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, 161 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 (490 Ratings, 161 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

  • May 10, 2019

    Dr. Simpson answered each one of my many questions thoroughly and in a language that iseasily understood by a non-medical patient. I appreciate his professionalism.

  • May 10, 2019

    He is always very professional and thorough.

  • May 09, 2019

    I like Eric Simpson very much. He has been a really good provider for me for a great many years now and I would definitely recommend him to anybody. My husband is already going there on my recommendation and I didn't know he was taking new patients though. Okay.

  • May 05, 2019

    Great Doctor who really cares how your doing.

  • May 02, 2019

    I owe my peaceful nights rest and clear skin to Dr Simpsons research and advice. He never appears to be rushed and answers my questions in laymen terms that I understand. OHSU dermatology dept. is on the top of my list for anyone who has skin issues.

  • Apr 30, 2019

    She's a really really good physician.

  • Apr 26, 2019

    Dr. Simpson seems very knowledgeable, but he also comes across as aloof and a bit condescending.

  • Apr 24, 2019

    Everything was polite, answered all my questions and the treatment was made easy by the doctor!

  • Apr 24, 2019

    Outstanding and concerned about my well being

  • Apr 24, 2019

    Virtually no waiting time! Clear explanation of the procedure and subsequent wound care. Personable team.

  • Apr 17, 2019

    Dr. Simpson is one of the kindest and most caring physicians I have had since I moved back to Oregon from So. California in the late 90's. He shows both concern and seeks other ways to improve my psoriasis: he even put my condition in front of Janssen Pharma and I received free care for a year.....he listens and takes the time. I am deeply grateful. He should be training other physicians who lack these skills.

  • Apr 03, 2019

    Thorough exam. All my questions, concerns were well answered.

  • Apr 03, 2019

    It was efficient. Answered all of my questions. I am quite happy to have Dr. Simpson as my dermatologist.

  • Apr 02, 2019


  • Apr 02, 2019

    He is kind and really takes his time with us. He answers any questions and concerns.

  • Apr 02, 2019

    I've been a patient of Dr. Simpson's for many years. I trust his valuable expertise in helping me learn to take care of my skin. He not only explains everything, he follows up. He's extremely caring, and sincere. It's rare to find a doctor that takes the time and the patience for questions and understanding that he does. He's a thrill, joy to go and see.

  • Mar 20, 2019


  • Mar 20, 2019

    All my questions and concerns were adequately addressed.

  • Mar 19, 2019

    I always feel comfortable that Dr. Simpson is a consummate professional who is extraordinarily adept at spotting potentially dangerous skin lesions.

  • Mar 19, 2019

    I absolutely love Dr. Simpson. I know that he worries about me and he thinks very far ahead with regards to my care. I had my my problem with Xmas since I was 3 days old, and he has done more in the last year and a half since he has been my skin doctor to help me with that than any other doctor in my whole life, and I'm 69 years old. So, thank you. Thank you. Thank you, Dr. Simpson.

  • Mar 19, 2019

    Dr. Simpson is extremely knowledgeable and experienced in dealing with eczema. As someone who has been a life long sufferer I am grateful to be under his care.

  • Mar 19, 2019

    All the staff and doctor’ were very nice, and helpful. The doctor’s made sure I understood what was going to happen.

  • Mar 19, 2019

    My appt started with a Resident, but the provider came in after. Everyone seemed extremely knowledgeable and very eager to make me well. I found the experience to be very through and satisfying.

  • Mar 14, 2019

    What would you like to say about him? He's very personable. He's always willing to give concern, has wonderful information, makes us feel comfortable and secure. And we've had good results with all his recommendations and help. This is  wife. He can't come to the phone right now, but we're relaying the messages. And thank you, Dr. Simpson, for all your good work and your knowledge.

  • Mar 14, 2019

    Extremely happy.

  • Mar 13, 2019

    Dr. Simpson is superb in all respects.

  • Mar 13, 2019

    Best Dermatolgist, best all around physician, best person!

  • Mar 13, 2019

    Dr. Simpson is an excellent doctor. He explains things in very clear terms and is very comprehensive in his exam.

  • Mar 13, 2019

    Dr Simpson is very knowledgeable and I trust him to help me with whatever skin issues that I have.

  • Mar 12, 2019

    I have been seeing Dr. Simpson for more than 10 years and appreciate his care.

  • Mar 12, 2019

    Seemed to be sincerely interested in helping me figure out what's going on with my rashy skin.

  • Mar 12, 2019

    I want to thank OHSU doctors for answering all our questions and giving us real tools to deal with our thirteen year old granddaughter's eczema. We left understanding more about her type of eczema and how to treat it than we had with any specialist we have seen before. We now have a detailed, written plan to really help her with this latest severe flare-up and her daily regimen after that. Most importantly for the first time we have hope.

  • Mar 08, 2019

    Yes. Service was provided promptly and we covered a lot of ground in a short period of time. I was quite pleased with, both, the doctor and the medical assistant, who helped out in the procedure.

  • Mar 03, 2019

    Dr. Simpson is awesome. Seems down to earrh, and legitimately concerned about my wellbeing as well as the health of my skin (which has been very poor lately). I feel that he is the best doctor for the job.

  • Mar 01, 2019

    Dr. Simpson is the "CONSUMMATE" health professional!While demonstrating extraordinary clinical skill, he interacts with cordiality and a sincere interest in me, as a person.I always leave my appointment feeling confident that I have received the finest medical care available. Please keep him on your staff!

  • Feb 25, 2019

    I had a great experience, They made me feel comfortable, the advice they gave made sense to me and I really appreciate the time spent with me

  • Feb 19, 2019

    They are always so helpful.

  • Feb 06, 2019

    Very thorough and Dr Simpson is also quite engaging and pleasant along with his resident and medical assistant/nurse.

  • Feb 06, 2019

    Personable, and provided a thorough exam with detailed explanations of treatment options.

  • Feb 06, 2019

    Dr. Simpson is always professional, supportive, genuine and friendly.

  • Feb 06, 2019

    HE listens and makes sound medical decisions

  • Feb 06, 2019

    Very professional. Always on time. Good explanations

  • Feb 05, 2019

    He was very careful in examining us, [Name] and [Name], and answered all our questions, making us feel well cared for!

  • Jan 16, 2019

    I've been a patient for nearly 15 years. I enjoy his company and appreciate his expertise which has kept me safe throughout this period.

  • Jan 15, 2019

    Gracious, caring, delightful Resident, confident

  • 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

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