Special focus on
- Bile Duct Cancer
- Gall Bladder Cancer
- Liver Cancer
- Pancreatic Cancer
- B.S., Stanford University, Palo Alto California 1985
- M.D., The Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine, Baltimore Maryland 1989
- Surgery, Oregon Health & Science University
- Surgery branch, metabolism section, National Cancer Institute, 1994
- 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
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
The following clinical trials are currently accepting new participants:
4.9 out of 5 (202 Ratings, 43 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.
- Nov 05, 2018
I have every confidence in my health provider at OHSU.
- Nov 02, 2018
He was pleasant, and listened to, and answered all my questions.
- Nov 02, 2018
We are very thankful for Dr. Billingley's expertise and skill as a surgeon. He and his team were very kind, encouraging, cheerful, and very professional.
- Oct 19, 2018
Always informative and patient. Love this Dr.
- Oct 13, 2018
The doctor listens very well and is very concerned about my wellbeing
- Oct 02, 2018
Dr Billingsley was great at explaining the surgery I am scheduled to have.He was on time for the appointment. Provided me a chance to ask questions.I was very pleased with his caring nature.I am very comfortable with him.
- Sep 28, 2018
I believe Dr. Billingsley to be one of the best surgery in the northwest. Unfortunately he could not perform my surgery in a timely manner. He seems to be very busy. I felt he ended my appointment before all my questions were answered.
- Sep 27, 2018
This was a post-op visit. All my questions were answered.
- Sep 20, 2018
All positive. Everyone helpful.
- Sep 20, 2018
Dr Billingsly is always compassionate person with excellent people skills.