Dr. Maxine Dexter

Physician on the Front Lines of the COVID-19 Outbreak


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Meet Dr. Maxine Dexter

Maxine Dexter, MD, grew up in a working-class family, is the first in her family to go to college, and realized her dream of becoming a doctor with the support of her community, a union job and a strong drive to succeed. She is a pulmonary and critical care physician.

Maxine has practiced with Kaiser Permanente Northwest since 2008, and served six years on the Northwest Permanente Board of Directors (2.5 years as the Chair of the Board).

She earned two BAs from the University of Washington in Political Science and Editorial Journalism, as well as her Medical Degree. She completed her residency, chief residency and fellowship training at the University of Colorado, where she also earned a Certificate in Public Health. She is a member of the Oregon Medical Association, where she serves on the Legislative Committee. She is has served on state and national task forces to reduce gun violence. She has been honored to be a Portland Monthly "Top Doc" six times since 2014.




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