Paul Henry Schipper M.D., F.A.C.S., F.A.C.C.P.

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Faculty profile
  • Program director, OHSU Thoracic Surgery Residency Program

Professor of Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery School of Medicine

Accepting new patients

4.8 out of 5 (145 Ratings, 22 Comments)


  • Cancer
  • Surgery

Special focus on

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


  • B.A., Augustana College, Rock Island Illinois 1992
  • M.D., University of Iowa College of Medicine, Iowa City Iowa 1996
  • Residency:

    • General surgery, New York University, 2001
  • Fellowship:

    • General thoracic surgery, Mayo Clinic, 2004
  • Certifications:

    • American Board of Surgery, 2003 and 2012


Dr. Schipper does all types of general thoracic (chest and lung) surgery. He has a particular interest in lung and esophageal cancer, emphysema surgery and minimally invasive thoracic surgical techniques. He came to OHSU in 2004 to work with innovative surgeons and researchers as well as to teach residents his specialty.

In his spare time, Dr. Schipper enjoys exploring the outdoors with his wife and two children on snow skis, mountain bikes, road bikes or on foot while hiking. He is also active with his son's Boy Scout troop, is himself an Eagle Scout and enjoys singing in the church choir.

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  • English

Memberships and associations

  • Society of Thoracic Surgeons

Patient Ratings

4.8 out of 5 (145 Ratings, 22 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

  • Nov 28, 2018

    Dr Schipper is pleasant. He has someone else come in before him and explain things and ask me questions and review my medical history (not the nurse). As a result, I feel I don't have his full attention or expertise in response to all my questions. This seemed to be his method the first time I met with him as well. As a result, I do not feel I get to know him very well.

  • Nov 28, 2018

    I feel that he was quite knowledgeable and very nice to talk to, very understanding of what was going on with my situation and just a warm person.

  • Nov 07, 2018

    really felt confident in him.

  • Oct 31, 2018

    The initial wait time was about 45 minutes, which I would have liked to know since I struggled to get there on time. Other than the wait time, the resident Doctor was very nice. Even though it was my first time meeting her, she knew my situation and the wait in the clinical examination room was short. Dr. Shipper was great as always. I explained my pain to him and he took much precaution to identifying the cause since I have had a unusual medical history. I wished I could schedule my imaging appointment on the same day since I have to travel in traffic again to get to OHSU.

  • Oct 31, 2018

    Yeah, Dr. Schipper was an absolutely great guy. He explained very clearly. He told us what he was going to do and all the options and just made us feel great, so we strongly, strongly recommend him to anybody.

  • Oct 18, 2018

    I've always had a very good experience when I go to to Dr. Schipper's office. They're very accurate very thorough and they're right there to answer any questions I have and I think that they're great.

  • Oct 02, 2018

    He was friendly, knowledgeable and direct. He made me feel comfortable in his ability to care for me.

  • Sep 25, 2018

    Short wait, Dr. Shipper is pleasant, friendly and makes me feel comfortable.

  • Sep 25, 2018

    Very professional, answered questions, and explained check upsneeded for the future.Thx

  • Sep 18, 2018

    He took time to explain my options and described procedures. Very Kind thoughtful man.

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