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Roger Chou, M.D.

  • Professor of Medical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology, School of Medicine
  • Professor of Medicine, School of Medicine
  • 2012-present Director, Pacific Northwest Evidence-based Practice Center, Medical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology, School of Medicine
  • 2007-2012 Scientific Director, Oregon Evidence-based Practice Center, Medical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology, School of Medicine
  • 2001-2003 Medical Director, Beaverton Health Center, Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, School of Medicine


Roger Chou is a Professor in the Departments of Medicine, and Medical Informatics & Clinical Epidemiology, and Staff Physician in the Internal Medicine Clinic at OHSU. He has served as Director of the Pacific Northwest Evidence-based Practice Center since 2012. He has conducted and led systematic reviews in a number of areas, including chronic pain and musculoskeletal conditions, screening and prevention, diagnostic testing, and prognosis.  Many of his reviews have been used to develop clinical practice guidelines by the American College of Physicians, the US Preventive Services Task Force, the American Pain Society, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and others. He has also conducted methodological research in the conduct of systematic reviews and has led or participated in a number of groups that developed standards for conducting research and systematic reviews. He has served as Director of the American Pain Society clinical guidelines program, a GRADE methodologist for several World Health Organization guidelines, is a member of the Cochrane Back Review Editorial Board, and co-chair of the National Quality Forum Musculoskeletal Standing Committee.

In his free time, he enjoys running, rock climbing, mountaineering, hiking, and photography.

Education and training

    • B.A., 1991, Northwestern University
    • M.D., 1995, Northwestern University Medical School
  • Residency

    • Oregon Health Sciences University, Residency Program in Internal Medicine
  • Fellowship

    • Portland Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Health Services Research Fellowship Portland
  • Certifications

    • American Board of Internal Medicine
    • United States Medical Licensing Examination, certified
    • State of Oregon Medical License

Memberships and associations:

  • Fellow, American College of Physicians
  • Society for General Internal Medicine
  • American Pain Society

Areas of interest

  • Screening and prevention, including HIV, HBV, and HCV screening, prostate cancer and bladder screening, screening for diabetes, lipid screening, vision screening in children and older adults, oral health screening in children, screening for hearing impair

Honors and awards

  • 2012 Portland Top Doctors, Portland Monthly
  • 2010 Fellow, the American College of Physicians
  • 2010 Visiting Professor, Northwestern University Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute
  • 2008 Outstanding Physician-Investigator, Northwestern Region, Society of General Internal Medicine



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