Dr. Spaunhurst received her medical degree with clinical honors from the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California, Los Angeles where she was also awarded membership to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. She completed her internship in internal medicine at Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena, Calif. and her dermatology residency at University Hospitals-Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio where she served as chief resident at Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center.
“I grew up loving science, thanks to my mother who worked as a critical care nurse and instilled in me her passion for medicine and helping others,” shared Dr. Spaunhurst. “This excitement for medicine only grew during high school and college. I decided to pursue a career in dermatology because I enjoy the great variety it offers, combining medicine and surgery, and giving me the opportunity to see adult and pediatric patients.”
Dr. Spaunhurst sees adults and children of all ages and is trained in all aspects of medical dermatology such as diagnosing and treating skin cancer, psoriasis, acne, and other conditions related to the skin, hair, and nails. Additionally, she performs surgical procedures relating to the skin, and cosmetic procedures such as Botox©, chemical peels, and the use of lasers.
“I truly enjoy developing relationships with my patients and getting to know them over time,” shared Dr. Spaunhurst. Everyone has different goals for their health and skin, and I love working with patients to reach those goals in a way that fits each individual’s lifestyle. I believe that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, so I make it a priority to incorporate education into every visit in order to help patients take control of their skin health. I always work to stay current with the latest developments in dermatology in order to provide the best care I can for my patients.”
Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter. They love exploring the beautiful Pacific Northwest, water sports, going on walks, trying new restaurants, and cooking. She is thrilled to have recently moved home to Seattle, where she can be back amongst her fellow Seattle sports fans!
Welcome to The Polyclinic, Dr. Spaunhurst!