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, 344 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, 344 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

  • Nov 29, 2019

    She is thorough in her exam

  • Nov 29, 2019

    This provider is very thorough and efficient.

  • Nov 20, 2019

    Once again great experience with Susan Tofte

  • Nov 17, 2019

    Susan was a very professional woman and she served me very well.

  • Nov 15, 2019

    very polite and pleasant, very thorough with the examination.

  • Nov 14, 2019

    Susan Tofte is always a dear and very professional.

  • Nov 13, 2019

    very good

  • Nov 13, 2019

    Courteous thoughtful skilled care

  • Nov 08, 2019

    Tell them what you think about the provider. Good always.

  • Nov 07, 2019

    Patient, knowledgeable and answered all questions.

  • Nov 07, 2019

    I like her. Does not rush me thought and answers any questions thoroughly.

  • Oct 31, 2019

    Kind, professional and thorough

  • Oct 31, 2019

    OHSU provides superior care I feel very fortunate to be taken care of by such good people.

  • Oct 31, 2019

    Dr. Tofte is very responsive to your problem that you went to see her for, and she just talked to me about what she was doing... going to do, and why I had the problem. Thank you. She's very friendly and interested in the patient. Thank you. Well, what the hell happened? Hello.

  • Oct 30, 2019

    Susan was attentive and answered all my questions.

  • Oct 30, 2019

    She was warm and professional and performed a thorough examination.

  • Oct 25, 2019

    Susan Tofte has been great to see. She is very professional, and also but very personable and responsive.

  • Oct 23, 2019

    We had a good productive visit

  • Oct 23, 2019

    Susan is the best. She takes her time with me in our visits and truly cares about my health and well being. I am in great hands with her!

  • Oct 23, 2019


  • Oct 23, 2019

    Susan was very thorough and very positive. Very helpful in every way. We really appreciate her.

  • Oct 19, 2019

    She was very courteous friendly and professional. She kept me informed of everything that she did and I'm very grateful for her service. Thank you.

  • Oct 18, 2019

    Personable and thorough.

  • Oct 18, 2019

    Excellent! She is so thorough! Super empathetic too!

  • Oct 18, 2019

    Thorough, informative and frankly even delightful - both Susan Tofte and her assistant, Latasha, were terrific.

  • Oct 16, 2019

    Seems like a great provider for my first visit. Great personality and knowledgeable. Look forward to further interactions.

  • Oct 16, 2019

    Dr. Tofte is very professional, knowledgeable and friendly. I feel comfortable to let her know my issues & trust her to be able to help me.

  • Oct 16, 2019

    Felt very comfortable and at ease talking with Dr. Tofte. Like her very much. Good Doctor!

  • Oct 16, 2019

    Susan is an excellent provider. She is thorough and direct but also warm and courteous to her patients.

  • Oct 16, 2019

    We thought she was very professional and have no problem. We will be returning. Thank you.

  • Oct 06, 2019

    My experience was absolutely wonderful. I was a first time patient and I was treated very respectfully. All my questions were answered promptly. It was just a wonderful experience. Thank you so much.

  • Oct 05, 2019

    She’s great!

  • Oct 04, 2019

    Susan is very thorough & always professional. She explains things so we can understand it. She often has interns observing and she does an excellent job showing and training them.

  • Oct 04, 2019

    She was prompt, took her time and made sure to answer any questions

  • Oct 02, 2019

    Susan Tofte was fantastic. She always takes time to connect with me personally and I feel well cared for.

  • Sep 29, 2019

    Susan Tofte is awesome. Don't ever let her go from OHSU.

  • Sep 27, 2019

    I trust her judgment. There are many things I could say about Susan Tofte, but the most important one that I trust her judgment.

  • Sep 26, 2019

    Every time I go in to see Susan Tofte, she is kind, respectful,and thorough. She is knowledgeable and gives answers that are easy to understand.

  • 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.

  • Aug 30, 2019

    Warm, friendly & knowledgeable. Always enjoy seeing Dr. Tofte.

  • Aug 30, 2019

    very friendly and made to feel at ease during a very personal exam. I feel it was professional and efficent.

  • Aug 29, 2019

    I've been seeing Susan Tofte for a few years now. Can't imagine a more professional and caring individual with whom to entrust my health. I recommended my partner see her too, and now he's also a happy patient.

  • Aug 28, 2019

    Knowledgeable and friendly. Performed thorough skin exam. Made me feel comfortable.

  • Aug 25, 2019

    She is extremely professional, she's kind. She listens. She looks at you. She answers all questions. So that I as the the patient understood, and I had a biopsy and she carefully explained everything from start to finish.

  • Aug 23, 2019

    Great experience. Good communication pre and post visit. Good appointment with provider who was thorough, knowledgeable and friendly.

  • Aug 21, 2019

    Thorough, consistent, timely, informative, reassuring.

  • Aug 19, 2019

    Susan was very detailed in examining my skin and addressing my concern.