About OHSU

As the state's only health and research university, OHSU brings together patient care, research, education of the next generation of health care providers and scientists and community service to improve the health and well-being of all Oregonians.


Oregon Health & Science University is a nationally prominent research university and Oregon’s only public academic health center. Its hospitals and clinics serve more than a quarter of a million patients every year with innovative care and treatment models based on the latest knowledge available.

From humble beginnings in 1887, OHSU has grown into a world-class teaching hospital and research center that draws in students, scientists and patients from across the country and around the globe. At the same time, we retain our strong commitment to serving our local community and to treating each patient as a unique individual with personalized care.


Nearly one million patient visits each year. Educating thousands of future health care providers. You get the picture.

Immerse yourself in more facts and stats than you probably need about Portland's largest employer, Oregon's provider of care to every corner of the state, and one of the nation's top 20 biomedical research institutions.

OHSU At a Glance


U.S. News Best Children's Hospital Badge 2013-2014

OHSU is the kind of place where the big news doesn't always involve sports, politics, fashion or even weather. The big news is always about health — health care, health education, health-related research. And various organizations and publications that rank American institutions, programs and faculty in a variety of categories have taken note.

Awards & Recognitions