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

4.8 out of 5 (236 Ratings, 55 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

4.8 out of 5 (236 Ratings, 55 Comments)

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Patient Comments

  • Dec 05, 2018

    Dr Lu is a great doctor

  • Dec 01, 2018

    Competent and good sense of humor appropriate to his practice

  • Nov 29, 2018

    Dr. Lu, Is an amazing doctor, he explains to you what is going on in a clear and simple manner. He is direct & pulls no surprises in his explanation of your condition.

  • Nov 29, 2018

    Very pleasant to talk to. Really understood my problem and explained every aspect of my treatment.

  • Nov 17, 2018

    We think the world of Dr. Lu. my dad had a bowel obstruction in July and he removed it. My dad did great, Dr. Lu was wonderful, his whole team was. Then in dealing with him, and then again just recently had another surgery where Dr. Lu sewed his ... took out his ostomy bag and sewed him back up and again, wonderful experience. He is our superhero for my dad. We just really appreciate Dr. Lu quite a bit.

  • Nov 07, 2018

    Dr. Lu and staff were consistently professional and friendly.

  • Oct 30, 2018

    Seems very knowledgeable about handling the situation that I have.

  • Oct 27, 2018

    I had a very good experience with Dr. Lu and his staff. They answered all my questions that I had and I came out feeling a whole lot better than I had going in.

  • Oct 24, 2018

    Great doctor who really cares!

  • Oct 23, 2018

    He was very thorough and answered all of my questions

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