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Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Dermatology
Sites of Practice
UW Medical Center – Roosevelt Dermatology Center
Eastside Specialty Center


UW Medical Center – Roosevelt Dermatology Center 

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4225 Roosevelt Way NE, Floor 4
Seattle, WA 98105

Eastside Specialty Center

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3100 Northup Way
Bellevue, WA 98004



Nicholas Compton, M.D., is a board certified physician at the Dermatology Clinic at UW Medical Center-Roosevelt and the UW Medicine Eastside Specialty 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

MD, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle WA (2002)

Internship, University of Washington, Seattle WA (2005)

Residency in Dermatology, University of Washington, Seattle WA, (2010)

Clinician-Educator Fellowship, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia PA (2011)

B.S., Montana State University , Bozeman MT (1997)


Seattle Met Top Doctor (2015)

Alpha Omega Alpha

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.