Clifford ColemanM.D., M.P.H.

  • Associate Professor of Family Medicine, School of Medicine


  • Family Medicine

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Dr. Clifford Coleman is a family doctor who specializes in caring for patients with complex medical conditions as well as meeting the growing health needs of underserved populations. He says his patients, their families and his coworkers make him feel privileged to come to work each day.

A national expert whose research focuses in the fields of health literacy and doctor-patient communication, Dr. Coleman also provides training for health care professionals and medical students in these areas. Other topics include culturally responsive care, professionalism and ethics.

Dr. Coleman grew up in Eugene, Oregon. He lives in Portland with his wife, two children and their family dog. In his spare time, he enjoys skiing, traveling, hiking and the arts.


  • A.B., 1991, Dartmouth College
  • M.D., 2000, Stanford University
  • M.P.H., 2004, Portland State University
  • Residency:

    • Family Medicine residency - OHSU - 2000-2003
    • Public Health & Preventive Medicine residency - OHSU - 2000-2004
  • Certifications:

    • Family Medicine


  • English

Memberships and associations

  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support

Patient ratings

4.8 out of 5 (251 Ratings, 68 Comments)

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