John G. Hunter M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Professor of Surgery School of Medicine

Accepting new patients

4.9 out of 5 (152 Ratings, 18 Comments)


  • Cancer
  • Digestive Health
  • Surgery

Special focus on

  • Digestive Surgery
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • General Surgery
  • GI Tract - Upper (includes esophagus, stomach, gallbladder and biliary system)
  • Laparoscopic and Endoscopic Surgery


  • M.D., University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Pennsylvania 1981
  • Residency:

    • General Surgery, University of Utah, 1987
  • Fellowship:

    • Laser and Endoscopic Surgery, University of Utah, 1984
    • Pancreaticobiliary Endoscopic Surgery, University of Western Ontario, Canada, 1988
    • Endoscopic Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, 1988
  • Certifications:

    • American Board of Surgery 1988, recertified 1997, 2006


Dr. Hunter specializes in caring for patients with esophageal and gastrointestinal (digestive system) disease. He has advanced training in minimally invasive surgery and in treating esophageal and gastrointestinal diseases. In his spare time, Dr. Hunter enjoys spending time with his family. His kids' schedules keep him very busy. When he does get some time to himself, he enjoys reading, golfing, skiing and biking.


  • English

Memberships and associations

  • American Board of Surgery

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Patient Ratings

4.9 out of 5 (152 Ratings, 18 Comments)

The patient ratings score is an average of all responses to physician related questions on our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey

  • Friendliness/courtesy 4.9
  • Explanations about your problem/condition 4.9
  • Concern shown for your questions/worries 4.9
  • Effort made to include you in treatment decisions 4.8
  • Used words you could understand 4.9
  • Amount of time spent with you 4.8
  • Your confidence in care provider 4.9
  • Likelihood of recommending to others 4.9
  • Likelihood of recommending to others 4.9

Patient Comments

  • Apr 28, 2018

    They made me feel like they care and not just another patient. Great job

  • Nov 28, 2017

    Very kind man and his assistant's.

  • Oct 03, 2017

    dr. hunter was a referral from my cousin..

  • Jun 06, 2017

    Dr. Hunter is Avery thorough physician who inspired deep confidence with me.

  • May 16, 2017

    Longest consultation I have ever experienced. Entire staff was very thorough and made sure that I understood everything about my pending procedure

  • May 09, 2017

    Dr. Hunter was amazing and not arrogant like other surgeons I had recently met with (outside of OHSU). Also, Dr. Dobreski (sp???) was very nice as well, good listener and communicator.

  • Feb 14, 2017

    This physician is the best in his field. He has seen me through from the beginning in excellent shape.

  • Dec 20, 2016

    Dr. Hunter is a very kind man. He has demonstrated his concern for my health issue by being willing to reach out to others in order to achieve the best possible medical solution for me. I am very thankful for that.

  • Dec 06, 2016

    Dr. Hunter is a kind and compassionate man.

  • Sep 13, 2016

    Dr. Hunter is a fantastic doctor. We are lucky to be seen by him

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