Headshot photo of Cherrie Z. Abraham, M.D., FRCSC<span class="profile__pronouns"> (he/him)</span>

Accepting new patients

Cherrie Z. Abraham, M.D., FRCSC (he/him)

Accepting new patients

  • Professor of Surgery; Director, Aortic Program, Knight Cardiovascular Institute
  • Professor of Surgery, Division of Vascular Surgery, School of Medicine


  • Vascular Surgery

Special focus

  • Aortic Surgery
  • Endovascular Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery

Locations and contact

I see patients at

About me

Dr. Cherrie Abraham is a vascular surgeon and professor of surgery in the Division of Vascular Surgery in the OHSU School of Medicine. He is also director of the Aortic Program in OHSU's Knight Cardiovascular Institute. 

Dr. Abraham is one of the world's most experienced surgeons in performing endovascular aneurysm repair. He has special expertise in repairing aortic aneurysms — a dangerous bulging in the main artery that carries blood away from the heart to the rest of the body. Endovascular aneurysm repair involves inserting and attaching a small stent graft to reinforce the wall of the aorta to keep it from rupturing. The stent graft is inserted through a small incision in the groin into the artery.

In 2009, Dr. Abraham performed the world's first branched endovascular graft for aortic arch aneurysm — at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. He has trained vascular surgeons, cardiac surgeons, interventional radiologists and interventional cardiologists throughout the world in performing endovascular aneurysm repair.

Dr. Abraham believes all patients should be informed about all options for aortic surgery and should demand a surgeon who can clearly explain the problems and offer the best solution.

Dr. Abraham's clinical expertise also includes open surgery repair of complex aneurysms and general vascular surgery. 

Dr. Abraham earned his M.D. degree from Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia, Canada. He completed his residency in general surgery at Dalhousie. He also has completed four fellowships in vascular surgery or vascular surgery research — at the University of Western Ontario in Canada, at the Montefiore Medical Center in Bronx, N.Y., at the University of California San Francisco, and at the Ashford Medical Center in Adelaide, Australia.

When he's not working, Dr. Abraham enjoys spending time with his wife and children, traveling, sports, and learning how to play acoustic and electric guitar.

Dr. Cherrie Abraham's published research

Education and training

    • B.S., 1987, Dalhousie University
    • M.D., 1994, Dalhousie University
  • Residency

    • General Surgery, Dalhousie University Medical School, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, 1994-1999
  • Fellowship

    • Vascular Surgery, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada, 1999-2001
    • Vascular Surgery Research, Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York, 2001
    • Endovascular Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, 2001-2002
    • Peripheral Arterial Interventional and Advanced Endovascular Fellowship, Ashford Medical Center, Adelaide, Australia, 2002-2003
  • Certifications

    • Fellow, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, Canada, 1999
    • General Surgery Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, 1999
    • Vascular Surgery Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, 2003

Memberships and associations:

  • Oregon Medical Board
  • Canadian Vascular Surgery Society
  • Canadian Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • Society of Vascular Surgery
Read faculty profile


Before scheduling your appointment, we recommend you contact your insurance company to verify that the OHSU Health location or provider you plan to visit is included in your network. Your insurance company will also be able to inform you of any copayments, co–insurance, or deductibles that will be your responsibility. If you proceed in scheduling an appointment and your health insurance benefits do not participate with OHSU providers, your out of pocket liability may be higher. Visit the billing and insurance section of our site for more information.

Ratings and reviews

Overall: 4.8 out of 5 (182 Ratings, 65 Reviews)

The patient ratings score is an average of all responses to the question "How likely would you be to recommend this provider to your family and friends (on a scale of 0 to 10)" on our nationally-recognized NRC patient surveys.

  1. {{ item.comments[0]['comment'] }}