Kim Gittere Abson MD

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Board Certification

American Board of Dermatology


Dr. Abson earned her medical degree with honors at the University of Washington. She completed an internal medicine residency (preliminary) and dermatology residency (co-chief resident) at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, N.C.

Special Interests

Dr. Abson's special interests include the detection and management of skin cancers including the use of dermatoscope and total body photos where appropriate, adult and pediatric dermatology and emphasizing medical dermatology over cosmetic. Additionally, Dr. Abson is interested in helping patients who have undergone solid organ or bone marrow transplants manage their increased risk of skin cancer.


Dr. Abson sees pediatric patients of all ages.

Practice Philosophy

"Applying the latest knowledge in medical dermatology to patient care. Treating every patient as if they were a family member."

Teaching Involvement

Full clinical professor, University of Washington (UW) dermatology department; active inpatient attending 3 months per year at UW, recipient of Distinguished Teaching Award, University of Washington dermatology department 1999-2000; department chair, Swedish dermatology; past president, Washington State Dermatology Association; co-leader, Seattle Dermatologic Journal Club; chief medical subspecialty, The Polyclinic.

Professional Involvement

Clinical Research

At the Polyclinic, the needs of the patient come first. Part of this commitment involves conducting clinical trials with the goal of helping people live longer, healthier lives.


  • Congrats To Our 2019 Seattle Met Top Docs
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  • Rosacea Study at The Polyclinic
  • A Polyclinic Salute to 2016 Huskies

  • Rosacea Treatment - King-5 Evening Magazine

    Polyclinic dermatologist Dr. Kim Abson and her long-time patient discuss the role of clinical research in furthering treatment options for patients along with a recent clinical trial investigating a new medication for rosacea.

    Watch more videos from The Polyclinic on our YouTube channel.


    Distinguished Teaching Award, UW, Dermatology Dept. 1999-2000