Susan Tofte F.N.P.

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Assistant Professor of Dermatology School of Medicine

Accepting new patients

4.8 out of 5 (649 Ratings, 248 Comments)

Expertise

  • Cancer
  • Dermatology

Special focus on

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

Education

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

Biography

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

Languages

  • 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 (649 Ratings, 248 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 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.

  • May 02, 2019

    My entire experience, from parking and making my way upstairs, to check in, to my exam, and then check out, was efficient and pleasant. Dr. Tofte took the time with me to do a thorough exam, and has an excellent bedside manner.

  • May 01, 2019

    Susan is very knowledgeable and great at making you feel comfortable.

  • May 01, 2019

    Very thorough

  • May 01, 2019

    I have Been Susan Tofte’s Patient for many years.

  • Apr 27, 2019

    Dr Tofte is knowledgeable, kind, thorough & relatable. I always enjoy my check-up & know I’m getting excellent care :)

  • Apr 26, 2019

    Very friendly, efficient, personable.

  • Apr 26, 2019

    Continued professionalism and memory of prior activity

  • Apr 26, 2019

    Susan Tofte and her team were friendly, thorough, knowledgeable, efficient, and well-organized.

  • Apr 24, 2019

    Great. Remember seeing me years ago and what my condition was at that time.

  • Apr 18, 2019

    Listens carefully, kind and knowledgable.

  • Apr 18, 2019

    Susan is always professional and personable...she makes you feel like she knows what she's doing and she cares about you.

  • Apr 17, 2019

    Good listener. Very knowledgable. Friendly.

  • Apr 17, 2019

    Been working with her for a couple of years, and I FINALLY have a good treatment plan for hormonal acne after years of struggle

  • Apr 12, 2019

    Knowledgeable, friendly, calm, kind.

  • Apr 11, 2019

    Very responsive, answers questions, appreciate willingness to accommodate my schedule.

  • Apr 11, 2019

    Excellent care

  • Apr 11, 2019

    Knowledgeable, skilled, generosity of spirit. I feel very fortunate that Susan Tofte is my health care provider!

  • Apr 07, 2019

    Very friendly, knowledgeable, and on time.

  • Apr 06, 2019

    Always friendly and professional.

  • Apr 05, 2019

    She was very thorough and professional. She answered questions and was helpful!!

  • Apr 05, 2019

    She’s wonderful very good

  • Apr 05, 2019

    Very thorough in her exam. Listens and responds to questions

  • Apr 04, 2019

    Susan was very thorough in checking my problem and prescribed a treatment that has worked on previous problems. She is always pleasant and eager to address my concerns.

  • Apr 03, 2019

    A facial skin check. It was well done an efiecient..

  • Mar 31, 2019

    Susan is amazing. Very professional and thorough, yet always remembers things about me to talk about during my exam. She is the best!

  • Mar 29, 2019

    She made time for me to recheck an area of concern. We agreed to treat conservatively & what to watch for. She is always professional & personable.

  • Mar 29, 2019

    Good

  • Mar 29, 2019

    Dr. Susan Tofte is a very knowledgeable, thorough, phenomenal dermatologist that I have been using for many many years and I will not change providers because I absolutely thrilled with her knowledge and services that I get every time I come in.

  • Mar 28, 2019

    Excellent, professional care.

  • Mar 28, 2019

    She was very kind and welcoming, made me feel very comfortable. I feel like I can definitely go to her with my skin issues and needs without judgement.

  • Mar 22, 2019

    Friendly, personable, professional, and an expert on what she does.

  • Mar 22, 2019

    Susan was knowledgeable, friendly and genuinely cared about me and my concerns during the visit.

  • Mar 22, 2019

    Susan Tofte is very gentle very thorough and kind. And she makes you feel like that you were important to her and that she wants to give you the best possible. Care that she can't so I would definitely recommend her.

  • Mar 20, 2019

    NP Tofte is thorough, kind, and punctual. She’s relatable and understanding and a great provider!

  • Mar 20, 2019

    Very responsive, answered all my questions, took the extra time to explain various causes and therapies.

  • Mar 20, 2019

    One is in really great hands with Susan. She cares about what she is doing, does it very well, is personal, and is professional.

  • Mar 20, 2019

    Susan is amazing we walk out of there with such. We just trust her so much. We walk out of there feeling. That she's if there's anything to be found. She will find it. We love her. We are very fortunate to have her.

  • Mar 16, 2019

    all good

  • Mar 16, 2019

    My appointment with Susan Tofte is always great, she's so thorough and very professional and I'm very confident in her opinions.

  • Mar 15, 2019

    great

  • Mar 15, 2019

    Susan was very professional, very nice to have providing me this service and I always come back to her. Thank you.

  • Mar 14, 2019

    Always an excellent experience ! Susan is very thorough and very personable. She makes you feel that you are the only patient she has that day, despite a busy schedule.

  • Mar 13, 2019

    I'm grateful for Susan Tofte's expertise and knowledge, as well as her personable approach.

  • Mar 13, 2019

    Positive and thorough. Met expectations!