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Associate Professor, Department of Dermatology
Director of Clinical Operations
Sites of Practice
UW Medical Center – Roosevelt Dermatology Center
Primary & Specialty Care Center at South Lake Union


UW Medical Center – Roosevelt Dermatology Center

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4225 Roosevelt Way NE, Floor 4
Seattle, WA 98105

Primary & Specialty Care Center at South Lake Union

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750 Republican St.
Building F, Floor 2
Seattle, WA 98109



I am interested in general medical dermatology as well as teaching the next generation of Dermatologists. I have a specific interest in educating patients about their own skin, and skin diseases. Through patient education, I hope to empower individuals to take command of their own medical care, whenever possible.

I currently serve as the Director of Clinical Operations for the University of Washington Department of Dermatology. My clinic is at the Dermatology Center at UW Medical Center–Roosevelt, where I also often work with UW Medical Students and UW Residents. This clinic serves the general public, and is a referral center from the University of Washington Medical Center and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center.

Education & Training

MD, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle WA (1995-2005)

PhD in Molecular and Cellular Biology , University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle WA (1998-2003)

Medical Internship, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle WA (2005-2006)

Dermatology Residency, University of Washington, Seattle WA (2006-2009)

B.S. in Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, Urbana IL  (1989-1993)

Clinical Interests 

  • General Medical Derm
  • Hidradenitis suppurativa
  • Isotretinoin pharmacology
  • Health Equity in Dermatology



Selected Publications 

Tobin DM, Vary Jr JC, Ray JP, Walsh GS, Dunstan SJ, Bang ND, Hagge DA, Khadge S, King MC, Hawn TR, Moens CB, and Ramakrishnan L.  The lta4h Locus Modulates Susceptibility to Mycobacterial Infection.  Cell. 2010 Mar 5;140(5):717-730. PMID: 20211140

Tobin, D.M., F.J. Roca, S.F. Oh, R McFarland, T.W. Vickery, J.P. Ray, D.C. Ko, Y. Zou, N. D. Bang, T.T.H. Chau, J.C. Vary, Jr., S.J. Dunstan, J.J. Farrar, G.E. Thwaites, M.-C. King, C.N. Serhan, L. Ramakrishnan.  Therapies Directed to LTA4H genotype that optimize the inflammatory response to mycobacterial infections.  Cell. 2012 Feb 3;148:434-446.  PMID: 22304914

Olson, JM, E.C. Moore, M.A. Valasek,  L.H. Williams, J.C. Vary, Jr.  Panniculitis in Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Panniculitis Deficiency Successfully Treated with Enzyme Replacement.  Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. 2012 Apr;66(4):e139-41.  PMID: 22421127

Shah, J.A., J.C. Vary, T.T.H. Chau, N.D. Bang, N.T.B. Yen, J.J. Farrar, S.J. Dunstan, T.R. Hawn.  Human TOLLIP regulates TLR2 and TLR4 signaling and its polymorphisms are associated with susceptibility to tuberculosis.  Journal of Immunology.  2012 Aug 15;189(4):1737-46.  PMID: 22778396

Corcorran, M.A., J.M. Olson, C. Hecht, S. Knezevich, J.C. Vary.  Eruptive Squamous Cell Carcinoma with Abatacept in Rheumatoid Arthritis. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. 2013 Oct;69(4):e178-9.  PMID: 24034388

Olson, J.M., J.C. Vary, Jr.  Primary cutaneous Actinomyces neuii infection of the breast, successfully treated with doxycycline.  Cutis. 2013 Dec; 92(6):E3-4.  PMID: 24416755

Yang, S., J.C. Vary, Multiple papules on the hands of a woman with common variable immunodeficiency. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. 2012.

Shlyankevich J, G.Y. Stetsenko, E. George, D.M. Lantz, N.R. Burwick, J.C. Vary Jr. Granulomatous Scleromyxedema: Case Report and Literature Review. American Journal of Dermatopathology. 2013 Nov 15; PMID: 24247576

Vary, J.C., K.M. O’Connor.  Common Dermatologic Conditions.  Medical Clinics of North America.  2014 May;98(3):445-485, PMID: 24758956