Heather Onoday R.N., M.N., F.N.P.

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Assistant Professor of Dermatology School of Medicine

Accepting new patients

4.8 out of 5 (700 Ratings, 217 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

4.8 out of 5 (700 Ratings, 217 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

  • Feb 26, 2019

    Professional, friendly, comfortable.

  • Feb 21, 2019

    Heather is a caring person, and an attentive provider.She helps me take meticulous care of my skin. Important because of familial melanoma.

  • Feb 19, 2019

    Warm, caring, focused, thorough, curious, professional, excellent judgment.

  • Feb 18, 2019

    The Doctor / She was very professional- outstanding- very pleasant - very skillful- her and the team made me feel very comfortable priior to procedure., which undoubtably has shown to be full success., I thank her for that.

  • Feb 14, 2019

    Very pleasant and professional

  • Feb 14, 2019

    Great service

  • Feb 12, 2019

    Heather is personable but I am not sure if I have been given honest information as to the value and expectations I was seeking in treatment of my rosacea.

  • Feb 10, 2019

    Heather is very clear in what she's doing. She explains your situation really well, she's very good at educating you about what's happening and what could happen in the future, and what the possibilities are.

  • Feb 08, 2019

    Excellent! She is always attentive and has helpful suggestions for keeping my skin healthy. I feel she is very proactive and keeps on top of caring for my health.

  • Feb 08, 2019

    On time, professional, really made me feel like my appointment mattered, discussed everything she noticed in detail.

  • Feb 06, 2019

    She's great! Sympathetic, experienced, nice.

  • Feb 05, 2019

    Very easy to talk to, knowledgable, kind

  • Feb 05, 2019

    She is terrific. Very personable and welcoming.

  • Feb 05, 2019

    Heather Onoday has been my... provider for many years, fifteen, at least fifteen years way back when she first started there... wasn't a provider yet, but her... her effect on, in me is that she's very calming, she's very thorough. She thinks things through, she... always has time for you, never does. She seem like she's... not caring or just trying to shuffle you through. She listens deeply to you and she thinks about it, and she's always available when you need her, but... she's the best, you know I, I commute in quite a ways because I want to see her I won't see others. Thank you.

  • Feb 04, 2019

    Heather is the best! She is so professional, thorough and caring.

  • Feb 03, 2019

    Heather Onoday is very competent and professional. Her explanations are easy to understand. Her post op instructions are thorough.

  • Jan 31, 2019

    She was super pleasant, laughed at my stupid jokes and made me feel comfortable throughout the process.

  • Jan 31, 2019

    Answered all our questions and was very helpful

  • Jan 31, 2019

    Always a wonderful experience.

  • Jan 29, 2019

    This provider is extremely helpful, very willing to answer patient inquiries, kind, and often prompt. I have had nothing but positive experiences with her!

  • Jan 28, 2019

    My visits with her are always positive

  • Jan 27, 2019

    Always pleased with the results of my treatment.

  • Jan 27, 2019

    Very professional

  • Jan 24, 2019

    Heather is wonderful! She is friendly, professional, skilled and prompt. My experiences with her have always been very positive, and I would recommend her to anyone needing her services.

  • Jan 24, 2019

    Dr. Onoday is compassionate, understanding, caring and professional. What an honor it is for OHSU to have her on staff!

  • Jan 22, 2019

    Overall, it was a good experience.

  • Jan 21, 2019

    Wonderful talent and personality with all the attributes you would want in a medical professional.

  • Jan 20, 2019

    A true professional

  • Jan 20, 2019

    Dr Onoday was absolutely great in every way. She explained procedures and everything she was doing, answered all my questions, informed me of next steps and possible outcomes, she was also very positive and made my visit a good experience. Medical assistant whose name I unfortunately forgot (younger man from Cuba) was great too. Very professional, engaging, very well organized, explained everything and answered my questions.

  • Jan 19, 2019

    Heather is excellent at using the laser -- she is quick and efficient and the results are really good.

  • Jan 19, 2019

    Heather Onoday was very professional and was honestly very therapeutic in the way that she interacted during the treatment and I would recommend her strongly to anyone who would need to see that kind of care.

  • Jan 17, 2019

    Heather was great! Super informative and super nice. I was nervous for this but after the consultation I feel a lot better.

  • Jan 17, 2019

    Doctor Onaday is very professional and she explained everything to me. She is the BEST!!

  • Jan 16, 2019

    Heather is always very sweet, and even though my lazer sessions with her are always quick, she takes the time to chat with me and see how I’m doing.

  • Jan 15, 2019

    Great experience and great service. Very professional doctors and nurses.

  • Jan 10, 2019

    went in for rosacea v beamwithin 5 minutes of check in was called inv beam ran out of coolant and there was a delaypretty routine

  • Jan 10, 2019

    She is helping me try to improve on a problem on my lip.

  • Jan 09, 2019

    She is always friendly, efficient, thorough.

  • Jan 06, 2019

    Professional, thorough, friendly, and informative.

  • Jan 05, 2019

    She is excellent

  • Jan 05, 2019

    Heather Onoday is professional, communicates well and is thorough.

  • Jan 05, 2019

    Always a great experience!! Many thanks!!

  • Jan 03, 2019

    Very prompt, listened to what I had to say. Explained my options and a follow up plan clearly

  • Dec 29, 2018

    Professional, but engaging. Asked lots of questions before explaining and reviewing the surgical options before we decided on the best option.

  • Dec 29, 2018

    Excellent service. They make you feel like your taken care of and very knowledgeable and friendly.

  • Dec 29, 2018

    She was wonderful, knowledgeable. She made me feel at ease. She worked quickly. It was a great experience.

  • Dec 28, 2018

    Heather is just amazing. She took very good care of me and also asked about the healing on my nose. She's just great.

  • Dec 28, 2018

    Excellent, skilled, professional and friendly.

  • Dec 22, 2018

    She is warm, present and great at listening as well as communicating.

  • Dec 22, 2018

    Working good and carefully