Biography & Education

Biography

In her practice, dermatologist Heh Shin Kwak, M.D., emphasizes empowering her patients to take charge of their dermatology care, whether it's learning about a skin condition or the importance of sun protection. "Oregon has the fifth highest rate of melanoma in the country," says Dr. Kwak. "Although public awareness of skin cancer has increased over the years, my most important role is to educate patients to take an active role in their own care."

"What I enjoy most about being a dermatologist is seeing patients of all ages and especially entire families," said Dr. Kwak. "One of the most satisfying aspects of medicine is seeing multiple family members and being entrusted to their care."

After earning her medical degree from the University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor, Dr. Kwak completed an internship at MacNeal Hospital in Berwyn, Ill., and a residency st Stanford University Medical Center in California. Dr. Kwak is board certified in dermatology. 

In her free time, Dr. Kwak enjoys rock climbing, hiking, cooking and spending time with her husband and son. 

Areas of expertise

Dermatology

Education

Medical degree: University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor
Internship: MacNeal Hospital, Berwyn, Ill. 
Residency: Stanford University Medical Center, Calif.

Dr. Kwak is board certified in dermatology.

Languages
  • English

Care Locations

10151 SE Sunnyside Road
Suite 240
Clackamas, OR 97015
Fax 971-282-0074

Specialties

Board Certifications
  • Dermatology

Reviews

Patient Ratings and Comments
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The Patient Rating score is based on responses given during the CAHPS Patient Experience Survey. Responses are measured on a 10-point scale, with 10 being the best score. These scores are then translated to a 5-point scale in order to display results in a 5-star rating. Comments are also gathered from the same survey and displayed in their entirety with the exception of any language that may be considered slander, libel or contain private health information, which will be removed prior to publishing the comments.

4.4 out of 5 (48 Ratings, 10 Comments)

100

06/21/2016
never had a bad experience. I like mychart and promptly receive info when needed.
100

06/06/2016
very thorough and professional but also gentle and personable. Excellent dermatologist!
80

06/03/2016
Prescribes more amount of ointments than needed.
100

06/01/2016
she was wonderful - she made things easy to understand for me, listened to my concerns, and thoroughly talked through all of my options.
80

06/01/2016
very attentive and helpful
80

06/01/2016
It's not the providers fault. She just can't exactly figure out what's wrong with me but has done all the tests she knows to do and she's trying.
100

06/01/2016
much appreciation
80

12/08/2015
[...] She seemed much more ready to hear my concerns, and the directions I wanted to take for my care. Before the visit I had been planning to change providers, but after this visit, I was willing to stay with her [...]
30

12/06/2015
Provider seemed rushed and uninterested in me. I don't think she even asked if I had any other concerns. Which I did, but I didn't seem the point in bringing up because she was so disinterested. However, I must say that she did an excellent job resolving the issue I presented with.
40

08/18/2015
The doctor is as if she doesn't care about the patients she's very short.