Nisha Desai, MD
As a general dermatologist, my goal is to provide my patients with complete and comprehensive dermatologic care. I enjoy every aspect of dermatology including general adult, pediatric dermatology and cosmetic dermatology. I also have a particular interest in the diagnosis and medical treatment of hair disorders. I enjoy building trusting relationships with every one of my patients, from newborns through the elderly, and every age in between.
I am a Midwesterner who fell in love with the Pacific Northwest! I was raised in Cincinnati, Ohio and went on to complete my undergraduate degree at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan. I attended medical school at the University of Toledo where I graduated Alpha Omega Alpha. After completing my residency at OHSU I decided to stay in the Portland area and joined NW Dermatology Institute in 2011. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my five children, playing the piano, rock climbing, and exploring the Pacific NW.
Janet L. Roberts, MD
It has been my pleasure and passion to provide dermatological care to many of you for the past 30 years. The joy continues. I feel that my patients become friends as I strive to provide the best possible care. How fortunate I am to have truly loved my life’s work. My specialties continue to be hair-related disorders, cosmetic and general dermatology.
I moved to Portland over 30 years ago to complete my dermatology training and have never wanted to leave. I was raised in Southern California and Phoenix. I worked my way north pursuing my medical training. My husband and I raised our daughter (now a physician) and son (now an environmentalist) in Portland and feel very fortunate to have five lovely grandchildren. My passions outside of medicine include spending time with family, gardening, art and exotic traveling.
Kerianne McKennon, PA-C
As a medical professional, I am committed to providing exceptional, individually-tailored care to my patients. I enjoy seeing patients of all age ranges for a variety of medical and cosmetic dermatology needs. I am also interested in the treatment of hair disorders and am lucky enough to have been trained by the best – my fellow providers Dr. Desai and Dr. Roberts. I look forward to making my patients feel welcome and well cared for here at NW Dermatology Institute.
Originally from Pennsylvania, I relocated to the beautiful Pacific Northwest in 2008 and now I can’t imagine living anywhere else! My education concentration and career passion has always been dermatology, so I’m very excited to be a part of this field of medicine. I am deeply committed to quality patient care and feel very lucky to have found such an amazing practice at NW Dermatology Institute. Outside of the clinic I enjoy traveling with my husband, cycling, hiking, good wine, Penn State football, and being a mother to my amazing children.
Heather Cook, CMA (AAMA), CCRC – Research Coordinator
I have been with NW Dermatology Institute since June of 2011. I started my career as a medical assistant in 2008 and since joining this office, I have grown to love dermatology and research. As a Certified Clinical Research Coordinator, the best part of my job is getting the opportunity to build relationships with so many great people. I enjoy getting to contribute to the use of new and exciting treatments for a variety of medical and cosmetic conditions.
In my personal life, I have two beautiful boys and appreciate the humor and energy they bring to my life. I enjoy various outdoor activities, dogs, cooking, music, and wine. My boys and I also enjoy volunteering our time with the Special Olympics.