Christina E. Milano M.D.

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Associate Professor of Family Medicine School of Medicine

Not currently accepting patients

4.7 out of 5 (170 Ratings, 62 Comments)


  • Family Medicine

Special focus on

  • Family Planning
  • Hospitalist
  • LGBTQ Care
  • Pediatric Care (Family Medicine)
  • Transgender Care


  • B.A., Stanford University 1994
  • M.D., University of California at San Francisco (UCSF) 2005
  • Residency:

    • Oregon Health & Science University, 2008
  • Fellowship:

    • Clinical leadership fellowship, Oregon Health & Science University, 2009
  • Certifications:

    • American Board of Family Medicine, 2008


Dr. Milano is a family physician who cares for patients as a primary care provider at OHSU Richmond Clinic in SE Portland and on the inpatient family medicine teaching service at OHSU hospital. She has expertise in the realm of gender-affirming care, and is a co-founder of the OHSU Transgender Health Program – the only academic, interdisciplinary program of its kind in the country. 

Dr. Milano is also the creator and medical director of the Richmond Engagement and Community Health team, a collaborative endeavor between CareOregon and OHSU Richmond designed to increase the health resiliency of Medicaid members who are struggling to manage advanced illness in the setting of social isolation. Dr. Milano recently served for two years as the medical director of CareOregon Metro, in service to 150,000 Medicaid members living in greater Portland. 

She specializes in providing family planning and related procedures to women of all ages, the care of transgender patients (including hormone therapy), and in the post-hospital care of complex medical patients.

In her spare time, Dr. Milano enjoys adventuring outdoors with her family and playing her guitar. 


The OHSU Transgender Health Program (THP) is dedicated to supporting access to high-quality, affirming and welcoming health care for trans men and women, gender nonconforming and nonbinary individuals. Our program recognizes the unique health care needs of people with diverse gender expressions and identities. The THP provides direct medical care as well as consultation, education, advocacy, support and policy development to promote competent care for transgender people.

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Patient Ratings

4.7 out of 5 (170 Ratings, 62 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

  • May 06, 2019

    Very comfortable visit. Always asked if my needs were being met. Very friendly staff.

  • May 04, 2019

    Christina Milano is very thorough. She's very involved in your care and very personable. I wish that every doctor that I or anyone could experience would be like Christina Milano. She's super excellent.

  • May 02, 2019

    She is always fantastic. All my questions were answered in a compassionate way. We did some problem solving with medication questions and I believe her suggestions will help me. I always feel like I’m being listened to and helped. She is the best Dr I have ever had.

  • May 02, 2019

    Always excellent!

  • Apr 20, 2019

    Very lovely and accepting

  • Apr 18, 2019

    She really listens to what you are saying and need. She takes the time to figure out what is going on and how to help.

  • Apr 17, 2019

    Was thorough and understanding

  • Apr 13, 2019

    She was incredibly nice and very thorough and I felt really well cared for so you should definitely give her a raise.

  • Apr 11, 2019

    Amazing, caring, attentive people at this facility!!

  • Apr 03, 2019

    she is good and considers my health needs

  • Mar 15, 2019

    Dr Milano is great! She helps with both my body and my head.

  • Mar 14, 2019

    Dr. Milano is thoughtful, present, a true advocate for my children and their well being.

  • Mar 14, 2019

    She took a long time with me, listened well, communicated clearly

  • Mar 07, 2019

    Responsive, caring, knowledgeable provider, engaging and aware of transgender needs and sensitivities.

  • Mar 07, 2019

    Dr. Milano has a heart of gold.

  • Mar 06, 2019

    Can't say enough good things about Dr. Milano, she's been extremely helpful throughout my transition. She discussed a very sensitive issue with me, gave me all the information I needed, hooked me up with resources, let me know exactly how I should be proceeding to go forward with this. I just ... she's awesome. That's it.

  • Mar 05, 2019

    Christina was amazing! The clinic was amazing! It was a fantastic experience in an environment that I felt was accepting.

  • Feb 22, 2019

    Dr Milano is a wonderful provider. She is compassionate and caring for our folks with IDD.

  • Feb 19, 2019

    Very helpful and welcoming.

  • Feb 13, 2019

    Christy Milano always takes me very seriously and goes out of her way to address any needs that I have. I've been going to her for... I don't know, over 10 years, and she is absolutely awesome. Love her to pieces. Don't ever want to have another doctor. Thank you. Bye.

  • Feb 13, 2019

    Hey Christina Milano has been my doctor for several years, and she's she's the only doctor that I've ever fully trusted. When I was having a surgery with another doctor, totally out of her department, she called me at 8 o'clock at night to see how I was doing, and from that point on I knew that she was the one to be instrumental in my care. I trust her explicitly. She's the only doctor, I've had bad experiences to the doctors, so, but I know Christina Milano, I trust her implicitly. I can't I can't say enough about this lady. She just, she takes good care of me. So I don't know what else I can say because she's the greatest, and I don't ever want another doctor. So there you are.

  • Feb 08, 2019

    Very thorough, explains well, friendly, a good doctor I’ve seen for years.

  • Feb 03, 2019

    She's helped me process well outside her scope, and my health, my family, and our communities are better for it.

  • Feb 03, 2019

    This was a hard appointment for me, and she was in a rush. I much prefer my doctor when her days aren't as packed, but know she is working hard and doing a lot for our communities!

  • Feb 03, 2019

    Dr Milano is the best! She has truly helped me find a safety net in those four walls of trust. Don't know where myself and my family would be without her and how much she advocates for her patients.

  • Feb 01, 2019

    Our family loves Dr. Milano. She is [Name]'s physician but as his legal guardians, we (his parents) are so appreciative of the dignity she shows him.

  • Feb 01, 2019

    Actually, she's a 10 but I have a rough time getting this 1 of my phone to work, so I hit the 9, but she's definitely a positively 10 - she actually is 11. She's great, she she not only examines me, checks me out, she even called me on the phone - even when she's long distance - to check up on me and her remedies are amazing. She can - she can diagnose my problems and then she also can come up with a remedy, which is highly unusual. I'm 84 years old and I have found in doctors diagnosing and coming up with a remedy, they're being very graceful and accommodating and making you feel good. She psychologically comforts you while she's checking you out - she's just great. I can I can't say anything more about it and say she's just*

  • Jan 26, 2019

    She is the best doctor that I have ever met and I feel really lucky and she's..... she's just really great.

  • Jan 11, 2019

    Dr Milano has the warmth and bedside manner that you hope for in a family practice doctor. She is understanding and knows to ask the questions. Her skill at teaching new doctors is fun to watch.

  • Dec 12, 2018

    As a patient of Dr. Christina Milano, I have nothing but good things to say. She's highly intelligent. She's very competent from what I can tell. She's compassionate. You can't pay somebody to care. I think quite a bit of her and I'm happy to have her as my doctor. Thank you.

  • Dec 09, 2018

    Dr. Milano was very patient and kind. She gave me a lot of wonderful information and made sure to take extra time to answer my questions. I felt very safe, which was really important because I was talking about very sensitive information. In particular, Kael was excellent and made me feel very welcome. He was very good at his job and had the compassion and care of an ideal medical professional.

  • Dec 08, 2018

    I've always had excellent care with Dr. Milano in all my years of going to her.

  • Dec 06, 2018

    Christina Milano's been my doctor for 14 years and I would not want to have any other doctor. Hopefully, I will be with her until the last day I'm here, but I like.....I love her and she's a great person and a great doctor.

  • Nov 30, 2018

    Very understanding and genuinely cares about patients

  • Nov 29, 2018

    Christina Dr. Christina, Milano is a fantastic doctor. I love going to her. She is very approachable, kind, knowledgeable, no nonsense. Really great doctor overall.

  • Nov 18, 2018

    You know, it's great. She gave a lot of information and was very helpful and accommodating so that's all I really have to say.

  • Nov 17, 2018

    She's the greatest doctor I've ever had and I'm 84 years old and of all the doctors and places I've been, she's a very care... giving person, very intelligent medical wise and psychological wise and she's a pleasure to be around, beside the medical knowledge. So I'm really grateful I have her as my doctor.

  • Nov 14, 2018

    Dr. Milano has been my doctor for many years. I'm very comfortable with her and any questions that I have she answers and we work good together as a team and I would recommend her to family and friends. Yeah, she's a great doctor.

  • Nov 09, 2018

    Very relaxed, takes time to answer questions and is wonderful with offering options for treatment/prevention.

  • Nov 02, 2018

    She was very professional.. She was courteous and nice.

  • Oct 27, 2018

    Well, Dr. Milano's been my doctor for I think 11 years and I'm very, very happy with her. She's very thorough, very complete, and does her best to help me with my pain and all the other stuff I suffer with every day. And I really care about her. She's a nice lady and I would recommend anybody to go see her. She's a very, very good doctor.

  • Oct 26, 2018

    She?s very caring, understanding, and always trying to find a solution to providing the best care possible.

  • Oct 07, 2018

    I had been sick for the past week and called the morning of the 5th to see if I could get in to see a doctor and they scheduled me for 10:40 to see Dr. Smith. But it was later switched to Dr. Milano after she saw I was scheduled to see someone else and she put me on her schedule, which I really appreciated. I arrived and got right in and Dr. Milano checked me out and wrote several prescriptions with instructions to call her on the 8th if I was still not feeling well. Dr. Milano is an outstanding doctor and someone I have complete faith and trust in Dr. Milano that she will take care of all my healthcare needs. I could not be any happier with the care I receive at OHSU.

  • Oct 02, 2018

    Dr. Milano is caring, patient, thoughtful, just all around wonderful.

  • Sep 29, 2018

    She's the best! I could tell you all had a LOT going on that morning - the lobby seemed busy and my appt was a bit delayed. She was still present with me, paid attention and responded to all my needs, and empathized with my pain in a way that reminded me of the bear in the Brene Brown empathy vs sympathy video - I'm gonna get thru this!

  • Sep 26, 2018

    Thank you for being such an important part of my care team.

  • Sep 20, 2018

    She's very helpful and remembers details about me which makes me feel comfortable with her as my PCP. She makes me feel like a partner in my plan of care and do not feel disempowered as a patient of hers.

  • Sep 19, 2018

    I trust her; she knows what she's doing.

  • Sep 12, 2018

    I was checked in near my 10:20 time and immediately was weighed and asked what was troubling me (vertigo). Dr. Milano arrived with an intern and she really tried to get at the depth of my problem. I was kept comfortable and 2 other nurses assisted me as well. In short, I was well cared for.

  • Sep 09, 2018

    Dr Milano was supportive and helped me address all of my concerns at the visit, and also proactively addressed other interventions to help my long-term well-being.

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