CO-Director: Seattle Dermatology Center
Michael J. Scott III, D.O., M.P.H. is a lifelong resident of the Seattle area of Western Washington. His interest in medicine and dermatology evolved from the influence of his grandfather and father, both dermatologists who pioneered the specialty locally in the Medical Dental Building of Metropolitan Seattle. He graduated from Lakeside High School, where Bill Gates was also a student.
Dr. Scott earned a Bachelor of Science degree form the University of Washington School of Public Health & Community Medicine. He received a Master of Public Health from the A.T Still University of Health Sciences School of Health Management and his doctoral degree from the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Scott completed his internship in New York City and residency in Dermatology at the Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago. Dr. Scott holds board certifications in Dermatology, Preventive Medicine and Public Health.
Dr. Scott is an active contributing member of many professional societies in Dermatology, Preventive Medicine, Public Health, and sports. Dr. Scott is Past-President of the Washington Osteopathic Medical Association, American Osteopathic College of Dermatology, and Noah Worcester Dermatological Society and currently serves as President of the Seattle Metropolitan Dermatologic Society and is a member of the American Osteopathic Board of Dermatology. He is active on numerous professional committees including the Educational Evaluating Committee overseeing residency-training standards in the specialty of dermatology.
He is a Fellow of the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology, American Academy of Dermatology, American Society of Dermatological Surgery, and the American Osteopathic College of Occupational and Preventive Medicine. He is presently the Co-Director of the Seattle Dermatology Center.
Dr. Scott has been widely published in professional journals on various aspects of dermatology, public health, and sports and has served as an Editorial Board Member of the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association and currently is an Editorial Board Member of the Journal of the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology. He has made numerous lectures and presentations at local, state, and national continuing medical education meetings and community forums.
He has served as a United States Olympic Committee Drug & Substance Abuse Crew Chief Physician and is a member of the United States Table Tennis Association Sports Medicine Committee. He has also been a volunteer Ringside Boxing Physician for the USA Amateur Boxing Federation.
His enthusiastic interest in Western University of Health Sciences and its College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific has developed during over twenty-five years of rewarding association with Warren Lawless, LHD (Hon), Chairman of the Western University Board of Trustees.