Joshi J. Alumkal MD

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Associate Professor of Medicine School of Medicine

Accepting new patients

4.9 out of 5 (147 Ratings, 35 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 (147 Ratings, 35 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

  • Nov 15, 2018

    I am still in a state of shock! He believes that my cancer hasn't metastitized itself unlike what Kaiser had told me several years ago!

  • Nov 08, 2018

    I found, excuse me. I found everyone at the hospital was friendly and very professional. It was made the visit a lot easier than it would have been otherwise, appreciated all the people in the elevator in the parking area. Everyone did a good job. Thank you.

  • Nov 08, 2018

    Yeah, I've got nothing good things to say about him. He's just awesome, really calming, he's just easy to get along, totally articulate, takes his time, listens, just everything you'd want from a provider. So yeah, I certainly would recommend him to anybody. So yeah, he's awesome. And well, I don't know what else to say, he's great. Thank you.

  • Nov 07, 2018

    very organized and everyone was very pleasant & helpful

  • Nov 02, 2018

    Excellent in every respect

  • Oct 25, 2018

    Always on time, friendly, courteous, thorough, professional and helpful.

  • Oct 25, 2018

    OHSU has taken care of us in every way possible. We will always recommend OHSU to all!

  • Sep 27, 2018

    he is thoughtful - listens - and provides information as needed - he is a good person and I feel that he cared about who I was -

  • Sep 27, 2018

    Very good as usual....great guy.

  • Sep 19, 2018

    He was very patient, professional, kind, and caring.

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