Dr. Diane Chiu is a board certified dermatologist specializing in cosmetic and medical dermatology. She has particular expertise in laser therapy, Botox/Dysport, and tissue fillers, and is also trained in leg vein treatment.
Dr. Chiu attended the University of Washington for both undergraduate and medical school. She received her Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering in 1992 and her Doctorate of Medicine in 1997, graduating with honors in both. She completed her residency in Dermatology at Harvard Medical School where she had the opportunity to train with many of the pioneers in medical and cosmetic dermatology and laser surgery. Dr. Chiu then became an attending physician at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston and a clinical instructor at Harvard.
Dr. Chiu has a special focus in laser therapy. In addition to treating cosmetic conditions such as wrinkles, scarring, redness, and discoloration, Dr. Chiu also utilizes the newest laser advances to treat skin diseases such as skin cancer, rosacea, and acne. By maintaining regular dialogue with her colleagues in the field, Dr. Chiu stays on the cutting edge of this technology.
As an Asian woman, Dr. Chiu understands the unique challenges in treating darker skin types. She was a keynote speaker and honoree at the Women of Color Empowered’s 2008 meeting, “Looking and Feeling Your Best”. In Boston, she wrote a skin advice question and answer column for “Stuff at Night” magazine. She has also appeared on radio and television as an expert in laser therapy and skin cancer prevention in programs such as Evening Magazine and KOMO news. Additionally, Dr Chiu has been invited to speak at many dermatology and medical meetings.
“Every patient deserves the utmost empathy and care and I take pride in thinking outside the box when it comes to diagnosing and treating challenging cases. With cosmetic patients, I listen carefully to the client’s wishes and always strive for beautiful, natural-looking results. I’m not happy unless my patient is happy.”
Dr. Chiu is a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, the International Society of Cosmetic and Laser Surgeons, and the Seattle and Washington Dermatologic Societies.