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Alex Ortega-Loayza MD

Alex G. Ortega-Loayza MD

Associate Professor of Dermatology, School of Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon

Dr Ortega, a native of Lima, Peru, obtained his medical degree from Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, the oldest medical school in Latin America. After working as a general practicioner in the Navy of Peru, he completed further research training at University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (UNC-Chapel Hill), and then completed his clinical training in internal medicine and dermatology at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Following his medical training, Dr. Ortega joined the faculty of VCU for a couple of years before coming to OHSU in May 2016.

Dr Ortega is a medical dermatologist. His clinical interests are psoriasis and complex medical dermatology. His main research interest is on pyoderma gangrenosum.

Dr Ortega enjoys working with medical students and residents in clinic as well as in scholarly activities and research projects. He has published several peer-reviewed papers, is a reviewer for several dermatology journals and has spoken at numerous medical conferences.


Dr. Ortega is on the advisory board for Janssen.