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Craig S. McDougall, M.D.

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, School of Medicine


Dr. Craig McDougall is an internal medicine doctor. His greatest rewards come from the relationships he builds with his patients and helping them live better lives. He places a strong emphasis on prevention and treating problems with lifestyle changes, and reserves prescribing medications and surgeries as a last resort.

He encourages his patients to eat a plant-centered diet and to be physically and mentally active to help promote good health. However, Dr. McDougall understands that change is not all or nothing; every step is important and he wants to be there to help support people along the way.

Before joining OHSU’s faculty, Dr. McDougall worked as a primary care doctor and was the physician-lead of a lifestyle medicine consult clinic at Kaiser Permanente. At ZOOM+Care, he helped develop an adult primary care practice that emphasized food and movement as medicine.

Outside of work, Dr. McDougall spends as much time as possible with his wife and two children. They enjoy being outdoors, walking their dog and working around their home and garden. He maintains his family's health with the same recommendations he gives to his patients: a healthy diet, reasonable sunshine and exercise, and clean habits.

Education and training

    • B.S., 2005, University of California
    • M.D., 2009, The Ohio State University College of Medicine
  • Internship

    • Intern in Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University
  • Residency

    • Primary Care Internal Medicine Resident, Oregon Health & Science University
  • Certifications

    • American Board of Internal Medicine

Memberships and associations:

  • American College of Physicians
  • American College of Lifestyle Medicine

Areas of interest

  • Internal Medicine
  • Nutrition and lifestyle medicine


Elsevier pure profile

Selected publications

  • McDougall, J, Thomas LE, McDougall C, Moloney G, Saul B, Finnell JS, Richardson K, Petersen KM. Effects of 7 days on an ad libitum low-fat vegan diet: the McDougall Program cohort. Nutrition Journal 2014, 13:99
  • McDougall J, McDougall C. Plant-Based Diets Are Not Nutritionally Deficient [Letter]. Perm J 2013 Fall;17(4):93. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7812/TPP/13-111


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