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Deanna Henry, CMA (AAMA), CCRC – Practice Manager

I am the Practice manager for NW Dermatology Institute and have worked for the practice for 33 years. During this time, I have met many wonderful patients and had the opportunity to observe so many advances in the field of dermatologyOur practice has grown over the years and I could not be happier with my position at NW Dermatology Institute. I have had the privilege of working in just about every aspect of the practice. In addition to administrative responsibilities, you may occasionally see me in our clinic working as a medical assistant or medical scribe. I enjoy dermatology and I have tremendous respect for the providers I work for and the employees I work with on a daily basis.  We have an amazing team of individuals that are here to make our patients feel better and to provide a patient experience that is second to none! In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my husband, motorcycle riding, my dog and 30+ chickens.

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Tami Panther – Patient Relations Manager

I have been with NW Dermatology Institute since May 2010, recently taking a short break and so grateful to be back. Since starting with NW Dermatology I have worked in multiple areas of the practice. I find great joy in talking with patients and helping others. Please feel free to reach out to me if I can help in any way! Whether it is a skin care consultation, treatment plan for facial aging or just help with your account. I love planning events for our patients  and  am always interested in hearing feedback from our patients as to what they would enjoy learning about or anything that we can do to make their experience better. Our patients are our top priority and I cannot express the joy it is to work with such an incredible staff and providers that truly care!

In my spare time I enjoy cooking, baking, gardening, reading, traveling, and spending time with friends.


Nicole Paul, CCMA – Medical Assistant

I joined NW Dermatology Institute in November 2018 and have been working in dermatology since 2011. Working in medicine offers me the chance to build one on one relationships with my patients and the ability to grow and learn every day. Working in NW Portland is where I feel the most at home, and I love to explore new restaurants and bars in town, as well as going to Trail Blazers home games, and hiking all along the Oregon Coast and Columbia Gorge. I look forward to continuing my service to the people of Portland here at NW Dermatology Institute for many years to come.


Angie Hawkins – Lead Patient Care Coordinator

I have had the pleasure of working at NW Dermatology Institute since August of 2014. I have worn many hats since I first started working at this clinic, including File Manager, Scheduler, and now Lead Patient Care Coordinator.  I love my position and sincerely enjoy helping patients on a daily basis.

My hobbies include spending time with my family and being outdoors as much as possible!

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Roxanne Pastel – Benefits and Scheduling Manager

It has been such a pleasure to be a part of Northwest Dermatology Institute. Since joining the practice I have enjoyed working on many aspects of our Front Office and am currently our Benefits and Scheduling Manager.  Northwest Dermatology is a unique balance of efficiency, versatility, and growth, I am thrilled to be a part of that.

Portland has much to offer, I love our food/outdoor culture and seeing as many live music/theater performances as possible!


Berenice Rivera-Sanchez – Scheduler (Hablo Español)

I joined NW Dermatology Institute in April 2019 and it has been such an amazing experience. I am new to Oregon and am beyond fortunate to have found such a close-knit group of providers and staff that are passionate about dermatology and patient care. I have learned so much from my coworkers and am excited to learn more.

In my free time I enjoy going on walks downtown, trying new and delicious food, and watching a good show on rainy days.

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Kiana Snedeker – Scheduler

I am thrilled to be a part of the team at NW Dermatology Institute! Although I am one of the newest additions, I already feel at home. The providers and staff here are so welcoming and friendly. I have a background in the administrative side of dermatology with 2 years of experience. I am passionate and empathetic about my work and I strive to ensure my services exceed the expectations of our patients.

I was born in Hawaii and moved to Oregon in 2000. I spend a lot of my free time with my two children and extended family.


Megan Pearlman – Medical Scribe

I am so excited to be part of the team at NW Dermatology! I am a PNW native and spent my formative years in Kirkland, WA (home of Costco!) before moving to Portland in 2006 to attend Lewis & Clark College. I earned my BA in psychology and worked in mental healthcare for several years before realizing I wanted to work in clinical medicine. Prior to joining the team here, I worked as a scribe in a family medicine with OB clinic in Oregon City and absolutely loved it. I enjoy learning about the exciting research here in dermatology, and aspire to become a physician assistant in the future.

Outside of work, I love to cook delicious food, travel with my boyfriend Matt, or explore nature with my dog Froggie.


Arielle Pham – Medical Scribe

I am a Portland native and graduated from the historic Lincoln High School just down the street. After high school, I received my Bachelor’s in Science in human biology from the University of California San Diego. I joined Northwest Dermatology Institute when I moved back to Portland. I am so excited to help our patients in their healthcare journey by working as a scribe. Before joining NW Dermatology Institute, I was a medical technician in Stamford, CT. One day, I aspire to be a physician’s assistant just like the talented and educated physician assistants at our clinic.

When I'm not in the clinic, I love to travel the world, take my dog Lyla to the dog park and dance both ballroom and Latin.

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Crystal Burney – Medical Assistant

I joined NW Dermatology Institute as a Medical Assistant in August 2020 after graduating from Concorde Career College in Portland. I am so excited to be a part of such an incredible team that strives to provide the best possible care for all of our patients! I am newly passionate about dermatology and I am so fortunate to be learning from the best here at NW Dermatology Institute! I enjoy road trips to the Oregon Coast, spending time with loved ones, fitness, and art.


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Kim Espinoza – Medical Assistant

I was born and raised in Portland. I am fluent in both English and Spanish. I graduated from Concorde Career College as a medical assistant. I began my journey as an extern at Northwest Dermatology Institute in May 2020 and was then hired on as a Medical Assistant. With only being at NW Dermatology Institute for a short amount of time, I have created great relationships with my patients and co-workers. I am excited to continue to grow and look forward to my future with this practice!

When I’m not a work I enjoy exploring new places, trying new foods and creating memories with my family of 3.


Extremely knowledgeable staff and wonderful environment. Highly recommended!
Comfortable atmosphere, kind treatment
I'm a new patient. Everyone on the staff from the front desk to the Dermatologist were fabulous. I was actually seen... early for my appointment and my Dr. Had reviewed my records ahead and knew my history. Great, compassionate care. Thanks!!read more
Wonderful experience ~ from the front office staff to Dr. Roberts. They are highly knowledgeable and respectful and... encouraging of you as a more
Beautiful office & pleasant staff. Convenient parking (in NW Portland - never a given). Dr Desai was very pleasant &... thorough. Their follow up and recall system is efficient and you can complete most paperwork online (formatting could be improved, however). Definitely recommendread more
Very friendly doctors and staff and they were right on time with the appointment. I definitely recommend!
Very effecient & modern office.Setting up personal portal was very challenging for a average skills. Had to try... several times. Step by step insrructions much needediread more
Came to the clinic for a skin check and found it to be very thorough, comfortable, and informative. Everything from the... scheduling, online paperwork, check-in process, appointment itself, and check-out was smooth and I would highly recommend Dr. Desai (I already have to a family member!). I will be coming here for any future needs. Thanks, everyone!read more
Lovely space, professional and friendly staff supporting experienced physicians.
The office was beautiful and the staff was extremely friendly and got right in for my appt and tried the newst Botox... that came out called Jeuveau I seriously saw results next day it was amazing , thank you everyone .read more
Very good attention and service. The doctor answer my consultations and took care of them with care and kindness. The... location is very nice, clean and with beautiful views. The staff is professional and nice and the details like having coffee while you wait is a more
Dr. Desai and team are awesome!The clinic has a fantastic vibe and the staff is super friendly. They were on time and... very efficient with my more
Love the modern style of the office. All of the patient exam rooms are clean, organized, and stylish. The exam rooms... have a nice view of the city as well. All of the staff are friendly and professional. I received excellent care here and would more
I had to move my appointment as we were having car issues on our way from the coast to Portland. The staff was able to... get me into a later appointment that day, with another provider. All staff was polite, knowledgeable, and hopefully helped putting me on a path towards healing!read more
I highly recommend Dr. Janet Roberts. She has a wonderful bedside manner, she is very knowledgeable, and very... more