Kevin G. Billingsley M.D.

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Faculty profile
  • Chief, Division of Surgical Oncology

Professor of Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology School of Medicine

Not currently accepting patients

4.9 out of 5 (269 Ratings, 77 Comments)


  • Cancer

Special focus on

  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Gall Bladder Cancer
  • Liver Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Sarcoma


  • B.S., Stanford University, Palo Alto California 1985
  • M.D., The Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine, Baltimore Maryland 1989
  • Residency:

    • Surgery, Oregon Health & Science University
  • Fellowship:

    • Surgery branch, metabolism section, National Cancer Institute, 1994
  • Certifications:

    • American Board of Surgery, 1997 (recertified 2007)


Kevin Billingsley, M.D., is a gastrointestinal surgical oncologist with a particular focus on tumors involving the liver, pancreas and bile ducts. He also provides surgical care for patients with gastric cancers, gastrointestinal stromal tumors, peritoneal malignancies and sarcomas.

Dr. Billingsley’s background includes fellowship training in cancer surgery at the National Cancer Institute and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Before joining the faculty at OHSU, Dr. Billingsley was on the surgical faculty at the University of Washington.

Dr. Billingsley and the surgical oncology team aim to provide the highest level of surgical expertise coupled with compassionate, individualized patient care. With his team, Billingsley works extensively with other oncology providers at OHSU and throughout the Northwest to provide comprehensive care for cancer patients through all stages of disease.

In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Billingsley is the Chief of the Division of Surgical Oncology and serves on the executive leadership team of the Knight Cancer Institute. His research involves clinical trials in gastrointestinal cancer and studying the mechanisms of cancer cell resistance, metastasis and survival. He has published extensively on topics ranging from the quality of cancer care to clinical studies of therapy for pancreatic cancer and liver metastases. He is also interested in the role of hope and healing for cancer patients and families.

Dr. Billingsley and his colleague, Skye Mayo, M.D., M.P.H., are working with the gastrointestinal medical oncology service to provide innovative treatments for patients with colorectal liver metastases. OHSU is one of only two sites in the Western United States to offer hepatic arterial infusion, a unique treatment option for patients with extensive metastatic disease in the liver.

During his career at OHSU, Dr. Billingsley has been extensively involved in the education of medical students, residents and fellows, lecturing nationally and internationally. He believes that training the next generation of physicians to practice with compassion and scientific excellence is one of his most important responsibilities.

Outside of the hospital, Dr. Billingsley enjoys spending free time with his wife and children, as well as cycling, skiing, traveling and cooking.

- 49 articles in peer-reviewed journals
- Course director for four continuing medical education accredited GI cancer conferences
- Ad hoc reviewer for six national and international medical journals


  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships and associations

  • American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • Southwest Oncology Group
  • Society of Surgical Oncology
  • American College of Surgeons
  • Association of Academic Surgery
  • American Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association
  • Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
  • James IV Association
  • North Pacific Surgical Association
  • Seattle Surgical Society
  • Western Surgical Association
  • Pacific Coast Surgical Association
  • Portland Surgical Society

Patient Ratings

4.9 out of 5 (269 Ratings, 77 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

  • May 02, 2019

    Dr Billingsly is thorough and compassionate and his expertise gives me total confidence and security that I am getting the best care possible for my condition.

  • May 02, 2019

    Verry professional caring personel. Verry proficient.

  • Apr 27, 2019

    I was very happy with the visit with Dr. Billingsley. He was very informative on the next procedure and they had already made arrangements to get approval for the next step in my treatment.

  • Apr 25, 2019

    He is professional, present, informed, experienced, compassionate, and patient. Explained process of what to consider when deciding to have surgery or not, what the surgery would entail, likely recovery time, and possible risks. No pressure, just clear about what is recommended and respect for my questions and past experience with surgery.

  • Apr 20, 2019

    Dr. Billingsley is kind and caring, he listens carefully and makes intelligent comments about my health care that make me feel good that he understands and knows what's going on.

  • Apr 18, 2019

    I felt like he cared about me personally, he called me by my name several times!!

  • Apr 18, 2019

    A. Very long, long wait!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Apr 18, 2019

    The doctor listens real well and shows a true concern about my condition

  • Apr 11, 2019

    Always nice people there!

  • Apr 09, 2019

    He is very through and explains everything in a way that we could understand what is going on and what to do next!