Patrick J. Worth, M.D.

  • Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of Gastrointestinal and General Surgery, School of Medicine
  • Post-Doctoral Fellow, Brenden-Colson Center for Pancreatic Care, School of Medicine


Dr. Worth came to Oregon for General Surgery training at OHSU after growing up in rural eastern Connecticut.  He attended college at NYU and medical school at Brown.  After completing his residency in Portland and becoming board-certified in General Surgery, he spent two years at Stanford training in hepatobiliary & pancreatic surgery (liver, bile ducts, gallbladder, and pancreas). 

Dr. Worth specializes in the treatment of benign and malignant diseases of the liver, pancreas, bile ducts, and GI tract. He has advanced specialty training in the management of these diseases from Stanford University, and has extensive experience utilizing laparoscopic and robotic platforms to perform these procedures.

He also holds an appointment as a post-doctoral fellow through the Brenden-Colson Center for Pancreatic Care. He is studying the mechanisms by which pancreatic cancer is able to so skillfully evade treatment.

Dr. Worth enjoys spending time cooking and being outdoors with his family. He is an avid reader and gardener and loves to ski. He especially enjoys the local and regional foods of the Pacific northwest and the amazing food scene in Portland.


  • B.A., 2007, New York University
  • M.D., 2011, Brown University
  • Internship:

    • General Surgery, OHSU, 2011-2012
  • Residency:

    • General Surgery, OHSU, 2012-2017
  • Fellowship:

    • Hepatobiliary & Pancreatic Surgery, Stanford University, 2017-2019
  • Certifications:

    • American Board of Surgery - General Surgery (2017)

Honors and awards

  • J. Englebert Dunphy Award for Outstanding Leadership, 2017
  • Donald D. Trunkey Award for Ethics & Professionalism, 2017
  • Kaiser Sunnyside Resident of the Year, 2016
  • Resident of the Year (HPB/Transplant Service), 2014
  • Intern of the Year (HPB/Transplant Service), 2012
  • Gold Humanism Honor Society, 2011
  • Eagle Scout, 2004

Memberships and associations

  • Americas Hepato-Pancreatico-Biliary Association (AHPBA)
  • International Hepato-Pancreatico-Biliary Association (IHPBA)
  • Pancreas Club
  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Pancreatic Association
  • Gold Humanism Honor Society
  • Mackenzie Society

Areas of interest

  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancreatitis (acute & chronic)
  • Minimally invasive (laparoscopic, robotic) liver & pancreas surgery
  • Translational research and trials
  • Hepatobiliary disease
  • Liver tumors
  • Bile duct & gallbladder tumors



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