Carolina Simunovic, MD
Resident Physician, Division of Dermatology
UW Dermatology Division
1959 NE Pacific Street
Seattle, WA 98195-6524
Continuity Clinic: Harborview Medical Center
Education and Training
Co-Chief Resident, Dermatology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 2015 – present
Resident, Dermatology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 2013 – 2015
UW Internal Medicine Residency Program – Preliminary Year, PGY1, 2012 - 2013
M.D., University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA, 2008 - 2012
Teaching Assistant, Spanish and Histology, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA, 2008 - 2009
Environmental Health Director, Fresno Metro Ministry, Fresno CA, 2002 - 2008
B.A., Hispanic Studies and Latin American Studies, Brown University, Providence, RI, 2003 - 2007
Dermatopathology Special Interests: General medical dermatology, improving access to dermatologic care in underserved communities.
Simunovic C, Shinohara MM. “Complications of decorative tattoos: recognition and management.” American Journal of Clinical Dermatology. Dec;15(6):525-36
Poster presentation: Simunovic, C., Karr, C., Keifer, M. “Assessing community awareness of environmental and occupational health issues in Yakima Valley: baseline prior to educational radio programming.” Western Migrant Stream Forum Poster Session, Feb 2010
Poster presentation: Simunovic, C., Karr, C., Keifer, M. “Assessing community awareness of environmental and occupational health issues in Yakima Valley: baseline prior to educational radio programming.” University of Washington School of Medicine Annual Medical Student Poster Session , Nov 2009
"A Valley United: Working together to bring financial resources to the Valley.” SJV Air Quality Symposium , Dec 2006
"Advocacy for Improved Air Quality: A Community Environmental Justice Perspective.” 134th Annual Meeting & Expo: “Public Health and Human Rights,” American Public Health Association , Nov 2006
"Cleaner Air in the San Joaquin Valley: Success through Collaboration” Environmental Grantmakers Association Fall Retreat , Oct 2006
"Environmental Health in the San Joaquin Valley." Humboldt State University, Schatz Energy Research Center, Sustainable Futures Speaker Series , Mar 2006
"Engaging Communities in Solving the Air Pollution Problem,” SJV Air Quality Symposium , Oct 2004
"The Link Between Pesticides and Air Quality.” Unite for Change Conference: New Approaches to Pesticides and Environmental Health. Society and Environment Division of the Environmental Science, Policy and Management Department, UC Berkeley , Apr 2004
"Environmental Justice and Latinos,” “Minority Environmental Organizations,” and “Environmental Justice Issues in California.” Sustainable Energy and the Environment Conference, National Hispanic Environmental Council , Apr 2004
"Mexican and Latino Immigration in the Central Valley: Community Perspective on Contemporary Challenges and Opportunities” Celebrating the Legacy of Cesar E. Chavez 2004, CSU Fresno , Mar 2004
"Latino Environmental Health Project Findings.” Latinos and Environmental Health Conference , Feb 2004
"Environmental Justice and Air Quality,” Clean Air Summit, Operation Clean Air , Apr 2003
Simunovic, C., Yelpaala, K. Experiences with HIV/AIDS education in Accra, Ghana. Oral Presentation presented at: Brown University’s World AIDS Day, Dec 2001
Casa Latina Clinic Site Director – AL SHIFA HEALTH RESOURCE CENTER Seattle, WA, 2011
Coordinate bi-monthly student-run screen and refer clinic at local non-profit primarily for Spanish-speaking patients affiliated with Casa Latina’s worker collaborative. Orient volunteers, including clinical and pre-clinical medical students, undergraduates, physician assistant students, and attending physician preceptor. Arrange for patient follow-up.
Volunteer Educator Seattle, WA, 2009-2010
Volunteered through various student organizations during pre-clinical years to give biology and anatomy presentations to preschool, elementary, and high school students.
Central Valley Leadership Advisory Council – NATIONAL PARKS CONSERVATION ASSOCIATION Fresno, CA, 2007-2008
Advised National Park Conservation Association Regional Field Office in Fresno in outreach to Latino communities.
Volunteer Spanish/English Interpreter – BROWN UNIVERSITY INTERPRETER AIDE PROGRAM Providence, RI, 1998-2002
Provided Spanish/English interpreting services for patients at Rhode Island Hospital, Hasbro Children’s Hospital, and Woman and Infants Hospital.