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Department of Pediatrics

Dermatology Fellowship

Mission Statement

Our mission is to cultivate compassionate, professional, inquisitive and expert pediatric dermatologists.

Program Aims

  • Train fellows to expertly treat routine and medically complex pediatric dermatology patients in the outpatient and inpatient settings.
  • Expose fellows to a broad range of clinical diagnoses, procedural interventions, clinical research and medical education, providing appropriate mentorship to guide their education.
  • Graduate highly professional pediatric dermatologists who are outstanding clinicians equipped to pursue their own unique career goals.

Program Overview

We offer a one-year Pediatric Dermatology Fellowship Program currently accredited by the American Board of Dermatology (ABD) which provides comprehensive training in all aspects of pediatric dermatology. Fellows will work with four board certified dermatologists and two APPs to care for inpatient and outpatient pediatric dermatology patients. Fellows will have procedural experience in areas including pulse dye and Nd Yag lasers among others. Fellows will participate in specialty clinics including dermatology-rheumatology, dermatology-immunology, teledermatology, and vascular anomalies. At the conclusion of training all fellows who have completed prerequisite eligibility training will be board eligible in pediatric dermatology through the ABD.

Starting in 2022 all Pediatric Dermatology Fellowships who wish to remain accredited will transition to accreditation through the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). We are excited and ready to move forward with this change.


Diversity Statement

We value providing our patients with culturally sensitive care. We seek applicants that are dedicated to providing this care and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

The University of Washington has pledged to fight and dismantle systemic racism within our institutions, our policies, and our practice of medicine. We are fortunate to have a number of outstanding resources for these tasks in our community, including the University of Washington Center for Health Equity, Diversity and Inclusion , the Network of Underrepresented Residents and Fellows , the Seattle Children's Center for Diversity and Health Equity , and Dr. Jason Deen, the Department of Pediatrics Associate Vice Chair for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.

To learn more about the Division of Dermatology, please visit our website:

Information and Resources for UW/Seattle Children’s Pediatric Dermatology Fellowship Applicants


Core Training Sites

Seattle Children's Hospital & Sand Point Clinic

Seattle Children's Hospital

Seattle Children's Hospital is both a community hospital for greater Seattle and the pediatric referral center for the Northwest providing excellent pediatric care to meet the medical, surgical and developmental needs of children in the WWAMI region. Serving as the main clinical training site for pediatric residents, this 420-bed hospital is conveniently located one and one-half miles from the University of Washington campus in an attractive, residential neighborhood of Seattle. The staff consists of University faculty and Seattle Children's full-time physicians.

Other sites include Seattle Children’s Research Institute, Harborview Medical Center, the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, and the University of Washington Medical Center.

Division Chief, Assistant Fellowship Director

Robert Sidbury, MD, MPH

Division Chief Professor

Fellowship Program Director

Heather Brandling-Bennett, MD

Associate Professor Fellowship Director


Markus D Boos, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor

Heather Brandling-Bennett, MD

Associate Professor Fellowship Director

Deepti Gupta, MD

Associate Professor

Robert Sidbury, MD, MPH

Division Chief Professor

How to Apply

Application Process

Please submit all documentation to Linda Woltz, Fellowship Coordinator

Eligibility for Applying to our Program

  • Completion of an ACGME or RCPSC accredited Dermatology Residency prior to starting the fellowship
  • Dermatology Board certified or eligible
  • Valid Washington Medical License or eligible for license
  • US citizenship or US permanent resident, qualifying candidates needing J1 Visa support  (no H-1B visa support available)
  • Registration in the San Francisco Match

Application Components

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • A brief personal statement about your interest, training objectives and career goals.
  • Three Letters of Recommendation sent through your program coordinator or the letter's author.
  • SCH Pediatric Dermatology Program Application

Submit by email attachment to

Fellowship Program Director

Heather Brandling-Bennett, MD

Associate Professor Fellowship Director

Program Coordinator

Linda Woltz, C-TAGME

Fellowship Program Administrator

206.987.1672 (phone)