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New Faculty Welcomed to the Department - Rebecca Foreman, M.D.

Rebecca Foreman, M.D.

Rebecca Foreman, M.D.

Rebecca Foreman, M.D.

Rebecca Foreman, M.D., will be joining the department in what will be another unique collaboration in a smaller, underserved community. Dr. Foreman will be a full-time dermatologist providing care in the PeaceHealth system in Longview, Wash., with an appointment in the department and dedicated time to participate in our academic mission. The collaboration came about through a request from PeaceHealth a couple years ago that began with R. Samuel Hopkins, M.D., seeing patients in Longview a day a week.  

Dr. Foreman, who grew up in Winona, Minn., but always wanted to live in the Northwest, says, “I chose the position because I really liked the people I met and feel it is the perfect mix of patient care and academics. The joint position will allow me to live, work and raise my family in a small town while still participating actively in one of the nation's most vibrant academic medical communities.” She will join the department in August 2013, not long after she finishes her dermatology residency at Barnes Jewish Hospital, in St. Louis.  

Her education includes a B.A. in German and theology from Boston College, a year of international studies in central Europe and West Africa, and two years of pre-medical training at Loyola University Chicago. She received her medical training from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Mo., and completed her internal medicine internship at Loyola University Health System in Maywood, Ill.  

She credits her mother, Sue Jelense, M.D., and dermatologists Lynn Cornelius, M.D. and Susan Bayliss, M.D., as her mentors. She practices all aspects of medical dermatology with special interests in skin cancer prevention and treatment. With a supportive husband, a two-year-old daughter and a new baby just born in May, Dr. Foreman is excited to get to know the community in Longview and spend time outdoors with her family.