Justin S. Cetas M.D., Ph.D.

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Faculty profile
  • Neurosurgeon

Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery, Division of Skull Base and Cerebrovascular School of Medicine

Accepting new patients

4.7 out of 5 (237 Ratings, 51 Comments)


  • Neurological Surgery

Special focus on

  • Cerebrovascular
  • Neuro-Oncology Skull Base
  • Neurosurgery


  • B.A., St. John’s College, Santa Fe New Mexico 1993
  • Ph.D., University of Arizona, Tuscon Arizona 2000
  • M.D., University of Arizona, Tucson Arizona 2002
  • Residency:

    • Neurological surgery, Oregon Health & Science University, 2009
  • Fellowship:

    • Skull base surgery, Oregon Health & Science University, 2010
  • Certifications:

    • American Board of Neurological Surgery: certified


Dr. Cetas accepts new patients with neurosurgical disease and disorders at OHSU.

For consultation and referrals at OHSU please call 503-494-4314.

Dr. Cetas also accepts new veteran patients with neurosurgical disease and disorders at the Portland VA Medical Center.

For consultation and referrals at Portland VA Medical Center please call 503-220-8262, ext. 50820.

Dr. Cetas is an associate professor of neurological surgery at OHSU and chief of neurosurgery at the Portland Veterans Medical Center. He was raised in Tucson, Arizona, and spent his undergraduate and graduate years in Arizona before moving to Oregon to complete his neurosurgical residency and fellowship training at OHSU.

Dr. Cetas is also associate director of the Department of Neurological Surgery Residency Program.


Practice Specialties

- general neurosurgery

- cerebrovascular neurosurgery

- pituitary surgery

Dr. Cetas is also actively involved in basic neuroscience research in the OHSU neurological surgery research laboratories. The major focus of Dr. Cetas's research is to understand the effects of subarachnoid hemorrhage on the brainstem and central nervous system and their subsequent role in determining long-term outcomes. 

Visit the Department of Neurological Surgery's website for information about academics, conferences, residency and fellowships.

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  • English

Memberships and associations

  • American Academy of Neurological Surgeons

Patient Ratings

4.7 out of 5 (237 Ratings, 51 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

  • Dec 29, 2018

    I appreciated that Dr. Cetas was as comfortable explaining what we don't know about my case as he was discussing what he does know. I also appreciated that he laid out some options a few steps out, so even though I didn't have definitive answers at this visit, I felt well cared for.

  • Dec 29, 2018

    I had a wonderful experience meeting Dr. Cetas and his physician's assistant. They were both extremely easy to talk to, listened well, explain things in a way that I could understand and I felt like they took their time with me and I just really appreciated that.

  • Dec 24, 2018

    He was very informative.

  • Dec 23, 2018

    Dr. Cetas and his assistant were very personable and made me feel that l was valued, that they cared about my health.

  • Dec 12, 2018

    Courteous personnel from time of check in to time of my departure all staff were helpful. Doctor was running a bit behind. was apologetic and thorough during my appointment. Staff kept me abreast of doctor's progress until I was next patent to be seen. Great teamwork. Great experience. 

  • Dec 11, 2018

    The experience I had was that I waited for an hour past my appointment time before he even managed to show up and then he had no apology of any kind. That is my experience.

  • Dec 09, 2018

    Very caring and compassionate as to what the patients perspective might be.

  • Dec 09, 2018

    He was friendly, considerate and precise.

  • Dec 09, 2018


  • Nov 04, 2018

    Answered all of my questions. Appointment did not feel rushed. Bedside manner was very good. Given choices and able to make clear plan of care for future.

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