Dr. Sarah Malerich
Dr. Sarah Malerich specializes in diseases of the hair, skin and nails affecting both adults and children, including surgical treatment of skin cancers. During her dermatology training under Dr. Alpesh Desai with the University of North Texas Health Science Center she also focused on developing expertise in cosmetic dermatology, including hands on training with leading experts.
Originally from the mid-west, Dr. Malerich began her pursuit towards a medical career earning her Bachelors of Science degree in integrative physiology from the University of Iowa. She completed medical school in the sunny state of Florida at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. There she developed an affinity for the beach and after training in Houston with the University of North Texas she decided to stay in Texas, relocating closer to the coast at our Portland clinic.
Despite her young career she has already co-authored many articles and textbook chapters pertaining to the newest advances in therapeutic options for skin disease along with the latest cosmetic techniques. She has also served on research teams investigating new treatments for medical as well as cosmetic dermatology.
Dr. Malerich enjoys spending time outside with her dog Lucy and emphasizes the importance of educating others on sun protection while maintaining and enjoying an active lifestyle. She has a passion for healthy cooking and baking and is trying out her skills at growing her own vegetables.