Caitlin Crimp, MD

Caitlin Crimp, MD

Caitlin Crimp, MD

  • Physician, Fred Hutch
  • Acting Instructor, Department of Dermatology, University of Washington School of Medicine


“I try to approach patients with curiosity and humility, not just about their diagnoses, but also about who they are as people and how they want their care delivered.”

— Dr. Crimp

What do you hope it’s like for a patient to work with you?

I hope patients leave our visits feeling some sense of calm. I may not immediately know all the answers, but I am always excited to learn more — I think this is one of the best things about being a doctor. I genuinely love learning new things, whether it’s the latest cutaneous lymphoma research or a new recipe. I want patients to feel comfortable sharing the things they have learned with me.

I grew up playing a variety of team sports, and I want patients to see me as their teammate and feel like we are making collaborative decisions to reach a common goal.

Do you have a favorite memory of working with a patient you’d like to share?

A patient once shared with me a piece of her art that she had turned into a sticker. The artwork was inspired by her experience living with her illness, and she wanted to create something she could share with other patients.

I am always amazed by the resilience of patients and the creative and inspiring things they do, often wanting to help others walking in similar shoes.

Provider Background

Area of Clinical Practice
Cutaneous lymphoma, skin reactions to cancer therapies, skin cancer

I am a board-certified dermatologist who sees patients at the South Lake Union Clinic and UW Medical Center – Montlake.

As a rare disease, cutaneous lymphoma can be a challenging diagnosis to make and one that leaves patients with a lot of questions. I enjoy guiding patients through some of that uncertainty so they can focus on the things that bring them joy. I also think it is exciting to be part of a field that is likely to see a lot of change and advancement in the coming years. 

Diseases Treated



Education, Experience and Certifications

Undergraduate Degree
Oregon State University

Medical Degree
University of Washington School of Medicine

University of Washington School of Medicine, Dermatology

Board Certification
Dermatology, 2023, American Board of Dermatology

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