Heather Onoday R.N., M.N., F.N.P.

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Assistant Professor of Dermatology School of Medicine

Accepting new patients

4.9 out of 5 (683 Ratings, 264 Comments)


  • Dermatology

Special focus on

  • Cosmetic and Laser Surgery
  • Dermatologic Surgery
  • General Dermatology


  • L.P.N., Clark College, Vancouver Washington 1994
  • B.S.N., Oregon Health & Science University, Portland Oregon 2007
  • F.N.P., Oregon Health & Science University, Portland Oregon 2010


Heather Onoday practices in the Department of Dermatology as a nationally certified family nurse practitioner. She provides general medical dermatologic care for patients of all ages with with a special interest in dermatology surgery, cosmetics, and laser procedures. She is part of the team of providers caring for patients receiving Mohs micrographic surgery and has also been involved in dermatologic surgery research studies within the department for many years. Ms. Onoday has been a member of the OHSU dermatology team since 1996.

Ms. Onoday is an active member of the Dermatology Nurses' Association, holding current committee and chair positions locally and nationally. She is the current president of the NW Oregon Dermatology Nurses' Association. She is a frequent lecturer and instructor at all levels of the organization. She also currently holds a position as an editor for the Journal of the Dermatology Nurses' Association and is a contributor and editor to additional dermatologic publications.

Learn more about the OHSU Department of Dermatology.


  • English

Memberships and associations

  • National Dermatology Nurses Association
  • Oregon Dermatologic Society

Patient Ratings

4.9 out of 5 (683 Ratings, 264 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

  • Aug 07, 2019

    All good

  • Jul 22, 2019

    Provider and staff were very friendly, down to earth, and great at helping make my procedure go by quickly and comfortably.

  • Jul 04, 2019

    She is very attentive to my concerns...she helped educate me on what to look for

  • Jun 20, 2019

    She is very personable, knowledgeable and competent.

  • Jun 06, 2019

    VERY NICE AND Professional

  • Jun 06, 2019

    Took me a long time extremely concerned and attentive and very very warm and empathetic

  • May 22, 2019

    She was very informative very professional explains everything in detail. As her staff was also that way. We have no complaints. I was very satisfied with what she did and that's it.

  • May 17, 2019

    Convenient location and friendly professional staff

  • May 03, 2019

    Always excellent care! Thank you Heather Onoday.

  • Apr 29, 2019

    Friendly, professional, quality care

  • Apr 28, 2019

    Even though the procedure i receive is painful and uncomfortable, Heather is always so compassionate, kind and caring.

  • Apr 28, 2019

    Good care, clear instructions, friendly doctor and staff

  • Apr 26, 2019

    Excellent and personal

  • Apr 26, 2019

    I felt heard regarding concerns. She acted on those concerns and brought in a consulting surgeon. She has an ease about her that help calm any nerves. And she definitely knows her stuff.

  • Apr 26, 2019

    Precise and explained the procedure, risks and after care. Friendly

  • Apr 26, 2019


  • Apr 26, 2019

    Hello, I really appreciated that everything Heather Onoday did for me but I do have a comment about this questionnaire to say that it's too long. I know it's only one question, but the lead into the question just took too much time and I wouldn't be surprised. If a lot of people decided to hang up before you got the asking them if they wanted us if they wanted to cooperate with the survey.So if that helps, I hope otherwise everything's fine. Thank you.

  • Apr 24, 2019

    Thorough, spent time with explanations, answered my questions, personable and easy to talk to.

  • Apr 23, 2019

    Heather is amazing. I really like the nurse that did my procedure too. I'm sorry I forgot your name. :/

  • Apr 23, 2019

    Totally professional and accommodating

  • Apr 23, 2019

    Heather always takes the time to listen, give advice and is very confident and professional. I felt at ease with her during the entire time of my appt.

  • Apr 22, 2019

    Great communicator, makes me feel genuinely cared for and informed.

  • Apr 21, 2019

    As always Dr Onoday was right on schedule.Her kind and genuine nature always puts me at ease. I trust her completely. I find her to be a person of the highest quality In both profession and personal character.

  • Apr 21, 2019

    Heather Onoday is very thorough. She's a good listener. It appears that she truly cares about her patients. She's very knowledgeable.

  • Apr 19, 2019

    She's efficient and thorough.

  • Apr 19, 2019

    All good

  • Apr 18, 2019

    Comprehensive, informative examination and explanation.

  • Apr 18, 2019

    Heather is always extremely professional and thorough.

  • Apr 16, 2019

    She was really nice, and didn’t seem to get annoyed at my cries of pain

  • Apr 15, 2019

    Pleasant, personable, professional, very competent.

  • Apr 13, 2019

    Heather is great! She is a true professional. She does excellent work, asks for feedback, is always courteous and on time. I would recommend her to anyone.

  • Apr 12, 2019

    Heather was very professional, informative and confident. I felt very comfortable under her care.

  • Apr 12, 2019

    Informative, approachable, kind

  • Apr 11, 2019

    Great care and friendly personnel, happy with her.

  • Apr 11, 2019

    Heather is my favorite provider because she takes time,addresses my unique concerns, and goes the extra mile to insure the health of my skin. With melanoma early deaths in family I an no longer anxious about skin cancer. She also addresses moisturizing, rosacea and any concern I may have. She encourages my proactive involvement, which not all doctors do.

  • Apr 09, 2019

    She was able to squeeze me in for an appointment that I had to cancel the previous week. The wait wasn't as long as I expected

  • Apr 09, 2019

    I feel like 0HSU is an incredible place was employees in the care is almost extravagant.

  • Apr 09, 2019

    It was great as usual!

  • Apr 08, 2019

    Very convenient to my work, pleasant provider, always answers questions.

  • Apr 06, 2019


  • Apr 05, 2019

    Very cordial, professional and answered all my questions.

  • Apr 05, 2019

    Heather is awesome. She’s been great to work with on what could be an uncomfortable process on a really personal area. Absolute professional Friendly, respectful, informative

  • Apr 03, 2019

    She has been concerned and helpful in helping me sort out the best decision for my medical issue.

  • Mar 19, 2019

    The staff was very professional. I had to wait an 30 minutes for my scheduled procedure but they acknowledged this fact and have since apology.Heather is very skilled. She did a great job. Heather also apologized for the delay and reduced the fee due to the inconvenience. Thank you

  • Mar 18, 2019

    Exceptional provider, very thorough, listened very well and asked if there was anything more she could do for me. I truly appreciated her professionalism and skill. Would definitely recommend to family and friends.

  • Mar 16, 2019

    Skilled, professional, and excellent communication skills.

  • Mar 15, 2019

    Very friendly, thorough and efficient.

  • Mar 14, 2019

    Heather is very personable, friendly, and patient. Everyone I have interacted with at OHSU has been so nice, welcoming, and helpful.

  • Mar 12, 2019

    Heather is one of the most kind caring health professionals I have had the privilege of meeting and receiving treatment. Her staff reflect her values and heart. I’m so thankful for having met Heather!

  • Mar 09, 2019