Dr. Shackelton is double board certified in both dermatology and dermatopathology, and is a fellow of both the American Academy of Dermatology and the American Society of Dermatopathology. He is a Reno native and returned to Northern Nevada to join SCDI in 2013.
Dr. Shackelton obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in molecular biophysics and biochemistry, summa cum laude, from Yale University. He received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School. He completed his internship at Harvard Medical School and residency training in dermatology at the University of Pittsburgh, where he served as chief resident. He then completed a subspecialty fellowship in dermatopathology under the mentorship of Dr. Dirk Elston at the Ackerman Academy of Dermatopathology in New York City. As a fellow of the Ackerman Academy, he served as a clinical instructor at the SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York.
Dr. Shackelton is passionate about all aspects of medical and surgical dermatology and enjoys caring for patients of all ages, from infants to the elderly. He subspecializes in dermatopathology, which involves studying and diagnosing cutaneous diseases at a microscopic level. Dr. Shackelton serves as an expert panelist for Grand Rounds (www.grandrounds), through which he provides expert second opinions on complicated dermatologic cases. He is also a community faculty member at the University of Nevada School of Medicine, where he is involved in a student outreach clinic, classroom instruction, and clinical rotations.
Dr. Shackelton spends his free time with his wife Amanda, an attorney, and their four children. He enjoys the many outdoor activities that make Northern Nevada so special (while wearing sunscreen!). He feels very fortunate to be able to raise his children in the Reno community and give back to his hometown.