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Benji
Perin
MD

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Acting Instructor, Department of Dermatology
Sites of Practice
VA Puget Sound Health Care System

Appointments

VA Puget Sound Health Care System 

800.329.8387
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Seattle VA Medical Center 
1660 South Columbian Way
Seattle, WA 98108-1532

Biography 

Dr. Benji Perin, is a board-certified dermatologist at the VA Puget Sound Health Care System and Acting Instructor in the Department of Dermatology at the University of Washington. Dr. Perin is native of San Rafael, California, and prior to receiving his MD from the University of Washington School of Medicine, he taught humanities for several years at a local Seattle high school. As a resident within the Department of Dermatology, Dr. Perin co-led and helped develop a “dermatology bootcamp” for first year residents, and a poetry and writing workshop for medical students.

Dr. Perin’s research and clinical interests include skin microbiome/therapeutic manipulation of skin microbiota in inflammatory disease, pediatric dermatology, equity in access to specialty medical care, and humanities in medicine. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with family, reading, riding bikes, and writing poetry.

Education & Training

Residency in Dermatology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA (2018-2021)

Internship in Prelim Medicine, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, WA (2017-2018)

MD, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA (2012-2017)

Bachelor of Science in English Literature, Minor in Biology, Magna Cum Laude, Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT  (1997-2001)

Honors

Gold Humanism Honor Society (2016)

Alpha Omega Alpha (2016)

Clinical Interests

Dr. Perin’s clinical and research interests include skin microbiome/therapeutic manipulation of skin microbiota in inflammatory disease, pediatric dermatology, equity in access to specialty medical care, and humanities in medicine.

Publications

 

Selected Publications

Zouboulis, C et al. What causes hidradenitis suppurativa? — 15 years after. Experimental Dermatology. 2020 Dec 29; 1159-1160: PMID: 33058306.

Perin B, Addetia A, Qin X. Transfer of skin microbiota between two dissimilar autologous microenvironments: A pilot study. PLoS One. 2019 Dec 30;14(12):e0226857. PMID: 31887174.

Perin, B.I. Intern in winter. Journal of Graduate Medical Education. 2019 Feb; Vol. 11, No. 1, pp. 101-101. PMID: 30805106

Perin, B.I. A med student thanks the scrub nurse. American Journal of Nursing. 2015 Jul; 115(7): 37.