Dr. Olivia Lucero is a physician scientist specializing in the management, treatment and research of skin cancers and melanoma. She is a fellowship-trained Mohs micrographic surgeon, utilizing advanced surgical techniques to remove skin cancers, primarily at the Portland VA. She also co-directs the High-Risk Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer Clinic.
In the Lab, Dr. Lucero strives to use her expertise in molecular biology to empower and improve care for her patients. In medical school, she studied the molecular pathways that underlie drug resistant in metastatic melanoma. As a Dermatology resident, she participated in diverse research projects ranging from genetic testing guidelines in familial melanoma syndromes to unique surgical challenges in skin cancer patients. Currently, she is a post-doctoral fellow in the lab of Dr. Brian J Druker. Her work focuses on the development and application of targeted therapeutics for T-cell lymphoma, for which she has been awarded a T32 training grant from the NIH and a Medical Research Foundation Grant. Other projects include uncovering the cellular mechanisms of skin cancer risk in transplant patients.
Education and training
- M.D., 2015, University of Washington Medical School, A focus on underserved populations
- California Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco, CA, 2016
- Dermatology, Oregon Health and Science University, 2019
- Medical Research Fellow, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, 2014
- Mohs Micrographic Surgery & Dermatologic Oncology, Oregon Health & Science University, July 2022
- American Board of Dermatology
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