Cherrie Z. Abraham M.D.

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Faculty profile
  • Director, Aortic Program, Knight Cardiovascular Institute

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

Accepting new patients

4.7 out of 5 (288 Ratings, 90 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

4.7 out of 5 (288 Ratings, 90 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

  • Dec 20, 2019

    Very knowledgeable, very friendly and treated me with respect and answered my questions thoroughly. He was also training a student and was very thorough in his teaching

  • Dec 05, 2019

    Dr. Abraham has been exceptionally kind and thoughtful in his interactions with me.

  • Nov 22, 2019

    Very competent and thorough. willing to explain all questions.

  • Nov 15, 2019

    Very informative, explaining procedure in language I could inderstand.

  • Nov 14, 2019

    It is always a pleasure to have an appointment at OHSU. Even though we have a 3-hour drive to the hospital, the experience is excellent. I appreciate the knowledge as well as the time the doctor takes to discuss and answer all questions. An outstanding doctor and the supporting staff is also very helpful.Keep up the great work and thank you very much.

  • Nov 07, 2019

    Very nice staff and competent doctors.

  • Nov 01, 2019

    Very straightforward! Answers all questions and in a manner that is easy to understand. Discusses possible alternative options.

  • Oct 31, 2019


  • Oct 31, 2019

    To the point but with a genuine caring demeanor very pleasant..

  • Oct 31, 2019

    Like him very well. Thank you.

  • Oct 25, 2019

    Service is excellent.

  • Oct 24, 2019

    I was very impressed with his highly professional treatment and clear explanations of my condition

  • Oct 24, 2019

    Grateful for the follow-up scan order.

  • Oct 14, 2019

    Well prepared and very informative.

  • Oct 14, 2019

    Had a meeting with him it turned out. Alright answered all my questions. Easy to talk to, easy to listen to. It seems like a great doctor. Okay.

  • Oct 02, 2019

    He was very professional and took time to explain why he wanted to have a CT scan w/contrast done. Assured me that he was going to consult with Dr. Wood and that if I didn't hear from him by Tuesday that I should call him. I fill very comfortable with Dr. Abraham doing my surgery.

  • Sep 28, 2019

    Dr. Abraham was kind, intelligent and helpful and I felt very confident with what he had to say and and advise that he gave me.

  • Sep 26, 2019

    My first impression was very good. I thought he was very careful to explain every thing and he answered my questions in a manner that was understandable. If yesterday was any indication of the care I will receive from Dr. Abraham, then I am pleased. [Name]

  • Sep 26, 2019

    My provider was excellent, and his staff, including clerical and medical, were excellent. What was NOT excellent was that he was an hour late for my appointment. The technical and clerical staff at Diagnostic Imaging were excellent. What was NOT excellent was that I had to wait 45 minutes for a CT scan.I arrived 20 min early for my appointment with Diagnostic Imaging, and 20 min early for my appointment with Vascular Surgery. Alas, to no avail!

  • Sep 21, 2019

    I was very nervous when I went in there and I talked to Dr. Key and then he went and got the other doctor and they both made me feel very relaxed and like I had been going to him for years and I was really impressed with them. And I thank them both.

  • Sep 20, 2019

    It was very informative to my situation, spoken to me in words I could understand, not medical words, even tho I do understand some. Dr. Abraham is very knowledgeable about my problem. He is very friendly, doesn't talk down to a client. I really trusted him. Also, [Name] is wonderful, he will miss her. Such a lovely young woman. Love her. [Name] 

  • Sep 14, 2019

    Always knowledgable, professional, courteous and patient.

  • Sep 14, 2019

    Dr. Abraham is a good doctor, but the system at OHSU stinks. I'm not happy with scheduling, with bills, with everything is backwards and delayed and frustrating.

  • Sep 07, 2019

    Dr. Abraham is excellent. You should have more like him.

  • Sep 06, 2019

    Answered all my question well, gave me some good information, was timely and very comforting

  • Aug 24, 2019

    Thorough, concise and human.

  • Aug 15, 2019

    It was a good experience. She's a great the doctor. I really appreciate it.

  • Aug 01, 2019

    It was unfortunate that he was so badly over-scheduled that day; the fact that he spent a full hour with me - late in the day - was impressive.

  • Jul 25, 2019

    I feel so lucky/blessed to have Dr. Abraham in my corner. He's my hero.

  • Jul 20, 2019

    Yes, I found Dr. Abraham to just be so well educated, informative. It was a great experience. He was just the kind of guy that you knew was just going to give you everything he had to help you with your, you know, with your problem and care. After being with Kaiser... I've been with Kaiser for probably 30 years now and never have I got the attention or, you know, just that... just that good feeling of knowing that you have the best on your side, as far as the Podiatry goes at Kaiser. I've never had that *

  • Jul 20, 2019

    I had an absolute wonderful experience with all the staff including Dr. Abraham from scheduling to front desk to medical assistant to nurse to the doctor. Everyone is so kind and so compassionate. Thank you very much.

  • Jul 19, 2019

    Very thorough about the explanations about your problem and the possible solutions.

  • Jul 18, 2019

    Exceptional visit. Thoughtful and experienced.

  • 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

    My appointment was at 1:30. I arrived at 1:15. I didn’t see the doctor until 3:00.

  • 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 14, 2019

    Dr. Abraham was extremely helpful, answered all my questions and supported them with his expertise as a world renown surgeon and MD. I owe my life to this man.

  • May 11, 2019

    Our doctor provided answers to any questions that we had, was very reassuring and look forward to working with the physician again.

  • May 11, 2019

    I found Dr. Abraham to be very informative. He gave me hope where I have not been feeling that for the last 3 months with Kaiser. I've never I've been up to visit OHSU before I had a granddaughter there and my son there many years ago, but that place is a well oiled machine. Impressive from the word go, from the from the nurses when I checked in, and then when I when I got to Dr. Abraham and then his assistant*.

  • 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.

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