Christopher Austin M.D., F.A.A.P., F.A.C.S.

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Faculty profile
  • Pediatric urologist

Associate Professor of Urology School of Medicine

Accepting new patients

4.8 out of 5 (384 Ratings, 83 Comments)

Expertise

  • Pediatrics
  • Surgery
  • Urology

Special focus on

  • Urology (Pediatric)
  • Urology Surgery (Pediatric)

Education

  • M.D., Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis Missouri 1994
  • Residency:

    • Urology, University of Iowa, 2000
  • Fellowship:

    • Pediatric urology, University of Pennsylvania, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, 2002
  • Certifications:

    • American Board of Urology, 2004

Biography

Dr. Austin specializes in caring for children with problems in their urinary and reproductive tracts. He has expertise in minimally invasive treatments and robotic surgery in children. He treats children with all aspects of urological problems. He also attends the multi-disciplinary Spina Bifida Clinic providing urologic care to children with neurogenic bladder dysfunction in this patient centered clinic.

In his spare time Dr. Austin enjoys spending time with his wife, a pediatric physical therapist, and his 2 daughters. He also enjoys fishing and woodworking and more recently playing golf.

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Languages

  • English

Memberships and associations

  • American Academy of Pediatrics – Section on Urology

Patient Ratings

4.8 out of 5 (384 Ratings, 83 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

  • Jan 01, 2020

    Friendly, efficient and informative. We always feel well taken care of. I am always impressed that they run on time with our appointments. Since we have a long drive to get there it is nice to know we won't be kept waiting.

  • Dec 31, 2019

    I love the people and the doctor he is very nice man.

  • Dec 26, 2019

    Dr. Austin is amazing. I would recommend him to anybody.

  • Dec 24, 2019

    From the first phone call we got to schedule, to walking out of the last elevator doos after our sons appointment OHSU was amazing. I can’t thank you all enough for being so kind and loving twirls my son. You treated him so well, like he was one of your own. Best care we’ve ever received.

  • Dec 18, 2019

    The entire experience was wonderful start to finish. Doctor Austin is a calming presence during what can be stressful for the child and the parents.

  • Dec 13, 2019

    Dr. Austin and his team were great! Everyone was good at communicating with us and making sure all questions were answered. It was a relief, as a parent, to understand everything about the procedure, as it was explained by multiple team members. Excellent communication and bedside manner.

  • Dec 10, 2019

    Very caring and thorough Doctor and staff!

  • Dec 08, 2019

    I just wanted to say that working with Dr. Austin has always been a pleasant experience. The only thing that I would say is was when it comes to having procedures done where the child cannot eat or drink anything for an extended period of time before their procedure. It's hard having that done later in the day. Just because having to keep them from eating and drinking is difficult, but that's the only issue that I would say I've ever had, but thank you.

  • Dec 07, 2019

    We adore Dr Austin, he is an incredible urologist, knowledgeable, thorough and kind. The scheduling has been our only disappointment when we have appointments at OHSU. We live in Corvallis, about 1.5 hours away so scheduling ultrasounds and consultations back to back to really convenient however this last visit something with the scheduling was botched. We had to wait 3 hours between appointments and with an 18 month old this can be cumbersome, especially at nap time! Dr Austin is the saving grace and reason for our high score. If scheduling could be back to back in the future, we would be very appreciative.

  • Dec 05, 2019

    He was knowledgable and kind and very thorough

  • Dec 03, 2019

    I had an amazing experience, I was obviously super stressed out and worried about my baby, after talking with the dr and nurses and watching how they were with my sweet little boy and they made sure that I knew everything going on and how my little boy was doing.

  • Nov 19, 2019

    Dr austin made us feel so comfortable. Everyone was so unbelievably nice and helped us feel so much better about the surgery we came in for

  • Nov 10, 2019

    Dr. Austin is a quiet, knowledgeable physician. He answered our questions and didn’t make us feel like we had to make any decisions right away. He was gentle when examining our son.

  • Nov 07, 2019

    Dr Austin was very thorough, took our questions seriously, and never made us feel rushed.

  • Oct 28, 2019

    He was professional, knowledgeable and kind!

  • Oct 26, 2019

    He stopped by before surgery made sure to answer any questions we had. Stopped by afterwards and gave us report how it went as well as some after care instructions. We appreciated the before and after visits.

  • Oct 06, 2019

    Dr. Austin was fantastic! I also appreciated that even though I was quite early for my appointment, they were able to get me in right away.

  • Oct 05, 2019

    He was very informative. He was very nice and we liked him very much.

  • Oct 01, 2019

    He was kind and gentle and directly addressed our child.

  • Sep 24, 2019

    Dr. Austin is warm, attentive and provided excellent care. We were able to have my son's procedure done the same day as our consult. Having worked for 10 years for a different healthcare corporation, I am well aware that many providers would have required us to schedule the procedure on a different day. Dr. Austin did the procedure the same day, and I'm sure the time wasn't scheduled into the consult. I appreciate that he and his staff made the time in their day for us. They truly put the patient before profit.

  • Sep 17, 2019

    I'm thankful for our doctor. Dr Austin is a great doctor and surgeon. I'm very happy.

  • Sep 09, 2019

    Great people, as always.

  • Sep 04, 2019

    He doctor was really sweet he explain detail by detail.

  • Aug 30, 2019

    Every staff member was so good with our son, and made sure we all felt comfortable and confident.

  • Aug 29, 2019

    Dr. Austin is kind, and courteous. He takes time to explain all options in information, and I appreciate it care, and concern in the treatment of my child.

  • Aug 28, 2019

    Dr. Austin does fantastic work. We are pleased with our services and happy our boy is doing great. We would certainly recommend him to others.

  • Aug 26, 2019

    Great care! Great Provider, on time! Came early and were seen right away.

  • Aug 06, 2019

    Experience. I was wonderful to all the nurses, anesthetics, the doctors. Everybody was so kind, so attentive, and they really make it a wonderful experience.

  • Jul 30, 2019

    He was professional, informative, knowledgeable and answered all our questions. Went above and wrote out a complete summary of the issue and visit so I could submit it to baby's social worker. Very pleased, thank you.

  • Jul 17, 2019

    It was a great experience. He was very detailed and answered every question and concerns we had.

  • Jul 02, 2019

    Yeah, Dr. Was wonderful. He really treated me and my daughter really good. Yeah, he was a good dude. Yep. He's a wonderful person. Absolutely. Absolutely a wonderful person yeah.

  • Jun 25, 2019

    Dr. Austin is always incredibly professional, kind and listens. We don't feel rushed and he values our son's health. We know all concerns and questions will be addressed and we look forward to our visits with him.

  • Jun 25, 2019

    Excellent Dr. So kind and caring, patient and thorough. Dr. Austin is so wonderful! Very knowledgeable and calm and reassuring

  • Jun 15, 2019

    My experience at Doernbecher's was great. My son is only six months, but he felt very comfortable with the nurses and the doctors. The nurses and the doctors know what they're doing and they are very helpful, very, very nice and I would definitely bring my son back there if anything else happened.

  • Jun 06, 2019

    Nice guy, personable. Explained procedures well and answered questions. Asked a few times if we had any further questions to ensure clarity. Worked well with our children.

  • May 16, 2019

    He?s very calm and clear. He knows what he?s talking about

  • May 16, 2019

    I just really loved the experience that I had at Doernbecher. I really loved the providers that we met with. All the staff was very friendly very helpful. They really really described my daughter's condition for me, so I could understand really what was going on with her. I felt safe. I felt secure. I felt less concerned about my daughter. It was just an overall really wonderful experience and I'd highly recommend this hospital to my family and they also take my insurance which is amazing.

  • May 14, 2019

    He his always kind, considerate and very thorough. We always feel as thought we are in good hands.

  • May 01, 2019

    Dr. Austin was friendly and made sure all our questions were answered. I felt heard and that my son was well cared for.

  • Apr 25, 2019

    Very detailed in explanation

  • Apr 25, 2019

    We always, when we come up, feel so confident about having Dr. Austin as our daughter's urology pediatrician. He's just wonderful. He's kind and caring and is so knowledgeable. We wouldn't trust our daughter with anyone else. So we really appreciate the fact that he is able to provide care for her and we feel so lucky that we've been able to find him as a physician for her. Thank you so much.

  • Apr 20, 2019

    Dr. Austin was thoughtful, kind calm and always made us feel comfortable. We couldn’t have been happier with his bedside manner.

  • Apr 18, 2019

    Dr. Austin is warm, kind, thorough, and a fabulous listener. He is great with kids and we have a high level of respect for him. We trust him greatly, and appreciate that he sees us as partners in our son’s care.

  • Apr 18, 2019

    He was very professional and very thorough and answered all of our questions and we appreciate how he treats my son and my family, I would recommend him, highly.

  • Apr 09, 2019

    It was fast and they explain everything to me

  • Apr 09, 2019

    Hello, my name is [Name] and I'm calling leaving a message about the care from Dr. Austin. I am very grateful for a doctor's like him. He's very caring and very professional and made me feel that he is doing the absolute best for my son and he answered all of my questions and I could not be more thankful or helpful or could not put in words the appreciation that I have for his profession and all the things that he's doing and I'm very grateful for people like him and for the facility where he works at and if there's anything I can ever do to help pay him back or or give him good words to...to express how much he's done for us, it would be...I'd be...I'd be considered an honor to help him back.

  • Apr 04, 2019

    Experience was amazing. No long wait. We were in and out with a clear diagnosis and a visit summary for reference.

  • Apr 02, 2019

    He was really friendly and to the point.

  • Mar 29, 2019

    Yes, I would like to highly, highly recommend Dr. Austin to anybody who needs his expertise. He was fantastic physician for my son. We had some complications, not his fault and he was extremely calm and extremely caring and did a fantastic job and we are,,,,, we are very pleased with the outcome and very positive result and he was extremely professional and respectful and we are just incredibly thankful for the fantastic job that he did and his expertise and his bed side manner was just a hundred percent. Thank you.

  • Mar 29, 2019

    Dr. Austin is good at what he does. He shows genuine concern and care. However, he talks very softly and quiet and was very hard to understand.

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