HMC Dermatology Clinic

3 West Clinic
(206) 744-2173
Roy Colven, MD,
Monday, 8:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Wednesday, 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Who to contact for planned absences (vacation, conference leave, etc.):
Roy Colven, MD,

Who to contact for emergency absences (sick leave, family emergency, etc.):
Roy Colven, MD,

Please inform the clinic of your absence before 7am so that they can contact any patients that are scheduled.


HMC General Dermatology clinic sees the age and disease gamut in dermatology. Residents will learn about the scope of skin conditions and therapies used for these conditions during their rotations. Additionally, residents can expect to perform procedures such as skin biopsies and liquid nitrogen destruction as part of their experience.


Learn approach to differential diagnosis of skin conditions based on lesion morphology and distribution. Recognition and management of common non-malignant cutaneous disorders including; dermatitis (atopic, contact, seborrheic), psoriasis, acne, warts, seborrheic and actinic keratoses, keloids, hair loss, venous ulcers, skin infections (bacterial, viral, fungal, parasitic). Recognition and management of skin cancers. Recognition and management of atypical hyperpigmented skin lesions including melanoma. Performance of skin procedures including punch biopsy, shaves biopsy, excisional biopsy, and cyst excision. Introduction to topical therapy with an emphasis on topical corticosteroids. Introduction to systemic therapies used in Dermatology.

Recommended Readings

  • Habif, T. Clinical Dermatology. 1997.  Good text for the non-dermatologist.
  • Fitzpatrick, T, et al (eds.).  Dermatology in General Medicine.  The American standard in dermatology.
  • Rook, et al (eds.).  Dermatology. A copy of this is located in the Dermatology Clinic.

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