Gary W. Takahashi MD, FACP

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Assistant Professor of Medicine School of Medicine

Accepting new patients

4.7 out of 5 (541 Ratings, 168 Comments)


  • Cancer
  • Cancer and Blood Disorders

Special focus on

  • Benign Blood Disorders
  • Brain and Spinal Cord Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Cancer
  • Hematology


  • M.D., John A Burns School of Medicine, 0 0
  • Residency:

    • Oregon Health & Science University, 1987
  • Fellowship:

    • University of Washington Medical Center, 1993
  • Certifications:

    • American Board of Internal Medicine (internal medicine), 1988


Dr. Takahashi specializes in treating hematology (blood diseases) and coagulation (blood clotting) disorders as well as a variety of cancers. He has a special interest in cancers of the gastrointestinal tract. He is also interested in information technology and how it can be used to improve the quality of healthcare.


  • English

Memberships and associations

  • American Society of Hematology

Patient Ratings

4.7 out of 5 (541 Ratings, 168 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

  • May 09, 2019

    I was a new patient and felt very relaxed and confident with the care I received.

  • May 06, 2019

    I think Dr. Takahashi is a very knowledgeable professional and I trust him with my care. I don't know what else to say about him, other than he's..... I think he's great.

  • May 02, 2019

    Good listener, compassionate, shares the background research to help with decision making.

  • Apr 29, 2019

    I was very impressed how ready he was for me and how he had material for me to read and told me exactly what I had what I had to do what could happen. And I was very pleased with it.

  • Apr 28, 2019

    For 5 years OHSU Knight Cancer staff have provided amazing levels of concern and quality care to me during and after chemotherapy treatments. Dr Takahashi shows deep concern for my well being and conveys recommendations and advice very professionally.The staff is commendable and in 5 years have had absolutely no negative experiences.

  • Apr 28, 2019

    Dr. Takahashi came highly recommended. He has not found the source of my shredded blood cell anemia and has not pursued any other source besides the one that has been considered unlikely by my PCP, my heart surgeon and my cardiologist. This lack of curiosity or pursuit of any other cause is very disturbing to me and I consider it unacceptable.I'm a mechanical engineer & I can think of two other possible causes.

  • Apr 27, 2019

    Always feel I get the best medical care and enjoy the experience

  • Apr 27, 2019

    Dr. Takahashi is very educated, and I wish I would have gone to him initially when I got diagnosed with breast cancer. Unfortunately after it returned that I found him and his treatments are working, and I can't say anything better than that, and he's very approachable and he doesn't...he's not judgmental, and he's positive and I leave feeling better than when I show up.

  • Apr 25, 2019

    Dr. Takahashi is competent, thorough, friendly, knows you even though he doesn't see you but every few months. He is right on top of his game and I think he's the best there is.

  • Apr 23, 2019

    It was absolutely great. The doctor is excellent and we appreciate him very much.

  • Apr 22, 2019

    He was very nice and responsive to my needs.

  • Apr 19, 2019

    Dr. Takahashi is extremely caring, knowledgeable, and takes all the time that he...that you require to answer all questions. He is very careful to make sure that you understand all of your options, and has a definite concern about all of his patients.

  • Apr 18, 2019

    He has been awesome through all my years of care.

  • Apr 17, 2019

    The best you can get.

  • Apr 17, 2019

    Dr. Takahashi goes above and beyond in his analysis of your condition and truly cares

  • Apr 13, 2019

    Dr.Takahashi shares my test results and explains what they mean and what the next steps are. He is very knowledgeable and considerate. I trust his judgment.

  • Apr 13, 2019

    I have been seeing Dr. Gary Takahashi for five years after I was diagnosed with lymphoma and he is been tremendously professional and it has to have helped save my life. So, alright I will agreed to you. I would certainly recommend Dr. Gary Takahashi and OHSU to any of my friends and relatives and we hope that hopefully it's one of those that where those situations where you know, I might be I'm I'm happy that I'm cured but I hope I never see him again because I would never have a chance for it again. Got a bittersweet moment, but in any event, they were great and the old staff was great.

  • Apr 13, 2019

    He's very professional. He goes out of his way to help. He sits down, he explains everything to you. He's one wonderful man. He sure helps me a lot.

  • Apr 11, 2019

    everyone was on schedule and I was comfortable with the event.

  • Apr 11, 2019

    He is very thorough.

  • Apr 03, 2019

    after 23 years he continues to be a caring and efficient Doctor.

  • Apr 02, 2019

    Very pleasant ! Have been a patient at OHSU since 2012, have always been satisfied with the care.

  • Mar 23, 2019

    Dr Takahashi treated me from 2003-2008 and again from 2014-2019. March 22nd was my final visit and I couldn’t possibly have asked for better care during 10 years of treatment. I’m so fortunate to have a patient with Dr T and his entire team.

  • Mar 21, 2019

    He (Dr Takahashi) was my oncologist when I had Breast Cancer in 2001, when this Bone Cancer came into light i asked my Primary Care Physician to go to him, He has been very helpful, has a wonderful knowledge of New drugs on the market to try if the ones your on are working slowly or not at all, he see's me monthly and is very conscious of the depression and concerns that go with having Cancer. In my Opinion he is among the very best and I am Thankful he is My Doctor.

  • Mar 21, 2019

    Dr. Takahashi is always very under ... very easy to understand. He talks to the patient in the same way that they can understand what he's saying. Appreciate him a great deal. I wouldn't have him any other way.

  • Mar 14, 2019

    Everyone at this clinic is extremely friendly and courteous. I feel very comfortable with their diagnosis abilities and their recommendations for treatment.This is an A-1 facility with a brilliant staff.

  • Mar 14, 2019

    He is the best. Takes time to talk about cancer and treatment. He is genuinely interested in outcomes for patients.

  • Mar 13, 2019

    Dr. Takahashi is very knowledgeable and caring. Always respectful and concerned, he has my confidence that he will do the very best with regards to my health and well-being.

  • Mar 02, 2019

    He is very caring

  • Mar 01, 2019

    Visits NEVER end upon leaving. Dr. Takahashi is so dedicated that if he has an after thought about your care, her makes direct contact and speaks with you personally. This sets him far above and beyond everyone else.

  • Feb 28, 2019

    The doctor was very caring and took the time to listen.

  • Feb 26, 2019

    I have been a patient of Dr. Takahashi for many years. He is the most compassionate, considerate and knowledgeable doctor I have ever had,,, and I have had more than a few. I am blessed to have him a my oncologist. He. Is very respected, and genuinely well liked by his patients and staff alike. I can not say enough good things about him. I am truly blessed.

  • Feb 26, 2019

    All I can say is that it's been excellent. I've worked with him for a number of years and press all I have to say he is excellent. Thank you.

  • Feb 26, 2019

    Dr. Takahashi is is very helpful. He listens to me and I provides a good guidance and he's also very shown over the years many years that I've been a patient of his days concerned about my welfare and goes out of his way to communicate any issues that he's concerned about and I really appreciate it. I really feel that he is responsible for the fact that I'm alive. So I want I'd like to thank you. Thank you so much.

  • Feb 25, 2019

    Dr. Takahashi is genuinely interested in your best well-being and he is very thorough.

  • Feb 24, 2019

    Dr.Gary Takahashi has been a life saver!!!

  • Feb 24, 2019

    Very good at explaining test results and deciding on next steps to take.

  • Feb 18, 2019

    Dr. Takahashi was very kind and thorough. For our first visit with an oncologist after cancer diagnosis he listened to our questions and concerns, and reviewed options and side effects. At the end he took time again to find out what questions we had, and helped lay out the next steps. We feel very comfortable with him and confident in our way forward.

  • Feb 17, 2019

    He listened and took his time, I never felt rushed.

  • Feb 17, 2019

    Dr. Takahashi is responsive and caring and very good doctor. Thank you.

  • Feb 17, 2019

    I have been with Dr. Takahashi for many many years. He and I have been through multiple myeloma remissions. I am extremely pleased with our association, and I don't want to go through any more of this. Take care please. Good night.

  • Feb 17, 2019

    I thought that Dr. Takahashi was very efficient that he knew what he was talking about and was very knowledgeable and also was a very caring physician.

  • Feb 12, 2019

    The entire process of having my blood drawn and meeting with Dr. Takehashi went smoothly.

  • Feb 08, 2019

    They took the time to answer all my questions. I never felt that they were just trying to rush me to get to the next patient.

  • Feb 06, 2019

    Dr T is wonderful as always. Shows genuine concern and communicates in an understandable way.I am grateful for him and his expertise.

  • Feb 06, 2019

    He is the best a doctor can be.

  • Feb 06, 2019

    I have found him to be very thorough and very kind. I feel confident that he is taking good care of my issue and my health.

  • Jan 28, 2019

    Excellent as always

  • Jan 27, 2019

    My experience was with Dr. Takahashi Takahashi was Excellent. He was there. and Good what he needed to do to make my experience positive.

  • Jan 25, 2019

    Dr Takahashi was my Doctor when I had Breast Cancer in 2001, so when This Cancer was found i asked for him to be my Oncologist, He knows my history and he is an excellent Doctor who keeps on top of the new medicines available to fight Metastasized Breast Cancer, He has done a wonderful job and I really like the Knight Cancer institute, everyone is upbeat and ready to help you in any way they can.

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