Michi M. Shinohara M.D.

Michi M. Shinohara M.D.
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  • Dermatology


Dr. Shinohara is a dermatologist and dermatopathologist who specializes in medical dermatology, including the care of patients with complex skin disease. She has a special interest in the care of patients with cutaneous lymphomas, and jointly runs a multidisciplinary Cutaneous Lymphoma Clinic at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance.

Dr. Shinohara earned a bachelor's degree at Reed College in Portland, Oregon and earned the degree of M.D. with honors from the University of Washington. She completed an internship and residency in internal medicine before entering dermatology residency, where she was a chief resident in dermatology. She then completed a fellowship in dermatopathology at the University of Pennsylvania before returning to the UW, where she has been on faculty since 2009.

She is board certified in internal medicine, dermatology and dermatopathology.

Patient Care Philosophy

I believe in providing the most up to date and relevant information available to patients to engage them in their medical care, and use evidence-based treatments whenever possible. I strive to be compassionate and accessible to my patients, treating them as I expect my friends and family to be treated.

Clinical Interests

Medical dermatology; skin oncology; cutaneous T cell lymphoma; cutaneous B cell lymphoma; dermatopathology.

Research Interests

Clinical trials for cutaneous T cell lymphoma


Institution Credential Year
University of Pennsylvania Fellowship 2011
UW - Division of Dermatology Teaching Appointment
Univ. of Washington, School of Medicine Medical education 2002
UW - Division of General Internal Medicine Internship 2003
UW - Division of General Internal Medicine Residency 2005
UW - Division of Dermatology Residency 2009
Degree Institution Year
MD Univ. of Washington, School of Medicine 2002

Board Certifications

Certification Specialty Year
American Board of Dermatology Dermatology 2009
American Board of Dermatology Dermatopathology 2011