Joshi J. Alumkal MD

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Associate Professor of Medicine School of Medicine

Accepting new patients

4.9 out of 5 (252 Ratings, 26 Comments)


  • Cancer

Special focus on

  • Prostate Cancer


  • M.D., Baylor College of Medicine 1998
  • Residency:

    • University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center, 2002
  • Fellowship:

    • Fellowship in medical oncology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 2006
  • Certifications:

    • American Board of Internal Medicine (internal medicine), 2001


Dr. Alumkal specializes in caring for men with all stages of prostate cancer. He has advanced training in medical oncology (treatment of cancer with hormone therapy, chemotherapy or biological agents). Dr. Alumkal enjoys the opportunity to develop long-term relationships with his patients and their families and to travel on their individual journeys with them.

Dr. Alumkal spent most of his childhood and early adulthood in Texas. Later, he moved to Baltimore, Maryland, for his medical oncology training at Johns Hopkins University. He and his family moved to Oregon in late 2006, and he is thrilled to be living in the Pacific Northwest. In his spare time, Dr. Alumkal enjoys spending time with his wife Kathleen Kemmer, who is also a medical oncologist, and his young son Nicholas and daughter Catherine (Cate). When he is not in the laboratory trying to improve our understanding of prostate cancer or spending time with his family, he enjoys reading, hiking and running.

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  • English

Memberships and associations

  • American College of Physicians

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Patient Ratings

4.9 out of 5 (252 Ratings, 26 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

  • Jul 24, 2018

    Dr.Alumkal is an amazing Dr., providing the best of care and responsive to my medical care.

  • Jul 24, 2018

    Hi. I think Dr. Alumkal is one of the best doctors I've had for a long time. He has taken me through a lot of problems with this cancer and everything he's done has helped me improve. Anything he has done for the medicine is now in remission, so if you guys lose him as a staff, you'd be losing a very, very confident doctor.

  • Jul 24, 2018

    Dr. Alumkal has always been a caring, effective and professional provider. I would highly recommend him to anyone.

  • Jul 17, 2018

    extremely good

  • Jul 17, 2018

    Very timely (everything was right on time) and excellent communications...ending with a solid plan of action

  • Jul 10, 2018

    I was very happy that the doctor was prepared did a nice job reviewing everything did a wonderful job explaining some different options and he appeared very confident and that instills confidence also he seemed like a genuinely nice man so it was all good.

  • Jul 10, 2018

    top of the mark!

  • Jul 03, 2018

    Very professional, answered all questions I had, and they made me feel very comfortable.

  • Feb 13, 2018

    very collegial-complimented the work of the referring md.

  • Dec 26, 2017

    Professional and personable. Listened to my concerns, was empathetic, and offered several options.

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