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Joan Leavens

Double Board-Certified Dermatologist & Dermatopathologist

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About Joan Leavens, MD Double Board-Certified Dermatologist & Dermatopathologist

Dr. Joan Leavens grew up on Mercer Island, Washington. She graduated with honors from the University of Virginia with a degree in history, politics, and Spanish. She received a full merit scholarship to attend the University of Michigan Medical School, at which time she was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. She completed her dermatology residency at the University of Southern California and her dermatopathology fellowship at UCLA, and she has worked extensively with underserved patient populations both in the U.S. and internationally. She speaks Spanish and has a special interest in complex medical dermatology, infectious disease, and tropical medicine. She is double board-certified in dermatology and dermatopathology. Since relocating back to the Pacific Northwest, she enjoys hiking, skiing, and traveling with her husband and daughter.

Board Certifications

American Board of Dermatology: Dermatology, Dermatopathology

Medical Education

University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI


Honors and Associations

Chief Resident (Didactics), University of Southern California Dermatology

Dean’s Merit Scholarship, University of Michigan

Alexander S. Vida Scholarship, University of Michigan

Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society, University of Michigan


Residency: Dermatology,

University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 2016-2020

Fellowship: Dermatopathology,

UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 2020-2021

Professional Memberships/Afflictions

American Society of Dermatopathology

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