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Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Dermatology
Section Chief of VA Dermatology
Sites of Practice
UW Medical Center – Roosevelt Dermatology Center
VA Puget Sound Health Care System


VA Puget Sound Health Care System

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Seattle VA Medical Center 
1660 South Columbian Way
Seattle, WA 98108-1532

UW Medical Center – Roosevelt Dermatology Center

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4225 Roosevelt Way NE, Floor 4
Seattle, WA 98105 


Dr. April Schachtel is a board certified Dermatologist with primary clinical interests in nail diseases, teledermatology, and the dermatology needs of veterans. Dr. Schachtel is the Section Chief of VA Puget Sound Dermatology. She is a member of American Academy of Dermatology and the American College of Physicians and a board member of the Council for Nail Disorders. She is the co-host of “Clippings”, a podcast focused on nail diseases.

Education & Training

MD, University of Washington School of Medicine (2012)

Internship in Internal Medicine, University of Washington, Division of General Internal Medicine (2013)

Residency in Internal Medicine, University of Washington, Division of General Internal Medicine (2015)

Residency in Dermatology, University of Washington, Department of Dermatology (2018)


John E. Olerud Resident Teaching Award (2023)

Research Interests

  • Climate change effects on skin
  • Nail Disease
  • Financial Education for Dermatology Residents

Clinical Interests

  • Nail disease
  • Skin disease affecting veterans
  • Teledermatology



Selected Publications

Ward R, Kalus A, Schachtel A. Nail Sarcoidosis. JAMA dermatology. 2022 Oct 1;158(10):1202-.

Dhami A, Vale SM, Richardson ML, Schachtel AK, Fleckman P. Comparing Ultrasound with Magnetic Resonance Imaging in the Evaluation of Subungual Glomus Tumors and Subungual Myxoid Cysts. Skin Appendage Disorders. 2023 Aug 7;9(4):262-7.

Stiller, R. H., Gadzhiev, M., Schachtel, A. K., Chang, O. H., Bastawrous, S., Shantz, H. H., ... & Albert, T. J. (2020). A 68-Year-Old Man With Skin Rash and a Pleural Effusion. Chest158(1), e33-e36.

Schachtel, April, and Markus D. Boos. "Pediatric dermatology and climate change: An argument for the pediatric subspecialist as public health advocate." Pediatric dermatology 36.4 (2019): 564-566.

Schachtel A and Kalus A: “Diabetes and Other Endocrine Diseases” In: Fitzpatrick’s Dermatology in General Medicine, 9th Edition. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2019, Ch 141