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

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Faculty profile

Professor of Dermatology School of Medicine

Accepting new patients

4.9 out of 5 (490 Ratings, 128 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

Clinical Trials

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Patient Ratings

4.9 out of 5 (490 Ratings, 128 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

  • Jan 10, 2019

    Excellent doctor knows the stuff very comfortable. very direct very clear excellent doctor.

  • Dec 26, 2018

    Friendly, efficient, caring and knowledgeable

  • Dec 22, 2018

    Dr. Simpson is very knowledgeable and has been of great help with my skin problems. He is thorough and patient.

  • Dec 20, 2018

    Well, I have absolutely nothing to complain about. Dr. Simpson has been kind and cautious and I am satisfied with the treatment he has given me. So I think that's about all. I would not try any other place.

  • Dec 19, 2018

    Prompt, calm, informative

  • Dec 19, 2018

    Eric Simpson is my dermatologist and he has taken very good care of me.

  • Dec 19, 2018

    I've been seeing him I guess 3 or 4 years and I'm very pleased with with Dr. Simpson.

  • Dec 13, 2018

    Dr Simpson (Dermatology) and his crew are caring wonderful people.i and very thankful.[Name]

  • Dec 13, 2018

    I've been coming to Dr. Simpson for about 10 or 12 years now, and I think he's the best guy you got up there. Every time I come he does great service. Thank you.

  • Dec 13, 2018

    It was excellent.

  • Dec 13, 2018

    I have seen Dr. Simpson for a number of years about a lot of different things and most recently he diagnosed some melanoma on my cheek and he has demonstrated really good diagnostic skills, and he's friendly as well as his nurse. She's also been very friendly over the years. He's... he's solved a number of the skin problems that I have.

  • Dec 12, 2018

    Explains options well, very personable and very efficient

  • Dec 12, 2018

    I have been meeting with Dr. Simpson for many years and he has always been very concerned and caring for me. Never had any problems.

  • Dec 12, 2018

    I find Dr. Simpson to be the most loving, caring, wonderful doctor I've ever had been honored to be his patient. He's helped me not only with my skin but to the recent loss of my husband. He's a wonderful, wonderful doctor and I trust him. With everything that he says I don't always do what he says but he's a wonderful doctor.

  • Dec 10, 2018

    Always a good visit. Very easy to talk with.

  • Dec 07, 2018

    Hey, Dr. Simpson has always been very friendly and professional and very thorough. I feel very safe in his care. He finds melanoma on me and they are not typical. So I really appreciate his help and always very professional busy other students to come into. So, thank you Dr. Simpson.

  • Dec 06, 2018

    very pleased.

  • Dec 06, 2018

    Excellent visit to review several dermatology issues and received excellent feedback and recommendations!

  • Dec 06, 2018

    I was very pleased with him. He's very thorough. And he's very clear in his explanations. And you also feel he really cares to make me feel at ease and free to ask a lot of questions. I'd like him very much.

  • Dec 06, 2018

    I have found Dr. Simpson to be an excellent dermatologist, and I have great faith in the decisions he makes about my treatment and that is true in this case as in many other things he has advised me on. I usually vary between Dr. Simpson and Dr. Janet Barr who has done quite a bit of the most surgery at Dr. Simpson's recommendation. Thank you.

  • Dec 05, 2018

    He is always kind, professional and thorough!

  • Dec 04, 2018

    Check in was easy, appointment was on time and the entire staff very nice and thorough.

  • Dec 01, 2018

    Dr. Simpson is a national class dermatologists and he reflects a great credit on himself and the practice of medicine at Oregon Health Sciences University.

  • Nov 29, 2018

    Excellent experience - I received an explanation of what was going on, and I was able to ask questions and get answers.

  • Nov 28, 2018

    Excellent caring care

  • Nov 28, 2018

    excellent, as always

  • Nov 28, 2018

    As always, Dr. Simpson and his staff are awesome. I hate to say this, but I look forward to my bi-annual visits to his office.

  • Nov 28, 2018

    Dr. Simpson is an extraordinary doctor. I've been very pleased with the care that I've received from him, and I would recommend anyone to him. Thank you.

  • Nov 21, 2018

    Highly experienced & helpful

  • Nov 21, 2018

    Dr. Simpson is an excellent physician, very thorough, and I appreciate the presence of residents and that, being a teaching situation, and Dr. Simpson is very good with the resident. Thank you.

  • Nov 20, 2018

    I think Dr. Simpson is very, very good. He tries so hard to do the right thing for me, it's very hard for him because I have something that is very rare, but he does his best, and I think he is very good and his staff is excellent. Thank you.

  • Nov 19, 2018

    I've been seeing Dr. Simpson now for several years for my skin condition. He's a very knowledgeable dermatologist has given me a lot of help and also he's very compassionate person and all together does an exceptional job, and I feel very fortunate to be seeing him as my dermatologist in to have access to the facilities OHSU and staff there. It's a great place. Thank you.

  • Nov 15, 2018

    Dermatologists have the highest caliber of professionals. Exalint and quality care. Thank you all.

  • Nov 15, 2018

    I had an appointment at 8:30 am and arrived 15 minutes early for check-in. I waited in the waiting room for 30 minutes before I asked how far behind Dr. Simpson's appointments were running. I was told I would be taken to an exam room in about 5 minutes. 15 minutes later the nurse called me back. I asked her if patients are standardly notified about wait times as a provider appointment board was not present in the waiting room. She replied that it is standard for patients to be notified, and was minimally apologetic that I had not been notified. I found the resident very pleasant and attentive; however, Dr. Simpson was aloof and barely made eye contact. I was not particularly impressed with the overall experience. Unfortunately this is the second mediocre experience I have had with the OHSU Derm Clinic. The previous one was not Dr. Simpson. I will be hesitant to return. I have heard other patients have had good experiences with different providers. I may try their recommendation if I consider returning.

  • Nov 15, 2018


  • Nov 15, 2018

    Have always had great experience with Dr. Simpson. He and all residents and staff are caring and thorough.

  • Nov 14, 2018

    I've been going to Dr. Simpson for about 10 years and I find him to be kind and thorough and I enjoy going to him.

  • Nov 13, 2018

    Dr. Simpson and his resident are both very professional. Dr Simpson is efficient, knowledgeable and has a delightful patient rapport. His resident on 11/12 was great. I was impressed with her poise and rapport as well.

  • Nov 07, 2018


  • Nov 07, 2018

    Excellent care, not rushed and I will be back and thank you.

  • Nov 06, 2018

    Erik listens to me and seems concerned about my health and issues I present to him

  • Nov 01, 2018

    I find him personable and interested in you as a person.

  • Nov 01, 2018

    Very helpful and attentive Dr. Doesn?t ever seem rushed to get you out and attend another patient.

  • Nov 01, 2018

    The resident doctor and assistant were very personable and we had some nice conversation. Dr. Simpson is always great, we have skiing in common and talk about that and he is extremely conscientious when checking my skin for cancer.

  • Oct 31, 2018

    Friendly, takes his time, gives patients the information needed to make good decisions.

  • Oct 31, 2018

    Excellent. No waiting. Friendly and professional.

  • Oct 31, 2018

    Very positive. He & his staff are so caring & interested in you & your health.

  • Oct 26, 2018

    Very professional and knowledgeable Doctor and staff.

  • Oct 25, 2018

    Dr. Simpson is always professional, friendly and efficient.

  • Oct 24, 2018

    Very competent Doctor, compassionate, personable, listens

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