Eric Simpson M.D., M.C.R.

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Professor of Dermatology School of Medicine

Accepting new patients

4.9 out of 5 (671 Ratings, 245 Comments)


  • Dermatology

Special focus on

  • Atopic Dermatitis (eczema)
  • General Dermatology
  • Psoriasis
  • Skin Cancers


  • M.D., University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas Texas 1998
  • M.C.R., Oregon Health & Science University, Portland Oregon 2009
  • Residency:

    • Dermatology, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR, 2002
  • Certifications:

    • American Board of Dermatology


Dr. Simpson practices medical dermatology with special interests in chronic inflammatory skin diseases and skin cancer. He is actively involved in clinical research and is currently funded by the National Institutes of Health and industry partners to study new approaches to chronic skin disease treatment and prevention.

Dr. Simpson's collaborations are global in scope and has been invited to present his research and approach to patient care at international conferences in Europe, North and South America, and Asia. He has published over 80 scientific articles in several high-impact peer-reviewed journals including the New England Journal of Medicine and The Lancet. 

Dr. Simpson supports patient advocacy by serving as the Co-Chair of the Scientific Advisory Committee for the National Eczema Association.  He also serves on the Executive Committee of the Harmonizing Outcome Measures in Eczema (HOME)- a volunteer group of patients, providers, and other stakeholders whose mission is to improve the quality of eczema research to better suit the needs of patients and policy-makers.

Outside of work, Dr. Simpson enjoys spending time with his wife and children, playing squash, camping, hiking, fishing, and biking.


  • English

Memberships and associations

  • American Academy of Dermatology
  • Alpha Omega Alpha
  • American Academy of Dermatology
  • American Contact Dermatitis Society
  • American Dermatological Association
  • Dermatology Foundation Leaders Society
  • International Society of Atopic Dermatitis
  • National Eczema Association
  • National Psoriasis Foundation
  • Oregon Dermatology Society
  • Oregon Medical Association
  • Society for Investigative Dermatology
  • Pediatric Dermatology Research Alliance

Patient Ratings

4.9 out of 5 (671 Ratings, 245 Comments)

The patient ratings score is an average of all responses to the question "How likely would you be to recommend this provider to your family and friends (on a scale of 0 to 10)" on our nationally-recognized NRC patient surveys.

Patient Comments

  • Dec 12, 2019

    Pleasant & helpful!

  • Dec 10, 2019

    Great doc; very personable; a gentleman

  • Dec 10, 2019

    My visit with Dr, Simpson was great. Quick, efficient, and informative. The additional doctor was also very thorough and personable.

  • Dec 10, 2019

    Eric Simpson is a very competent and knowledgeable doctor. I have a lot of confidence in him.

  • Dec 10, 2019

    Excellent doctor, knowledgeable, listens and discusses treatment plan.

  • Dec 10, 2019


  • Dec 10, 2019

    Dr. Simpson is very knowledgeable about dermatology. He answered all my questions. I have faith in him and I look forward to having him as my dermatologist.

  • Dec 04, 2019

    Dr. Simson & his associate were great!!!

  • Dec 04, 2019

    I love ohsu

  • Dec 03, 2019

    Always a good experience, congenial and professional.

  • Dec 03, 2019

    Very good Doctor

  • Nov 19, 2019

    Very informed and thoughtful

  • Nov 14, 2019

    Helpful and competent. He gets the job done the way it needs to be done.

  • Nov 12, 2019

    Dr. Simpson is very good and dedicated to his profession.

  • Nov 12, 2019

    Eric Simpson was excellent super great amazing. That's all I got to say.

  • Nov 07, 2019

    Dr. Simpson, we've been going to him my husband and I for 12 years. We look actually look forward to our yearly check and he's always so thorough and so nice. I I can't tell you. He's almost a member of the family in my mind. He's just he explain things clearly if I have a question. I'm it's always taken with great care to answer appropriately. I can't say enough good things about him.

  • Nov 06, 2019

    Thorough and careful. I really appreciate being able to see a dermatologist on a regular basis.

  • Nov 06, 2019

    It was informative.

  • Nov 04, 2019

    Appointment was on time, resident explained a lot, doctor was efficient.

  • Oct 31, 2019

    Dr Simpson is a true professional and caring person. His staff are as well.

  • Oct 30, 2019

    On time. Asked all the right questions of the patient. Gave me choices of treatments. I left very pleased.

  • Oct 30, 2019

    Dr Simpson and ohsu provides the best care

  • Oct 29, 2019

    Very good.

  • Oct 29, 2019

    Very receptive listener. Helped identify a misdiagnosis I've carried most of my life. My symptoms have improved greatly with his treatments and with that my overall confidence as well. Thank you Dr. Simpson!

  • Oct 29, 2019

    Fast, efficient, informative, and helpful. Recommend.

  • Oct 29, 2019

    Exceptional doctor. Really, I liked him very much.

  • Oct 29, 2019

    Hi, I've been with a doctor Simpson for a number of years now, and I have high confidence. He's an excellent doctor, and I've learned a lot because he often has fellows other doctors in new that he's teaching about how to identify skin problems and all that. So it's it's a learning experience as well as a good experience. I know that you've got an expert looking over your body. So I recommend him highly to anybody that had serious skin issues and was interested in what was going on. Thanks.

  • Oct 23, 2019


  • Oct 22, 2019

    Dr. Simpson & his team were very helpful, friendly, caring & compassionate!!!

  • Oct 16, 2019

    Dr. Simpson is very knowledgeable and thorough in his evaluation and only recommends treatments that are absolutely necessary. His office manner is professional and friendly at the same time.

  • Oct 15, 2019

    I had a resident and visiting medical staff in attendance. The process went well and I think all had a good experience!

  • Oct 08, 2019

    Got in on time. DR's staff with me in 10 min, Was examined and queried for over an hour in a thorough session full session, not the 15 minute visit so common today. Provided diagnosis and discussed options.

  • Oct 07, 2019

    His review of my skin was the best most thorough I’ve ever had. Very professional and personable.

  • Oct 07, 2019

    Dr Simpson is always knowledgeable, thorough, responsive and personable. He is an excellent doctor and has been my dermatologist for over 10 years.

  • Oct 02, 2019

    Eric Simpson: always informative, always sensitive, always willing to provide hope to me for treatments for tcell lymphoma. All but once we’ve had no wait at all.

  • Oct 01, 2019

    Very good

  • Oct 01, 2019

    I was very happy with my experience there that afternoon. The doctors and the young interns were all very nice and I felt that I had a it was rewarding to be there. It really was. I got a lot of good attention and I went away feeling better.

  • Sep 27, 2019

    Dr. Simpson is a tremendous clinician. He's very thorough, he's very engaging, he is very careful and make sure to leave no stone unturned to make sure that there's nothing out there that could potentially sneak up on you and just got a great way of establishing report for the patient's and I feel extremely confident in my health care. And when I go and see him it is very very very highly recommended. I'm totally trust him extremely not legible and well informed and up today great clinician.

  • Sep 27, 2019

    I just wanted to say that everyone that I saw on my visit was very professional and very helpful and I always look forward to going.

  • Sep 26, 2019

    Dr. Simpson is never in a hurry and thoroughly responds to all of my concerns. His CMA Michelle is so caring and thoughtful.

  • Sep 26, 2019

    Dr. Simpson was very professional and he took care of two issues I had a my body and he did a thorough exam very good job. Thank you.

  • Sep 25, 2019

    Dr. Simpson,his student, and associate spent over an hour with me. I was very well looked after.

  • Sep 25, 2019

    Dr. Simpson was, as always, thorough and informative in my annual, post-cancer checkup.

  • Sep 24, 2019

    Very easy to talk to. He explains things very well and does not rushin and out. He has a nice sense of humor and is very kind and caring.

  • Sep 24, 2019

    I appreciate the interaction and training that Dr. Simpson does with students, residents, etc. It is a good process.Dr. Simpson is always thorough, includes me in the decisions, and is good-humored.

  • Sep 24, 2019

    We like Dr. Simpson very much he certainly takes plenty of time. He doesn't appear to be in a hurry. He explains things very well to us, and we seem to be able to interact very well. We trust his judgment and respect his treatment of us. We would certainly recommend him to others.

  • Sep 20, 2019

    He was going to give me two prescription. And as of today, they still have not came to Safeway pharmacy. Thank you.

  • Sep 17, 2019

    Top Notch! Thorough and friendly

  • Sep 13, 2019

    Dr. Simpson is a highly professional, and also personable, caring provider. He has been my dermatologist for the last 10 years or so, and he's helped me a lot, and I just appreciate having OHSU as a resource for me, and my family. We really get a lot of good service down there, and Dr. Simpson typifies the best of what OHSU has to offer. I couldn't recommend him more highly. So that's it.

  • Sep 11, 2019

    Thank you very much for your very professional health care!!!!!

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