Program Spotlight: Department of Dermatology,Oregon Health & Science University

May 2012 | Volume 11 | Issue 5 | Feature | 653 | Copyright © 2012


Resident Rounds is a section of the JDD dedicated to highlighting various dermatology departments with residency training programs. Resident Rounds includes three sections: (1) a program spotlight, highlighting pertinent information about the department and residency training program; (2) a section presenting study materials used by residents at the program; and (3) a section designed to highlight recent interesting cases seen at the institution. This issue of Resident Rounds features the Department of Dermatology, Oregon Health & Science University. The editor of Resident Rounds is Omar A. Ibrahimi MD PhD. He is currently the Director of Cutaneous Laser and Cosmetic Surgery and a Mohs surgeon at the University of Connecticut. Dr. Ibrahimi is also a Visiting Scientist at the Wellman Center for Photomedicine at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School. If you are interested in highlighting your training program in a future issue, please contact Dr. Ibrahimi at

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Since 1922, the Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) Department of Dermatology has enjoyed a rich tradition of leadership and innovation in cutaneous medicine. Our current team of 20 clinical faculty members, 4 research scientists, and 13 residents serve a population of over 5 million people throughout Oregon, Southwest Washington, and beyond. Located in the beautiful city of Portland, we have an excellent learning environment for resident education as a stand-alone institution.

Unique aspects of our program that shape outstanding resident experiences include:

Expert teaching in dermatology sub-specialties Currently, we have 3 dermatopathologists, 2 pediatric dermatologists, and 2 procedural dermatologists on our faculty. Our team of medical dermatologists includes experts in psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, contact dermatitis, immunobullous disease, transplant dermatology, HIV dermatology, and hair and nail disorders. Specialty clinics are offered in many of these areas.

A friendly and collegial atmosphere!

All faculty members are actively engaged in resident teaching. Residents foster a "team-player" spirit and balance a rigorous residency with recreational pursuits. We also maintain a close relationship with our basic science department in which we hold monthly translational journal clubs. Residents actively participate in clinical and basic science research projects of their choice.

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