Dr. Matheson is a board certified dermatologist and clinical investigator with Oregon Medical Research Center.
Dr. Matheson grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah where he attended the University of Utah, receiving his undergraduate degree in mathematics. He also studied abroad at the University of Salzburg and Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria. He earned his medical degree and served an internship in internal medicine at the University of Utah College of Medicine and Affiliated Hospitals.
Dr. Matheson served as an internist in the Indian Health Service in Phoenix, Arizona, following which he completed his training in Dermatology with a research fellowship and clinical residency at the Oregon Health Sciences University. For his research he received the Henry W. Stelwagon award from the American Academy of Dermatology Residents Forum.
Dr. Matheson spent the first 20 years of his professional career in private practice in Portland, Oregon as one of the co-founders of Dermatology Associates. During that time he provided services in medical dermatology as well as dermatologic and cosmetic surgery. He served as a Clinical Professor of Dermatology at the Department of Dermatology at Oregon Health Sciences University and a term as President of the Pacific Northwest Dermatological Society.
While in private practice Dr. Matheson developed a specialty clinic for Japanese Nationals with severe atopic dermatitis. Over the past 16 years, with a team both in Portland and Japan, he has treated over 400 patients from Japan and continues the clinic to the present time.
In 1999 Dr. Matheson moved from private practice to full time clinical research with Oregon Medical Research Center where he served as owner and president from 2005 through 2013. While there he has been Principal Investigator or Sub-Investigator for more than 400 clinical trials in medical and cosmetic dermatology, working with more than 100 pharmaceutical and research organizations. He has served on many advisory panels for industry and co-authored numerous publications and exhibits.
In 2011 Dr. Matheson was joined by Dr. Andrew Blauvelt , an internationally recognized expert in dermatology and immunology, as well as Professor of Dermatology at Oregon Health & Science University. Dr. Blauvelt transitioned to owner and president of Oregon Medical Research Center, with Dr. Matheson remaining with the team, continuing to serve as a clinical investigator.