Biography & Education

Biography

Michelle Bonta, M.D., greets all her patients with a smile because she feels it is a privilege to take care of people. “I want my patients to feel that they can approach me with any concern, no matter how minute it may seem to them,” she says. “If something about their skin is bothering them, I want to know about it.”

After graduating with a bachelor of arts degree in molecular biophysics and biochemistry from Yale University, Dr. Bonta earned her medical degree from Harvard Medical School in Boston, Mass. She completed her residency in dermatology at Oregon Health & Science University.

Born in Jamaica, West Indies, Dr. Bonta enjoys spending time with her husband and daughters when away from her medical practice. Her favorite activities include hiking, watching movies, decorating and cultivating orchids.

Areas of Expertise

Dermatology

Education
Yale University; Harvard Medical School

Care Locations

417 SW 117th Ave.
Suite 210
Portland, OR 97225
Phone 503-216-9400
Affiliated Facilities

Specialties

Reviews

Patient Ratings and Comments
About Our Survey

A provider’s star rating is based on a Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. In this survey, taken after an office visit, patients answer a series of standardized questions and have the opportunity to provide custom comments. Providence strips identifying information from comments so they can be shared without jeopardizing confidentiality or patient privacy.

4.9 out of 5 (189 Ratings, 43 Comments)

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11/26/2014
Dr Bonta is my favorite doctor. I wish she was in general practice. I feel so comfortable with her. she puts me at ease and respects my concerns.
80

11/25/2014
feel very confident I'm getting excellent care, advice and treatment
100

11/25/2014
very friendly and caring
60

11/21/2014
Providers office hours are limited and not neccessarily conducive to business hours schedules for working people. Some of the other Providence serices are offerred evening and weekend hours. Also this provider only works Part Time making it even more difficult to get an appointment or to make a change to an existing appointment without waiting months.
100

11/19/2014
Has always been positive
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11/18/2014
Dr. Bonta has always been both friendly and thoroughly professional
100

11/18/2014
dr bonta is the best...thorough, kind, clear, vigilant re my skin.i totally trust her.
80

11/03/2014
Dr Bonta is an excellent provider!
100

11/02/2014
Dr. Bonta is a fantastic dermatologist. She is very knowledgeable and patient. She has a very enthusiastic demeanor and is very caring. She follows up promptly and listens with empathy.
100

10/28/2014
I have total respect and confidence in Dr Bonta's decisions.
100

10/21/2014
Dr. Bonta is the best. Easy to talk to and a great listener.
100

10/19/2014
Dr. Bonta always makes me feel comfortable to share my concerns regarding dermatology. I find her knowledgeable and personable.
100

10/16/2014
Dr. Bonta is so detailed and it is amazing to me how she found such a tiny area that turned out to be a skin cancer. Both my husband and I are very appreciative of her.
100

10/16/2014
I see Dr. Bonta yearly for a total skin check. She's taken excellent care of me.
80

10/14/2014
Dr. Bonta is an outstanding provider. The administrative side of Sunset Dermatology is not very efficient and very frustrating. I find it more efficient to use my chart and communicate via email.
100

09/24/2014
Love my care giver
100

09/21/2014
she is an excellent listener and I do not feel like "just a number".
100

09/21/2014
Dr. Bonta is amazing. I drive 45 minutes just to see her and have referred 6 friends to her that love her as well. I can't imagine going to anyone else for my skin care. You hang on to her!!
100

09/09/2014
I've found Dr Bonta to be very professional and kind.
100

08/20/2014
Dr. Bonta has taken good care of me, and my husband. We have referred several people to her practice and all have been satisfied with the service they received.
100

08/20/2014
Dr. Bonta is an extraordinary physician. I trust her with my life...literally. She has spotted melanoma in extremely early stages for me twice so far.
100

08/12/2014
Excellent care and treatment, no bad experiences so far.
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08/11/2014
I have been very happy with Dr. Bonta. I would definitely recommend her to others.
100

08/11/2014
All very good experiences. Dr. Bonta seems genuinely interested.
60

08/03/2014
I like Dr. Bonta, but I think the very short time spent with me and the ease of treatment (
100

07/29/2014
Dr. Bonta is very caring and compassionate. She knows her specialty and never makes me feel rushed.
100

07/13/2014
Dr. Bonta is an exceptionally gifted physician in every way. I have recommended her to many of my friends and family who are now her patients.
100

07/09/2014
Dr. Bonta listens to all you have to say and makes you feel that she really cares. Thank you.
100

07/08/2014
all good, she is the best
80

07/08/2014
Dr. Bonta is so compassionate and very skilled. It is always a "treat" to see her. I know I'm in good care when I receive treatment.
100

07/02/2014
Dr. Bonta is wonderful Dr. caring , experienced, thoroughly professional person, she has my Sister, Daughter and Granddaughter as patients through my recommendations. I cannot say enough good things about her.
100

07/02/2014
Dr. Bonta is wonderful. She is thoughtful and has been an excellent care provider for the past five years. I have seen many dermatologists for my condition, and she is by far the best.
100

06/29/2014
I really like Dr Bonta. She is knowledgeable, confident and seems to legitimately care about me.
100

06/25/2014
pleasant waiting room , frienndly and helpful receptionists and medical assistants .
80

06/22/2014
Always been very pleased with Dr Bonta's care.
100

06/11/2014
She always greets me as someone she knows well. She is always so thorough & never rushes me. She always has a calming, caring demeanor. She is always cautious about unnecessary drugs or procedures. She's one of my favorite Drs.
100

06/04/2014
Due to previous skin cancer, I see Dr Bonta for a skin check twice a year. She and her team are professional, efficient and caring.
100

06/04/2014
Dr. Bonta is outstanding. Smart, good diagnostician, and performed the small procedure I had flawlessly.
100

04/24/2014
Dr. Bonta is kind, compassionate and very personable. I trust her medical expertise in this area of practice and have only had positive experiences in my interactions with her.
100

04/22/2014
I saw Dr.Bonta every two to three weeks while the wound from removing a melanoma from my ankle, was healing. She made sure she had time for me, often double booking me to fit me in to her schedule. She has always been personable and professional.
100

03/24/2014
Superb and very careful doctor with personal interest in me, my condition and my family. The Best!
100

03/05/2014
Dr. Bonta is very kind and professional. She is thorough and answers any and all questions I may have.
100

03/05/2014
I have always had excellent care from Dr. Bonta. I have great confidence in her ability.