Phoebe Rich, MD
Phoebe Rich, MD, adjunct professor of dermatology, provides her extensive expertise in nail disease to OHSU by directing the nail clinic in the Department of Dermatology. Dr. Rich received her medical degree at OHSU and received her dermatology training for the OHSU Department of Dermatology. Her interest in nail disease began when she was a resident. She supplemented her dermatology training with additional sub-specialty training from two nationally-known nail experts and as she began her private practice, she continued to focus her efforts in research and treatment of nail diseases. She enjoys educating her colleagues, residents and the public on the vast array and importance of inflammatory, neoplastic, infectious, and inherited nail conditions. Her career now spans nearly 20 years and she is internationally recognized for her expertise.
As a leader and educator of dermatology, Dr. Rich has contributed significantly. She lectures on the science and management of medical and surgical nail disorders locally, nationally and internationally. She is a founding member and scientific advisory board member of the Council of Nail Disorders, an organization dedicated to research and education about nail disorders and nail science. Additionally, she is a member of the European Nail Society , a charter member of the International Melanonychia Society, and currently serves on the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Dermatology.
Dr. Rich has also put energies and focus into resident education and mentorship throughout her career. She is a mentor for young dermatologists, and junior faculty, and residents with an interest in nail disorders, many of whom visit Portland under Woman’s Dermatology and Council for Nail Disorder mentorship grants, and return to their universities to set up their own nail clinics.