Class of 2022

Lauren Bonomo

Lauren Bonomo, MD

Co-chief resident

Undergraduate School: Yale University

Undergraduate Major: Linguistics

Medical School: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Internship: Virginia Mason Medical Center (Transitional Year)

Additional Training: Clinical Research Fellowship at Mount Sinai (with focus on biologics for psoriasis and atopic dermatitis)

Career Development Activities: 

  • Published two articles in JDD: "Combination Use of Systemic Therapies in Psoriasis: Baseline Characteristics from the Corrona Psoriasis Registry" (08/2019); "Tumor Necrosis Factor Inhibitor-Induced Psoriasis in a Pediatric Crohn's Disease Patient Successfully Treated with Ustekinumab" (03/2020).
  • Recently submitted a manuscript titled "Treatment of pyoderma gangrenosum: A multicenter survey-based study assessing satisfaction and quality of life." 
  • Member of the Wellness and Volunteer committees. 

Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA

Dr. Bonomo’s academic interests include pediatric and general dermatology, particularly caring for patients with chronic conditions like psoriasis and hidradenitis suppurativa. She and her husband both went to medical school in New York City and are now completing their residencies in Washington. In her spare time, she enjoys exploring her new neighborhood, cooking, and hanging out with her two Siberian kittens ("Maple & Peanut").

Emily Duffy

Emily Duffy, MD

Co-chief resident

Undergraduate School: Stanford University

Undergraduate Major: Spanish and Portuguese, Psychology

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

Career Development Activities:

  • Society for Pediatric Dermatology Annual Meeting attendee
  • National Psoriasis Foundation Resident Meeting attendee
  • Pacific Northwest Dermatological Conference attendee
  • Dermatology Division Equity, Diverstiy, and Inclusion Committee member 

Hometown: Houston, TX

Dr. Duffy’s interests include pediatric dermatology, infectious dermatology and infestations, and contact dermatitis. In her free time she enjoys her backyard chickens, orange cats, exploring ocean shorelines and harvesting their edible bounties, and discovering good seafood and Japanese restaurants (with takeout!).

Deva Wells

Deva Wells, MD

Co-chief resident

Undergraduate School: University of Washington

Undergraduate Major: Neurobiology with College Honors

Medical School: University of Washington School of Medicine

Internship: University of Washington Internal Medicine Residency

Additional Training: University of Washington Internal Medicine Residency, Chief Medical Resident

Career Development Activities:

  • Published on socioeconomic disparities in outcomes from cardiac arrest
  • presented on ethics and professionalism related to social media use
  • teaching dermatology for non-dermatologists

Hometown: Seattle, WA

Dr. Wells’s interests include the intersection of ethics, professionalism, and social media use, and she is clinically very interested in the intersection of dermatology and infectious diseases.


Class of 2023

Caitlin Crimp

Caitlin Crimp, MD

Undergraduate School: Oregon State University

Undergraduate Majors: Biochemistry & Biophysics and Spanish

Medical School: University of Washington SOM, WWAMI

Internship: Internal Medicine, University of Washington

Hometown: Coeur d Alene, ID

Dr. Crimp's interests include dermatopathology and clinical education. Outside of medicine, she enjoys exploring the great outdoors of the Pacific Northwest, reading, cooking, and traveling (in the pre-COVID era). A little known fact about her is that she was a member of a performance juggling group back in the day. 

Anna Tappel

Anna Tappel, MD

Undergraduate School: University of Alaska Anchorage

Undergraduate Major: Biological Sciences & Vocal Performance

Medical School: University of Virginia School of Medicine

Internship: Virginia Mason Medical Center, Preliminary Medicine

Hometown: Anchorage, Alaska

Dr. Tappel's interests include general and pediatric dermatology, psychocutaneous disease, and systemic medical issues such as prevention of medical error. She grew up in an Air Force family and traveled extensively prior to settling in Anchorage, Alaska. After completing medical school in the East, she is excited to be back on the West Coast and has enjoyed eating her way through Seattle. When not in the hospital, she enjoys travel (particularly if it involves scuba diving and street food), performing and listening to a wide variety of musical genres, and watching other people cook. A little known fact about Dr. Tappel is that she loves to watch Korean dramas ("Kdramas").


Rachael Ward

Rachael Ward, MD, MPH

Undergraduate School: University of Michigan

Undergraduate Major: Brain Behavior and Cognitive Science

Graduate School: University of Michigan School of Public Health, MPH in Epidemiology

Medical School: Duke University School of Medicine

Internship: Campbell University, North Carolina

Career Development Activities:

  • University of Michigan School of Public Health graduate with focus on epidemiology, biostatistics, and global health  
  • Professional service as a member of the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee, Network for Underrepresented Residents and Faculty, and Volunteer Committee  
  • Ward RA, Udechukwu NS, Selim MA, Jaleel T. Vulvar and perineal verrucous changes complicating hidradenitis suppurativa after wide excision: a case and literature review. Dermatol Online J. 2020;26(7):13030/qt3d37n310. Published 2020 Jun 15. 
  • Previous Hope for Hidradenitis Suppurativa patient NC chapter student focus group leader  
  • AAD 3rd Place Abstract and Presentation for Hidradenitis Suppurativa and its link to Cardiovascular diseases 

Hometown: Detroit, MI  

Dr. Ward’s clinical interests include: skin of color, health outcomes in underrepresented populations, hair disorders, hidradenitis suppurativa, general medical dermatology for adult and pediatric populations, procedural dermatology, and cosmetic dermatology. She enjoys spending time and co-collaborating with her husband, who works in the financial technology industry. She loves animals and especially enjoys spending time with her yorkie Bella, and newbie to the family, Snowy, an aussiedoodle.  

Jason Ya

Jason Ya, MD

Undergraduate School: University of Virginia

Undergraduate Major: Computer Science and Biology

Medical School: Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University

Internship: Alameda Health Systems, Highland Hospital, CA

Additional Training: Howard Hughes Medical Institute Medical Research Fellow at Stanford University

Hometown: Reston, VA

Career Development Activities: 

  • Published two articles in JAAD: "TNF-α Inhibitor-Induced psoriasis: A decade of experience at the Cleveland Clinic" (12/2018); "Family history of psoriasis, psychological stressors, and tobacco use are associated with the development of tumor necrosis factor-α inhibitor-induced psoriasis: A case-control study" (06/2020).
  • Member of the Wellness and Research committees.

Dr. Ya's academic interests include cutaneous oncology, bioinformatics, genetics, and technology in medicine. His interests outside of medicine include traveling, the outdoors, flying, and eating.


Class of 2024

Miriam Alam, MD

Mariam Alam, MD

Undergraduate School: Bates College

Undergraduate Major: Interdisciplinary Studies: Health and 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, MD

Brian Connor, MD

Undergraduate School: University of Tennessee

Undergraduate Major: Biochemistry, Cellular and Molecular Biology

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

Medical School: Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine

Internship: University of Washington, Internal Medicine

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.

Amoreth Gozo, MD

Amoreth Gozo, MD

Undergraduate School: Georgia Institute of Technology

Undergraduate Major: Biomedical Engineering

Medical School: Morehouse School of Medicine

Internship: Walter Reed National Military Medical Center

Hometown: Atlanta, GA

Dr. Gozo's clinical and research interests include health education, skin of color, telederm, working with medically underserved communities, and procedural dermatology. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, hiking, crafting, eating at new restaurants, going to Disneyland/Disney World, and spending time with family and her fiance. 

Sidney Hoskins, MD

Sidney Hoskins, MD

Undergraduate School: Idaho State University

Undergraduate Major: Biology

Medical School: University of Washington School of Medicine

Internship: Virginia Mason Medical Center

Hometown: Blackfoot, Idaho

Dr. Hoskins's clinical and research interests include rural general dermatology, pediatric dermatology, teledermatology and procedural dermatology. Her interests outside medicine include enjoying the outdoors via mountain biking, snowboarding, backcountry split boarding, backpacking and hiking. When not outside with her partner, the rest of her time is spent reading and spoiling their dogs, Easton and Nelson.  

Laura Valaas, MD

Laura Valaas, MD

Undergraduate School: Whitman College

Undergraduate Major: Applied Mathematics

Graduate School: University of Washington, Master of Health Informatics

Medical School: University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Internship: Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center

Hometown: Wenatchee, WA

Dr. Valaas's career interests include general dermatology and dermatologic surgery as well as exploring how to be an effective leader in the healthcare setting and navigate change management.