Christopher W. Ryan MD

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Professor of Medicine School of Medicine

Accepting new patients

4.9 out of 5 (238 Ratings, 49 Comments)


  • Cancer

Special focus on

  • Genitourinary Cancers
  • Sarcoma
  • Residency:

    • Internal medicine, University of Chicago, 1997
  • Fellowship:

    • Hematology/oncology, University of Chicago, 2000
  • Certifications:

    • American Board of Internal Medicine (medical oncology), 2000


Dr. Ryan specializes in the treatment of sarcomas (rare bone and soft tissue tumors) and genitourinary cancers (kidney, bladder, prostate and testicle cancers). He strives to offer the latest treatments to his patients through clinical trials. He is inspired by his many patients who received breakthrough treatments in clinical trials before those treatments were widely available.

Dr. Ryan enjoys the Oregon outdoors, fly fishing for steelhead and cycling when he is given the chance. Most of all, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two small children.

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  • English

Memberships and associations

  • American Society of Clinical Oncology

Clinical Trials

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Patient Ratings

4.9 out of 5 (238 Ratings, 49 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 17, 2019

    Very pleased. Always very professional.

  • Dec 15, 2018

    Yeah, I think everybody the nurses in the doctors has been very nice and clean up there and excellent experience. And I like to wish them all a merry Christmas. And they're very professionally. Bye.

  • Dec 14, 2018

    On time, plenty of time to discuss issues, and excellent responses.

  • Dec 14, 2018

    I think that everybody was really sincerely caring and sensitive to other people's feelings and how they talk....spoke to them when they could be distressed about what they're there to see them about and all that and I was really impressed about how, you k now, the sincerity that they talked to people with and understand and all that, right?

  • Dec 13, 2018


  • Dec 11, 2018

    Dr Ryan is the best! Of course he's extremely knowledgeable but he's also personable, takes time to explain to me, answer my questions and is genuinely concerned with my health and life. It's a blessing to be cared for by him.

  • Dec 10, 2018

    I never have any problems with Dr Ryan.

  • Dec 07, 2018

    The provider was just fine, but doctor's appointment took over 2 hours. We thought a little long. Thank you.

  • Dec 03, 2018

    Dr. Ryan listened to me respectfully which is important to me. His questions were well thought out and I had a good idea of the current plan before leaving. My convictions regarding future treatments were shared and accepted.

  • Nov 30, 2018

    the best dr. ever tends to my needs and taking care of me

  • Nov 29, 2018

    He is the best provider I have ever had or will have.

  • Nov 29, 2018

    I've been extremely happy with Dr. Ryan and his, and his team. I feel like I've been taken care of, well taken care of and I'm happy to, to recommend him to anyone.

  • Nov 26, 2018

    He is pleasant and listens. He is confident and shares the facts.

  • Nov 26, 2018

    Yes, I believe Dr. Ryan is a very good doctor. He keeps you informed. He tells you what's going on. I was very very happy with him while I was taking chemo and the cancer situation so I think you would be good for anyone. Bye.

  • Nov 25, 2018

    Dr. Ryan has done a great job. He's obviously very professional, very knowledgeable. We're just tremendously impressed with him. We're awfully glad that he's my oncologist so have nothing but the highest praise for him.

  • Nov 23, 2018

    Always feel he is listening to my concerns.

  • Nov 22, 2018

    Appt right on time. Very friendly staff.

  • Nov 22, 2018

    Very informative and willing to answer my questions and not act like he was in a hurry.

  • Nov 22, 2018

    Dr Ryan has been very attentive and supportive as well as totally clear about my health situation. I feel well taken care of under his guidance.

  • Nov 15, 2018

    Always professional caring and informative.

  • Nov 15, 2018

    He has been overseeing my liposarcoma treatemtn and recovery for over 10 years. Always great me with a smile.

  • Nov 08, 2018

    I found Dr. Ryan to be extremely thoughtful. Very, very easy to understand and get along with. He was able to describe very complex issues in a way that I could understand, and he was personable, and kind.

  • Nov 01, 2018

    I am in the follow up stages of a clinical trial and have always been treated with the utmost respect and kindness during the entire experience.

  • Oct 12, 2018

    It went good

  • Oct 04, 2018

    Knew my case. Extremely experienced with my condition. Took all the time I needed to answer my questions and explain my options.

  • Sep 26, 2018

    no problems

  • Sep 20, 2018

    I wanted to get an opinion on a cancer treatment recommended by my local oncologist. I met with Dr. Ryan who was very helpful in explaining the various alternatives he saw as available. Essentially, he was in agreement with my local oncologist with a possible variation. In the process of our discussion, I mentioned an issue that has been of concern, so he looked at the source of the issue and immediately set up an appointment to see Dr. Anderson about the problem. Dr. Anderson took a sample of tissue to be biopsied. I wish to thank Dr. Ryan for his very astute, professional observation, even though I may be very unhappy with the result.

  • Sep 20, 2018

    Good listener, very caring

  • Sep 14, 2018


  • Sep 06, 2018

    He is an expert on RCC and a great provider.

  • Sep 06, 2018

    He is an expert in cancer care. He is a good listener and genuinely cares about his patients.

  • Aug 30, 2018

    Easy to talk to and answered all my questions.

  • Aug 29, 2018

    Great staff and very professional.

  • Aug 27, 2018


  • Aug 23, 2018

    Yes, my experience with Dr. Ryan was a wonderful, positive experience. I would recommend him and his staff to anybody that has any need for oncology. I am a cancer patient, and he definitely is positive and uplifting and has several different formats that he uses for treatment.

  • Aug 23, 2018

    Yes, Dr. Ryan was very professional. I got the answers that I wanted, and his assistants were very helpful also. It was a good experience.

  • Aug 22, 2018

    Dr. Ryan is always very thorough and has a great office visit personality. He listens and always has satisfactory answers to my questions.

  • Aug 15, 2018

    Very informed and made feel comfortable

  • Aug 15, 2018

    Excellent as always

  • Aug 02, 2018

    Dr. Ryan was very thorough with his update on my health status and his recommendations for treatment going forward. He is competent and I appreciate the high level of care he provides.

  • Aug 02, 2018

    A post cancer check of scans and me. He?s very knowledgeable re sarcomas and post surgery outcomes.

  • Aug 01, 2018

    Dr. Ryan is always clear, friendly, explains everything. He's a wonderful doctor and he does research, and he has new ideas about my treatments, and I appreciate all of his time and his kindness. Thank you, bye.

  • Jul 18, 2018

    OHSU is a serious and effective provider with this user. Thanks

  • Jul 12, 2018

    Yes, I liked the doctor. I like him very much and I asked him questions and he answered them right back. That's what I like about him. Thank you.

  • Jul 11, 2018

    Dr Chris Ryan is compassionate, knowledgeable, a good listener and sincerely cares about his patients.

  • Jul 11, 2018

    It was great, easy to find where I was going and the staff were all very kind and helpful.

  • May 24, 2018

    I have utmost trust and confidence in Dr. Ryan. We have a very good rapport and ease of communication.

  • Apr 29, 2018

    We never felt rushed when talking to Dr Ryan.. He always made time for us, including 1 time where we were still there after clinic hours. Dr Ryan and his staff never made us feel that we need to hurry up..

  • Sep 01, 2017

    Dr. Ryan is trustworthy, inspires confidence, is knowledgeable in his field of expertise, and is reasonably personable.

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