Raymond C. Bergan, M.D.

  • Professor of Medicine, School of Medicine
  • Associate Director, Medical Oncology, OHSU Knight Cancer Institute, School of Medicine
  • Co-leader, Translational Oncology Program, OHSU Knight Cancer Institute, School of Medicine
  • Cancer Biology Graduate Program, School of Medicine
  • Program in Molecular and Cellular Biosciences, School of Medicine


At Northwestern University, Dr. Bergan led a research team that expanded the understanding of how early stage cancer cells transform to travel throughout the body. His laboratory was the first to use drugs to target this form of disease progression in humans. Understanding the changes that enable the spread of the disease is essential to saving lives; metastasis is a leading cause of death in cancer patients.

At the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute, Dr. Bergan has established a research laboratory continuing this work as part of his role in overseeing the division. Among his other patient care and research priorities will be expanding the institute’s offering of early phase drug trials and applying the latest drug development. His goal is to work with the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute’s team of researchers to provide highly tailored treatments to patients, including those of early or advanced cancer, and, ultimately, change the course of their disease.

OHSU faculty research collaborators
Joe Gray, Lisa Coussens, Pepper Shedin, Thomaz Beer, Joshi Alumkal, Chris Corless, Shannon McWeeney, Sara Courtneidge


  • M.D., 1987, State University of New York
  • Residency:

    • Internal Medicine – State University of New York, Syracuse, N.Y., 1990
  • Fellowship:

    • Medical Oncology – National Cancer Institute, Medicine Branch, Bethesda, Md., 1993
  • Certifications:

    • American Board of Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology (1993, 2004, 2014)

Memberships and associations

  • Associate American College of Physicians



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