Kim C. Lu M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Faculty profile
  • Associate Professor of Surgery, Oregon Health & Science University 2011Consultant/Attending, Portland VA Medical Center 2005

Associate Professor of Surgery, Division of Gastrointestinal and General Surgery School of Medicine

Accepting new patients

4.7 out of 5 (276 Ratings, 28 Comments)


  • Cancer
  • Digestive Health
  • Surgery

Special focus on

  • Anal Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Digestive Surgery
  • Gastrointestinal Cancer
  • General Surgery
  • Surgery


  • M.D., Harvard Medical School, Boston Massachusetts 1993
  • Residency:

    • General Surgery, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO, 1997-2004
  • Fellowship:

    • Colon and rectal surgery, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO, 2004-2005
  • Certifications:

    • American Board of Surgery, 2005; Colon and Rectal Surgery, 2006


After the completion of his Colon and Rectal Surgery fellowship at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University in 2005, Dr. Lu joined the Division of Gastrointestinal and General Surgery at OHSU, and was appointed Assistant Professor of Surgery in 2005. He serves concurrently as a Consulting Attending Physician at the VA Hospital. During his tenure, he has completed the Certificate in Human Investigations Program in 2008, and was promoted to Associate Professor of Surgery in 2011.

Dr. Lu is deeply involved in the education of colorectal surgical fellows, residents, and medical students, as well as in the continuing education of colon and rectal and general surgeons. Institutionally, he has served as the Program Director for the OHSU Colon and Rectal Surgery Fellowship since 2009, and serves on several education and diversity committees, including the School of Medicine Diversity Task Force, Promotion and Tenure Committee, Women in Academic Medicine, and is the First Chair on the Committee for Diversity Affairs. Nationally, he is involved with the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, serving on the Self-Assessment, Continuing Medical Education, and Program Committees. In addition, he is a Group Leader for question writing for Board examinations for ASCRS, serves as an Examination Consultant to the Certifying Committee for the American Board of Surgery, and is an Associate Examiner for the Oral Examination Committee for the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgeons. Dr. Lu is also a reviewer for several surgical publications, including World Journal of Surgery, Annals of Surgery, Diseases of the Colon and Rectum, British Journal of Surgery, Annals of Surgical Oncology, and Surgical Innovation. He is sought after, institutionally, locally, and nationally to lecture on colon and rectal cancer and common benign colorectal and anorectal diseases.

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  • English

Memberships and associations

  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons, 2007-Present

Patient Ratings

4.7 out of 5 (276 Ratings, 28 Comments)

The patient ratings score is an average of all responses to physician related questions on our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey

  • Friendliness/courtesy 4.7
  • Explanations about your problem/condition 4.6
  • Concern shown for your questions/worries 4.6
  • Effort made to include you in treatment decisions 4.7
  • Used words you could understand 4.7
  • Amount of time spent with you 4.7
  • Your confidence in care provider 4.7
  • Likelihood of recommending to others 4.7
  • Likelihood of recommending to others 4.6

Patient Comments

  • Jun 13, 2018

    I came away from my appointment with a high level of confidence in Dr. Lu, which is extremely important to me in considering surgery.

  • May 07, 2018


  • Feb 05, 2018

    So happy I could see Dr. Lu as I do have significant problems.

  • Jan 31, 2018

    I believe i allready said he deserves award for going over and beyond, the care of his patients means somthing to this doctor, you never see this kind of care

  • Jan 29, 2018

    provider spoke very quickly and it was sometimes difficult to understand his question or comment - thus was not due to my lack of familiarity with the terminology.

  • Jan 17, 2018

    I can not say enough GOOD THINGS about Dr. Lu. Is there anything better than EXCELLENT!!!!

  • Jan 10, 2018

    The provider (Kim Lu?) and his nurse were very expeditious and processing me through without me feeling hurried and I appreciate that.

  • Aug 09, 2017

    excellent care

  • Jul 31, 2017

    Dr Lu is a very threrow and professional Dr. I would highly recommend him.

  • Jul 26, 2017

    I will continue to recommend Dr Lu and OHSU to anyone what asks my opinion.

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