roy colven, MD


Professor, Division of Dermatology
Adjunct Professor of Global Health
Director, Dermatology Residency Program

Contact Information

Harborview Medical Center
325 - 9th Avenue
Box 359763
Seattle, WA 98104-2499
Clinic Appointments:
Office: 206-744-9180

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Education and Training

MD, University of Washington, 1987
Residency in Medicine, University of Washington, 1987-90
Residency in Dermatology, Duke University Medical Center 1993-96

Research and Clinical Interests

HIV-related skin disease; telemedicine; medical education; internal medicine in dermatology.

Representative Publications

Dank JP, Colven R. Protease-inhibitor-induced angiolipomatosis. J Am Acad Dermatol;42:129-31, 2000.

Colven R, Harrington RD, Spach DH, Cohen CJ, Hooton TM. Rebound retroviral syndrome after cessation of suppressive antiretroviral therapy in three patients chronically infected with HIV. Ann Int Med; 133:430-34, 2000.

Mann T, Colven R. A picture is worth more than a thousand words: enhancement of a pre-exam telephone consultation in dermatology with digital images. Acad Med;77:742-3, 2002.

Vary JC Jr, Colven R, Kirby P.  Hypertrophic scars from surgical staples mimicking folliculitis.  J Am Acad Dermatol 2010;62:157-8.

  1. Doorenbos AZ, Demiris G, Towle C, Kundu A, Revels L, Colven R, Norris TE, Buchwald D.  Developing the Native People for Cancer Control Telehealth Network.  Telemed J E Health. 2011 Jan-Feb;17(1):30-4.
  2. Colven RM, Shim M-HM, Todd G.  Improvement in primary provider diagnostic acumen using a teledermatology network.  13th Annual American Telemedicine Association International Meeting and Exposition.  Telemed eHealth 2011 Jun;17(5):363-9.

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