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Divya Sood, M.D.

  • Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology, School of Medicine


Dr. Divya Sood is a surgical oncologist who specializes in the care of patients with abdominal cancers. She has a particular focus on cancers that are metastatic or have spread. She is an expert in the treatment of peritoneal surface malignancies, or cancers that have originated in or spread to the lining of the abdomen, including the use of advanced therapies such as cytoreduction and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC). This treatment involves delivering high-dose heated chemotherapy into the abdomen in the operating room, after removal of visible tumors, to treat any remaining microscopic tumor cells. It is effective in treating several different types of cancers. Prior to joining OHSU, Dr. Sood trained with world-renowned experts in this field in both San Diego and Chicago.

Dr. Sood provides patient-centered management of complex malignancies. She aims to foster a comprehensive and multidisciplinary team to support all aspects of her patients’ care, paying attention to each patient’s individual goals. Dr. Sood sees it as a unique privilege to work with cancer patients every day. This is both why she chose to become a cancer surgeon and what drives her to provide the highest-quality care.

Her research focuses on using molecular and cellular biomarkers to improve our understanding of who will benefit most from which kinds of treatments. She has an interest in designing more inclusive clinical trials, to ensure that all patients have better access to advanced technologies and therapies.

Dr. Sood grew up in Minnesota but has lived all over the country. She moved to Portland with her partner, who is also an OHSU physician. Together they enjoy hiking throughout the Pacific Northwest. She is an avid sports fan and expert yogi, and she loves to bake and travel.   

Education and training

    • M.D., 2013, University of Minnesota Medical School
    • B.S., 2008, Cornell University
  • Residency

    • General Surgery, University of California San Diego, 2020
  • Fellowship

    • Complex General Surgical Oncology, University of Chicago, 2022
    • Cancer Therapeutics Research, Moores Cancer Center at University of California San Diego, 2018
  • Certifications

    • American Board of Surgery, 2021

Memberships and associations:

  • Society of Surgical Oncology
  • Association for Academic Surgery
  • Society of Asian Academic Surgeons
  • American Association for Cancer Research
  • American College of Surgeons
  • Association of Women Surgeons


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