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 (877 Ratings, 348 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 (877 Ratings, 348 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

  • Oct 15, 2019

    The staff is upbeat, professional & informative!

  • Oct 14, 2019

    Heather is kind and compassionate. She always shows genuine care for me and takes the time to chat and catch up on life.

  • Oct 04, 2019

    Heather is wonderful!

  • Oct 03, 2019

    Heather on the day was very professional. She knew exactly what my concerns were, handled them properly as I'm a retired nurse and I would recommend her at any time of the day.

  • Oct 02, 2019

    She told me what would occur and was very pleasant during the procedure.

  • Oct 02, 2019

    Very pleased

  • Oct 01, 2019

    Heather was extremely caring and knowledgeable. I would definitely recommend her to anyone who is in need of cosmetic surgery, especially if you are a transgender person.

  • Oct 01, 2019

    Always friendly and fast!

  • Oct 01, 2019

    Heather onoday, PA approachable, informative and kind.

  • Sep 30, 2019

    Heather always does a thorough job and has great bedside manner.

  • Sep 30, 2019

    Heather Onoday is a great healthcare provider and would recommend to anyone I know.

  • Sep 27, 2019

    She was very attentive and answered all my questions thoroughly and patiently.

  • Sep 27, 2019

    Just wanted to say Heather's awesome. I've been seeing her for coming up on a year and she's just always wonderful. And yeah, I think very highly of her, and I'm pretty grateful for, for everything she's done for me.

  • Sep 26, 2019

    Yes, Heather Onoday was very personable, warm and friendly and I look forward to seeing her again. Great, great provider.

  • Sep 25, 2019

    Professional, friendly and seemed very competent

  • Sep 24, 2019

    Knows what to do and listens to me.

  • Sep 19, 2019

    Everything from valet service to check in was perfect. The Dr and assist were both wonderful! Can’t say enough about them.

  • Sep 19, 2019

    I feel totally secure when Heather finishes an exam. Very thorough and professional.

  • Sep 18, 2019

    With my rare skin disease I have lived with for 40 years I have grown frustrated with how often I find myself explaining my condition to practitioners. Heather was not only professional, she was knowledgeable, and to my sheer delight, experienced in treating my very disease. Heather listened and answered questions. She thoroughly explained everything. She was not offended when I produced a research article about my rare skin condition but rather took it and pointed out that the article was noting the use of the very laser she was prescribing for me. I was very impressed with Heather Onoday, NP.

  • Sep 18, 2019

    I thought Heather was awesome - I was nervous and she made me feel great. The procedure was great - I couldn't recommend her highly enough and her professionalism, and she talked me through everything. I really enjoyed working with her and I actually scheduled my neck surgery with her again because I was so impressed.

  • Sep 17, 2019

    Heather Onoday is an awesome!

  • Sep 16, 2019

    Heather is honest and informative.

  • Sep 14, 2019

    Everyone is kind, interested in your concerns, carefully explains options and then calmly what they’re doing as they proceed with treatment. Very pleasant.

  • Sep 12, 2019

    Great care!

  • Sep 12, 2019

    Professional practice. Happy with the service

  • Sep 12, 2019

    Heather is the friend....very friendly and very efficient and she's been taking care of me for a lot of years.

  • Sep 11, 2019

    Heather Onoday is amazing. The laser nurses and regular nurses frequently rush through. I've realized it's in the same manner that individuals do when they are unused to being around trans people.

  • Sep 11, 2019

    Heather Onaday is incredibly skilled in analyzing, discussing and treating my skin problems. She is always prompt, thorough and kind. It doesn’t get better than Heather!

  • Sep 10, 2019

    Heather is amazing and kind. She made my 10 year old so comfortable through his laser procedure today. She was compassionate and really cared about my son’s comfort

  • Sep 09, 2019

    Dr. Heather Onoday is very professional and I'm extremely pleased with her care.

  • Sep 08, 2019

    Always positive

  • Sep 06, 2019

    Heather did Scholertherpy n laser on my leg veins today. Her method of injecti g the veins went very smoothly. She is professional n patient doing the procedure. A kind nurse whom cares about her patients.

  • Aug 28, 2019

    Everyone was very friendly and helpful. I was received on time, got my treatment and left. That's the way it's supposed to be.

  • Aug 27, 2019

    Very responsive and conscientious in her care.

  • Aug 23, 2019

    Very professional, helpful, friendly, interested. I was very impressed with the doctor. Thank you.

  • Aug 23, 2019

    I appreciated the efficiet,friendly treatment.

  • Aug 23, 2019

    Heather is a caring, kind and compassionate doctor. She took extra time to help me with new questions I had and made sure all of my concerns were fully addressed and calmed. Heather and her team are some of the best I have ever met.

  • Aug 23, 2019

    Very professional/ outstanding

  • Aug 19, 2019

    I always feel like all of my questions and concerns are addressed and taken care of

  • Aug 15, 2019


  • Aug 14, 2019

    Fast, and informative

  • Aug 14, 2019

    Long-term provider with excellent skill set and approach.Thoughtful caring and effective.

  • Aug 10, 2019

    I had a very good experience, it was my first visit, I didn't have to wait long to be seen and I felt like I had her complete attention and lots of it. So and there's been good follow up since so, I appreciate that. Thank you.

  • Aug 09, 2019

    Very pleasant and quick

  • Aug 09, 2019

    Excellent service with this provider. Provides great information about the procedure and overall extremely caring.

  • Aug 08, 2019

    Heather is a great provider. Every time I see her, she is kind and professional and knowledgeable, as well as the receptionists and the nurses that greet me when I go there. It's an overall great experience and I'm happy to continue treatment.

  • Aug 07, 2019

    All good

  • Aug 07, 2019

    Extremely conscientious and friendly..listened intently to what I said..I felt welcomed and valued as a person and patient..

  • Aug 06, 2019

    Heather is a wonderful professional - approachable, knowledgeable and authentically kind. I've seen her a few times, and she (and team) provide a consistent positive experience.

  • Aug 05, 2019