Paul H. Schipper, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.A.C.C.P.

  • Professor of Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, School of Medicine
  • Program director, OHSU Thoracic Surgery Residency Program, Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, School of Medicine


Dr. Paul Schipper’s research interests are in epidemiology, staging and risk assessments for surgical resections, lymphadectomies and other procedures in patients with lung cancer. Current projects include: clinical outcomes in general thoracic surgery: A comparison of cardiac surgeons, thoracic surgeons and general surgeons staging, decision-making and personalized prediction in esophageal cancer lung biopsy in patients with compromised immune systems or those who have had bone marrow transplants: evaluation of diagnostic usefulness, morbidity and mortality.


  • B.A., 1992, Augustana College
  • M.D., 1996, University of Iowa College of Medicine
  • Residency:

    • General surgery, New York University, 2001
  • Fellowship:

    • General thoracic surgery, Mayo Clinic, 2004
  • Certifications:

    • American Board of Surgery, 2003 and 2012

Memberships and associations

  • Society of Thoracic Surgeons
  • American Association of Thoracic Surgeons
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery Network
  • Southern Thoracic Surgical Association
  • Western Thoracic Surgical Association
  • General Thoracic Surgery Club
  • Thoracic Surgery Directors Association
  • Society of Thoracic Radiology
  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons
  • Fellow, American College of Chest Physicians



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