Dr. Benjamin Ehst is a board-certified dermatologist with a doctorate in immunology who practices at the Broadway Medical Clinic in Portland, Oregon. He is also a clinical associate professor at Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) and lead investigator with Oregon Medical Research Center, where he has conducted over 100 clinical trials for various dermatologic devices and medications.
Dr. Ehst earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Chicago and his medical and doctoral degrees at the University of Minnesota. He completed residency training in dermatology at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. He solidified his interest in medical practice and clinical research while studying the immune response to malaria at Hopkins’ Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Dr. Ehst spent his early career at OHSU as an Associate Professor in the Department of Dermatology and Director of Medical Dermatology. Alongside patient care and teaching, Dr. Ehst began his work in clinical research while at OHSU. Today, he enjoys a varied practice, seeing patients, teaching resident physicians, advising pharmaceutical companies, and running clinical trials. His special interests include inflammatory skin conditions like psoriasis and eczema, as well as skin-related issues in HIV-infected individuals.
Areas of Interest
Immunology behind the disease; therapeutic trial design; personalization of medicine; access to therapy around the world.