Message from Seattle Derm President Dr. Laura Swanson

Hello, Seattle Dermatology members. Welcome to the 2019/2020 Season. I am excited and honored to serve as your president this year. I continue to learn much from this group and look forward to another year of interesting patients, inspiring speakers, and invaluable interactions with this community of intentional lifelong learners. We are highlighting the climate crisis this year by starting off with an information-packed and impactful talk given remotely by Misha Rosenbach, MD, by going green with our surveys, and by asking each speaker to include one slide that addresses how climate change has or will impact their subject matter. Please continue to bring your interesting patients and to attend the lectures and dinners if you can. I am always open to feedback, so please reach out with any questions, suggestions, or comments. Thanks for being a part of our group!

Next Meeting: February 19, 2020

Topic: Non-Invasive Imaging of the Skin
presented by Ata Moshiri, MD


Dr. Moshiri is a Seattle-area native. After graduating from Lakeside School in 2001, Dr. Moshiri attended the University of Washington, where he went on to pursue broad interests in science, medicine, public health and healthcare policy that culminated in three Bachelor’s degrees, a Master’s degree in Public Health in Epidemiology, and a Doctor of Medicine with honors. During training, he was elected to the Gold Humanism Honor Society as well as the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, the latter of which he served as chapter president. He went on to complete a Preliminary year in Internal Medicine at the University of Washington prior to completing his Dermatology residency and Dermatopathology fellowship at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Moshiri specializes in skin oncology, complex medical dermatology, and diagnostically challenging cases where his training in dermatopathology is critical to clinical-pathologic correlation. He has special interests in melanoma and pigmented lesions, and using the latest technologies and techniques to diagnose, monitor and treat these growths. He is a strong believer in interdisciplinary, team-based care that puts patients and families first.


5:00 pm: Patient Presentations at 4225 Roosevelt Way NE, 4th Floor Dermatology Clinic

5:30 pm: Patient Discussion at 4245 Roosevelt Way NE, Conference Room 132a/b

6:15 pm: Lecture by Dr. Ata Moshiri

7:15 pm: Business Meeting

8:00 pm: Dinner and further discussion at Salare Restaurant, 2404 NE 65th Street, Seattle, WA 98115 (Ravenna Neighborhood)

If you plan to present a patient, please email and include a completed copy of the patient protocol form by Friday, February 14, 2020.

Instructions for patients and directions to our clinic are included <here>.

Pathology slides should be sent in advance to:
Dermatopathology Northwest
Attention: Dr. Moshiri
Dermatology Division
1959 NE Pacific St, Box 356524
Seattle, WA 98195-6524

Slides must arrive by Friday, February 14 to be included in the presentation.

Continuing Medical Education Accreditation

The University of Washington School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Washington School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 27 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.        (Each session is 3.0 credits)