The most brilliant advances in medical technology and research are only as useful as our ability to apply them in the clinical setting.

In keeping with this philosophy, the Dotter Department of Interventional Radiology serves as a beacon of both internationally recognized research and locally delivered advanced clinical care.

The Dotter Department of Interventional Radiology is a part of the OHSU School of Medicine, with its own admitting service and clinic. 

We provide all the diagnostic angiographic, interventional radiologic, and neurointerventional services to the OHSU and VA Hospitals.

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Clinical: 503-418-6725
Research: 503-494-8396


Clinical and Research: 503-346-8051


Dotter Department of Interventional Radiology
Oregon Health & Sciences University
3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Road
Portland, OR 97239-3011

Welcome to the Dotter Department of Interventional Radiology.

Established in 1990, the Dotter Institute began as a multidisciplinary clinical, research, and educational division of OHSU.

The Institute was named in honor of Dr. Charles Dotter, a radiologist who on January 16, 1964, initiated a paradigm shift in medicine when he performed the first percutaneous angioplasty.

From this single innovation has grown Interventional Radiology, Interventional Cardiology, Endovascular Surgery, Interventional Neurosurgery, and many other specialties.

More important, millions of patients have benefited from less invasive and often more effective image-guided interventions. I am honored to succeed Drs. Josef Rösch and Frederick Keller as the Director of the Department.

We hope that you will also be able to share in the excitement we have for the present and future of image-guided interventions.

John A. Kaufman, M.D., Chair and Professor of Interventional Radiology, School of Medicine