Michael C. Heinrich M.D.

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Professor of Medicine School of Medicine

Accepting new patients

4.9 out of 5 (304 Ratings, 109 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

4.9 out of 5 (304 Ratings, 109 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

  • Dec 18, 2019

    Dr Heinrich always shares correct and honest words to me. He is careful and caring. He is very on time. I have great respect for him

  • Dec 12, 2019

    Very positive

  • Dec 12, 2019

    Dr. Heinrich is caring and personable. He took time to answer my questions. It was like I was his only patient. Love him.

  • Dec 11, 2019

    Knowledgable and professional

  • Dec 05, 2019

    He’s an Expert in the field of GIST. I’m thrilled to have him caring for me.

  • Dec 05, 2019

    Very professional easy to understand. He listen to our concern. On time and friendly

  • Nov 22, 2019

    Dr. Heinrich and his staff are second to none! I am so blessed to be a patient in the Blu- 285 clinical trial. I know they are always there for me if ever needed. Thanks again to Dr Heinrich and his staff.

  • Nov 19, 2019

    Prompt, professional, and friendly

  • Nov 07, 2019

    All of the staff have been amazing. I know Dr. Heinrich is very busy but he always spends as much time as I need for the appointment. I am very thankful for everyone

  • Nov 07, 2019

    Very kind, very knowledgeable.

  • Nov 05, 2019

    Professional and on time

  • Nov 04, 2019

    Dr Heinrich is the best. Just this week I recommended Dr Heinrich to a person who needs a doctor who specializes in GIST cancer

  • Oct 31, 2019

    Although things are a bit disorganized with the new building and transitions of people to different places, I was impressed that I was given clear instructions about where and when to go. As always, all of the staff, from the check-in to the physician were courteous, kind, informative and didn't make me feel rushed, no matter how busy they were.

  • Oct 24, 2019

    The visits are always great. You feel like family and that all care about what is going on.

  • Oct 24, 2019

    Dr. Heinrich has literally saved my life. He and his team deserve the Nobel Prize in Medicine. I have never met a more caring physician than Dr. Heinrich. Its clear that he cares about and wants to save every life. My brother who is a Professor of Medicine at Stanford University said the same thing. I can't put in words how grateful I am to Dr. Heinrich and also to OHSU for supporting Dr. Heinrich's work.

  • Oct 23, 2019


  • Oct 22, 2019

    Doctor is extremely knowledgeable and helpful in answering questions.He was very personable and friendly.

  • Oct 17, 2019

    I am please with Dr Heinrich. He explains everything so it easy to understand. The office staff is very professional and friendly.

  • Oct 17, 2019

    Very kind and knowledgeable. Goes out of his way to help gisters.

  • Oct 14, 2019

    Dr Heinrich has always been there for me

  • Sep 28, 2019

    He is very caring very forth right very understanding and very nice. I highly recommend him.

  • Sep 19, 2019

    Dr. Heinrich is thorough and answers all our questions. We couldn't be happier than to be in his care.

  • Sep 19, 2019

    Dr Heinrich is very professional and let me ask any questions I might have.He explains the medical information so that it is easy to understand.

  • Sep 19, 2019

    Good morning, Yes, Dr. Heinrich was a very pleasant young man and gave me a lot of information and was very patient with me and thorough and reassuring, very supportive to me as a patient and he was very good at answered every question I had. I would on a short basis here spend time with him, I'd say he's just a good, very good, very thorough doctor and his manners pleasant and welcoming and I left feeling confident in the information he gave me.

  • Aug 30, 2019

    Dr.Heinrich is the best doctor ever. How do I thank someone that saved my life. He is a God send to me. He is a true caring person and I truly respect his determination to do whats best for me. Thanks for all you have done for me Dr. Heinrich and staff. [Name]

  • Aug 14, 2019

    Dr H is kind, explains things thoroughly, and always has time for quedtions

  • Aug 08, 2019

    DR H is so comforting and answers all my questions.

  • Aug 08, 2019

    DrHeinrich has been my oncologist for about 10 years. He is truthful, caring kind, knowledgeable, and always gives the patient (me) a choice, as much as possible. He is the best and his staff is outstanding

  • Jul 23, 2019

    My Doctor is awesome and his assistant is as well, you can tell they both really care about my health

  • Jul 16, 2019

    Saved my life by making me part of first in human trial fo leukemia.

  • Jul 16, 2019

    I was seen within an appropriate amount of time. Very courteous and answered all questions.

  • Jul 11, 2019

    My experience with Dr. Michael Heinrich is great. It's just that I hate waiting an hour after I seem to get the medication. It should be there when I see him. Thank you.

  • Jul 11, 2019

    Dr. Heinrich has my deepest respect. He's knowledge about my disease. He explains clearly and listens attentively.

  • Jul 03, 2019

    Dr Heinrich is so knowledgeable about my disease and understanding about side effects of the meds I need to take- he inspires confidence and trust

  • Jun 26, 2019

    The new facility is much easier to navigate, staff was "tops" as usual

  • Jun 20, 2019

    Very caring

  • Jun 15, 2019

    I have the utmost confidence in Dr. Heinrich. Without him, I'm not sure where I would look for other advice and I'm very very happy with the service that I get there at OH ... OH ... OHSU and Dr. Heinrich.

  • Jun 13, 2019

    He is excellent, listens and explains well

  • Jun 08, 2019

    This was a good experience. Appointments were on time and my provider visits went well.

  • Jun 08, 2019

    Ohsu has impressed me with their facility and staff ever since I started going there. It has been a true life saver for me!!!!

  • Jun 07, 2019

    As always excellent with the caveat that this time the scan and blood test orders had been mixed up during the relocation. The visits just to see him costs us over $700 so its important the tests go right when we are there.

  • Jun 06, 2019

    Great doctors and nurses!

  • Jun 02, 2019

    Dr. Heinrich is very knowledgeable and a great physician researcher and I'm glad I am in his care. Thank you, Dr. Heinrich.

  • Jun 02, 2019

    Great, very friendly staff

  • Jun 02, 2019

    Dr Heinrich was very professional and thorough. He explained the process of participating in a clinical trial, the purpose of this particular trial and answered all my question. He was patient and unhurried. He made me feel like I had his full attention (something many providers don't do!).

  • May 16, 2019

    The best

  • May 03, 2019

    Always satifactory

  • May 02, 2019

    All of my experiences were good.

  • Apr 30, 2019

    Very good until recently. Yesterday drove to the new waterfront facility from our home on the Olympic Peninsula. Allowed almost two hours prior to my appointment for blood draw and EKG like always. Place was in disarray attempting to get the kinks out but a fire drill screwed everything up. Had to go to appointment without EKG and not enough time for the Dr to get blood results. Dr, of course, had little to say given he had no data to reference. I had an eight our round trip for virtually nothing and you’re still going to charge me. Doesn’t seem quite fair does it!

  • Apr 20, 2019

    Dr. Heinrich is an outstanding physician and I am incredibly happy with the service, the care, the compassion and the expertise that I have received at OHSU through Dr. Heinrich.

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