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About Cory L Simpson
Cory Simpson, MD, PhD, is a board-certified dermatologist and an Assistant Professor and researcher in the Division of Dermatology at the UW School of Medicine. In addition to general dermatology, Dr. Simpson specializes in treating patients with inherited and autoimmune bullous disorders.
A native of Granite City, Illinois, Dr. Simpson received his MD and PhD in Cell Biology from Northwestern University in Chicago. In 2021, Dr. Simpson launched a research laboratory at the UW Medicine to study epidermal differentiation and how it is compromised in dermatologic disease. The Simpson Lab focuses on the role of autophagy and organelle degradation in human keratinocytes and how these cellular pathways drive maturation and homeostasis of the epidermal tissue.
Dr. Simpson’s clinical and research interests includes skin blistering diseases such as pemphigus and pemphigoid as well as genetic skin barrier disorders such as ichthyoses and Darier disease.