DR. ROGERS


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DR. ROGERS


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Heather D. Rogers is a board certified dermatologist and fellowship trained dermatologic surgeon. A Washington native, Dr. Rogers attended Stanford University and returned to Seattle for medical school. Dr. Rogers completed her dermatology residency at Columbia University Medical Center in New York, NY where she served as chief resident and started the first dermatology clinic for organ transplant patients in the state of New York. She also received a prestigious travel grant from the Women’s Dermatologic Society allowing her to spend six weeks in Australia studying skin cancer and its treatments including photodynamic therapy. She then completed two procedural dermatology fellowships with extensive training in Mohs micrographic surgery, surgical reconstruction, laser procedures and aesthetics. Dr. Rogers worked as faculty at Columbia until moving back to Seattle in 2009. She lectures internationally, has published numerous articles and book chapters and is an active member of the American Academy of Dermatology media expert team. 

Within dermatology, she has a particular interest in the treatment and prevention of skin cancer and scars. She loves making beautiful, hidden scars, combating the consequences of too much sun and creating the perfect anti-aging treatment regimen for each of her patients (it will always include sunscreen!).  Dr. Rogers is a national expert in photodynamic therapy (PDT), coauthoring the 2015 treatment guidelines for the Journal of American Academy of Dermatology. She also created RESTORE, a petroleum-free and allergen-free balm in response to both her patients’ requests for a petroleum-free ointment to use after skin procedures, and Dr. Rogers’ frustration with the unnecessary allergens found in the products currently available.

When not reminding her patients to protect their skin, Dr. Rogers enjoys spending time with her husband and their two children out on the water or in their kitchen.

Fellowships

American College of Mohs Surgery: Columbia University Medical, Center for Laser and Dermatologic Surgery, Yehuda D. Eliezri, MD and Edward Desciak, MD, New York, NY and Pomona, NY, 2008-2009

Procedural Dermatology: New York UniversityLaser and Skin Surgery Center of New York, Elizabeth Hale, MD, New York, NY, 2008-2009

Residency

Dermatology, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY. 2005-2008

Chief Resident, 2008

Skin Care in Organ Transplant Patients Europe Resident Award, 2007

ASDS Resident Award, 2008

Women’s Dermatologic Society Mentorship Award, 2008

Founded the Organ Transplant Dermatology Practice at Columbia University Medical Center Department of Dermatology, New York, NY

Internship               

Medicine, New York-Presbyterian Hospital: Cornell Campus, New York, NY, 2004-2005

Medical School

University of Washington School of Medicine, 2004

Alpha Omega Alpha

Excellence in Medicine Award

Graduated with honors                             

Undergraduate       

Stanford University, 1998

Human Biology, BA

Varsity sailor, All-American

Professional Activities and Experience

University of Washington, Clinical Assistant Professor

Madison Skin and Laser Center 2009-2015                                                                                 

American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), Fellow

American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS), Fellow

American College of Mohs Surgery (ACMS), Fellow

American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, Fellow  

Reviewer of manuscripts for Dermatologic Surgery, 2008-present

Skin Care in Organ Transplant Patients Europe                  

International Transplant Skin Cancer Collaborative  

Women’s Dermatologic Society

The Skin Cancer Foundation

Seattle Dermatology

Washington Dermatology Society

Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, 2003-present