Meet Dr. Christopher Amling
Dr. Amling is head of Division of Urology in the OHSU Department of Surgery. He was one of the first doctors asked to join the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute. In 2008, Penny and Phil Knight gave a $100 million gift to help bring outstanding cancer doctors and scientists to OHSU, so no Oregonian would have to leave the state to get the best cancer care available. “Dr. Amling’s expertise in prostate cancer makes it natural for him to be at the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute. His coming here further establishes our prostate cancer program as one of the best in the country,” said Brian Druker, M.D., director of the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute.
Dr. Amling, an Oregon native, was born in Coquille and graduated from the University of Oregon and OHSU School of Medicine. He is board certified in urology and is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the American Urologic Association, which chose him for a prestigious award in 2009. Each year, the Gold Cystoscope Award goes to a urologist who has made important contributions to the specialty within 13 years of finishing residency training.
Other awards and honors include being elected president of the Society of University Urologists and serving on the editorial board of the Journal of Urology. Dr. Amling also reviews papers submitted for publication in the Journal of the American Medical Association, the Journal of Urology and Cancer and several other medical journals.