The Dotter Interventional Institute was established by the Oregon State
Board of Higher Education in April 1990, as an independent,
freestanding division of the Oregon Health & Science University School
of Medicine. The Institute was charged with developing
a multidisciplinary program in interventional
therapy with emphasis on interventional education, research,
and patient care.
- Educate nurses, technologists and physicians in selected techniques of vascular and interventional therapy.
- Educate referring physicians, and other healthcare providers and insurers concerning the cost effective advantages of minimally invasive interventional therapy.
- Educate the public regarding the availability and advantages of minimally invasive interventional therapy, especially those related to minimizing costs and decreasing time of recovery.
- Develop new and improve existing clinical tools and techniques in interventional therapy at the Dotter Interventional Institute Research Laboratory.
- Provide the highest quality interventional treatment to patients in an environment that ensures their comfort and well-being.
- Serve as a regional and national resource by advising other interventionalists, and by accepting patient referrals in the management of difficult interventional cases.