R. Samuel Hopkins MD

R. Samuel Hopkins MD

Dr. Hopkins joined The Oregon Clinic Portland Dermatology in July 2013 after spending three years as full time Assistant Professor of Dermatology and Associate Residency Program Director at Oregon Health and Sciences University (OHSU). While at OHSU, Dr. Hopkins developed a focused interest in skin issues affecting organ transplant recipients and subsequently started OHSU’s High-Risk Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer Clinic in 2013 and continued to Co-Direct the clinic from 2013 – 2022, alongside practicing general dermatology at Portland Dermatology. Dr. Hopkins now practices solely at The Oregon Clinic’s Portland Dermatology.

Sam grew up in Portland, graduated from Oberlin College in Ohio in 2001 with a bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry, and then matriculated to the University of Virginia for medical school, graduating in 2006 with induction to both Alpha Omega Alpha and Gold Humanism Medical Honor Societies. He completed his Dermatology residency at OHSU in 2010 where he served as Chief Resident. He is board certified in dermatology and served as president of the Oregon Dermatology Society from 2017-2018.

Outside of work, he enjoys the great food, culture, and outdoor activities of the Pacific Northwest. He plays and writes music and follows the Timbers and Blazers with homegrown spirit.

Other Activities

Assistant Professor of Dermatology, Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU), 2010-2022

Co-Director of High-Risk Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer Clinic, OHSU, 2013-2022

President, Oregon Dermatology Society, 2017-2018

Chief Resident, Dermatology, OHSU, 2009-2010


Chief Resident, Department of Dermatology, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR, 2010

Resident, Department of Dermatology, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR, 2007-2010

Intern, Providence Portland Medical Center Department of Internal Medicine, Portland, OR, 2007

MD, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA, 2006

BA, Biochemistry, Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH, 2001




President, Oregon Dermatology Society, 2017-2018

Co-Director, Oregon Health & Science University High-Risk Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer Clinic, 2013-present


Portland Monthly Magazine, “Top Doctors”, 2020, 2023

Alpha Omega Alpha and Gold Humanism in Medicine Honors, University of Virginia Medical School, 2005

Omicron Delta Kappa, The National Leadership Honor Society, University of Virginia Chapter, 2005

Pfizer-Center for Global Health Scholar Award in Infectious Disease, University of Virginia, 2005

Early Clinical Investigator Grant, OHSU Medical Research Foundation, 2009-2010

Medical Dermatologic Society Mentorship Program Award Recipient, 2009


Leitenberger, JJ., Abdelmalek M, Wang RC., Strassfeld L, Hopkins RS, Two cases of trichodysplasia spinulosa responsive to compounded topical cidofovir 3% cream, JAAD Case Reports, Nov 2015, Volume 1, issue 6, S33-35

Halvorson SAC, Gilbert E, Hopkins RS, Liu H, Lopez C, Chu M, Martin M, Sheppard B. Putting the pieces together: necrolytic migratory erythema and the glucagonoma syndrome. J Gen Intern Med. (2013), DOI 10.1007/s11606-013-2490-5

Winthrop KL, Varley CD, Sullivan A, Hopkins RS. Happy Buddha? Clin Infect Dis. (2012) 54(11): 1670-1671.

Shaw A, Jack A, Liu H, Hopkins RS. Neoplastic/Paraneoplastic dermatitis, fasciitis, and panniculitis. Rheumatic Disease Clinics of North America. (2011) Nov;37(4):573-92.

Garrett GL, Hopkins RS, Leitenberger JJ, Arron ST, et al. Incidence of and Risk Factors for Skin Cancer in Organ Transplant Recipients in the United States. JAMA Dermatol. 2017;153(3):296-303. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2016.4920