Valerie M. Carlberg, MD

Assistant Professor


Dr. Valerie Carlberg is a board-certified dermatologist and fellowship trained pediatric dermatologist. Dr. Carlberg received her medical degree from Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, OR. She completed a pediatric internship at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, WI, and her dermatology residency in the Harvard Combined Dermatology Residency Training Program in Boston, MA. Dr. Carlberg pursued fellowship training in pediatric dermatology at Seattle Children’s Hospital in Seattle, WA.

Valerie M. Carlberg, MD

Dr. Carlberg specializes in the care of infants, children, and adolescents. She has a special interest in caring for dermatologic conditions in children with cancer as well as cancer survivors. Having trained at Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, her expertise includes the diagnosis and management of skin, hair, and nail conditions that result from chemotherapy, targeted therapy, immunotherapy, radiation, transplant, or immunosuppression. This includes graft versus host disease, reactions from medications, infections, and secondary skin cancers. Dr. Carlberg also has advanced procedural training and performs dermatologic surgery and laser surgery to treat congenital and acquired skin lesions such as melanocytic nevi (moles), cysts, vascular malformations (port wine stains), and scars. Finally, Dr. Carlberg is committed to continued education, teaching, and collaborative research to further improve the care of patients. She is an active member of the American Academy of Dermatology, Society for Pediatric Dermatology, and Pediatric Dermatology Research Alliance.

Areas of Expertise

  • General Pediatric Dermatology
  • Acne
  • Cysts
  • Dermatological Surgery
  • Supportive Oncodermatology
  • Cutaneous Oncology
  • Immunotherapy
  • Graft Versus Host Disease
  • Laser Surgery
  • Skin, Hair, and Nail Reactions to Anti-Cancer Medications
  • Vascular Birthmarks
  • Pigmented Lesions

Board Certifications

  • Dermatology

Patient Ages Seen

  • Infant
  • Child
  • Adolescent

Languages Spoken

  • English

Education / Training

  • Doctor of Medicine – Oregon Health & Science University – Portland, OR (2013)
  • Residency in Dermatology – Harvard Medical School – Boston, MA (2014-2017)
  • Fellowship in Pediatric Dermatology – University of Washington/Seattle Children’s Hospital – Seattle, WA (2017-2018)


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