Biography & Education


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



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.

  • English

Care Locations

5330 NE Glisan St.
Suite 200
Portland, OR 97213
Fax 503-215-9099
10202 SE 32nd St.
Suite 702
Milwaukie, OR 97222
Fax 503-215-9099


Board Certifications
  • Dermatology