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William Lear, MD

Director of Dermatological Surgery, Board Certified Dermatologist, Fellowship-trained Mohs Surgeon

Loved Dr. Lear and the staff was very professional and approachable!


Dr. Lear is a Board Certified Dermatologist and Mohs Surgeon. He earned his medical degree from University of Toronto, where he completed Residencies in both Family Medicine and Dermatology. He served as Dermatology Chief Resident at University of Toronto and was presented with the National Teaching Award. He completed his fellowship in Mohs Surgery (Procedural Dermatology) at the University of Washington in 2008.

He is the first fellowship-trained Mohs Surgeon in Marion County and is the director of the Silver Falls Dermatology Mohs Fellowship program. While at Silver Falls Dermatology, he has completed over 10,000 Mohs cases, the vast majority of which he has also reconstructed. Dr. Lear presents both locally and nationally, and is actively engaged in research with Oregon State University on surgical materials. He has recently authored numerous peer-reviewed publications and a textbook chapter for Surgery of the Skin, one of the most widely used textbooks by dermatologic surgeons.


Medical Degree, University of Toronto, 1994-1998

Residency, Family Medicine, McMaster University, 1998-2000

Practicing Emergency Room Physician, Toronto Hospital System, 2000-2004

Residency, Dermatology, University of Toronto, 2004-2006

Chief Resident, Dermatology, University of Toronto, 2006-2007

FellowshipMohs Surgery (Procedural Dermatology), University of Washington, 2007-2008