Congratulations to Dr. Emily Duffy, third-year resident, who recently matched with UW Dermatology’s Pediatric Dermatology Fellowship Program offered by the Pediatric Dermatology Division at Seattle Children's Hospital. Dr. Duffy will serve as a fellow in the program from August 2022 to July 2023.
Dr. Duffy, who also serves as co-chief resident for the 2021-2022 academic year, will conclude her residency in 2022 before transitioning into the fellowship program. Dr. Duffy was selected from a pool of nationwide competitors to become one of only two fellows within UW Dermatology, which includes the division’s Dermatopathology Fellowship Program.
“I'm delighted to have the chance to return to working primarily with children and to work with the talented, creative, and kind dermatology faculty at Seattle Children's,” says Dr. Duffy, “as well as the energetic and dedicated support staff, from RNs to PAs to administration.”
Originally from Houston, Texas, Dr. Duffy received her MD from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and has previously completed a Pediatrics Residency at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. She is an active member of various professional organizations including the Society for Pediatric Dermatology and the American Academy of Pediatrics. In her free time, Dr. Duffy enjoys gardening, traveling, discovering new restaurants and raising chickens in her backyard.
In addition to pediatric dermatology, Dr. Duffy’s clinical interests include infectious dermatology and infestations, and contact dermatitis, which made her an excellent candidate for the Pediatric Dermatology Program at Seattle Children’s.
“From medical school, I was always trying to decide between pediatrics and dermatology,” says Dr. Duffy, “and it's a great culmination to be able to practice in an area that combines my interests. I enjoy working with children and addressing their biggest concerns when it comes to their skin, while also trying to help to maintain a healthy self-image in the face of skin conditions. I also like working with parents and families, particularly when there are conflicting concerns or desires within a family unit.”
The Pediatric Dermatology Fellowship Program provides comprehensive training in all aspects of pediatric dermatology. Fellows have the opportunity to work with board-certified dermatologists to care for inpatient and outpatient pediatric dermatology patients. Fellows also participate in specialty clinics including dermatology-rheumatology, dermatology-immunology, teledermatology, and vascular anomalies.
“I'm looking forward to spending the next year consolidating my knowledge about pediatric dermatology and exploring more specialized interests within the field. And also, I look forward to the chicken katsu bowl at the SCH cafeteria…but don't tell my chickens!”