Alison Small M.D.

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Assistant Professor of Dermatology School of Medicine

Accepting new patients

4.8 out of 5 (220 Ratings, 50 Comments)


  • Dermatology

Special focus on

  • Dermatology (Pediatric)
  • Genetic Skin Disorders
  • Hemangiomas and Vascular Birthmarks


  • M.D., University of Arizona, Tucson Arizona United States 2012
  • Internship:

    • Pediatric Internship, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
  • Residency:

    • Dermatology, University of California, San Francisco
  • Fellowship:

    • Pediatric Dermatology, University of California, San Francisco
  • Certifications:

    • American Board of Dermatology


Alison Small, M.D. sees patients with a wide range of skin, hair and nail disorders at OHSU’s Center for Health & Healing, Doernbecher Children’s Hospital, and Randall Children’s Hospital. She enjoys helping patients with common dermatologic conditions such as acne, eczema, rashes, birthmarks, and other lumps and bumps. She has particular interests in vascular anomalies (hemangiomas, venous and lymphatic malformations, port wine stains, overgrowth syndromes) and genetic skin disorders. She enjoys teaching and is lucky to have medical students, residents, and fellows working with her to learn and care for patients.

Alison grew up in Tempe, Arizona before living in San Francisco for her dermatology training and pediatric dermatology fellowship. She has now settled in Oregon with her husband, and they have quickly fallen in love with the Pacific Northwest and all the beauty and adventure it has to offer. In her free time Dr. Small enjoys traveling, cooking (and eating!), hiking, and riding bikes.

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Memberships and associations

  • American Academy of Dermatology
  • Society for Pediatric Dermatology

Patient Ratings

4.8 out of 5 (220 Ratings, 50 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

  • Jun 11, 2019

    The staff was very helpful and quick

  • May 01, 2019

    She cares about her patients and takes time to explain.

  • May 01, 2019

    Dr. Small and her team were extremely efficient, courteous, professional and knowledgeable. I would not hesitate to bring my son back to be evaluated by Dr. Small and her team. Also of note. Dr. Barton was working with Dr. Small and Dr. Barton was also pretty pretty fantastic.

  • Apr 26, 2019

    She was very thorough and took her time to listen to our concerns and address each one of them. She made us feel comfortable with her caring demeanor.

  • Apr 19, 2019

    Professional and explained action steps well

  • Apr 17, 2019

    The check in process seemed a bit chaotic and disorganized however everything else about the visit was great! All of the staff were friendly and helpful and the atmosphere was verify kid friendly.

  • Apr 11, 2019

    Dr. Small was very knowledgeable and had a calm presence.

  • Apr 11, 2019

    Everyone from front desk to doctor was very friendly and took their time with us. Answered all our questions.

  • Apr 01, 2019

    Dr. Small and staff were completely informative, empathetic, and really made sure that we were aware that they cared about making us comfortable!

  • Mar 22, 2019

    Very efficient , professional, friendly, knowledgeable.

  • Mar 22, 2019

    Dr. Small was attentive to our concerns and thorough in her exam and advice. She interacts well with [Name] and creates a comfortable yet professional atmosphere. We are very happy to have our child in her care.

  • Nov 18, 2018

    The service that we received by Dr. Small her staff has been exceptional. We truly appreciate the time and compassion of everyone helping us and our daughter with our dermatology issue. We would highly recommended and we are very satisfied.

  • Nov 15, 2018

    Allison Small was great and we love her.

  • Nov 03, 2018

    Appointment was on time. My questions were answered.

  • Nov 03, 2018

    Provider is great, but wait was to long. It?s hard to wait with one year old for 45 minutes. I was surprised that there were no toys in the room since it?s pediatric facility.

  • Nov 03, 2018

    Knowledge, kind, explained clearly.

  • Oct 20, 2018

    She was very helpful and gave me a good deal of feedback which I always appreciate.

  • Oct 20, 2018

    Allison was amazing, very knowledgable and compassionate. She put us at ease about the treatments for our son.

  • Oct 09, 2018

    Informational and direct. Much appreciated~

  • Oct 06, 2018

    Good staff

  • Sep 29, 2018

    Dr. Alison Smalls was kind and welcoming. She was patience and professional. Answered my questions without being judgement or belittling. Intelligent and kind doctor!!

  • Sep 27, 2018

    They are always efficient and I feel like they listen!

  • Sep 25, 2018

    We had a great experience, all of the staff was beyond exceptional! We felt so welcome and comfortable.

  • Sep 19, 2018

    LOVE LOVE LOVE Dr. Small. She is very thorough and has a pleasant disposition with my teenage daughter.

  • Sep 15, 2018

    Dr. Small was attentive and helpful.

  • Sep 14, 2018

    We loved how kind she was and she talked to us in a way that was easy to understand. We could tell she really cared about our son.

  • Sep 14, 2018

    We were advised by our pediatrician to make an appointment to have a birthmark reviewed. This was our first time at Dorenbechers.

  • Sep 13, 2018

    From my experience with Dr. Small, she is very professional, "knows her stuff" quite well and is able to articulate the technical terms in a way for a lay-person to easily understand. I also appreciate her bedside manner, which is necessary when dealing with a child-patient and a concerned parent.

  • Sep 13, 2018

    Wonder! I received more information as she explained things to the student.

  • Sep 07, 2018

    It was a good experience. Everyone explained things well and I could understand. I liked their concern for my child.

  • Sep 07, 2018

    Friendly and comforting demeanor. She is very patient with questions and encourages us to ask more.she does a great job thoroughly explaining things to us in an easy to understand way. Our child is very comfortable with her and happy to see her.

  • Sep 06, 2018

    Dr. Small was on time, patient, and gave very thorough explanation. She made sure my daughter was monitored while taking new medication and we felt safe under her care.

  • Aug 26, 2018

    He's a great doctor. Really nice, very good doctor.

  • Aug 22, 2018

    All the providers I saw were so nice and made me feel very comfortable. They were all very personable and helped me to understand what my choices were concerning next steps. I was highly impressed with the warmth and patience I received when I checked in, during the appointment, and when I left. Thank you very much!!

  • Aug 21, 2018

    We were very impressed and liked her. She gave us alot of useful information and is willing to work with us long distance.

  • Aug 12, 2018

    Looks into many options before we even come to an appt. She is energetic and talks to both child and parent.

  • Aug 12, 2018

    We had a very pleasant experience with Dr. Small.

  • Aug 12, 2018

    Hello, (INAUDIBLE) that was my first time. So far she's good but I don't know much about her, so I'll keep an eye on it and see how she's going to treat my son on his next visit. Thank you.

  • Aug 11, 2018

    It was really good. They're very nice and they are amazing.

  • Aug 10, 2018

    We had an excellent experience. Staff was knowledgeable and thorough.

  • Aug 09, 2018

    Listened to our concerns and addressed all our questions

  • Aug 08, 2018

    I liked how they treated my son. The doctor was good. She was very kind. Thank you.

  • Aug 02, 2018

    Doctor Allison Small is absolutely amazing. She is so thorough and really cares about her patients.

  • Aug 01, 2018

    Liked how she listened to me.

  • Jul 21, 2018

    She was very nice and answered any concerns we had.

  • Jul 20, 2018

    She gave us good advice and affective treatment.

  • May 21, 2018

    Dr. Small was very knowledgeable about my child's medical history and took a good amount of time to listen to our concerns and answer all of our questions.

  • Apr 15, 2018

    She was able to preform a biopsy during our visit. She got another doctor to assist so she could do the best job possible.

  • Apr 02, 2018

    We spent little time with the real physician and more time with the resident and student that came in first.

  • Mar 12, 2018

    She spoke directly to [Name]& made her feel like she was being heard

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