ANP-BC, DCNP, Dermatology
Portland VA Healthcare System
Lakshi Aldredge, MSN, ANP-BC, is an Adult Nurse Practitioner who practices at the VA Portland Healthcare System in the Dermatology Service. She obtained her Master of Science in Nursing Degree from the University of Portland in 1998 as well as a national certification as an Adult Nurse Practitioner that same year. She is Past Chair of the Nurse Practitioner Society of the Dermatology Nurses’ Association (DNA), Past President of the DNA, and the current Chair of the Dermatology Specialty Practice Group of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She is a member of the National Psoriasis Foundation (NPF) Emeritus Medical Advisory Board, serves on the Editorial Advisory Board for Dermatology World, and is Associate Editor for Psoriasis Forum. She has a special interest in psoriasis, as well as in educating healthcare providers about the role of nurse practitioners in the field of dermatology. Ms. Aldredge has published numerous articles on the management of patients with psoriatic disease, with the most recent pending publication, “Psoriasis for the Primary Care Practitioner,” in the Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. She received the VA’s Nursing Excellence Award in 2008 and the President’s Award from the DNA in 2015. She most recently received the 2016-2017 NPF Outstanding Allied Health Award from the National Psoriasis Foundation.