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James Patrick Dolan M.D.

  • (503) 494-4373
    • Associate Professor of Surgery, Division of Gastrointestinal and General Surgery School of Medicine

Dr. Dolan is a graduate of Stanford University, School of Medicine. He completed his surgery residency at the University of California, San Francisco. While in residency, he also completed a 2-year postdoctoral research fellowship in tumor immunology where he investigated the effect of Interleklin-12 on the regression of solid tumors. After residency, Dr. Dolan went on to complete a 2-year fellowship in advanced laparoscopic surgery at OHSU and was the recipient of a SAGES grant to study outcomes of common bile duct injury after laparoscopic surgery. After graduation, Dr. Dolan was assigned to Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi, Mississippi where he completed 2 deployments in support of combat operation in Southwest Asia. He also spearheaded the reaccreditation of the surgery residency program at Keesler Medical Center in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. In 2008, Dr. Dolan and his family returned to Oregon for a faculty appointment in the Department of Surgery. He is also the Associate Program Director for the Advanced GI/MIS fellowship and a member on a number of School of Medicine and hospital committees. His research interests are in the diagnosis and treatment of esophageal cancer and outcomes following laparoscopic surgery for malignant and benign conditions.

Dr. Dolan was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa as an undergraduate and he is the recipient of numerous additional academic awards and military decorations. In 2013, he was awarded the Karen and Josef E. Fischer International Traveling Fellowship from the Society of Surgery of the Alimentary Tract (SSAT). He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and a member of the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES), North Pacific Surgical Association (NPSA), Pacific Coast Surgical Association (PCSA) and SSAT. He is also an active member of the program committees for a number of these organizations.

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  • M.D., Stanford University, Stanford California 1995
  • Residency:

    • General Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, 1995-2002
  • Fellowship:

    • Postdoctoral, Tumor Immunology, University of California, San Francisco, 1998-2001
    • Advanced laparoscopic surgery at Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, Oregon, 2002-2004
  • Certifications:

    • American Board of Surgery, 2003, recertified in 2013 (exp 2024)

Memberships and associations

  • American College of Surgeons (ACS)
  • Society of American Gastroentestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES)
  • Society for Surgery of the Alimentry Tract (SSAT)
  • Pacific Coast Surgical Association (PCSA)
  • North Pacific Surgical Association (NPSA)
  • Alliance of Air National Guard Flight Surgeons (AANGFS)

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