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Lori Cardwell, M.D.

  • Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of Gastrointestinal and General Surgery, School of Medicine
  • Member, Hernia & Abdominal Wall Center (HAWC), School of Medicine


Dr. Lori Cardwell joined the division of GI and General Surgery at OHSU in 2017. She graduated with honors from Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine and was the recipient of the most prestigious Edward S. Hayes Gold-Headed Cane Award. She also completed her surgical residency at OHSU and, upon graduation, was recipient of the Karen and Clifford Deveney Award for Outstanding Resident. Dr. Cardwell splits her time at OHSU and Tuality Healthcare, which allows her a broader scope of surgical practice. Her collaboration between the two hospitals has improved efficiency and acuity-appropriate transfers between institutions.  Her primary area of focus is clinical care, but, as evidenced by her numerous awards in teaching, leadership, and mentorship during her residency, she also looks forward to opportunities to develop her skills as an educator. As a graduate of the United States Naval Academy and a distinguished Navy veteran she continues the theme of service through patient care and through her contributions to the medical profession. She is a Portland native and loves the people and landscape of the Pacific Northwest. She enjoys spending time with her family, hiking, camping, traveling, and gardening.

Education and training

  • Degrees

    • M.D., 2012, Oregon Health & Science University
  • Residency

    • General Surgery, Oregon Health & Science University, 2017


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