OHSU’s contributions — like other academic health centers nationwide — are the result, in large part, of the synergism among its innovative patient care and nationally recognized education and research activities. Learn more about OHSU.
Welcome to OHSU
OHSU's singular purpose of improving health and well-being starts in Oregon and has global impact. We are the only academic health center in the state, but we're also nationally distinguished as a research university dedicated solely to advancing health sciences. This allows us to focus on discoveries to prevent and cure disease, on education that prepares physicians, dentists, nurses and other health professionals for the evolving health care environment, and on patient care that incorporates the latest advances. Based in Portland, we have more than 16,000 employees, operate the top-ranked adult and children's hospitals in Oregon, and secure competitive research funding of more than $400 million. As a public organization, we also provide services for the most vulnerable Oregonians and outreach to improve health in communities across the state.