Andrew Blauvelt, M.D., M.B.A., is a board-certified dermatologist and President of Oregon Medical Research Center, a small business dedicated to performing high quality clinical research studies in dermatology. He also practices dermatology two days per month at Baker Allergy, Asthma and Dermatology (503-636-9011), where he specializes in caring for patients with psoriasis and those with complex skin diseases.
Dr. Blauvelt grew up in Michigan and received his undergraduate degree in electrical engineering at Purdue University and his medical degree at Michigan State University. He completed his dermatology training at the University of Miami and basic immunology research training at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). In 2010 he returned to the classroom and received a Healthcare M.B.A. from a joint program at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) and Portland State University.
Dr. Blauvelt has had three major phases to his career. First, he was a tenured Senior Investigator at the NIH for eight years, where he became well known for his pioneering work on HIV and Langerhans cells as well as for his studies into how human herpesviruses cause Kaposi’s sarcoma and pityriasis rosea.
In the second phase of his career, which lasted seven years, he became Professor of Dermatology at OHSU and Chief of Dermatology at the VA Medical Center in Portland, Oregon. There he began to study psoriasis in depth, and his lab contributed to our understanding of how IL-23 and Th17 cells are key components in psoriasis pathogenesis. While at OHSU, he also organized a multidisciplinary center for care of complicated psoriasis patients and began participating in pivotal psoriasis clinical trials.
Beginning in the fall of 2011, Dr. Blauvelt transitioned to independent clinical research, becoming President and Owner of the Oregon Medical Research Center. The transition was a perfect opportunity to bring together all of his prior clinical and laboratory research expertise in psoriasis, immunology, and infectious diseases. He has served as Principal Investigator on numerous trials with a major emphasis on psoriasis. His dedication to science and discovery has resulted in more than 140 published papers and many formal honors.
Dr. Blauvelt uses his vast knowledge on immunology by serving as a key scientific advisor for numerous pharmaceutical companies and by teaching other physicians: he is a highly sought-after educator and has provided hundreds of lectures across the country and the world. Additionally, Dr. Blauvelt has donated extended time to non-profit organizations. He was a longstanding member of the Medical Advisory Board of the National Psoriasis Foundation, and is an elected member of the International Psoriasis Council, the premier group of psoriasis experts in the world.
On the personal side, Andy is proud to be married to his soul mate, Molly. They enjoy the wine and foodie culture of Portland, outdoor hikes in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, and raising their 5 children.
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