About Our Clinic

Dermatology Associates has a long-standing history with the residents of Vancouver and Portland. For over 35 years we have strived to promote awareness regarding skin cancer prevention and provide patient education regarding management of various skin conditions.

Meet Our Team

Our board-certified physicians and highly trained staff are committed to providing expert yet personalized care for patients of all ages. We offer the latest in dermatologic treatments in a friendly and comfortable environment.

Dr. Joel Datloff

Dr. Datloff is certified by the American Board of Dermatology and is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology. He specializes in general medical, pediatric and surgical dermatology.

After receiving his undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania and his medical degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center in Dallas, Dr. Datloff finished his dermatology training at Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland. In 1987, he joined Dermatology Associates of SW Washington, where he has dedicated his entire professional career.

Dr. Datloff is married with two children and enjoys bridge, golf, and snowboarding.

Dr. Elizabeth Dawson

Dr. Elizabeth Dawson

Dr. Dawson is certified by the American Board of Dermatology and is a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology. Dr. Dawson’s primary focus is general medical and surgical dermatology, including diagnosing and treating skin cancer. She is licensed in Oregon and Washington and is a member of the Oregon Dermatology Society, Washington State Dermatology Association, Washington State Medical Association and the Women’s Dermatologic Society.

Dr. Dawson graduated from Yale University and completed a Master of Science degree at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. She then attended Cornell University Medical College and completed her internship at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York. In 2005, Dr. Dawson relocated to Portland for her dermatology training at Oregon Health and Science University. Dr. Dawson joined the Dermatology Associates of SW Washington team in 2009.

Outside of the office, Dr. Dawson enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling, trail running and hiking.

Laura Brandt, PA-C

Laura Brandt received her Bachelors of Science in Psychobiology from Wheaton College in Norton, Massachusetts, graduating magna cum laude. She obtained her Bachelors of Science degree in Physician Assistant Studies from Louisiana State University Medical Center School of Allied Health. Laura is licensed by the state of Washington and she is board certified. She is a member of the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants and the American Academy of Physicians Assistants. Laura is experienced in general and surgical dermatology for adults and children, and has been practicing as a dermatology PA since 1998.

Outside of work, Laura enjoys spending time with her husband and three kids. She also enjoys reading, hiking and exploring the Pacific Northwest.

Mary Burnell, MPAS, PA-C

Dermatology Associates of SW Washington is excited to announce that Mary Burnell, MPAS, PA-C is now part of our care team! She joins Dr. Elizabeth S. Dawson, Dr. Joel Datloff and Physician Assistant Laura Brandt in providing quality care to our patients.

Mary earned her Bachelor of Science in Sociology from the Portland State University and a Masters of Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS) degree from the University of Utah Physician Assistant Program. Mary also completed an elective clinical clerkship in Dermatology.

Mary is a seasoned dermatology Physician Assistant (PA) and has been working as a practicing PA in Portland, Oregon since 2014. Prior to that, she has worked in several other private offices as a medical assistant for over ten years before completing her PA degree. She has worked alongside several board-certified dermatologists, Mohs surgeons and cosmetic specialists. Her experience has made her a well-rounded dermatology Physician Assistant capable of addressing surgical, cosmetic, and clinical dermatology needs. Mary continues to expand her knowledge base and expertise through frequent Continuing Medical Educations meetings and is an active member of several different dermatology medical societies.

When not at the office, Mary enjoys spending time outside in the garden, doing yoga, traveling, and cooking at home.

Please help us welcome Mary to Dermatology Associates!