Benjamin Ehst, MD, PhD
Benjamin Ehst, MD, PhD, is a renowned,
board-certified dermatologist with a caring and dedicated
approach to his medical practice and a passion for research. Dr.
Ehst provides the full range of dermatologic care, including
medical and surgical procedures, and maintains a special
interest in psoriasis and infectious diseases. He has been
active in clinical trials of new medications including many of
the cutting-edge biologic therapies for psoriasis.
Dr. Ehst’s training reflects his long-standing commitment to the
field of medicine and fundamental biomedical research. He
received his undergraduate degree from the University of
Chicago, followed by both a medical degree and doctorate in
immunology from the University of Minnesota. He completed
dermatology residency training at the Johns Hopkins University
in Baltimore, where he also served as a post-doctoral fellow
studying the immune response to malaria at Hopkins’ Bloomberg
School of Public Health.
Dr. Ehst spent the early part of his career at Oregon Health &
Science University as an associate professor in the Department
of Dermatology, serving as the director of undergraduate
training in dermatology and the director of the medical
dermatology faculty. He successfully started a specialty clinic
caring for skin-related issues in HIV-infected individuals and
co-directed the multi-disciplinary clinic The Center for
Excellence in Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis. Dr. Ehst
publishes his work regularly in peer-reviewed journals and
presents widely at conferences. He is extremely committed to
training medical students and residents and providing
high-quality care for his patients.