John e. Olerud, MD


Professor Emeritus, Division of Dermatology

Contact Information

University of Washington
Box 354697
Seattle, WA 98195-6524

Clinic Appointments:206-598-4067
Clinic Fax: 206-598-2267


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Education and Training

M.D., University of Washington School of Medicine, 1971

Residency in Internal Medicine, University of Washington, 1975

Residency in Dermatology, University of Washington, 1977

Research Interests

Abnormal wound healing in patients with diabetes mellitus; cutaneous T-cell lymphoma; and biomaterials/skin interface.

Clinical Research Interests

Cutaneous lymphoma, skin manifestations of diabetes and internal diseases, leg ulcers and connective tissue diseases.

Representative Publications

Fleckman P, Olerud JE. Models for the histologic study of the skin interface with percutaneous biomaterials. Biomed Mater 3(034006) (September), 2008. PMID 18708704

Underwood RA, Carter WG, Usui ML, Olerud JE. Ultrastructural localization of integrin subunits 4 and a3 within the migrating epithelial tongue of in vivo human wounds. J Histochem Cytochem 57(2): pps. 123-42, 2009. PMID 18824633, PMCID: PMC2628320

Furmanczyk P, Wolgamot G, Kussick S, Sabath D, Olerud JE, Argenyi Z. Diagnosis of mycosis fungoides with different algorithmic approaches. J Cutan Pathol Jul 7, 2009. PMID: 19602072

Underwood RA, Usui ML, Zhao G, Hauch KD, Takeno MM, Ratner BD, Marshall AJ, Shi X, Olerud JE, Fleckman P. Quantifying the effect of pore size and surface treatment on epidermal incorporation into percutaneously implanted sphere-templated porous biomaterials in mice. J Biomed Mater Res A. Jun 16, 2011. doi: 10.1002/jbm.a.33125. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 21681942 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

Usui ML, Mansbridge JN, Carter WG, Fujita M, Olerud JE. Keratinocyte Migration, Proliferation, and Differentiation in Chronic Ulcers From Patients With Diabetes and Normal Wounds. J Histochem Cytochem 56(7): pps. 687-96, 2008. PMID 18413645, PMCID: PMC2430161

Olerud JE. Models for Wound Healing and Healing into Percutaneous Devices. J Biomat Sci, Polymer Edn Vol. 19, No. 8, pp. 1007-20, 2008. PMID 18644227

Fukano Y, Usui ML, Underwood RA, Isenhath S, Marshall AJ, Hauch KD, Ratner BD, Olerud JE, Fleckman P. Epidermal and dermal integration into sphere-templated porous poly(2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate) implants in mice. J Biomed Mater Res A. Sep 15;94(4):1172-86, 2010. PMID: 20694984

Zhao G, Hochwalt PC, Usui ML, Underwood RA, Singh PK, James GA, Stewart PS, Fleckman P, Olerud JE. Delayed wound healing in diabetic (db/db) mice with Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilm challenge: a model for the study of chronic wounds, Wound Repair Regen. 2010 18(5):467-77, 2010. PMID: 20731798

Kalus AA, Chien AC, Olerud JE. Chapter 152: Diabetes mellitus and other endocrine diseases, in Fitzpatrick?s Dermatology in General Medicine 8th edition, in press. Eds. Wolff, Goldsmith, Katz, et al, McGraw-Hill, In Press, 2010.

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