New Faculty Welcomed to the Department - Nicole Fett, M.D.

Nicole Fett, M.D.

Nicole Fett, M.D.

Nicole Fett, M.D.

Please help us welcome new Assistant Professor, Nicole Fett, M.D. Dr. Fett joins us from the dermatology faculty of the University of Pennsylvania and will be starting in September. Dr. Fett is a medical dermatologist with expertise in autoimmune connective tissue diseases and autoimmune blistering diseases (cutaneous lupus, dermatomyositis, morphea, systemic sclerosis, vasculitis, bullous pemphigoid, pemphigus vulgaris, etc).  

Dr. Fett grew up in Sturgeon Bay, Wis., which is about an hour north of Green Bay, and completed all of her schooling – from undergraduate to residency – at the University of Wisconsin. She is board certified in both internal medicine and dermatology, as she chose the comprehensive, five-year Internal Medicine Dermatology Training Program offered at UW.  

She lists many mentors important to her success: “Dr. David Puchalsky, a board certified internist and dermatologist who practices at the UW who really helped me to visualize what being a medical dermatologist meant; Dr. William Aughenbaugh, the program director at UW Madison, is a wonderful teacher and taught me a lot of my teaching skills; and Dr. Victoria Werth has been a mentor to me for the last five years. Dr. Werth is an accomplished medical dermatologist, leader, and researcher.” Her strength of mentors may be why her favorite part of academic medicine is the opportunity to teach – both residents and patients. 

Dr. Fett and her husband, Phil, who is coming to OHSU for a two-year pathology fellowship, are looking forward to moving to Portland; they think it will be a wonderful place to work and train. They both really love outdoor activities and are excited to take advantage of all of the hiking, camping, biking and gardening that will be available. Dr. Fett thinks Portland is the perfect size. It allows living within the city limits, biking to work, and gardening, yet also offers great restaurants, museums, and music. One critical element that Portland does not have is the Green Bay Packers (they are fanatic fans), but they have already figured out what cable package they need and have identified the Packer-friendly bars in the area. 

Says Nicole, “We are looking forward to the collegiality of our respective departments and the opportunities for professional growth.”