Christina Sayama M.D., M.P.H.

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Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery, Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery School of Medicine

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4.8 out of 5 (121 Ratings, 28 Comments)


  • Neurological Surgery
  • Pediatrics

Special focus on

  • Neurological Surgery (Pediatric)
  • Neuro-Oncology (Pediatric)
  • Spinal Surgery (Pediatric)


  • M.D., University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City Utah 2007
  • M.P.H., University of Utah, Salt Lake City Utah 2011
  • Residency:

    • Neurosurgery, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Fellowship:

    • Pediatric neurosurgery, Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston, Texas


Dr. Sayama provides all aspects of neurosurgical care for the pediatric population. She is experienced in the care and management of brain and spine trauma, brain and spine tumors, hydrocehalus, spina bifida, spasticity, neuroendoscopy, and has a special interest and research in spinal deformity, scoliosis, and disorders of the pediatric cervical spine.  She joined OHSU in 2014 from Texas Children’s Hospital, where she completed a fellowship in pediatric neurosurgery and served as a clinical researcher in their Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery.


  • English

Patient Ratings

4.8 out of 5 (121 Ratings, 28 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 09, 2019

    She was fine once she got into the room but I waited 45 minutes past our appointment time for her to come to our room. It was very frustrating. When she did come in the visit was rushed. It seemed she was very overbooked which is frustrating because we had to wait for over a month to see her and then when our appt finally arrived she was so swamped with other patients she didn’t seem to have the time and ease to walk us through the visit and surgery process. Other than that she was kind and did her best to answer our questions.

  • May 04, 2019

    Dr. Sayama makes us feel very comfortable and tells us openly about my daughters condition and next steps we have to take.

  • May 03, 2019

    The MRI I had was for prostate cancer the insertion of the Endorectal coil was very painful. I would try to figure out a better topical numming source or anything would of been better than what he used. And I let him know I was sorry for my bad language.

  • Apr 23, 2019

    Appointment time was 10:10am. Got up to leave at 11:20am because we still had not been seen and medical transportation was coming at 11:30. Doctor met us on our way out to say all was ok. This same thing happened last year on yearly visit. Board said doctor was running on time. Very frustrating.

  • Apr 23, 2019

    Helpful and knowledgeable answered our questions and took her time with us. We were not rushed

  • Apr 08, 2019

    She was extremely friendly, very personable, down to earth, my son liked her, I liked her. She just greatly impressed me.

  • Apr 02, 2019

    Dr Sayama is very professional and nice.

  • Mar 27, 2019

    We really like her she is very professional and a kind person

  • Mar 21, 2019

    Very friendly. Listens. Answers questions.

  • Dec 13, 2018

    This doctor was absolutely amazing. My son loves her.

  • Nov 29, 2018

    I really appreciate her willingness to answer all of my questions. I have never felt rushed at our appointments and that's great because I feel like we're able to go over everything and that our needs are being met and I just really appreciate that.

  • Nov 28, 2018

    She was professional, listened, and helped solve the problem.

  • Oct 21, 2018

    Very positive with both Dr. Sayama and the resident doctor.

  • Oct 17, 2018

    Dr. Sayama's surgery healed [Name] is pain free now and can walk and get back to sitting and regular activities. She really appreciated the care she received. We are so grateful for this surgery.

  • Sep 10, 2018

    Dr. Sayama answered all of our questions and gave us peace of mind.

  • Aug 30, 2018


  • Aug 21, 2018

    Dr. Sayama, was through in showing us the MRI x-rays and the differences between the old the newest. Asked us if we had any concerns or questions.

  • Aug 18, 2018

    Our visit with Dr. Sayama was excellent. She was direct, honest, and clear in her explanations. I appreciated her willingness to consult with other specialists to help guide our path towards interventions. She was very pleasant and professional.

  • Aug 14, 2018

    Christina is a very good doctor, excellent in the work he does. The only thing we don't agree with is some of the helping staff, nurses, that's it. But the doctor is very good in all, excellent.

  • Jul 31, 2018

    How she was late starting the appointment she was very direct, she was very clear, she asked appropriate questions. She answered questions very directly very synchly. We were very satisfied.

  • Jul 30, 2018

    Helpful, compassionate

  • Jul 24, 2018

    We got put in the doctor's office room and sat in there and waited for over 1 hour, waiting fo the dcotor to come in and see us, completely unacceptable, iexcusable that showed that nobody respects our time values our time and that we are just a patient that you're getting paid to see and it's completely unacceptable that anybody would have to wait for 1 hour in the room, unacceptable.

  • Jul 19, 2018

    they were very good,very helpful very courteous over-all.

  • Jul 18, 2018

    I would say Dr. Sayama is 1 of the best caregivers that we have experienced at OHSU ? She's wonderful with her personal rapport with [Name] and read his file prior to walking in, knew the background, which is awesome, and spent time with him and was not rushed at all. She is a 10+ on the scale of doctors. Thank you.

  • Jul 11, 2018

    Hello, I would like to say that she did a great job, really appreciated working with us, the only reason we went with a different doctor was that they could get us in two or three weeks earlier than in August so very much appreciated meeting her and going to her and her feedback was very much appreciated would recommend her to anybody. So thank you very much and please call back if you have any questions, thank you, bye bye.

  • Jul 10, 2018

    She takes her time and explains things and has a great attitude and genuinely cares.

  • Jun 24, 2018

    will forever be grateful to Dr. Sayama

  • Apr 06, 2018

    Dr. Sayama was extraordinarily helpful, knowledgeable, competent, and caring.

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