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

Accepting new patients

4.9 out of 5 (231 Ratings, 80 Comments)

Expertise

  • Cancer

Special focus on

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

Education

  • 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)

Biography

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

Languages

  • 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 (231 Ratings, 80 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!

  • Apr 05, 2019

    Dr. Billingsley listens to my concerns (and even my corny jokes). I don't feel rushed in a visit. He is willing to monitor my condition, rather than jump to surgery, but he sets clear guidelines on when he would recommend surgery. He is a cool surgeon!

  • Mar 26, 2019

    Dr B is always very professional and friendly.

  • Mar 14, 2019

    disappointed the documents sent prior a week prior to arrival were not read or looked at. i had to remind him why i was there.

  • Feb 24, 2019

    Lovely people. Clean, bright buildings.

  • Feb 24, 2019

    They ate the best!

  • Feb 24, 2019

    I didn't feel that he wanted to listen to me. I did not feel that he really even wanted to spend any time with me or talk to me. He decided he got paged right after you got into the room. He got paged, he had me change. So we stepped out for a minute. In fact, he was gone over 8 minutes. He did apologize when you came back in. I saw him for less than 20 minutes for a 12 hour drive to get to him.

  • Feb 09, 2019

    He's very knowledgeable.

  • Feb 08, 2019

    Dr. Billingsley was compassionate and thorough. We feel grateful to have been referred to him. From the first appt to the last he was amazing.

  • Feb 08, 2019

    In all my medical issues, that have taken me across the country, my family and I feel extremely lucky to have found the OHSU team and especially Dr Billingsley and Dr. Heinrich. Dr. Billingsley is kind, caring and a great listener as well as a Dr. that I know has our best interest. He takes the time to explain all aspects of the procedure. Never rushed and always listening. I also like how he always asks my family how they are doing. Thanks you Dr. Billingsley and Dr. Heinrich and the whole OHSU team.

  • Feb 08, 2019

    Kindness

  • Feb 01, 2019

    He is very professional, understanding and knowledgeable.

  • Jan 19, 2019

    Dr. Billingsley is a very caring doctor and I really appreciate that. It seems like he always appreciate whatever you're saying and listens to you and his staff is all the same way. They go out of their way to make sure that you're comfortable and that you're welcomed and that you're you've been given the best care possible.

  • Jan 18, 2019

    Yes, I was very I liked him very much and I thought it was very informative and he told me and layman's language what to expect and I liked him very much. Thank you.

  • Jan 18, 2019

    I appreciate, he took time. He spoke slowly. He was willing to talk to my family. Even though I think they didn't totally understand, but absolutely the best I have ever had. Thank you.

  • Jan 13, 2019

    Dr. Billingsley is extremely talented surgeon and he remove my gallbladder five years ago, and I would highly recommend him to anyone.

  • Jan 11, 2019

    They made us feel important and cared about. And had a positive impact on us!

  • Jan 05, 2019

    He is smart, professional, a kind person and very methodical in his care plan.

  • Dec 27, 2018

    Dr. Billingsley is wonderful doctor. He's very kind compassionate he Is the best doctor one on one that I've ever met I felt comfortable and that he's with him at my first meeting. He took my hand and look me in the eye and was very gentle and kindly expressed that I was going to be okay and and ever since my appointments with him have been the same as far as he's very kind and let me see. I guess that's all. They're confident in his.

  • Dec 22, 2018

    Dr. Billingsley was very knowledgeable, very understanding, very compassionate. I would recommend him to anybody, anywhere.

  • Dec 21, 2018

    Dr. Billingsley was up to date on my case and thorough in his examination. I left knowing exactly what my next steps would be.

  • Dec 14, 2018

    Doctor Billingsley is WONDERFUL beyond words. OHSU is BLESSED to have him on board at this facility.

  • Dec 14, 2018

    Dr. Billingsley is a very experienced and nice doctor and*

  • Dec 07, 2018

    I've been a cancer patient at OHSU for the past 7yrs. The entire staff are always attentive, professional and knowledgeable. I'm treated as a individual just not another patient

  • Dec 07, 2018

    This doctor is the best doctor in the world. I have had wonderful care, he's very caring, and I would tell anybody to go see him. He is wonderful. Thank you.

  • Dec 06, 2018

    Dr Billingsley has always been direct with me and explained my diagnosis well. Follow ups have gone well and he has answered my questions. His staff have been good to work with

  • Dec 01, 2018

    I thought that they were very. Genuine and friendly and very knowledgeable and related all of the information in a way that I could understand it and I would definitely go back to them again.

  • Nov 17, 2018

    He is kind caring and brilliant.

  • Nov 16, 2018

    I would like you to shorten up the survey. That's what I would like. As far as the doctors concerned, everything is excellent.

  • Nov 15, 2018

    Dr. Billingsley is very attentive, informative, intelligent, personable, very helpful, I give him a ten just in all respect. I will highly recommend him.

  • Nov 09, 2018

    Dr. Billingsley is a great doctor, great surgeon and a great guy on top of that. Great human being, good bed side, good technician, good communicator. Great all around.

  • Nov 09, 2018

    I had a very comfortable experience with doc...Dr. Billingsley. He explained little more information about my situation and he listened to me, wanted my opinions and thoughts on it. I'd recommend him. Thank you.

  • Nov 08, 2018

    I was very impressed with this new provider that I have. It was very straightforward and honest with me. I think that all will go well.

  • 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.