Katherine Thompson P.A.-C., M.P.T.

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Instructor of Neurological Surgery School of Medicine

Accepting new patients

4.4 out of 5 (81 Ratings, 18 Comments)


  • Neurological Surgery
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Orthopaedics and rehabilitation

Special focus on

  • Neurosurgery
  • Spinal Surgery


  • M.P.T., University of California San Francisco, San Francisco California 1993
  • P.A.-C., Stanford University School of Medicine-Foothill College, Palo Alto California 2000


Katie Thompson is a physician assistant in the Department of Neurological Surgery and the OHSU Spine Center. Physicians assisitants (PAs) are often referred to as mid-level providers. Physician assistants are highly trained members of our neurological surgery health care team who practice medicine with the supervision of licensed physicians, providing patients with a wide range of services that would otherwise be performed by physicians. Specific duties are defined by state regulation and practice setting, but include a variety of both diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. Utilizing a medical model of patient care, PAs are trained to: obtain medical histories, perform complete physical examinations and minor surgical procedures,  diagnose illnesses, order and interpret routine diagnostic tests, develop treatment and management plans, suture wounds, set fractures, assist in surgery, and-- provide education to patients regarding illness, health promotion and disease prevention.

Katie Thompson works directly with Dr. Raslan in his respective neurosurgical clinics.

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

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Patient Ratings

4.4 out of 5 (81 Ratings, 18 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

    She was very good. Very helpful, caring, compassionate, and very good at what she does. Thank you.

  • Dec 19, 2018

    I felt Catherine took the time and listened to what I felt I had going on with my shoulder because there was a few issues that were just not cut and dry when you're I guess when you're dealing with nerves things are just not cut and dry and when we got to a point where I felt that she needed she actually took time to go and get the surgeon that did the surgery on my neck, which doesn't probably happen very often and where we could go over several different issues that I have and questions and got me scheduled for a neurologist for I can so we can find out what's going on. So I would think she did spot on and took her time and did her job very well.

  • Nov 14, 2018

    All questions answered in a very clear & concise manner.

  • Nov 14, 2018

    Yes, I was very enthusiastic.... enthusiastic about my provider. I had a lot of anxiety going in and she calmed my fear a lot, just by talking to me, and she was attentive the entire way. And what I'm supposed to do.

  • Oct 31, 2018

    Thoughtful, caring, good listener, knowledgeable. I felt she was my advocate and wanted to do what was best for me. Gave opportunity to ask questions. I didn?t feel rushed out for another patient.

  • Oct 13, 2018

    I like the care I am getting from Catherine Thompson.

  • Sep 25, 2018

    I really like Dr. Orina and physicians assistant Katie Thompson.

  • Sep 01, 2018

    Good. Seemed knowledgeable.

  • Aug 18, 2018

    Catherine is a little inconsistent. She's decent face to face, but not so good on the phone. There's a lack of communication with other doctors. I get told one thing in the office and then a totally different thing with other doctors. She's a very nice lady and knows her business, but not her execution. It's not bad, but just needs better communication.

  • Aug 17, 2018

    I have had nothing but positive results from OHSU and it's associates. The Dr's and staff are all very professional.

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