Frederick Leaf MD

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Accepting New Patients

Board Certification

American Board of Dermatology


Dr. Leaf received his undergraduate and graduate degree from Stanford and Oxford University, respectively followed by his medical degree with Honors at the University of Washington School of Medicine where was also was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha.

He then completed an internship at Stanford University followed by his residency at Oregon Health and Science University where he was also Chief Resident.

Dr. Leaf then was selected as a Fulbright Scholar, studying tropical dermatology at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences. He has subsequently practiced for years as Head of Dermatology at the Virginia Mason Medical Center before coming to The Polyclinic.

Special Interests

General adult and pediatric dermatology; skin cancer screening and surgery; cosmetic dermatology including Botox injections, fillers such as Restylane, and laser surgery.


Dr. Leaf sees pediatric patients ages 14+.

Practice Philosophy

“The skin is often a reflection of the state of the body, in general. Therefore, a holistic approach to skin care is important. It is an honor to provide individualized care of the highest quality to my patients.”

Teaching Involvement

  • He currently teaches residents from Virginia Mason, University of Washington, and Seattle VA Hospitals.
  • Chief of Dermatology at Virginia Mason Medical Center, where he twice received the Resident Physician Teaching Award.
  • Taught at University of Singapore and University of Sydney.
  • Past president of both Seattle Dermatological Society and Washington State Dermatology Association.