Dr. James C. Collyer is a board-certified dermatologist who received his training from Northwestern University in Chicago. He has been a dermatologist in the Seattle area for nearly a decade, is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Washington Division of Dermatology and finished as the highest-rated Dermatologist in King 5 News' Best of Western Washington in 2013 and 2014.

Being academically trained, he has authored several scientific articles and book chapters. He lectures both locally and nationally to other physicians and sits on several advisory boards. Within Dermatology he specializes in Botox, injectables, lasers/light therapy, sclerotherapy, skin surgery, psoriasis, rosacea, skin screenings and has a particular interest in men's skin health. He also runs the Modern Dermatology UVB light service.

As an Eagle Scout and having grown up in Colorado and New Mexico, Dr. Collyer is an avid fan of the outdoors and snowboarding. You might also find him at a Seahawks or Sounders game (being the sports nut he is), hanging out with his family (he is the youngest of seven children), traveling or babbling something in Dutch.


Dermatology, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, 2005-2008

Chief resident, Jesse Brown VA Hospital, 2008                                

American Society for Dermatologic Surgery preceptorship grant, 2007

Goldberg Family Trust grant, 2006

Medical Education

University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, 2000-2004

Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society (Junior year, top 4% of class)

Merit Scholarship recipient, 2000-2004

Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society


Medicine, Resurrection Medical Center, Chicago IL, 2005         

Undergraduate Education

Brigham Young University, 2000, Summa Cum Laude

Professional Activities and Experience

University of Washington, Clinical Assistant Professor                                                                                    

Westside Dermatology, 2008 - 2015                                                                                                                

American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), Fellow American

American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS), Fellow                                                                 

Medical Dermatology Society                                                                                                                            

Seattle Dermatology Society                                                                                                                            

Washington State Dermatology Society                                                                                                   

AAD Sports Committee, 2006 - 2008                                                                                                  

Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, 2003-present