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Cristian D. Valenzuela, M.D.

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  • Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology, School of Medicine

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About me

Dr. Cristian Valenzuela is a Chilean-American surgeon, born and raised in the New York City area. A desire to serve the less fortunate led him to pursue his surgical residency at a New York inner-city public hospital in Spanish Harlem. He also has a passion for basic science research, which led him to pursue laboratory projects focused on blood vessel and tissue development. After completing his general surgery residency, he sub-specialized in cancer surgery at Wake Forest University. He then joined the OHSU surgical staff, and his surgical focus primarily includes treatment of melanoma and sarcoma.

Outside of work, his hobbies include running and hiking, piano, chess and watchmaking. He is married and a father of two.

Education and training

  • Degrees

    • M.D., 2011, New York University Grossman School of Medicine
    • B.A., 2007, Cornell University
  • Residency

    • General Surgery, New York Medical College at Metropolitan Hospital Center, 2020
    • General Surgery (Internship), Columbia University/New York-Presbyterian Medical Center, 2012
  • Fellowship

    • Complex General Surgical Oncology, Wake Forest University, 2022
    • Laboratory Fellowship (NIH-funded), Harvard Medical School/Brigham & Women’s Hospital, 2017
  • Certifications

    • American Board of Surgery, General Surgery, 2022
    • American Board of Surgery, Complex General Surgical Oncology, 2023

Memberships and associations:

  • American College of Surgeons
  • Society of Surgical Oncology
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Ratings and reviews

Overall: 4.8 out of 5 (185 Ratings, 100 Reviews)

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