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Olivia Lucero, M.D.

  • Assistant Professor of Dermatology, School of Medicine


Dr. Olivia Lucero is a physician scientist specializing in the management, treatment and research of skin cancer. She is double board certified in Dermatology and Mohs micrographic surgery and acts as the Associate Director of the High-Risk Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer Clinic at OHSU and the Director of Dermatologic Surgery at the Portland VA.

Dr. Lucero has over a decade of basic and translational science experience, completing a research fellowship with Howard Hughes Medical Institute under the mentorship of Randy Moon, PhD, and a post-doctoral fellowship in the laboratory of Brian Druker, MD. Currently, she runs a lab at Knight Cancer Institute focused on the development and application of targeted therapeutics for T-cell lymphoma and high-risk squamous cell cancer and also works on clinical trials at OHSU. Ultimately, she strives to use her expertise in scientific research to empower and improve care for her patients.

Dr. Lucero enjoys spending time with her boys, including her husband, two sons and dog.

Education and training

    • M.D., 2015, University of Washington Medical School, A focus on underserved populations
  • Internship

    • California Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco, CA, 2016
  • Residency

    • Dermatology, Oregon Health and Science University, 2019, Research Track
  • Fellowship

    • Medical Research Fellow, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, 2014
    • Mohs Micrographic Surgery & Dermatologic Oncology, Oregon Health & Science University, July 2022
  • Certifications

    • American Board of Dermatology, Dermatology
    • American Board of Dermatology, Mohs micrographic surgery

Areas of interest

  • Cutaneous malignancies
  • Skin cancer research
  • Genomics

Honors and awards

  • OHSU Continuing Professional Development Clinical Star Award, 2020
  • The Lasker Foundation Essay Contest Winner, 2020


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