Verda DewM.S.W., LCSW

  • Neuro-oncology Social Worker


Special focus on

  • Neuro-Oncology
  • Neuro-Oncology/BBBP
  • Neuro-Oncology/Blood-Brain Barrier


Before scheduling your appointment, we recommend you contact your insurance company to verify that the OHSU Health location or provider you plan to visit is included in your network. Your insurance company will also be able to inform you of any copayments, co–insurance, or deductibles that will be your responsibility. If you proceed in scheduling an appointment and your health insurance benefits do not participate with OHSU providers, your out of pocket liability may be higher. Visit the billing and insurance section of our site for more information.


I received my psychology degree and then completed a Master’s in social work from Portland State University in 2009. I completed my Licensed Clinical Social Work accreditation in 2012. I’ve worked for OHSU since 2009, providing social work services across the medical system, and also worked as a patient advocate. In 2018, I joined the OHSU Neuro-Oncology team, expanding social work services to this special patient population.

I receive referrals from the neuro-oncology providers to provide supportive counseling, emotional and mental health support to patients and caregivers, referrals to resources for community based services, grief/loss support, transportation and lodging referrals, assistance with advance directives and end-of-life issues, and information/referrals for financial and insurance concerns.


  • M.S.W., 2009, Portland State University
  • Certifications:

    • Licensed Clinical Social Work, 2012

Memberships and associations

  • National Association of Social Work