Michael J Adler, MD


  • Specialty: Dermatology
  • Clinical Interests: Skin Cancer
  • Languages: English, Interpreters Available
  • Gender: Male


Dr. Michael J. Adler is an honored dermatologist, recently named in Portland Monthly Magazine’s Top Doctors for 2009. Dr. Adler joined PDC in 1997 and has been practicing dermatology for more than 12 years. He is known for his involvement in the dermatology profession, as well as his surgical expertise and dedication to patient care. He currently serves as the Dermatology Section Chair for Legacy Health Systems in Portland and is involved in several task force committees with the American Academy of Dermatology. He is a past President of the Oregon Dermatology Society and has been Chair of the Portland Area Skin Cancer Screenings. Dr Adler is a Board Certified Dermatologist.

Dr. Adler received his Bachelor of Sciences in Biology from Stanford University in Palo Alto, California, graduating Magna Cum Laude in 1988. He obtained his Doctorate of Medicine from the University of California at San Diego, California in 1993 and completed his internal medicine internship at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco, California in 1994. He then came north for his dermatology residency at Oregon Heath Sciences University, where he fell in love with Portland and the Northwest and has been here ever since.

Dr. Adler is a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, and a member of the Oregon Dermatology Society and the Oregon Medical Association. When not seeing patients, he serves as Affiliate Associate Professor of Dermatology at Oregon Health & Sciences University and has taught medical residents at Legacy Portland Hospitals. He is affiliated with Legacy Good Samaritan & Emanuel Medical Centers. In addition to spending quality time with his family, Dr. Adler is committed to the health of the Portland community. He volunteers his services at the Veterans’ Administration Hospital and the Wallace Medical Concern and has participated in skin cancer screenings for the public. He enjoys an active lifestyle, including golf, basketball, skiing and biking.

Education and Certification

  • Medical School: University of California - San Diego, CA
  • Residency: Oregon Health & Science University
  • Internship: California Pacific Medical Center - San Francisco

Personal Interests

Golfing, Basketball, Skiing, Bicycling

Contact Information

  • Practice Name: Portland Dermatology Clinic

Office Locations

  1. Primary Address
    Portland Dermatology Clinic
    • 1414 N.W. Northrup, suite 600
    • Portland, OR, 97209
    • Phone: 503 223-3104
    • Fax: 503 223-4619

Hospital Locations

  1. Primary Address
    Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center
    • 1015 NW 22nd Ave.
    • Portland, OR, 97210
    • Phone: 503-413-7711
    • Toll-Free: 1-800-733-9959