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Rodney F. Pommier M.D.

  • (503) 494-5501
    • Professor of Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology School of Medicine

Among Dr. Pommier`s clinical interests are breast surgery, colorectal surgery, hepatobiliary, pancreatic surgery, thoracic surgery and sarcoma surgery and carcinoid cancer. His research interests are breast cancer, endocrine tumors, sarcomas, melanomas and carcinoid cancer. Dr. Pommier received his medical degree from OHSU in 1983 and continued his medical education at OHSU by completing his general surgery residency. He completed two surgical oncology fellowships, one with the American Cancer Society at OHSU, the second at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York.


  • M.D., Oregon Health & Science University, Portland Oregon 1983
  • Residency:

    • General Surgery, Oregon Health & Science University, 1990
  • Fellowship:

    • American Cancer Society, Oregon Health & Science University
    • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York
  • Certifications:

    • American Board of Surgery, 1991


  • "Surgical treatment of metastatic melanoma" American Journal of Surgery  1998
  • "Incidence and outcomes of contralateral breast cancers" American Journal of Surgery May 2008
  • "Usefulness of the triple test score for palpable breast masses" JAMA Surgery  2001
  • "Factors influencing accuracy of axillary sentinel lymph node frozen section for breast cancer" American Journal of Surgery May 2010
  • "Understanding the biologic mechanisms responsible for breast-cancer progression during tamoxifen or fulvestrant treatment" American Journal of Surgery October 2004
  • "Relationships between operative approaches and outcomes in esophageal cancer" American Journal of Surgery  1998
  • "Accurate and cost-effective evaluation of breast masses in males" American Journal of Surgery  1998
  • "The international normalized ratio overestimates coagulopathy in patients after major hepatectomy" American Journal of Surgery  2014
  • "Fresh surgical specimens yield breast stem/progenitor cells and reveal their oncogenic abnormalities" Annals of Surgical Oncology February 2012
  • "Changes in serum sex steroid levels during megestrol acetate therapy" Surgical Oncology  1994
  • "Lessening the likelihood of breast cancer lawsuits" Emergency Medicine December 1999
  • "Use of the 'triple test' for palpable breast lesions yields high diagnostic accuracy and cost savings" American Journal of Surgery  1995
  • "Erythromycin stimulates gastric emptying after esophagectomy with gastric replacement" Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery  1996
  • "Characterizing the HER2/neu status and metastatic potential of breast cancer stem/progenitor cells" Annals of Surgical Oncology February 2010
  • "Synergistic cytotoxicity between dimethyl sulfoxide and antineoplastic agents against ovarian cancer in vitro" American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology  1988
  • "Synergistic cytotoxicity of DMSO-antineoplastic combinations against P388 leukemia in CD-F1 mice" Surgical Forum  1988
  • "Specimen adequacy in breast fine-needle aspiration biopsy." American Journal of Clinical Pathology July 1997
  • "Treatment of metastatic carcinoid tumors using multimodality therapy of octreotide acetate, intra-arterial chemotherapy, and hepatic arterial chemoembolization" American Journal of Surgery  1995
  • "The effect of high dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate levels on tamoxifen blockade and breast cancer progression" American Journal of Surgery May 1 2003
  • "Changes in serum estrogen levels in women during tamoxifen therapy" American Journal of Surgery May 1997
  • "Delayed removal of 3M® vein coupler does not disturb the anastomosis" Microsurgery  2009
  • "Improved outcome of surgical flaps treated with topical dimethylsulfoxide" Annals of Surgery  1996
  • "The triple test" Laboratory Medicine  1994
  • "An eleven-year experience with adrenocortical carcinoma" Surgery (United States)  1992
  • "Tamoxifen in the treatment and chemoprevention of breast cancer." Cancer Practice September 1994
  • "The current status of somatostatin receptors in malignant melanoma" Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine September 1997
  • "Laparoscopic surgical exploration is an effective strategy for locating occult primary neuroendocrine tumors" American Journal of Surgery May 2012
  • "Medullary thyroid carcinoma" Endocrinologist  1992
  • "Hepatic artery chemoinfusion with chemoembolization for neuroendocrine cancer with progressive hepatic metastases despite octreotide therapy" Surgery (United States) December 2008
  • "Nonanatomic Hepatic Resection for Secondary Hepatic Tumors With Special Reference to Hemostatic Technique" JAMA Surgery  1988

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