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I was cheerfully greeted by the receptionist. I had no wait, to speak of, before my procedure began. The nurse prepped me and told me about everything she was doing, and the doctor did the same during the procedure. I left with clear instructions on how to take care of myself, and the doctor called me in the evening to see how I was doing, and to see if I needed anything. I am very pleased with Dr. Schmidt and his staff.
~ VOLKERT V.
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Dieter Schmidt, MD, FAAD, FACMS

Dr. Dieter Schmidt Dr. Schmidt holds two board certifications in dermatology and is fellowship-trained in Mohs Micrographic Surgery.

Seattle Metropolitan Magazine has named him a "Top Doctor" in a vote by his peers. He was also voted by his peers as one of the "Best Doctors in Washington State," and one of the "Best Doctors in America."

He completed a second residency in dermatology at the University of Colorado, after having completed a residency in dermatology at the University of Stellenbosch.

He completed his fellowship in Mohs Micrographic Surgery at the University of Colorado, which is considered to be one of the most respected Mohs Surgery programs in the country.

Dr. Schmidt's practice is concentrated on the early diagnosis and treatment of skin cancers, including Mohs Micrographic Surgery. His focus also includes cosmetic dermatology.

He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology and his professional affiliations include:
  • Fellow - ACMS (American College of Mohs Surgery)
  • Fellow - AAD (American Academy of Dermatology)
  • Fellow - ASDS (American Society for Dermatologic Surgery)
  • Fellow - American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery
  • Member - SDS (Seattle Dermatologic Society)
  • Member - WSDA (Washington State Dermatologic Association)

Mireille Chae, MD, FAAD

Mireille Chae Dr. Chae holds triple board certifications in dermatology, dermatopathology and pediatric dermatology.

She is one of only three board-certified pediatric dermatologists in the state. She is also one of only a few dermatologists in the state who is also board-certified in dermatopathology.

Dr. Chae completed her pediatrics residency with the University of Minnesota, and her dermatology residency with Chicago's Rush-Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center. She then went on to the University of Pennsylvania, where she completed her fellowship training in dermatopathology.

She has extensive training and experience in cosmetic dermatology, including Botox, dermal fillers, sclerotherapy for leg veins and laser therapies.

She is a widely respected dermatopathologist, pediatric dermatologist and cosmetic dermatologist.

Dr. Chae's professional affiliations include:
  • Fellow - SPD (Society for Pediatric Dermatology)
  • Fellow - ASDP (American Society of Dermatopathology)
  • Fellow - AAD (American Academy of Dermatology)

Katrina Bassett, MD, FAAD

Katrina Bassett Dr. Bassett is a board-certified dermatologist whose practice is focused on medical dermatology, particularly cases that are diagnostically or therapeutically challenging.

She especially enjoys working with children, and she dedicated an entire year of her dermatology residency to pediatric dermatology.

Dr. Bassett graduated with a B.S. in Zoology, Magna Cum Laude, from Brigham Young University. She then went on to Loma Linda University, where she earned her M.D. Degree, with the prestigious honor of Alpha Omega Alpha. She then completed her dermatology residency at the Medical College of Wisconsin.

Her professional affiliations include:
  • Fellow - SPD (Society for Pediatric Dermatology)
  • Fellow - AAD (American Academy of Dermatology)
  • Fellow - DF (Dermatology Foundation)

Joy Wu, DO, FAAD

Joy Wu Dr. Wu is a board-certified dermatologist with a special interest in medical dermatology.

Prior to joining North Sound Dermatology, she served as Chief of Dermatology for Alaska's Elmendorf Air Force Base, and then went into private practice in Anchorage.

Dr. Wu attended the University of Maryland, where she earned her M.S. in Physiology. She then attended the University of New England (UNE), College of Osteopathic Medicine, earning her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree and membership in the Psi Sigma Alpha Honor Society. She served with the United States Air Force as a flight surgeon, and then completed her dermatology residency in San Diego at the Naval Medical Center.

Her professional affiliations include:
  • Fellow - AAD (American Academy of Dermatology)
  • Fellow - ASDS (American Society for Dermatologic Surgery)
  • Member - Dermatology Foundation Leaders Society

Mike Wentzell, MD, FAAD, FACMS

Mike Wentzell, MD, FAAD, FACMS Dr. Wentzell is a fellowship-trained Mohs Micrographic Surgeon and performs Mohs surgery and consults with skin cancer patients in both our Smokey Point and Mill Creek offices.

He is an internationally-renowned Mohs surgeon who speaks at both national and international meetings on a regular basis. He has published over 30 peer-reviewed articles and has served as a reviewer for the New England Journal of Medicine, Dermatologic Surgery and the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.

Dr. Wentzell was the fellowship training director for the Mohs surgery program in Montana for over 10 years before moving to the Seattle area. Within the American College of Mohs Surgery, Dr. Wentzell has been bestowed the title of "Most Innovative Mohs Surgeon in North America."

After serving as a naval officer, he completed a Biophysics Research Fellowship at Yale University, and then went on to complete his Bachelor of Science Magna Cum Laude, after which he obtained his MD from the University of Rochester. He completed his dermatology residency at Dartmouth and his fellowship in Mohs Micrographic Surgery at Northwestern University.

Dr. Wentzell is a Fellow of the American College of Mohs Surgery, the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery and the American Academy of Dermatology. He has received numerous awards from these societies for his innovative research in Mohs surgery.

Sowmya Ravi-Jeyamohan, MD, FAAD, FACMS

Sowmya Ravi-Jeyamohan, MD, FAAD, FACMSDr. Ravi-Jeyamohan is a board-certified dermatologist and one of only four fellowship-trained Mohs Micrographic Surgeons in the county.

She completed her fellowship in Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Cutaneous Oncology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, after having completed a residency in dermatology at Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions. She obtained her MD degree Cum Laude at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society). Prior to that, she obtained a B.S. in Biology from the University of Maryland.

Dr. Ravi-Jeyamohan has spent the past 14 years researching melanoma and other cancers at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the University of Maryland. Her research has been published in some of the world’s most respected, peer-reviewed journals and she has also presented her findings at both national and international conferences.

Dr. Ravi-Jeyamohan currently serves as President of the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society and was nominated by her peers for membership in the Gold Humanism Honor Society for high academic achievement, professionalism and compassion. She has also received numerous other academic awards from the University of Maryland.

Dr. Ravi-Jeyamohan is a Fellow of the American College of Mohs Surgery and the American Academy of Dermatology.

Dr. Ravi-Jeyamohan enjoys reading, gardening, baking and exercise.

Eingun James Song, MD, FAAD

Eingun James Song, MD, FAAD Dr. Song is a board-certified dermatologist with an interest in medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatology.

Dr. Song graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Illinois at Chicago with a Bachelors of Science in Neuroscience. He went on to attend medical school at the University of Illinois at Chicago graduating with highest distinction and earning multiple awards and honors, including election into the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society.

Dr. Song then moved to the West Coast to complete his dermatology residency at the University of California Irvine. While in residency, he consistently scored in the top percentile nationwide on the annual American Board of Dermatology examination.

Dr. Song has published in numerous well-respected, peer-reviewed journals.
  • Fellow - AAD (American Academy of Dermatology)
  • Fellow - ASDS (American Society of Dermatologic Surgery)

Vena Melendez, MMSc, PA-C

Vena Melendez Ms. Melendez is a Board-Certified Dermatology PA with twelve years of experience in the medical, cosmetic, and surgical dermatology.

She has extensive training and experience with injecting Botox and dermal fillers, as well as using several different cosmetic IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) and laser systems.

Ms. Melendez earned her Bachelor of Science degree at UCLA (University of California, Los Angeles). She then went on to attend Emory University School of Medicine's Physician Assistant Program, where she graduated with honors, earning a M.M.Sc. (Master of Medical Science) degree. She was the recipient of multiple honors and awards for her clinical and academic excellence.

Her professional affiliations include:
  • Member - SDPA (Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants)
  • Fellow - AAPA (American Academy of Physician Assistants)

Craig Baugher, MPAS, PA-C

Craig BaugherMr. Baugher is a Board-Certified Dermatology PA with more than ten years of experience in medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatology.

His practice is focused on medical dermatology and skin cancer surgery. Prior to joining North Sound Dermatology, he worked with a well-known, highly-respected dermatology and Mohs Micrographic Surgery practice in Seattle.

Mr. Baugher graduated from the Physician Assistant Program at the University of Washington School of Medicine, where he earned his Bachelor of Clinical Health Sciences degree. He then went on to graduate from the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Medicine, where he earned his Master of Physician Assistant Studies degree, with specialization in Dermatologic Surgery.

His professional affiliations include:
  • Member - SDPA (Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants)
  • Fellow - AAPA (American Academy of Physician Assistants)

Katelyn Rowland, ARNP

Katelyn Rowland Ms. Rowland is a Board-Certified Dermatology Nurse Practitioner with a special interest in medical and cosmetic dermatology.

She completed her Nurse Practitioner training at Boston College where she earned her Master of Science degree with Honors.

Ms. Rowland comes to us having previously worked in nationally-recognized dermatology practices in Boston and Seattle. Most recently, she was in private practice in Mount Vernon in a large dermatology group. She has extensive experience in medical and cosmetic dermatology, including neuromodulators (Botox) and various cosmetic lasers.

She is a member of the National Academy of Dermatology Nurse Practitioners, the Dermatology Nurses Association and the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants.

Ms. Rowland enjoys playing soccer in her free time. She has competed at the highest collegiate level, as well as semi-professionally.

Debra Tri, ARNP

Debra Tri, ARNP, is a highly-respected, nationally-certified, Family Nurse Practitioner and Cosmetic Injection Specialist. She has a large, successful practice of very loyal clients and patients from the greater Seattle region, as well as from out-of-state, which is a testament to her exceptional work.

Debra has over 26 years of experience as a Family Nurse Practitioner and specializes in non-surgical facial rejuvenation using advanced Botox and dermal filler injection techniques. She is also a key opinion leader in the Pacific Northwest for the Vampire Facelift, a combination of dermal fillers and PRP used for natural facial volumization.

Debra is a national trainer for Allergan, the makers of Botox and various dermal fillers, like Juvederm and Voluma, and has trained many plastic surgeons, dermatologists and nurse injectors in and out of state. She has been featured on KOMO 4 News, as well as many radio stations around the country.

Previously, Debra served as the Medical Director of Ambrosia Medi-Spa in Kirkland where she earned a reputation for not only having a very gentle touch, but also for being a highly-skilled injector obtaining superlative results. She obtained her Masters in Nursing degree from the University of Washington in 1988.

Pegi Stewart, RN, BSN

Pegi Stewart, RN, BSN Pegi Stewart, RN, BSN, is a highly-regarded, Cosmetic Injection Specialist and national trainer for the makers of various neuromodulators and dermal fillers, as well as sclerotherapy agents used for treating leg veins.

She has spent the past 12 years training plastic surgeons, dermatologists and nurse injectors in the art of injecting neuromodulators and various dermal fillers, as well as Asclera which is used to treat leg veins. More recently, she has been training these physicians on how to use Cellfina, a new long-term treatment for cellulite.

Pegi has over 12 years of experience in using advanced techniques for injecting Botox, Xeomin, Dysport and various dermal fillers, including Juvederm, Voluma, Restylane, Radiesse and Belotero.

She has also served as a Senior Aesthetic Clinical Educator and Medical Device Liaison for Merz where she won numerous ‘Clinical Specialist of the Year’ awards and was responsible for training physicians in and out-of-state. She also was responsible for global interactions with industry Key Opinion Leaders.

Pegi obtained her RN and BSN degrees from Washington State University and then went on to work as an ICU nurse for several years. She then joined one of the state’s most respected Facial Plastic Surgery practices in Kirkland where her practice was focused on facial rejuvenation using Botox and dermal fillers, as well as treating leg veins by sclerotherapy.

Heather Dahl, LMA

Heather Dahl, LCA Heather Dahl is a highly respected, Licensed Master Medical Aesthetician with more than eight years of experience working in some of the most prestigious cosmetic dermatology and plastic surgery practices in Seattle and Bellevue. She enjoys a very large following of loyal clients and patients from the greater Seattle region, as well as from out-of-state.

Heather is licensed in Washington State as a Master Medical Aesthetician, having received her certification as a Medical Aesthetician from the Euro Institute in Seattle, where she is a guest instructor at the annual Medical Aesthetics Course.

She has been certified as a cosmetic laser technician by the National Council on Laser Certification, as well as by the National Laser Institute, two prestigious national laser certifying bodies. Heather also has laser certifications from multiple laser manufacturers, including Palomar/Cynosure, Syneron, Alma and Lumenis.

Heather is very experienced in performing several different cosmetic procedures, including the treatment of unwanted facial blood vessels (rosacea), age/sun spots and wrinkles using various skin resurfacing lasers, IPL (Intense Pulsed Light/photofacials) and chemical peels. She is also highly proficient in permanent laser hair reduction, as well as body toning and contouring procedures using various energy-based devices. Heather also sees acne patients for extractions and chemical peels.

Heather's philosophy is to provide the very best care possible to her clients and patients using the latest technologies available in a safe and comfortable environment, and she is able to achieve this by customizing a program of specific technologies and medical grade skin care products that are best suited to the unique needs of her clients' skin. She believes that beautiful skin can be achieved by developing a comprehensive treatment plan to serve as a strong foundation, upon which to build a result that best suits her client's lifestyle and budget.

Michelle Sawyer, LMA

Michelle Sawyer, LMA Michelle Sawyer, LMA, is a highly regarded, licensed Master Medical Aesthetician with more than 10 years of experience in aesthetic medicine and anti-aging. She came to us from one of WA State's most respected plastic surgery practices in Bellevue, where she developed a very large and loyal clientele over 10 years.

Michelle received her certification training to become a Medical Aesthetician from the Euro Institute in Seattle.

She has laser certifications from multiple laser, IPL and other energy-based device manufacturers, including Cynosure/Palomar, Lumenis, Syneron, Solta and Zeltiq. Michelle also has certifications from many skin care companies in the advanced use of their medical grade skin care products and make-up.

Michelle has more than 10 years' experience in performing various cosmetic procedures, including using lasers and IPL to treat facial blood vessels (caused by rosacea or sun damage), as well as age/sun spots and other types of pigmentation, like melasma. She also treats wrinkles and lines, acne scarring and surgical and traumatic scars, using various skin resurfacing lasers. She is proficient in permanent laser hair reduction, and is certified in several radiofrequency body sculpting technologies used to non-surgically reduce fat and tighten loose skin. Michelle also sees acne patients for photodynamic therapy, as well as chemical peels and extractions.

Michelle's philosophy is to provide the very best care possible to her clients. With her knowledge and expertise of laser technologies and skin care,she performs and develops customized services and regimens to meet the needs of each of her patients. Her passion is to help people achieve a healthier and more youthful appearance.

Karissa Sultemeier, LMA

Karissa Sultemeier, LCA Karissa Sultemeier, LMA, is a licensed Master Medical Aesthetician who joined us after having worked in some of the most prestigious cosmetic practices in Seattle and Anacortes. She has a large following of very loyal clients and patients from the greater Seattle region.

Karissa is licensed in Washington State as a Master Medical Aesthetician, having received her certification as a Medical Aesthetician from the Gary Manuel Aveda Institute in Seattle.

She has been certified by various aesthetic medicine companies in the use of chemical peels, including those from SkinMedica™ and Vi™, and has also received certifications in micropeeling/dermaplaning from SkinCeuticals™. Karissa also has laser certifications from the laser manufacturer, Cynosure™. She has also been certified by many skin care companies in the advanced use of their medical grade skin care products and make-up. Karissa is very experienced in performing several different cosmetic procedures, including facials, chemical peels, micropeels/dermaplaning, microneedling and microdermabrasion.

Karissa’s philosophy is to provide professional result oriented skin care treatments with the utmost compassion and attention to detail. Karissa believes the key to addressing various skincare concerns is looking at a client as a whole, internally and externally. She believes in the importance of getting to know her clients in order to successfully meet their needs. Karissa utilizes a combination of routine clinical facials, peels and great home care to truly change the health of the skin.

Amanda Hottel, CMA, CAC

Amanda Hottel, CMA, CAC Amanda is a Certified Aesthetic Consultant and Cosmetic Patient Care Coordinator.

Prior to joining North Sound Dermatology Aesthetics, she was a Medical Assistant for 12 years, most of which was spent in cosmetic, surgical and medical dermatology, including many years with North Sound Dermatology Aesthetics. It was during this period of extensive exposure to the subspecialties of dermatology that Amanda discovered her passion for aesthetics.

She regularly attends national cosmetic dermatology and plastic surgery meetings to stay current with the latest advances in aesthetic and anti-aging medicine.

Amanda works closely with all of our aesthetics providers and, with her vast knowledge of treatments and skin care products, you can be assured that you will receive the very best advice and guidance, and with a heartfelt smile.

Her warm enthusiasm helps her connect with her patients and clients. She strives to help them feel better about themselves, both inside and out, and to exceed their expectations in every way.

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Patient Testimonial

"I had a very good experience with the staff and Doctors at North Sound Dermatology! They treat you with genuine care and concern for your well being. The offices are beautiful, the staff is friendly, and best of all, my skin looks better than ever! I will be recommending this practice to my friends and family!"

- Kristann S. Schertz, TX


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Wonderful Dermatolgist!

My primary care doc said Dr. Schmidt was the best dermatologist in Seattle. He was right. I have never had such a thorough skin examination by any other dermatologist that I have seen over the past 20 years. He is very professional and he has a wonderful bedside manner. I have had all my family come see him.
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Awards and Recognitions

  • Top Doctors - Seattle Metropolitan Magazine
  • Best Doctors in America
  • Best Doctors in Washington State
  • Healthgrades.com Recognized Doctor award
  • Patients' Choice Award (2012)
  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2011)
North Sound Dermatology 4.5 out of 5 based on 161 ratings.
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