Jon M. Hanifin M.D.

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Professor of Dermatology School of Medicine

Accepting new patients

4.7 out of 5 (190 Ratings, 39 Comments)


  • Dermatology

Special focus on

  • Atopic Dermatitis (eczema)
  • General Dermatology
  • Skin Cancers


  • M.D., University of Wisconsin Medical School, Madison Wisconsin 1965
  • Residency:

    • Dermatology, University of California, San Francisco
  • Fellowship:

    • Immunology, USPHS Research Training Fellowship, University of California, San Francisco
  • Certifications:

    • American Board of Dermatology


Dr. Hanifin is an international lecturer and recognized expert in the research and treatment of  atopic dermatitis, and has directed various national and international symposiums on this subject. He is a valued member of the research community, respected for his investigations into the clinical, biological and genetic aspects of the atopic diseases, as well as other allergic and inflammatory conditions. 


  • English

Memberships and associations

  • Oregon Dermatology Society (President 1984-85)
  • Alpha Omega Alpha
  • American Academy of Asthma, Allergy and Immunology
  • American Academy of Dermatology
  • American Contact Dermatitis Society
  • American Dermatological Association
  • American Medical Association
  • Brendan Society
  • Dermatology Foundation Leaders Society
  • International Forum for the Study of Itch
  • International Society of Atopic Dermatitis (ISAD) (Founding Member)
  • Japanese Society for Investigative Dermatology
  • Medical Society of Metropolitan Portland
  • National Eczema Association
  • Oregon Medical Association
  • Society for Investigative Dermatology

Patient Ratings

4.7 out of 5 (190 Ratings, 39 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 03, 2019

    My experience was excellent, as always. I have 5 doctors in your system, and have been using OHSU since 2007.

  • May 01, 2019

    I always experience pleasant and professional service.

  • May 01, 2019

    I continue to see Dr. Hanifin because he is an expert on eczema. He always has good suggestions and validates my concerns.

  • Apr 26, 2019

    I've been going to John Hanifin for 20 years. I was in the and he's excellent both in a professional and personal standpoint. He's a great doctor.

  • Apr 22, 2019

    I've been seeing Dr. Hanifin since the middle eighties. I live in Washington. It's about a 3 1/2 hour drive for me, but it's worth it. I'm glad that he's not retired and that he's still seeing me as a patient, so that I do appreciate and I....I travel that distance and because I..... I think it's worth it, so he's a good guy.

  • Apr 12, 2019

    Always smiling, friendly. Pays attention to lab result.

  • Apr 11, 2019

    My experience with the provider was good. It was very quick but he seemed very knowledgeable and like he genuinely cared about my daughter.But...My appointment was at 10:30am. I was told to arrive 15 minutes early. So I was there at 10:15am. I wasn't seen by the dr. until 11:10am. So I had an 11 month old confined to a space she couldn't run around and play in for over an hour. I met with the doctor for less than 20 minutes. I'm a mom who is there with her kid. This is ridiculous. I would recommend someone go somewhere else because of this.

  • Apr 11, 2019

    Dr. Hanifin was wonderful! This is the best I have been in three years! I give a great deal of this success to Doc! [Name]

  • Mar 30, 2019

    Loved the intern/resident student!

  • Mar 30, 2019

    The Dr seem to really care about my condition and really wanted to help me.

  • Mar 22, 2019

    I think he relied too much on his excellent assistant, Dr. Amy Hopkins. I was supposed to receive a full body exam, and my examination did not fit my definition of that. I didn’t feel it was thorough enough, and focused too much on the areas I was concerned about. I did feel that both of them were excellent communicators, and provided a lot of valuable information.

  • Mar 20, 2019

    Very professional and informative.

  • Mar 13, 2019

    Excellent dermatology exam that also was instructive to myself and the two other physicians in the room.Very pleasant caring visit that left me wanting to follow up again in one year or earlier if any problems arise.

  • Mar 09, 2019

    Dr. Hanifin confirmed what the lead resident did. He was surprised I was scheduled in Derm since who I really should’ve been scheduled with was a Derm Plastic Surgeon for my face.

  • Mar 02, 2019

    Dr. Hanifin was extremely helpful, very courteous and personable. Thank you very much. I really appreciate it.

  • Feb 17, 2019

    He's a good dermatologist and I look forward to my next appointment.

  • Feb 10, 2019

    Professionals with big hearts.

  • Feb 10, 2019

    We've been seen Dr. Hanifin since my son was 2 and he's 14 now and he pretty much saved us and we absolutely love that man. It would highly recommend anybody to him.

  • Jan 25, 2019

    Great provider. Thank you.

  • Jan 19, 2019

    I came in to get a particular issue looked at (some bumps on my arm). After waiting for an hour after my scheduled appointment time, I finally saw the doctor. The doctor spent very little time looking at my arm (3-4 minutes) and couldn't give me any advice or information. Then he spent about twice as long talking to me about my unrelated phototherapy treatments.

  • Jan 05, 2019

    Well, this has been a wonderful experience. And yes, I did like the doctor, and there was a lady doctor too that was very nice. And they did, Dr., I don't know what his name is, Hanifin, he did a wonderful job on my skin cancer. There was two, one on either side of my nose. Yeah, he did a good job, and he was very nice. Is there anything else you want to know?

  • Dec 22, 2018

    The Doctors seemed very knowledgeable and pleasant to speak with! We have a plan and we will see over the next two weeks!

  • Dec 22, 2018

    Dr. Hanifin and the student doctor were an absolute delight! By far my best experience with a medical provider. Thank you so much!

  • Dec 20, 2018

    He is knowledgeable, inquisitive, empathetic and a good listener. He offered a good solution.

  • Nov 29, 2018

    Yes, my experience with Dr. Hanifin was very good - he is a very thoughtful doctor and explains what he's going to do, and answers any questions that I have.

  • Nov 27, 2018

    He was fairly condescending and difficult to communicate with.

  • Nov 03, 2018

    I just thought you did a good job, but tell me what's wrong.and I'm already feeling better with this doing better with the medicine that he prescribed me. That's it.

  • Oct 13, 2018

    Waited 45 minutes to get in the room, then another 20-30 in a hospital gown in the room.

  • Oct 13, 2018

    The Resident was most helpful and VERY knowledgeable.

  • Aug 11, 2018

    Dr. (INAUDIBLE) and his team are professional, kind, thorough. Thank you.

  • Aug 11, 2018

    This provider did not listen to what the patient had to say. I was very unhappy with his care and his services. I will never go back to him again. I would not recommend him to anyone. He doesn't listen to the patient. Goodbye.

  • Aug 10, 2018

    Good, as always. He listened to my thoughts, and taught his assistants well.

  • Aug 10, 2018

    Warm, personal, professional and laughed at my sense of humor.

  • Jul 31, 2018

    He was a little terse with his residents, one seemed a little distracted though. Seemed knowledgeable but not very "bed-side" trained.

  • Jul 20, 2018

    Yeah, I find Dr. Hannafin to be very serious about what he does. He has a very pleasant personality, I think he researches the problem really well. He teaches his students, as he is working on the patient. I feel very comfortable around him and I would not be remiss at all in encouraging other people to go to him for their problem, dermatology wise.

  • Jul 12, 2018

    I've been a patient of Hanifin for many years and he's an excellent, excellent physician, and compassionate, and professional, and I'm a physician myself. Thank you.

  • Jul 11, 2018

    It was very pleasant. I like the friendly staff.

  • Jul 09, 2018

    Dr. Hanefin is probably a great dermatologist. However; he cannot keep my gender and pronouns straight despite repeated corrections by myself, the resident, and two medical students he insisted on continuing to misgender me throughout my appointment. At one point a student asked me right in front of him “what pronouns do you prefer?” When I responded “feminine, thank you.” Dr. Hanefin responded “His what?! What am I supposed to call him?”It was thoroughly humiliating.

  • May 26, 2018


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