Nicholas Compton
Clinical Associate Professor
Division of Dermatology
MD, UWMC-Roosevelt
MD, Eastside Specialty Center

Faculty Information


Nicholas Compton, M.D., is a board certified physician at the Dermatology Clinic at UWMC-Roosevelt and the UW Medicine Eastside Speciality Center in Bellevue and a UW assistant professor of Dermatology and Medicine. He has been named a Seattle Met magazine Top Doctor.  Dr. Compton specializes in medical dermatology, including the care of patients with complex skin diseases. He has a special interest in tele-dermatology, using images to diagnose and manage skin disease from a distance. He strives to provide compassionate care to patients using a team-based approach and using evidenced-based treatment.  Dr. Compton earned his M.D. at the UW. He is board certified in both Internal Medicine and Dermatology. His clinical and research interests include medical dermatology, teledermatology and systemic diseases and the skin.

Education & Training: 
University of Washington School of Medicine
Seattle WA
University of Washington
Seattle WA
Residency in Dermatology
University of Washington
Seattle WA
Clinican-Educator Fellowship
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia PA
Montana State University
Bozeman MT
Seattle Metropolitan Top Doctor
Alpha Omega Alpha
Mailing Address: 

To make an appointment with Dr. Compton, visit the UW Medicine website.

Research & Clinical Interests
Clinical Interests: 
  • Complex Medical Dermatology of all kinds
  • Infectious Disease Dermatology including HIV
  • Teledermatology

Selected Publications

May CJ, Compton NL, Falsey RR, Knezevich S. Adult solitary cutaneous myofibroma: A case of a rare dermal nodule. Cutis. 2014 Mar;93(3):129, 139-40.

Karavan M, Compton N, Knezevich S, Raugi G, Kodama S, Taylor L, Reiber G. The Impact of Tele-dermatology on Diagnosis of Incident Melanoma. J Telemed Telecare. 2014 Jan;20(1):18-23

Compton NL, Chien AJ. New onset diabetes with a recalcitrant rash. Am J Med. 2013 May;126(5):387-9.

Stetsenko GY, Compton NL, Newman J, Virgin J, Rhim JA, Raugi GJ. Pigmented plaques on the right buttock: challenges. Smooth muscle harmartoma. Am J Dermatopathol. 2010 Jun;32(4):362-3, 398-9.

Robles DT, Leonard JL, Compton, NL, Waghmare A, McDonough KA, George E, Wolgamont G, Fleckman P. “Severe drug hypersensitivity reaction in a young woman treated with doxycycline for acne vulgaris,” Dermatology. 2008;217(1):23-6.