Meet the Team

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Dieter Schmidt, MD, FAAD, FACMS

Dermatologists Mill Creek - 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

Dermatologists Mill Creek - 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

Dermatologists Mill Creek - 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

Dermatologists Mill Creek - 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

Vena Melendez, MMSc, PA-C

Dermatologists Mill Creek - 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

Dermatologists Mill Creek - 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

Dermatology Consultants in Everett - 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.

Wendy Vick, RN, CPSN

Dermatologists Mill Creek - Wendy Vick Ms. Vick is a Board-Certified Plastic and Reconstructive Surgical Nurse and Cosmetic Injection Specialist.

We are especially fortunate to have Ms. Vick join our group, as her practice is dedicated to the injection of cosmetic neuromodulators such as Botox and Xeomin, as well as various cosmetic dermal fillers, including Juvederm, Radiesse, Belotero and Artefill.

She has over 15 years of experience in plastic surgery and dermatology, and has 8 years of experience injecting Botox and other neuromodulators, as well as many different dermal fillers. She is a Certified Artefill Dermal Filler Consultant and is a national trainer for Artefill. She has trained many plastic surgeons and dermatologists around the country in the art of dermal filler injections. She has a very large, highly successful practice, which is a testament to her exceptional work.
Ms. Vick's philosophy of care is to provide patients with a relaxing, trusting environment where they can easily and freely express their goals. She works with each patient to develop a comprehensive plan unique to them in an effort to create fulfilling and long-lasting results. You will often hear her quote, "safety before beauty", as she holds herself to the highest safety standards set forth by the medical profession.
Her medical interests include Cosmetic Facial Rejuvenation, Dermatology and Plastic and Reconstructive Surgical Procedures and Wound Care.

Ms. Vick is a member of the Dermatology Nurses' Association and the American Society of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgical Nurses.

Elizabeth Hagen, LMA

Dermatologists Mill Creek - Elizabeth Hagen Elizabeth Hagen is a highly-respected, Licensed Master Medical Aesthetician with 16 years of experience in dermatology and plastic surgery. She is also a certified Cosmetic and Surgical Laser Technician and a certified electrologist.

Ms. Hagen is a national trainer for the Palomar Icon IPL, Palomar Icon 1540 fractional laser and BLU-U photodynamic therapy (PDT) systems we use in our office. She trains dermatologists and plastic surgeons across the state in the proper use of these technologies.

Elizabeth performs various cosmetic procedures, including IPL/Photofacials, laser skin resurfacing, chemical peels and facials. She also consults with patients to tailor a skin care regimen for their specific skin needs, especially patients with sensitive skin, acne or rosacea.

She also does many procedures that are covered by insurance, including acne extractions and PDT for multiple pre-cancers.

Elizabeth has a philosophy that anyone can have healthy, beautiful skin and she will work closely with you in order to achieve this. She understands that your skin is unlike anyone else's and that you therefore require a customized program to address your specific cosmetic skin care needs.

Heather Dahl, LMA

Dermatologists Mill Creek - 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.

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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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Sclerotherapy (leg veins)
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Laser Hair Removal
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IPL therapy : Rosacea
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Botox (frown lines and forehead lines)
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IPL (Intense Pulsed Light): Sun Spots
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BLU-U Photodynamic Therapy (PDT): Acne
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Fractional Laser: Acne Scarring
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Dermal Fillers (Juvederm): Cheek (nasolabial) Folds

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