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Dr. Sarah Elizabeth Dick — Curriculum Vitae


2004-2007 University of Pennsylvania Dermatology Residency Program
2002-2004 Stanford University Dermatology Fellowship, Cutaneous Oncology
1995-1998 University of Washington Internal Medicine Residency Program, Chief Resident
1991-1995 Harvard Medical School, Francis Peabody Society, M.D.
1985-1989 Bowdoin College, A.B., summa cum laude, Neuroscience


2016 Top Doc, Seattle Magazine, Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.
2014 Top Doc, Seattle Met Magazine
2011, 12 Top Doc, Seattle Magazine, Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.
2007 Edward E. Bondi Teaching Award
1991, 92 George and Mary Knox Scholarship
1988, 91, 92 Delta Kappa Epsilon Scholarship
1989 Phi Beta Kappa
1987-89 High Honors Scholar
1987 Pew Fellowship
1986-89 James Bowdoin Scholar


2007 American Board of Dermatology
1999 American Board of Internal Medicine


1995-present Washington State Medical License


American Academy of Dermatology
American Medical Association
Washington State Medical Association
Seattle Dermatology Society
King County Medical Society


Virginia Mason Medical Center community provider courtesy privileges


2015-present Owner, Madrona Dermatology, Kirkland, WA
2007-2015 Medical Staff, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, WA
2006-2007 Associate Physician, Philadelphia Dermatology Associates, Philadelphia, PA
2003-2004 Medical Staff, Group Health Cooperative, Seattle, WA
1999-2002 Medical Staff, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, WA
1998-1999 Acting Instructor of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA


Dick SE, Werth V.  Bullous Diseases.  In: Rakel RE, Bope ET, eds.  Conn’s Current Therapy, 59th edition.  W.B. Saunders Company, Elsevier. 2006 Dec:1009-1013.

Katz KA, Dick SE, Osterman MT, Junkins-Hopkins JM.  Perianal skin tags in a Crohn’s disease patient with a subclinical rectal stricture.  Cutis (accepted Nov 2006).

Dick SE, Werth VP.  Pemphigus: a treatment update. Autoimmunity. 2006 Nov;39(7):591-9.

Tsai EY, Taur A, Espinosa L, Quon A, Johnson D, Dick S, Chow S, Advani R, Warnke R, Kohler S, Hoppe RT, Kim YH.  Staging accuracy in mycosis fungoides and sezary syndrome using integrated positron emission tomography and computed tomography.  Arch Dermatol. 2006 May;142(5):577-84.

Dick SE, VanVoorhees.  Subcorneal Pustular Dermatosis.  March 10, 2006.

Dick SE, Crawford GH.  Managing cutaneous side effects of epidermal growth factor receptor (HER1/EGFR) inhibitors.  Commun Oncol. 2005 Nov/Dec;2(6):492-6.

Dick SE, James WD. Sweet’s syndrome.  In: Lebwohl M, Heymann W, Berth-Jones J, Coulson I, eds.  Treatment of Skin Disease: Comprehensive Therapeutic Strategies, 2nd edition.  London: Elsevier, 2005:639-40.

Kantor J, Introcaso CE, Dick S, Benedetto AV, Ditre C, Lehrer MS.  Botulinum toxin type A injection techniques for the improvement of forehead rhytides: postinjection manipulation does not affect outcome.  Cosmetic Dermatology. 2005 Nov;18(11):779-83.

Dick SE, DeWitt DE, and Anawalt BD.  Postmenopausal hormone replacement therapy and major clinical outcomes: a focus on cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, dementia, breast and endometrial neoplasia.  Am J Manag Care. 2002 Jan;8(1):95-104; quiz 105-6.

Banerjee R, Cohan D, Cappola T, Dick SE, Gavi B, Lieteau T, and Sun EC, with Bush B and Emans SJ. Clinical evaluation. In: Friedman L, Fleming NF, Roberts DH, Hyman SE, eds. Source Book of Substance Abuse and Addiction.  Baltimore: Williams & Wilkins, 1996:86-106.

Leibenluft E, Madden PA, Dick SE, and Rosenthal NE.  Primary depressives with secondary alcoholism compared with alcoholics and depressives.  Comprehensive Psychiatry. 1993 Mar-Apr;34(2):83-6.


Werth VP, Dick S, the PV Definitions Group.  Defining clinical disease markers in pemphigus.  Paris, France, September 5th, 2006.

Tsai EY, Hoppe R, Espinosa L, Taur A, Kohler S, Dick S, Chow S, Warnke R, McDougall R, Kim Y. Marked improvement in staging accuracy in mycosis fungoides/sezary syndrome (MF/SS) using integrated positron emission tomography and computed tomography.  Journal of Investigative Dermatology.  Abstract #236. March 2004 122(3):A40.  Society for Investigative Dermatology, 2004.

Dick S, Kim K, Harvell J, Kohler S, Hoppe R, Kim Y.  Primary cutaneous peripheral T-cell lymphoma, unspecified: favorable outcome for patients with localized disease regardless of cell morphology.  Society for Investigative Dermatology, 2003.

Dick SE, Anawalt BD, Amory JK, Herbst KL, Bremner WJ, and Matsumoto AM.  Lower dosage levonorgestrel plus testosterone enanthate effectively suppresses spermatogenesis with little or no weight gain.  Endocrine Society, 2000.


Hunter Syndrome in a 4 Year-Old Boy.  Gross and Microscopic Dermatology Symposium, 65th AAD Annual Meeting, Washington DC.  February 3, 2007.

Common Viral Infections.  Dermatology Core Course 300.  University of Pennsylvania Medical School, Philadelphia, PA.  November 3, 2006.

Autoimmune Bullous Dermatoses.  Introductory Lecture Series, Department of Dermatology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.  August 1, 2006.

Pemphigus Vulgaris: Measurements of Disease Extent, Activity, Severity, and Therapeutic Response.  Pemphigus Vulgaris Definitions Committee, 64th AAD Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.          March 3, 2006.

Familial Cutaneous Leiomyomatosis Syndromes.  Philadelphia Dermatology Society Meeting, Philadelphia, PA.  October 14, 2005.

Mammalian Bites: dog, cat, human, and rodent.  Department of Dermatology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.  June 28, 2005.

Merkel Cell Carcinoma.  Grand Rounds.  Department of Dermatology, Stanford University, Stanford, CA.  May 13, 2003.


2005-2007 Designed outcome measurements for pemphigus.  Participated with the international Pemphigus Vulgaris Definitions Committee to create a consensus statement regarding the definitions and measurements of disease extent, activity, severity, and therapeutic response for pemphigus vulgaris. University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.

2002-2004 Dermatology Fellowship, Cutaneous Oncology

Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA.

Acted as the clinical fellow in the Stanford University Multidisciplinary Cutaneous Lymphoma Research Team, with a contributory role in the initial evaluation of patients and the primary responsibility for the continuity care of patients.

Served as the coordinator and a co-investigator for two multi-center clinical trials: A Multi-Center, Dose-Randomized Evaluation of Targretin Capsules + PUVA in Patients with Stage IB-IIA Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma;  A Phase I/II Open Label, Multi-Center Study for the Evaluation of CpG 7909 in Patients with Stage IB to IVA Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma.

  1. Analyzed data and prepared an abstract about the use of levonorgestrel plus testosterone for the suppression of spermatogenesis.  Abstract presented as a poster at the Endocrine Society’s Annual Meeting, Toronto, Ontario, 2000.

1999 Participated in clinical data collection for studies in male contraception, University of Washington, Seattle, WA.

  1. Reviewed and analyzed the epidemiology of congenital syphilis in San Francisco, for the San Francisco Department of Public Health, San Francisco, CA.

1989-1991 Coordinated, conducted, and analyzed data from three clinical protocols; an investigation of carbohydrates, alcohol and caffeine as self-medication for seasonal affective disorder, a study of sleep deprivation as a treatment for depression, and an analysis of primary depressives with secondary alcoholism, for the Clinical Psychobiology Branch, National Institute of Mental Health, Bethesda, MD.


2007-2015 Attending physician:  Serve as a clinical attending physician for first-year internal medicine and transitional-year residents. Dermatology Department, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, WA.

2006-2007 Resident-director of the University of Pennsylvania medical student dermatology clerkship:  Organized and coordinated the dermatology clerkship.  Instructed third- and fourth-year medical students with twice weekly lectures and teaching sessions.  University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.

1999-2002 Attending physician:  Served as a clinical attending physician for first-year internal medicine and transitional-year residents. Emergency Medicine Department, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, WA.

1998-2002 HuBio 542, 550, 560:  Instructed second-year medical students in physical exam skills and patient presentations for the Introduction to Clinical Medicine II Clerkship. University of Washington, Seattle, WA.

1998-1999 HuBio 513, 522, 535:  Instructed first-year medical students in physical exam skills for the Introduction to Clinical Medicine I Clerkship. University of Washington, Seattle, WA.

1998-1999 Surgery 684:  Lectured and served as clinical attending physician for third and fourth-year medical students, Harborview Medical Center. University of Washington, Seattle, WA.

1998-1999 Attending physician:  Served as a clinical attending physician for second-year internal medicine residents. Emergency Medicine Department, Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington, Seattle, WA.

1998 Chief Resident:  Chief Resident teaching responsibilities included daily resident reports and teaching rounds, biweekly medical student small group sessions, and monthly Medicine Case Management Conferences with case presentations, literature reviews and mediated discussions. University of Washington, Swedish Hospital, Seattle, WA.

1994-1995 Tutor:  Tutored second-year medical students in physical exam skills and patient presentations for the Introduction to Clinical Medicine course. Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA.

1992-1993 Volunteer teacher:  Conducted a weekly sex education class focusing on social, ethical, and physiological aspects of sexuality and adolescent sexual activity. Snowdon School, Boston, MA.

1992-1993 Course designer:  Developed the Harvard Medical School course, “Caring for Patients,” providing students with longitudinal therapeutic relationships with pregnant teenagers.  Curriculum Design Group, Harvard Community Health Plan-Kenmore/Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA.


Department of Dermatology, University of Pennsylvania

2006-2007 Pemphigus Vulgaris Definitions Committee member. International.
2006-2007 Education Committee member (resident-director of medical student dermatology clerkship). University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.

Department of Medicine, University of Washington

  1. Resident Clinical Competency Review member. University of Washington, Seattle, WA.

1995-1998 Residency Advisory Committee member. University of Washington, Seattle, WA.1995-1998 Housestaff representative. University of Washington, Seattle, WA.

Medical School, Harvard

1992-1995 Student Representative, Francis Weld Peabody Society Curriculum Committee. Harvard Medical School, Boston MA.
1992-1993 Co-chair, Women’s Health Association. Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA.
1992-1993 Harvard Medical School Representative at American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA) meetings.
1992-1993 AMWA National Committee member on Domestic Violence.


Junior League of Seattle Volunteer (2010-2014)

Mission Statement: The Junior League of Seattle is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.

Vision Statement: Women Around the World as Catalysts for Lasting Community Change.

Free The Children/Passion To Heal Medical Volunteer Trip (Kenya, September, 2012)

Mission Statement: An international charity and educational partner, Free The Children believes in a world where all young people are free to achieve their fullest potential as agents of change. Free The Children works to empower youth to remove barriers that prevent them from being active local and global citizens.

Participants on the Kenya Medical Volunteer Trip had a lasting impact on the level of health care in rural communities. The trip included the following: screening students in Free The Children primary schools for potential skin conditions; diagnosing and prescribing treatment for students and community members; preventing further illnesses by identifying potential causes of common dermatological conditions present in these communities; working with our local health care team to build their capacity for diagnosis and ability to provide optimal treatment for a range of skin conditions.


Kayaking, skiing (nordic, alpine, telemark), bicycle touring, camping, mountaineering, racket sports, sailing, windsurfing, motorcycling.

Marathons: Washington D.C. (1990), Boston (1992), New York (1997), San Diego (2000), Philadelphia (2007), Seattle (2007), Paris (2014).