Peter Jenkin, MD, FAAD, completed his dermatology training at McGill University in 1980, choosing dermatology due to the variety of conditions he would see and treat as well as the fact that he could help anyone - men, women, children, and adults. "What excites me about a career in dermatology is the constant change and opportunity to learn. We are doing so many more things to help our patients both in medical and cosmetic dermatology now than even just ten years ago." After working in private practice for two decades in Canada, he moved to Seattle and worked for PacMed and Virginia Mason, and purchased Dermatology Associates in January of 2010.
From reminding his patients to use sunscreen on a daily basis to skillfully performing advanced medical and cosmetic procedures, Dr. Jenkin approaches his work with his philosophy to accomplish and learn every day, to keep a positive outlook, to take knowledge from adversity, and to maintain an attitude of gratitude. "The most gratifying part of the job is the opportunity to interact with and help my patients. Helping people was the reason for going into medicine in the first place, and it remains the most important and gratifying part of the job."
Outside the office, Dr. Jenkin is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys hiking, skiing, and racing cars. He spends time with his grandchildren and often speaks at local seminars on skin diseases.