Cherrie Z. Abraham M.D.

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  • Director, Aortic Program, Knight Cardiovascular Institute

Associate Professor of Surgery, Division of Vascular Surgery School of Medicine

Accepting new patients

4.6 out of 5 (211 Ratings, 54 Comments)


  • Cardiology
  • Surgery
  • Vascular Medicine

Special focus on

  • Aortic Surgery
  • Endovascular Surgery
  • Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery


  • M.D., Dalhousie University, Halifax Canada 1994
  • Residency:

    • General Surgery, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada 1999
  • Fellowship:

    • Vascular Surgery, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada 2001,
  • Certifications:

    • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, FRCSC General Surgery 1999


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.

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  • English
  • French

Memberships and associations

  • Oregon Medical Board, Canadian Society of Vascular Surgery

Patient Ratings

4.6 out of 5 (211 Ratings, 54 Comments)

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.

Patient Comments

  • Jun 29, 2019

    I'm completely satisfied with Dr. Abraham's follow up. concerning my surgery and his performance during the surgery so yeah, I would recommend him.

  • Jun 28, 2019

    I found Dr. Abraham to be at the top of his game as far as clinical technology and also the ability to relate to the patient in a common sense practical manner. I found his expertise amazing and also what was ... what was pleasing if every nurse and other provider I spoke with had nothing, but high regards for this man. I am thanking my dear Lord that we found him and he was able to help me. Thank you.

  • Jun 28, 2019

    Well, my name is [Name] and I had very good medical attention with Dr. Abraham and I thank him very much for all your service that all the staff that have been treated have treated me very well.

  • Jun 27, 2019

    As usual all imaging staff were courteous and professional. The clinic staff were also very personable and were able to communicate the status of my concerns and advise me the best course of care moving forward.

  • Jun 13, 2019

    Dr. Abraham is a top-notch doctor. Very professional knows what he’s doing.

  • Jun 05, 2019

    Very kind and personalized care.

  • May 31, 2019

    Very good communicating with patients. I understood everything he was explaining to me, and he had excellent people skills: humorous and urbane. He is a very likable man.

  • May 25, 2019

    I think we find a total of treatment that throughout the whole procedure.

  • May 18, 2019

    He is extremely patient orientated and takes the extra time to fully explain the information pertaining to my condition and what the options are for resolving the issues. Further he asks if I have any questions.I am very impressed with him and greatly appreciate he as my doctor.His entire staff is outstanding. Keep up the great work.

  • May 03, 2019

    Dr. Abraham explained everything very clearly, he answered all our questions and concerns.

  • May 02, 2019

    It was brief, but I appreciate that he took the time to explain the procedure to me; even drawing a picture to help me visualize what would be done.

  • May 02, 2019

    I just had to say Dr. Cherrie Abraham and his assistant Emily are fantastic. They treat me with respect and kindness and they are aces in my book.

  • Apr 26, 2019

    Brief consultation with the doctor & a resident.Scan procedure performed quickly and professionally.Good experience.

  • Apr 25, 2019

    Everyone was very friendly

  • Apr 25, 2019

    Very knowledgeable and at ease with the patient. Explained himself well and answered any questions I had.

  • Apr 25, 2019


  • Apr 25, 2019

    The care was outstanding.

  • Apr 19, 2019

    Dr. Abraham was engaging, he was genuine. He was informative. He was compassionate. He explained things. So he made sure that we understand. He is amazing and I would recommend him to anybody. he's also going to be my caregiver For an upcoming operation, and I look forward to his expertise. Thank you.

  • Mar 21, 2019

    I waited an extremely long time and left with little to no answers other than “if that happens again call us”..... Okay. Thanks. Wasted a whole afternoon.

  • Mar 16, 2019

    Dr. Abraham is a very, very good doctor. I was very much at ease with him. His explanations were very thorough. I really liked his MA too, his medical assistant Emily. She made me comfortable at the beginning of the appointment. I was very at ease with her. She was friendly, she visited with us. And yes, I would recommend highly Dr. Abraham to anybody that needs to go to OHSU.

  • Mar 15, 2019

    The medical staff was very understanding, thorough in the questioning and responses, and delivered an informative treatment plan. Doesn't mean the news was good, but was delivered with tact. Thank you for my visit, and pray that Dr Abraham has as steady hand as his approach if procedures are necessary.

  • Mar 14, 2019

    Dr Abraham is thoughtful and respectful. He has my best interest in mind and what works for me and my health long term.

  • Feb 24, 2019

    Very professional and clear communication.

  • Feb 24, 2019

    He is very thorough and is pleasant to me. He explains things that are a concern to me

  • Feb 17, 2019

    Definitely he and his team alleviated some of the fears that I had. And I thank them all very much for that. I'm still scared, but that's beside the point.

  • Feb 05, 2019

    I was schedule just in a day's time to go up and see Dr. Abraham and he fit me in and he recognize the problem and everything answered all the questions. I needed answered and explain everything in great detail plus his nurse and his surgical staff also and and spend a lot of time going over all the the possibilities and what was wrong. That's all.

  • Feb 03, 2019

    Very positive , I got the feeling he was very busy . I have a complex case and he spent extra time with me explaining the issues. I felt he had my best interest in mind .

  • Feb 02, 2019

    Very informative. Easy to understand his finding through the scan.Personable and reassuring . 

  • Feb 02, 2019

    She was awesome, or he was awesome, and I think him very much and did a great job on my foot and cannot wait to get the (INAUDIBLE) off and talk with him soon. Thank you very much. Have a great day.

  • Jan 28, 2019

    He is a very good doctor, and I would highly recommend him with anyone.

  • Jan 25, 2019

    Very professional listens to your questions.

  • Jan 20, 2019

    They gave us excellent information.

  • Jan 06, 2019

    I had no complaints. I thought I got the best from the doc....from Dr. Abraham and I will come back and I would recommend it to anybody and I'd give you a 10.

  • Dec 06, 2018

    Friendly and thorough. Waiting was a bit long.

  • Nov 29, 2018

    Very happy

  • Nov 09, 2018

    The staff was great pleasant and helpful.

  • Nov 09, 2018

    Excellent experience. Made difficult news easier and understandable. Dr Abraham made us feeling like humans in the vast sea of faces and patients. He included family that accompanied me to my appt., hugely important to us.

  • Nov 03, 2018

    Dr. Abraham is very straightforward, tells you everything that's wrong or right, and what to do about it, and what not to do. He's an extremely confident surgeon and he tells you exactly what you need to know and what everybody needs to know. He doesn't beat around the bush I guess is what I'm trying to say. Anyways an excellent surgeon and doctor.

  • Oct 28, 2018

    Dr. Abraham is very professional and very knowledgeable. And obviously quite concerned with any surgery that he performs. He does a lot of follow up and is very easy to talk with.

  • Oct 12, 2018

    Waited an hour to be seen. I understand the doctor's time is valuable, but so is mine, and nobody informed me of a delay.

  • Oct 12, 2018

    Dr. Abraham is one of the kindest, top MD's ever! He saw the vascular need from day 1, and did a Perfect job in my arm...!

  • Oct 05, 2018

    Everything associated with the appointment and the appointment itself was excellent.

  • Sep 20, 2018

    I felt like the doctor really listened to me and is trying to helip me fix my issues.

  • Sep 13, 2018

    Dr. Abraham was personable, explained my test results thoroughly, and was sensitive to my needs.I arrived 1 and 1/2 hours early for my CT scan and was finished shortly after 10 a.m., which allowed for break before my 12 p.m. appointment at Vascular Surgery in the Physicians Pavilion. However, I waited 1 and 1/2 hours in the waiting room to see this doctor. Why can't the Dept. of Vascular Surgery write a reasonable schedule and stick to it?

  • Aug 23, 2018

    Dr. Abraham and staff, after a brief waiting period, immediately took charge of [Name]'s medical condition because they were very well prepared. He was very personal and yet professional to the point that he was able to explain 2 possible actions to give her relief from her fistula pain,by the end of the exam. He is greatly admired.

  • Aug 17, 2018

    He was thorough and really explained the range of possible diagnoses.

  • Aug 17, 2018

    Was extremely pleased with my experience with Dr. Abraham. He was very professional and also personable. I was reassured that my condition was not critical and that treatment at this time would be riskier than was prudent. He requested that I have a follow up C-T Scan in June 2019 after which he would contact me re further options.I was also very impressed with his LPN assistant, Emelie Willie

  • Aug 16, 2018

    Outstanding experience.

  • Aug 15, 2018

    Dr. Abraham was a pleasure to meet with. I appreciated his straight forward attitude & that he took the time to explain my situation so that both my wife & I fully understood. I would recommend him to anyone that may need his services.Also I was impressed with the thorough assessment that was done by Jill as she seemed very knowledgeable & was pleasant to deal with.

  • Jul 26, 2018

    I checked in at 12:10 PM. I had a 12:30 appointment and was brought to a room at 1:10 PM. I waited until 2:30 PM to see the doctor. At 2:35 I was out and walking thru the door.

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