Susan Tofte F.N.P.

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Assistant Professor of Dermatology School of Medicine

Accepting new patients

4.8 out of 5 (773 Ratings, 249 Comments)


  • Cancer
  • Dermatology

Special focus on

  • Atopic Dermatitis (eczema)
  • General Dermatology
  • Melanoma
  • Mole Mapping
  • Skin Cancers


  • B.S.N., Oregon Health & Science University, Portland Oregon 1985
  • F.N.P., Oregon Health & Science University, Portland Oregon 2004


As a family nurse care practitioner, Susan cares for patients with skin cancers, including melanoma. She provides complete melanoma evaluation and treatment, as well as melanoma education, counseling and prevention. She has special interests in atopic dermatitis (eczema), inflammatory skin diseases and is actively involved in clinical research studies within the dermatology department.

She works in close collaboration with the entire melanoma care team to make sure patients come first and are seen on a timely basis. The team includes specialists from throughout OHSU, including dermatology, genetic counseling, medical, radiation and surgical oncology, nutrition, ophthalmology, social services and plastic surgery. This group meets frequently to discuss and develop individualized treatment plans.

With more than 20 years of clinical research and patient care in dermatology, Susan is a frequent national and international lecturer and has more than 20 professional publications to her name. She is active on many boards, committees and national organizations. She has been on the Dermatology Nurses’ Association board of directors, and held the role of president from 2007-2008. She is a past chair of the Nurse Practitioner Society of the Dermatology Nurses’ Association and sits on the board of directors for the National Eczema Association for Science and Education. She has served on the editorial board of the Journal of the Dermatology Nurses’ Association.

Articles authored
An army of volunteers join the War on Melanoma to support research


  • English

Memberships and associations

  • American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP)
  • Dermatology Nurses’ Association
  • National Eczema Association for Science & Education
  • Northwest Oregon Chapter of Dermatology Nurses’ Association
  • Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society for Nurses, Beta Psi Chapter

Patient Ratings

4.8 out of 5 (773 Ratings, 249 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

  • Sep 07, 2019

    Very professional

  • Sep 06, 2019

    She was caring and dealt with the problems as always.

  • Sep 06, 2019

    Susan is a knowledgeable and friendly provider.

  • Sep 04, 2019

    She took a great care of me, providing a throughly examination on me to make sure that I was okay.

  • May 09, 2019

    Dr Tofte is a wonderful doctor and always very professional. She spends the time to answer all of your questions! Thank you for her!

  • May 05, 2019

    Susan Tofte is a very friendly, wonderful lady. I don't know how much more you want anyway. She's a very, very thorough doctor I would recommend her again. How many more minutes do you want?

  • May 03, 2019

    Susan is so pleasant and so thorough - I feel very confident as my provider.

  • May 03, 2019

    Susan is very thorough, knowledgeable and kind.

  • May 03, 2019

    Susan is so personable and knowledgeable. She remembered little things about me from a year ago and that’s impressive. I feel confident that she is thorough and has my best dermatology health in mind.

  • May 03, 2019

    Very attentive and caring. She took her time in our appointment and did not rush.