Douglas J. Norman M.D.

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  • Director, Transplant Medicine; Director, Immunogenetics Laboratory

Professor of Medicine, Division of Nephrology and Hypertension School of Medicine

Accepting new patients

4.9 out of 5 (96 Ratings, 23 Comments)


  • Nephrology and Hypertension
  • Transplantation

Special focus on

  • Transplantation Medicine/Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation


  • B.A., Stanford University, Stanford California 1968
  • M.D., University of Washington, Seattle Washington 1972
  • Internship:

    • Internal Medicine, San Francisco General Hospital, 1972-1973
  • Residency:

    • Internal Medicine - University of California, San Francisco,  1973-1974
    • Internal Medicine - Beth Israel Hospital, Boston, 1975-1976
  • Fellowship:

    • Nephrology - Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, 1976-1979
    • Transplantation Immunology - Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, 1977-1979
  • Certifications:

    • American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine, 1976
    • American Board of Internal Medicine, Nephrology, 1978
    • American Board of Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics, 1994


Dr. Norman is a professor of medicine and director of both the Immunogenetics Laboratory and Transplant Medicine at OHSU. He has training in medicine, clinical transplantation, transplant immunology and nephrology. Dr. Norman serves as the medical director of the OHSU Kidney Transplant Program. He was a founder of the OHSU Heart Transplant Program in 1985. He has overseen the growth of the Immunogenetics Laboratory, which performs tissue typing for the six solid organ and two bone marrow transplant programs in Oregon, as its medical director since 1980.

Dr. Norman is active in several national and regional organizations. He has served as president of the Pacific Northwest Transplant Society, the United Network of Organ Sharing (UNOS) and the American Society of Transplantation. He has served on the editorial boards of eight national/international medical journals and was the 2006 recipient of the American Society of Transplantation Senior Achievement Award.

Dr. Norman has overseen an active clinical training program in Transplantation Medicine at OHSU for the past twenty years. Most of the graduates of this program are currently making contributions to transplantation at several academic transplant programs in the U.S. and abroad. He is also active in various teaching venues sponsored by the American Societies of Transplantation and Nephrology.Dr. Norman's clinical interests are kidney transplantation and immunogenetics. He is actively involved with managing kidney transplant patients in the hospitals of OHSU and the Portland VA and in the outpatient clinics.

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  • English

Memberships and associations

  • American Society of Transplantation
  • American Society of Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics
  • American Soceity of Nephrology

Patient Ratings

4.9 out of 5 (96 Ratings, 23 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

  • Feb 19, 2019

    Service is excellent. Thank you for the doctors and nurses.

  • Feb 16, 2019

    I was treated with great care and respect. I am always amazed at how nice the nurses and doctors are when I have to go to OHSU! I received excellent care.

  • Feb 12, 2019

    Dr Normal is warm & caring as a professional provider and supportive & responsive to specific questions asked. He emenates patiece & sincertity and he always makes you feel when you are his patient that you are the priority during the time he is with you.

  • Feb 11, 2019

    It is very knowledgeable answered all my question took the same. I wasn't rushing or anything like that. Took his time. He's no is a very short appointment with me and did a really good job followed up multiple multiple times. I was in the hospital and had every answer I needed and I really appreciate that.

  • Feb 10, 2019

    As always , impressed with the renal transplant team

  • Feb 07, 2019

    Yes, I had a procedure biopsy on Monday and I received your went well. Everyone knew what you were doing and I will stop by the way it all worked out and to work they had down. Thank you. Thanks. Thank you.

  • Jan 30, 2019

    Dr. Norman was very kind and patient, he listened to everything I had to say and explain in great detail what his plan was to help me. The clinic was running a little behind but, he apologized and explained why the wait, and then took the time to take care of me. It never felt like he was in a rush to get out of the room.

  • Jan 26, 2019


  • Jan 13, 2019

    Yeah, experience with Dr. Douglas Norman was a really great experience so far. Really friendly, well spoken, and made me feel...made me feel really at ease with my new transplant with my right kidney, and again, really patient with me, and really well addressing questions.

  • Jan 09, 2019

    Procedure very organized. All staff friendly and helpful

  • Jan 05, 2019

    It was great. I felt safe and very comfortable the whole time.

  • Dec 14, 2018


  • Dec 09, 2018

    Everything is great. I like the service and the doctors and the nurses. They're all super. Thank you.

  • Dec 05, 2018

    I had my kidney transplant 7 years ago, Dr. Norman it was involve from the very beginning, and he's a dedicated, trusted physician and I'm happy and lucky to have him.

  • Nov 25, 2018

    Dr. Norman was very professional, and he did an outstanding job, and he made me feel very comfortable with the procedure. He explained everything and he was very thorough. I would recommend him to anyone.

  • Nov 19, 2018

    Everybody was nice and I was well informed about my condition.

  • Nov 07, 2018

    Hello. He is really a good provider, he is excellent on what he's doing. Everything is okay after surgery. There's no pain and I feel good. Excellent help. Thank you very much. Bye bye.

  • Jul 24, 2018

    Good listener, very thorough, history of tremendous expertise with my medical needs, good teacher, friendly, honest. Saw him as the expert to review and discuss secondary medical issue and it?s impact. Very helpful.

  • Jul 18, 2018

    Dr. Norman was very thorough, he answered all my questions, and as I said, he's very good communicating, so anyway, I was very pleased ? with my appointment with him.

  • Jul 18, 2018

    Great doctor and person! Very thorough and knowledgeable about my past history.

  • Jun 23, 2018

    Dr. Norman is an excellent physician following my kidney transplant status andmedication. I can not say enough positive about the care I have received.

  • Jun 17, 2018

    Dr. Norman is very carrying and knows my case history.

  • Dec 26, 2017

    I could not have had better care than I have had at OHSU

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