Melinda Riter, M.D., Ph.D. opened the first full-time dermatology practice
in The Dalles in October 2013. In addition to her clinics at MCMC, twice
a month Dr. Riter serves as Assistant Professor at OHSU, contributing
to departmental educational events as well as seeing psoriasis and general
dermatology patients as a provider within the Center of Excellence for
Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis (CEPPA) in Portland. Dr. Riter graduated
from The Colorado College in 2001 with a degree in Biochemistry. She then
began her work at The University of Colorado (CU), completing her graduate
degree in Biochemical Engineering from CU Boulder in 2006 as part of CU\'s
Medical Scientist Training Program. Her medical degree was awarded with
honors from CU Denver in 2009. Her transition from Colorado started with
her internal medicine internship at Stanford University in 2010 and continued
to Portland for residency in Dermatology at OHSU, graduating in 2013.
Growing up in Colorado, she enjoys exploring the outdoors, cycling, skiing,
hiking and camping, which attracted her to the active community of Hood
River where she calls home.