Department at a Glance

Dermatology Team
The OHSU Department of Dermatology is a comprehensive team of outstanding, board-certified specialists who manage all aspects of skin care, from melanomas and skin diseases to aesthetic treatments utilizing the latest lasers and therapeutics. Our providers are involved in multiple missions, including patient care, research, education, community service and leadership at the local, state, national, and international levels.

In addition to our care of patients at clinics in the Center for Health & Healing in the South Waterfront and our satellite offices in Lake Oswego and Beaverton, our doctors provide care in the OHSU Hospital and Doernbecher Children's Hospital. Additionally, OHSU providers care for our veterans at the Portland Veterans Affairs Medical Center and staff underserved clinics in The Dalles and in Longview, Washington.

The OHSU Department of Dermatology is:

  • 26 Board Certified Dermatologists
  • 2 Board Certified Dermatopathologists
  • 4 Board Certified Pediatric Dermatologists
  • 3 Nurse Practitioners
  • 4 Physician Assistants
  • 1 Fellow (Dermatologists training in a sub-specialty of dermatology)
  • 15 Residents (Doctors training to be dermatologists)
  • 10+ PhD researchers
  • 100+ staff supporting the clinical operations

The OHSU Department of Dermatology provides:

  • The only pediatric dermatologists in Portland
  • Internationally recognized expertise in atopic dermatitis (eczema) and psoriasis
  • Internationally recognized expertise in dermatopathology
  • Internationally recognized expertise in dermatologic surgery
  • The Northwest’s dermatologists – about 45% of the dermatologists who received their training at OHSU have stayed in the state or in bordering states

 The OHSU Department of Dermatology supports:

  • 55,000+ patients a year in its clinics
  • 25,000+ cases a year through its dermatopathology services
  • Hundreds of doctors each year with consultations on the phone, in person and in the hospital
  • Hundreds of articles/papers published and presentations given annually by faculty to the worldwide dermatology community

Dr. Leachman and a team of researchers at Oregon Health & Sciences University, in collaboration with patients, their family and friends, are determined to find answers and reduce deaths caused by melanoma. 

Learn more about the Melanoma Community Registry