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Paul H. Schipper, M.D., FACS, FACCP

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  • Professor of Surgery
  • Professor of Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, School of Medicine


  • Cancer
  • Surgery

Special focus

  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Thymoma and Thymic Malignancies

About me

Dr. Paul Schipper is a professor of surgery in the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery in the OHSU School of Medicine.

He performs all types of general thoracic (chest and lung) surgery. He has special expertise in lung and esophageal cancer, surgery for emphysema and minimally invasive thoracic surgical techniques. He also enjoys teaching medical residents as the director of the OHSU Thoracic Surgery Residency Program.

Dr. Schipper's medical research has focused on epidemiology, risk assessments for surgical resections and surgeries to remove lymph nodes to check for cancer. He has also done research on other procedures in patients with lung cancer.

He earned his M.D. degree from the University of Iowa College of Medicine. He completed his residency in general surgery at New York University and a fellowship in general thoracic surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota.

When he's not working, Dr. Schipper enjoys exploring the outdoors with his wife and two children on snow skis, mountain bikes, road bikes or on foot. He is also active with his son's Boy Scout troop. He is a former Eagle Scout himself and enjoys singing in the church choir.

Languages spoken

  • English

Education and training

    • B.A., 1992, Augustana College
    • M.D., 1996, University of Iowa College of Medicine
  • Residency

    • General surgery, New York University, 2001
  • Fellowship

    • General thoracic surgery, Mayo Clinic, 2004
  • Certifications

    • American Board of Surgery, 2003 and 2012

Memberships and associations:

  • Society of Thoracic Surgeons
  • American Association of Thoracic Surgeons
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery Network
  • Southern Thoracic Surgical Association
  • Western Thoracic Surgical Association
  • General Thoracic Surgery Club
  • Thoracic Surgery Directors Association
  • Society of Thoracic Radiology
  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons
  • Fellow, American College of Chest Physicians
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Ratings and reviews

Overall: 4.7 out of 5 (110 Ratings, 31 Reviews)

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