Dr. Michele Thompson

Dr. Michele M. Thompson specializes in general dermatology and dermatopathology, and is board certified by the American Board of Dermatology in both specialties. She holds medical licenses in California, Washington and Oregon. She has a strong background in science and medical research, has lectured widely, and has been extensively published in peer review medical journals.

Dr. Thompson practiced medical and cosmetic dermatology with the Dermatology Medical Group in San Francisco, where she was featured in C California Style Magazine. She was also appointed faculty at the University of California San Francisco where she taught dermatology and dermatopathology to medical students, residents and fellows.

Dr. Thompson is passionate about clinical dermatology. “Caring for patients is a privilege. I feel incredibly fortunate to have the opportunity to make a positive impact on an individual’s health and life.”

After returning to the Northwest in 2012, she practiced dermatology and dermatopathology in Vancouver, before starting her own practice. She enjoys serving the residents of Southwest Washington, and is thrilled to live in the area, where she enjoys traveling, skiing and the great outdoors.



University of California San Francisco, Dept. of Dermatology, Dermatopathology Section
Assistant Clinical Professor of Dermatology and Dermatopathology


Dermatology Medical Group, San Francisco
Medical, Surgical and Cosmetic Dermatology


2008 - 2009

Dermatopathology Fellow, Oregon Health and Sciences University

2003 - 2006

Dermatology Residency, Oregon Health and Sciences University
Chief Resident in final year


Internship in Internal Medicine, California Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco



Oregon Health and Sciences University, Doctor of Medicine, with honors


Portland State University, Master of Science, Physiology


Miami University of Ohio, Bachelor of Arts, American Studies

  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, Junior Inductee
  • OHSU Student Senate Community Service Award
  • Faculty Auxiliary Award
  • Liz Carlin Campus Organizing Award
  • Delta Delta Delta Foundation Scholarship
  • Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society
Research Grant Awards
  • National Institute of Health Student Fellowship Research Grant
  • American Dermatologic Association Fellowship Award
  • Fujisawa Educational Research Grant
  • North American Hair Research Society Mentorship Grant
Board Certifications
  • Diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology, 2006, recertification 2015
  • Board Certification, Dermatopathology, 2009, recertification 2015
Professional Associations
  • American Academy of Dermatology
  • Oregon Dermatology Society
  • Women’s Dermatology Society
  • Washington State Medical Association
  • Oregon Medical Association