Robert Sidbury, MD, MPH

Robert  Sidbury, MD, MPH

Dermatology, Vascular Anomalies, Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia Program, Pediatric Vascular Neurology Program

On staff since February 2009

Children's Title: Division Chief, Dermatology

Academic Title: Professor

Research Center: Center for Clinical and Translational Research

  • Robert Sidbury MD, MPH got his undergraduate and medical degrees from Duke University, and his Masters in Public Health from Harvard. He did his internship and residency at UCSF and the Oregon Health and Science University, and completed fellowships at Northwestern University and Harvard.

    He has held faculty positions at Harvard Medical School and the University of Washington School of Medicine where he is currently Professor in the Department of Pediatrics. His clinical and research interests include atopic dermatitis, vascular tumors of infancy, vitamin D, and pediatric health services.   

    • Emily Silverdale, WA 05.21.20

      Dr. Sidbury is the whole package! He exemplifies what every physician strives to be-warm, compassionate, experienced, and incredibly knowledgeable. My daughter has had intermittent alopecia, which is both frightening and socially challenging for both her and our family. He has provided such excellent care and we feel incredibly grateful to be in his skilled and caring hands. Dr. Sidbury has my highest recommendation if you are considering a pediatric dermatologist for your child or teen.

    • Robin Seattle 02.11.15

      Dr Sidbury has that rare combo of compassion, knowledge, humor, and keeping both kids and adults at ease. What a wonderful man and a great Dr!

    • Jackie Lakewood, WA 09.23.14

      When my daughter's pediatrician referred us to Dr. Sidbury, I knew we had come to the right place. Not only did he put us at ease immediately--he genuinely cared about my daughter's well being. He eventually referred us to a pediatric ophthalmologist but he made all the initial calls and followed up (as he agreed to do) to make sure we got an appointment right away. All my questions were answered and he personally called back when necessary. Dr. Sidbury truly loves what he does. It was worth the drive (in traffic) to see him!

    • Jenna Seattle, WA 12.07.11

      Dr. Sidbury is great! I went to him with severe atopic dermatitis (among other minor things) and he took my questions and concerns seriously. He was very patient and honest when answering my questions. He went above and beyond when explaining certain conditions to me and was able to make me laugh even when I felt miserable. Thank you Dr. Sidbury!

    • Tammie Littlerock, WA 08.29.11

      Our daughter was diagnosed with Linear Scleroderma this summer. We saw Dr Sidbury for a second opinion due to the recommended treatment. He was very compassionate, very thorough, treated us with personal concern and answered our questions completely. Even though I initially was against the recommended treatment, Dr Sidbury was able to explain it to put my mind at ease. He showed the same concern for my daughter that he would for his own child. I am very impressed with him and his staff. I feel blessed that he is caring for our family.

    • Kylee Kennewick, Wa 01.26.11

      Our daughter was born with a large PWS down the left side of her body. Becoming a Mother for the first time had its challenges but this had its own level of anxiety. We as parents would never, ever want to change her but for the sake of our daughter sanity in a somewhat cruel world (or world with cruel children) we decided to explore our options. Through our pediatrician, we drove the 4 hours to Seattle to meet Dr. Sidbury. Our consultation was wonderful. He made us and our 8 month old (at the time) feel very welcome, at home and involved with the process. He worked with us and our insurance company! I was skeptical of the process and feared that there could be adverse effects. He immediately put my mind at ease and I am so genuinely thankful for that. I know that even though the procedure itself can be emotionally and physically taxing on our little one and us, we will have the desired outcome through Dr. Sidbury. I would highly recommend him and the entire team to anyone. The nurses as well; I have never come across more helpful and genuinely caring nurses! Along with recommending Dr. Sidbury, I want to thank them all for helping our new little family. Through the nurses and Dr. Sidbury’ s help and care, I feel I can more confidently arm my daughter with self-confidence and the knowledge it will take to help her through her school years to come. Our child is our most precious and prized possession and I wouldn’t her procedures to anyone else!

  • Award Name Award Description Awarded By Award Date
    SEATTLE TOP DOCTOR - 2022 Seattle Magazine 2022
    Seattle Top Doctor - 2019 Seattle Magazine 2019
    SEATTLE'S TOP DOCTOR - 2018 Seattle Magazine 2018
    SEATTLE MAGAZINE TOP DOCTOR - 2015 Seattle Magazine 2015
    SEATTLE'S TOP DOCTOR - 2015 Seattle Met Magazine 2015
    SEATTLE MAGAZINE TOP DOCTOR - 2014 Seattle Magazine 2014
    Seattle Magazine Top Doctor - 2013 Seattle Magazine 2013
    Seattle's Top Doc Seattle Met Magazine 2013
  • Other Publications

    • Seo A, Walsh T, Lee M, Ho P, Hsu EK, Sidbury R, King MC, Shimamura A
      FAM111B Mutation Is Associated With Inherited Exocrine Pancreatic Dysfunction.
      26495788 Pancreas, 2015 Oct 22
    • Sidbury R
      Update on vascular tumors of infancy.
      20601884 Current opinion in pediatrics, 2010 Aug. : 432-7
    • Sidbury R
      Update on vascular tumors of infancy.
      20601884 Current opinion in pediatrics, 2010 Aug. : 432-7
    • Turner R, Gellis S, Schmidt B, Sidbury R
      Fever, oral ulcerations, arthralgias, neutropenia, and a polycyclic skin eruption in a 14-year-old girl.
      19706102 Pediatric dermatology, 2009 May : 347-8
    • Sidbury R
      Hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis suppression in systemic glucocorticoid-treated infantile hemangiomas: putting the risk into context.
      19289767 Archives of dermatology, 2009 March : 319-20
    • Craiglow BG, Resneck JS Jr, Lucky AW, Sidbury R, Yan AC, Resnick SD, Antaya RJ
      Pediatric dermatology workforce shortage: perspectives from academia.
      18835061 Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, 2008 Dec. : 986-9
    • Sidbury R
      KD and other acronyms [corrected]
      18577069 Pediatric dermatology, 2008 May : 413
    • Yoo J, Wolgamot G, Torgerson TR, Sidbury R
      Cutaneous noncaseating granulomas associated with Nijmegen breakage syndrome.
      18347309 Archives of dermatology, 2008 March : 418-9
    • Heath ML, Sidbury R
      Cutaneous manifestations of nutritional deficiency.
      16914997 Current opinion in pediatrics, 2006 Aug. : 417-22
    • Calvert J, Shors AR, Hornung RL, Poorsattar SP, Sidbury R
      Relapse of Wells' syndrome in a child after tetanus-diphtheria immunization.
      16631949 Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, 2006 May : S232-3
    • Sidbury R, Poorsattar S
      Pediatric atopic dermatitis: should we treat it differently?
      16669990 Dermatologic therapy, 2006 March : 83-90
    • Sidbury R
      What's new in pediatric dermatology: update for the pediatrician.
      15273502 Current opinion in pediatrics, 2004 Aug. : 410-4
    • Sidbury R, Neuschler N, Neuschler E, Sun P, Wang XQ, Miller R, Tomai M, Puscasiu E, Gugneja S, Paller AS
      Topically applied imiquimod inhibits vascular tumor growth in vivo.
      14708627 The Journal of investigative dermatology, 2003 Nov. : 1205-9


Board Certification(s)

Pediatric Dermatology

Medical/Professional School

Duke University, Durham, NC
Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA


Oregon Health & Science University-OHSU, Portland, OR


Children's Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL
Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
University of CA at San Francisco School of Medici, San Francisco, CA

Clinical Interests

Atopic dermatitis; vascular lesions; health services research; Vitamin D as it relates to skin disease.

Research Focus Area

Translational Research