Lakshi M. Aldredge, MSN, ANP-BC, DCNP
Ms. Lakshi Aldredge is an Adult Nurse Practitioner who practices at the VA Portland Healthcare System in the Dermatology Service and is also the Director for the Primary Care NP Residency Program. She obtained her Master of Science in Nursing Degree from the University of Portland in 1998 as well as national certification as an Adult Nurse Practitioner that same year. She obtained her Dermatology Nurse Practitioner Certification in 2018. She is Past Chair of the Nurse Practitioner Society of the Dermatology Nurses’ Association (DNA), Past President of the DNA and past Co-chair of the Dermatology Specialty Practice Group of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She currently serves as the President of the Society of Dermatology Nurse Practitioners. She is a member of the National Psoriasis Foundation Emeritus Medical Advisory Board and served on the Editorial Board for the Journal of the Dermatology Nurses’ Association, and is Associate Editor for Journal of Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis. She has a special interest in psoriasis, as well as in educating health care providers about the role of NPs in the field of dermatology. Ms. Aldredge has published numerous articles on the management of patients with psoriatic disease. She received the VA’s Nursing Excellence Award in 2008 and the President’s Award from the DNA in 2015. She also received the 2016-17 Outstanding Allied Health Award from the National Psoriasis Foundation. In March 2021, she was selected as a Fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.