Headshot photo of Steven Z. Kassakian, M.D., M.S., FACP, FAMIA

Steven Z. Kassakian, M.D., M.S., FACP, FAMIA

  • Assistant Professor of Medical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology, School of Medicine
  • Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, School of Medicine
  • Associate Chief Health Information Officer, Clinical Informatics Department


Steve received a B.S. in oceanography and chemistry from the University of Washington. Following this he worked for a short while as an Oceanographer studying nitrogen cycling in deep sea sediments. He completed medical school as part of the Brown University and Dartmouth University combined program. He completed his residency and chief residency in Internal Medicine at Brown University in Providence, RI. Steven completed a National Library of Medicine Fellowship in Biomedical Informatics and an M.S. in Biomedical Informatics at OHSU.  Steve is interested in general internal medicine and particularly how health information technology can improve outcomes, provider efficiency and patient engagement. Steve also serves as the Associate Chief Health Information Officer at OHSU. Additionally, he is a faculty member in the Dept. of Medical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology at OHSU where he does research as well as teaching both graduate students and clinical informatics fellows. When Steve is not at work he can usually be found spending time with his wife and two young children or kiteboarding somewhere along the Columbia Gorge.

Education and training

    • B.S., 2004, University of Washington
    • M.D., 2010, Alpert Medical School of Brown University
    • M.S., 2016, Oregon Health and Science University
  • Residency

    • Brown University
  • Fellowship

    • Oregon Health and Science University
  • Certifications

    • American Board of Internal Medicine
    • Clinical Informatics, ABPM

Memberships and associations:

  • Member, American College of Physicians
  • Member, AMIA
  • Member, Medical Informatics Committee, American College of Physicians



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