Cherrie Z. AbrahamM.D., F.R.C.S.C.

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


  • Cardiology
  • Surgery
  • Vascular Medicine

Special focus on

  • Aortic Surgery
  • Endovascular Surgery
  • Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery

I see patients at


Dr. Cherrie Abraham has advanced training in endovascular operations for complex aortic aneurysms and is one of the most experienced surgeons in the world at endovascular aneurysm repair. He has performed hundreds of complex endovascular aneurysm repairs throughout Canada and has advised and assisted vascular surgeons in the United States, Brazil, Colombia, United Kingdom and Australia. In 2009, he performed the world’s first branched endovascular graft for aortic arch aneurysm at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. He has proctored and trained vascular surgeons, cardiac surgeons, interventional radiologists, and interventional cardiologists throughout the world in complex endovascular aneurysm repair. 

His clinical research interests include improving outcomes for patients requiring endovascular aneurysm repair, and studying ways to decrease spinal cord ischemia risk in complex endovascular thoracoabdominal aneurysm repair.

His clinical expertise includes:

Repair of aortic aneurysms including endovascular and open repair of complex aneurysms of the abdominal, iliac, thoracic, thoracoabdominal and aortic arch Minimally invasive endovascular and open surgery for aortic aneurysm and aortic dissection Complex endovascular aortic aneurysm repair with minimally invasive fenestrated and branched endovascular techniques General vascular surgery for peripheral vascular disease

In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and children, travel, sports, and learning how to play acoustic and electric guitar.

Dr. Cherrie Abraham directs the Aortic Program at OHSU Knight Cardiovascular Institute. He believes that patients have the right to be informed about all their options for aortic surgery and should demand a surgeon who can clearly explain the problem and offer the best and most appropriate solution.


  • 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


  • English
  • French

Memberships and associations

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

Patient ratings

4.7 out of 5 (261 Ratings, 87 Comments)

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