Michael C. Heinrich M.D.

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Professor of Medicine School of Medicine

Accepting new patients

4.8 out of 5 (273 Ratings, 59 Comments)


  • Cancer

Special focus on

  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia
  • Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors
  • Leukemia


  • M.D., Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 0 1984
  • Residency:

    • Oregon Health & Science University, 1988
  • Fellowship:

    • Hematology/medical oncology, Oregon Health & Science University, 1991
  • Certifications:

    • American Board of Internal Medicine, (internal medicine) 1987


Dr. Heinrich specializes in medical oncology with emphasis in the development of new cancer treatments. He earned his medical degree in 1984 from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore. He completed both his residency training and hematology and medical oncology fellowship at OHSU. In his free time, Dr. Heinrich enjoys watching his children’s sporting activities, waterskiing and running.


  • English

Memberships and associations

  • American Society of Clinical Oncology

Patient Ratings

4.8 out of 5 (273 Ratings, 59 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

  • Mar 12, 2019

    He cares very much for his patients, listens to everything I say. That is very important to me.

  • Mar 05, 2019

    My visit was very good the nurse that checked me in Christopher with the pretty turquoise hair was outstanding very uplifting and my visit with the doctor was very nice as well thank you for your outstanding care

  • Feb 19, 2019

    He's been a great doctor. Very knowledgeable and personable.

  • Feb 11, 2019

    Excellent, all the staff very friendly and they make sure I understand everything.

  • Feb 06, 2019

    Dr. Heinrich is very knowledgable and takes the time to explain things very well.

  • Jan 25, 2019

    I wouldn’t go to anyone else. He’s the best!

  • Jan 18, 2019

    Wonderful dr. Always willing to explain any question

  • Jan 12, 2019

    I have never had a better experience with a physician. I absolutely love Dr. Heinrich. I totally trust him and I would recommend him and I have recommended him for family and friends. He is very personable and he makes you feel that he really cares and treat you like family.

  • Jan 11, 2019

    I'm alive because of his work

  • Jan 10, 2019

    Dr. Heinrich was very attentive, very thorough and very professional. You did an excellent job at diagnosing my situation and what I can possibly do to better my health.

  • Dec 30, 2018

    He makes you feel like you really cares and he does he's working very hard to my behalf grateful. It's always answers my questions if I have questions that come up from our concerns. So Dr. Heinrich is awesome. Thank you.

  • Dec 29, 2018

    Dr. Heinrich is personable, knowledgeable and thorough. He answers any questions I have. He is always seeking to find more information on curing cancer and striving to share his findings with others. I trust Dr. Heinrich and recommend him to any cancer patient.

  • Dec 22, 2018

    Dr. Heinrich is very involved and is very sincere on every issue that I have, and he has been absolutely great working with me, and we've had discussions, and he always listens and I am so absolutely thankful for being able to see a doctor that is actually interested in my well-being, and I'm blessed to have the opportunity to have him as my physician . I'm just very, very happy with the whole situation. Everybody is very kind and knowledgeable and very willing to help and *

  • Dec 21, 2018

    excellent, all are very friendly and knowledgeable

  • Dec 21, 2018

    Yes, it was very good. I do appreciate the OHU and the provider. Thank you.

  • Dec 20, 2018

    Every visit I'm greeted with a handshake. Dr is very attentive to hear how I've been feeling. He's explains what is happening clearly and willing to answer any questions I may have.

  • Dec 14, 2018

    Very knowledgable. Took the time to address all my questions. Gave me information related to improving med management.

  • Dec 13, 2018

    I think Dr. H is awesome. He's detail oriented. He's meticulous and he cares about my health care.

  • Dec 12, 2018

    Best GIST specialist/clinical trial director available to me on the wst coast.

  • Dec 07, 2018

    Dr. Heinrich is amazing. I flew from Maryland to see him and it was absolutely worth it. Dr. Heinrich, was kind, profoundly thorough - he answered every single question and provided the latest scientific information. He is at the forefront of his field and I felt so much calmer knowing that I am under his care. Words can't express how grateful I am to have the opportunity to have Dr. Heinrich assist me.

  • Dec 07, 2018

    Just feedback on Dr. Heinrich. I'm [Name] his patient. Just like to say that he is very considerate, he listens to what you're saying. He gets your input. He make decisions with you, like a group decision. He's very upbeat, he's positive, always thinking the best plan for you, and always wants to confer with you about it. Very happy with him, and always treats you with respect, and you feel like he really does care about you.

  • Dec 06, 2018

    I have been... I've had 10 surgeries. I've been in a lot of hospitals and as far as I am concerned OHSU is number one.

  • Dec 05, 2018

    Dr. Heinrich is very knowledgeable...he answers your questions and explains this complex subject...Cancer in somewhat layman's terms which is vital for a Doctor/Patient relationship.He is thorough and makes sure you understand your treatment before you leave.

  • Nov 30, 2018

    I see Dr. Heinrich, and he is an incredible, intelligent person. Not just intelligence, but very wise, and you can tell you as a lot of experience in working with my kind of cancer. I appreciate his support of me. If it wouldn't be for me, for him, I would not be here. I would have passed away, and how can you appreciate more or thank someone enough who has saved your life many times? I can't say enough good about Dr. Heinrich and his staff as well. Thank you very much for the opportunity to share, appreciate it. That's all I have to say.

  • Nov 29, 2018

    Dr. Heinrich always listens attentively, answers all questions, and I feel genuinely cared for by him and everyone in his office.

  • Nov 28, 2018

    He is always very thorough. Very caring. He always checks to make sure that my husband has had the right flu shots and shingles vaccine, whatever. He's, he's an excellent doctor. Thank you.

  • Nov 25, 2018

    Dr. Heinrich was extremely wonderful. Our experience in going to OHSU and meeting with him and the staff was absolutely excellent. We are excited to continue our journey with Dr. Heinrich. And would highly recommend him to anybody. Looking forward to seeing him on our next visit. Thank you.

  • Nov 02, 2018

    Dr. Heinrich is a very caring doctor who always wants to help his patients in any way he can. He goes above and beyond to help.

  • Nov 02, 2018

    Very clear about my diagnosis. Very professional. Very informative about the disease in general. Follow up,appointment scheduled. Everything was smooth...no delays.

  • Oct 31, 2018

    It is always very professional and thorough

  • Oct 31, 2018

    Dr Heinrich is very knowledgeable and helpful an my treatment with CML. I like him!

  • Oct 12, 2018

    Dr Heinrich is the best.

  • Oct 12, 2018

    6 years of follow up on gist removal. Always pleasant. I have tremendous confidence in his care.

  • Oct 05, 2018


  • Sep 28, 2018

    A absolutely efficient and easy to understand Dr. visit everytime.

  • Sep 22, 2018

    I receive top quality service from Dr. Heinrich and his team every month. They are attentive to what's happening.

  • Sep 19, 2018


  • Sep 06, 2018

    Doctor was a little late, but it was a busy day. First clinic day after holiday. Visit was fine all tests discussed and questions answered by Dr. Heinrich.

  • Aug 23, 2018

    Amazing knowledge and communication. Thanks so much

  • Aug 17, 2018


  • Aug 10, 2018

    I'd like to say Dr. Heinrick is very professional and took his time as he always does when I come to see him. He's never in a hurry. He's very informative and very patient.

  • Aug 09, 2018

    I feel very supported by Dr Heinrich and the entire OHSU team. Always the very best care which I very much appreciate. Thank you.

  • Aug 08, 2018

    Dr. Heinrich is an excellent doctor. He takes as much time with me as is needed and is very interested in what I have to say. He is totally committed in my healthcare.

  • Aug 01, 2018

    Always on time, easy to understand, good with follow up

  • Jul 31, 2018

    Very professional, very knowledgeable, he's got my interest at heart, and I feel very comfortable that he's doing everything to keep me happy.

  • Jul 26, 2018

    Always a pleasant experience with all the staff.

  • Jul 20, 2018

    The experience was positive. Everyone listened well and answered our questions. We did not feel rushed.

  • Jul 19, 2018

    I appreciated Dr. Heinrich's listening, and his recommendations, and he went into enough detail. However, when I got the visit summary, it didn't quite seem to sit on the ? the disease in question that I had asked in the first place. So there was some discrepancy between the visit, summary, and what I took away from the actual meeting.

  • Jul 19, 2018

    He's an extremely knowledgeable, and extremely helpful, and I really, really valued his opinion, and believed that he was genuinely concerned about my health, and that he was knowledgeable enough to know what my best interests were.

  • Jul 13, 2018

    Very knowledgeable, professional, and has a sense of humor. I have other issues besides GIST, but Dr. Heinrich keeps current with my other medical issues. I live in California, but Dr. Heinrich has ALWAYS been available to discuss my case with the other physicians from a different health system.

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