Lakshi Aldredge, MSN, ANP-BC, DCNO
Dermatology Nurse Practitioner
Adult Nurse Practitioner
VA Portland Health Care System
Ms. Lakshi Aldredge, MSN, ANP-BC, DCNP, FAANP, is an adult nurse practitioner who practices at the VA Portland Healthcare System in the Dermatology Service and is also the Director for the Primary Care NP Residency Program. She obtained her Master’s of Science in nursing degree from the University of Portland in 1998 as well as national certification as an Adult Nurse Practitioner that same year. She obtained her Dermatology Nurse Practitioner Certification in 2018.
Ms. Aldredge is a past chair of the Nurse Practitioner Society of the Dermatology Nurses’ Association (DNA), past president of the DNA, and past co-chair of the Dermatology Specialty Practice Group of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She currently serves as the immediate past president of the Society of Dermatology Nurse Practitioners.
Ms. Aldredge is a member of the National Psoriasis Foundation Emeritus Medical Advisory Board and served on the Editorial Board for the Journal of the Dermatology Nurses’ Association and is an Associate Editor for Journal of Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis. She has a special interest in psoriasis and atopic dermatitis, 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 psoriasis and atopic dermatitis. She received the VA’s Nursing Excellence Award in 2008 and the President’s Award from the DNA in 2015. She also received the 2016-17 Outstanding Allied Health Award from the National Psoriasis Foundation. In March 2021, she was selected as a fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.