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 (772 Ratings, 67 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

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Patient Ratings

4.9 out of 5 (772 Ratings, 67 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

  • Jul 17, 2018

    I have been seeing Dr. Simpson for several years. He'd always professional and personable. I appreciate his thorough manner and explaining issues as the arise.

  • Jul 17, 2018

    I always receive good care from Dr. Simpson. He is thorough and helpful. He seems to be a good teacher to the interns.

  • Jul 16, 2018

    Dr. Simpson has been my doctor for a number of years. Dr. Swanson before that. I always have a very good experience with Dr. Simpson. He's very thorough, and he keeps the interns?keeps them part of the?what's going on and so I highly recommend him. I moved to Washington, I come back down there to get my once a year full body look. So, that's pretty much it. He's a very good doctor with very good people skills.

  • Jul 16, 2018

    Dr. Simpson has palpably improved my overall quality of life. He listens real close. He is at the forefront of providing new drugs that actually make a difference. He's also very nice.

  • Jul 10, 2018

    very professional and kind

  • Jul 10, 2018

    Dr. Was excellent, an error in intake processing left me in waiting room 30 minutes before I asked staff about delay and was told of snafu. Second visit in a row I encountered a situation like this

  • Jul 09, 2018

    Hey. I've been working with Eric. Yeah, I've been seeing Eric and as has my wife for 5+ years and we both have fairly complicated and involved skin care issues and he's been fabulous and it's fabulous working with him. We look forward to going in. We trust him. We enjoy his interactions and our interactions with the students. Couldn't say enough good about Eric so any way you want to type that up, if that can get into anything online, any superlative you want to assign to me, it would be welcomed. Thank you. Bye. Oh, how many were there?

  • Jul 09, 2018

    Hi. Yeah. I was there. It was a good experience, you know? I'd like you to let him know that. 1st of all, they were on time and then after that, they were very professional. The doctor himself was direct, spoke in a language I could understand, and made sure that if I had any questions, he would answer them, and unlike a lot of appointments, nobody was watching the clock. I don't know how long I spent, but it was not just a 10- or 15-minute you know we're in and then out. Overall experience is very good and I appreciate it. Thank you.

  • Jul 09, 2018

    prompt, polite, knowledeable

  • Jul 09, 2018

    Efficient, friendly, goodcommunicator

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