Lara E. Davis MD

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Faculty profile

Assistant Professor of Medicine School of Medicine

Accepting new patients

4.8 out of 5 (140 Ratings, 30 Comments)


  • Cancer

Special focus on

  • Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology
  • Sarcoma


  • M.D., Oregon Health & Science University, Portland Oregon 2005
  • Residency:

    • Harvard - combined internal medicine-pediatrics residency program, 2005-2009
  • Fellowship:

    • Medical oncology and pediatric hematology/oncology, Oregon Health & Science University, 2009-2013
  • Certifications:

    • American Board of Internal Medicine, 2009


Dr. Davis specializes in caring for patients with sarcomas. She treats patients of all ages and has completed advanced training in both adult and pediatric oncology.  Dr. Davis is well-versed in the standard of care treatments for sarcoma and also has experience with clinical trials.  Her interest in sarcoma extends from the clinic and into the research lab.  In her spare time, Dr. Davis enjoys spending time with her husband and her son.  She also enjoys gardening, visiting local vineyards and going to the world-class restaurants that Portland offers.


  • English

Memberships and associations

  • American Society of Clinical Oncology

Patient Ratings

4.8 out of 5 (140 Ratings, 30 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 04, 2019

    I've been seeing Laura Davis for I don't know 2, 2 1/2 years. Every time I seen her has been a positive experience. She's very professional and if you had an 11 between the between the 0 and 10 category if you had 11 I would definitely hit that. She's been one of the best people I've met in my life and it's unfortunate it happened through cancer but she's a very, very good doctor in my opinion. Thanks.

  • Apr 26, 2019

    Outstanding Dr. Lara Davis. Ty

  • Apr 22, 2019

    My experience as a patient of Dr Lara Davis has been very positive, in that she listens to me, and allows me opportunity to ask questions, even though I can tell she, and much of the staff are very busy.

  • Apr 08, 2019

    Dr. Davis has always been straight forward and reassuring in her dealings with me. This cannot be easy considering most all of her patients have very serious medical conditions.

  • Mar 22, 2019

    She's so kind and caring. We like meeting with Dr Davis to go over my health and everything else. Nothing but positives

  • Feb 19, 2019

    Dr. Davis was amazing. I came from Houston, Texas and MD Anderson, so she had all of my files from them and she knew so much about me and my case and my history, was super friendly, personable, helpful. I was very impressed with her and feel very good about leaving my hospital in Houston and having Dr. Davis as my new oncologist.

  • Feb 08, 2019

    Hello, the doctor was wonderful knowledgeable courteous. I think when we got some bad news things we weren't expecting, she was so respectful. Let us process it. Didn't feel the silence with nonsense reassurances. It was very kind of her. Thank you.

  • Jan 11, 2019

    My interactions were good

  • Jan 05, 2019

    Dr Davis was very friendly and took the time to explain everything to us.

  • Dec 23, 2018

    Yes, I've been coming to OHSU for more than 3 years to meet with Dr. Davis three 2 times a year and having an MRI and a CT and I would I just can't say enough good about Dr. Davis. I like her. You know you're dealing with cancer sometimes you don't have that attitude but she does. Thank you for asking us to be in the *

  • Dec 03, 2018

    Dr Davis is an exceptional practitioner- an expert and compassionate

  • Nov 30, 2018

    She is very kind, considerate and knowledgeable. Always makes me feel at ease at my visits.

  • Oct 26, 2018

    My experience was excellent, very knowledgeable people, helpful and kind

  • Sep 24, 2018

    Serious upfront caring

  • Sep 20, 2018

    Best first visit got a plan that was what I needed got the ball rolling was great

  • Aug 22, 2018


  • Aug 17, 2018

    Dr. Davis is awesome. She took the time to explain things carefully, to give me an approximate timeline and also to follow up with the other caregivers, care providers on the team and to have them meet with me as needed. It did take a little time but I did appreciate the thoroughness and professionalism and the care. I would highly recommend Dr. Davis and her care team to anyone friends or family. Thank you.

  • Aug 17, 2018

    Dr. Davis.Friendly, professional, knowledgeable, articulate, and open to questions and discussion, as well as my concerns.I enjoyed the consult with her very much.

  • Aug 11, 2018

    Dr. Davis has been my oncologist for I think 3 or more years and I think she is one of the most wonderful human beings I've ever met in my life and I remember when I was in chemo up in the hospital she would come from downstairs sometimes or come down below what I mean by downstairs down at the clinic below you know take tram up and come to say hi see how I was doing and she's always so kind to my family and me every time we go in for our scans and I just love that doctor she's the best doctor I've ever had in my whole life hands down.

  • Aug 10, 2018

    Quite positive. Intelligent, knowledgeable, friendly.

  • Aug 02, 2018

    She explained everything very well, with compassion and truthfully.

  • Aug 01, 2018

    Friendly, knowledgeable and helpful advice about potentially life altering decisions. I cannot imagine how it could have been done any better.

  • Jul 31, 2018

    My appointment was very helpful. Having a plan in place helps eases my mind. Dr. Hayden, Hung, and Davis were all very kind, patient and relieved a lot of my anxiety.

  • Jul 15, 2018

    I have a tremendous amount of respect for Dr. Davis and her team. I am so thankful that there are amazing, quality individuals that are willing to pore themselves into a career fraught with disappointment and heartbreak. I would not be able to do what she does. I am well aware that my prognosis is grim. However, I have the utmost confidence that Dr. Davis is providing me with the best options available for my particular diagnosis and personal goals. I always look forward to seeing her and hearing what she has to say, even if the news is tough. Dr. Davis has an ability to break down my situation into manageable portions and allows me to understand the complex issues with clarity and trust in a path forward. This nasty disease had plans to end my life a few years ago. I know that Dr. Davis and her colleagues have given me substantial more quality time to spend with loved ones and pursue adventures than sarcoma had in mind for me. Too bad sarcoma, Dr. Davis had other plans, and my family and I liked those better.

  • Jul 13, 2018

    Hello. Dr. Davis has been my cancer doctor for the last three years, and she has to me been just fantastic. She's very concerned about me, very concerned about my family and she's straightforward, honest, and she is very aggressive and I appreciate that.

  • Jul 13, 2018

    Hi. I'm very happy with Dr. Davis. She's the best and I wouldn't go anywhere else. Thanks.

  • Jul 10, 2018

    I have seen Dr. Davis for the past roughly year. And she's been a very very good provider. She's very knowledgeable, very compassionate, and has afforded me very good care.

  • Jul 10, 2018

    I am please with the provider. So far so good.

  • May 27, 2018

    I was very pleased with my first contact with Dr. Davis. Her explanation of my situation and the treatment proposed was excellent.

  • May 16, 2018

    I have absolute confidence in Dr. Davis. She is amazing. If I ever came across someone with my illness, I would share my story with them and sing praises about Dr Davis and OHSU.