can truly connect with patients through our shared commonalities.” —Markus Boos, MD, PhD

Roy Colven, MD
We also want to express our deepest gratitude to Roy Colven, MD, for his service as Director of the Division of Dermatology’s Residency Training Program over the past 16 years. We are fortunate to have had Dr. Colven’s steady leadership as our residency program has continued to evolve and expand in breadth, depth and technological innovation. Since 2006, Dr. Colven has mentored over 22 residents, and has helped cultivate a respectful, safe, and inclusive learning environment for our residents. For his immense contributions to our program, Dr. Colven received the UW Dermatology’s John Olerud Distinguished Teaching Award in Dermatology in both 2008 and 2018.

"Roy Colven has had an enormous impact on the lives of a generation of dermatologists who trained in Seattle. We have been incredibly fortunate to have his strong leadership and unwavering advocacy for our dermatology trainees for these 16 years. The program is extremely robust, healthy and growing based on his leadership." —Paul Nghiem, MD, PhD, Head of the Division of Dermatology

Dr. Colven will continue seeing patients at the Harborview Dermatology Clinic, and teaching as a Professor of Dermatology and Medicine and an Adjunct Professor of Global Health at the University of Washington.

The growth and success of UW Dermatology’s Residency Program is equally attributed to the continuity and contributions of Lisa Maier, MD, Associate Program Director, and Stephanie Timm, Program Administer, for the exceptional support and guidance they provide to our residents. 

Meet Dr. Boos

Dr. Boos was raised in the suburbs of Detroit and received a BA in Biology and Economics from Kalamazoo College in Kalamazoo, Mich. He subsequently joined the Medical Scientist Training Program at the University of Chicago, where he obtained his MD and a PhD degree in Immunology. He completed an internship in Pediatrics at the University of Chicago's Comer Children's Hospital before joining the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania as a Dermatology resident. There he served as chief resident during his final year before completing a fellowship in Pediatric Dermatology at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

He first came to the University of Washington in 2015 as an Assistant Professor in both the UW Department of Pediatrics and the Division of Dermatology. Dr. Boos enjoys caring for all children with skin disorders but has a special interest in LGBTQIA2S+ health, the effects of climate change (including wildfires) on the skin, and the cutaneous manifestations of Primary Immunodeficiency Disorders (PIDDs).

In his free time, Dr. Boos enjoys watching Survivor and playing Mario Kart with his twin boys. He also enjoys weightlifting, biking and swimming in Lake Washington. He cheers for the LVR Golden Warriors, Detroit Red Wings, the San Antonio Spurs and has adopted the Seahawks as his pro football team.