Peter E. Andersen M.D.

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Faculty profile
  • Physician

Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Division of Head and Neck Surgery School of Medicine

Accepting new patients

4.9 out of 5 (811 Ratings, 299 Comments)

Expertise

  • Cancer
  • Otolaryngology (ENT)

Special focus on

  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Skull Base Surgery
  • Neuroendocrine
  • Otolaryngology (ENT)

Education

  • M.D., Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis Missouri 1988
  • Residency:

    • Otolaryngology, head and neck surgery, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, 1988-1993
  • Fellowship:

    • Head and neck surgery and oncology, Memorial Sloane-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, 1993-1995
  • Certifications:

    • American Board of Otolaryngology, 1994

Biography

Dr. Andersen specializes in working with doctors from other specialties to care for patients with cancers and benign tumors of the head and neck. He strives to develop an individualized treatment plan for each patient that maximizes the chance of cure and minimizes side effects of treatment. He leads a highly specialized team of physicians, nurse practitioners and speech/language pathologists to deliver the best treatment for each patient's situation. While Dr. Andersen is a surgeon, he is expert in both surgical and nonsurgical treatment of head and neck tumors, including chemotherapy, radiation and minimally invasive surgical techniques. He and his team can provide the most up-to-date reconstructive procedures and rehabilitation techniques. In his spare time Dr. Andersen enjoys spending time with his wife and three children, skiing and windsurfing.

Languages

  • English

Memberships and associations

  • American Academy of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery American College of Surgeons, American Head and Neck Society, Oregon Academy of Otolaryngology, head and neck surgery

Patient Ratings

4.9 out of 5 (811 Ratings, 299 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 06, 2019

    Always great visit

  • Oct 30, 2019

    positive and helpful

  • Oct 30, 2019

    Enjoyed my visit with both the resident and the provider. Friendly, honest, and sincere. Seemed very knowledgeable without being egotistical.

  • Oct 27, 2019

    Very thorough, I feel confident under his care.

  • Oct 26, 2019

    Very good experience at the surgery and the nursing care.

  • Oct 26, 2019

    Excellent service. Thank you.

  • Oct 19, 2019

    I had a good experience with this provider. He was very informative on my condition.

  • Oct 17, 2019

    I felt that I received quality and caring treatment. Thank you OHSU staff and thank you Dr. Anderson.

  • Oct 16, 2019

    Excellent communication, timely

  • Oct 16, 2019

    Very pleased with my experience at OHSU.

  • Oct 15, 2019

    I liked the check in process. People were friendly and quick. The doctors staff were all exceptionally nice and made me feel very comfortable.

  • Oct 15, 2019

    Very Professional take charge of the situation kind of Guy

  • Oct 14, 2019

    Both the surgeon and all of his staff were efficient, friendly and explained everything very well.

  • Oct 02, 2019

    Was provided a detailed explanation of what to expect and answered all questions.

  • Oct 02, 2019

    Prompt appointment, expert clear advise

  • Oct 02, 2019

    Smart, top of his game, invites and answers questions with equanimity and understanding.

  • Sep 29, 2019

    everything and everybody was wonderful

  • Sep 25, 2019

    Friendly, personable, professional.

  • Sep 25, 2019

    Dr Anderson was very courteous especially as my wife, sister, and son were all there. The exam was thorough and he explained everything in terms we could understand.

  • Sep 19, 2019

    It was a good experience. The appointment started on time or early.By the time I left, I'd been looked at by 3 or 4 doctors. When I left, I knew exactly what the next steps will be in my treatment.

  • Sep 18, 2019

    Dr. Anderson is friendly, informative, and supportive.

  • Sep 18, 2019

    First class care

  • Sep 18, 2019

    We waited a long time getting approval to go see Dr. Andersen and it was worth every minute of the red tape we went through with our PCP and insurance company. He answered all of our questions and provided more information on Head and Neck cancer that we had not heard before.

  • Sep 18, 2019

    The wait was short, Dr. Anderson answered our questions and continues to monitor Dennis' healing.

  • Sep 18, 2019

    Dr. Anderson was awesome we weren't even supposed to have seen him it was a misunderstanding on what type of specilist we were suppose to see. Dr. Anderson took the time to share his wisdom and knowledge with us any ways as well as examined my husband. We paid for the visit before we seen him and he refunds are visit and said he would be tjete for us if we needed and would be in touch with our original Dr who was the same type of specialist as Dr Anderson. We thank him and his staff everyone was awesome. God [Name] them all. Sincerely [Name] and [Name]

  • Sep 13, 2019

    he was so easy to talk to and so nice

  • Sep 13, 2019

    Dr. Andersen saw me on rather short notice. I was impressed with his professionalism but also his fine interpersonal relations. He spoke well and articulated the problem at hand. I felt very at-ease and relaxed and yet even with some anxiety he tended to allay my fears of the unknown. He dealt with the problem efficiently and promptly and I was surprised that we proceeded directly to a biopsy of the lesion I'm seeing him for. The pathologist proved equally professional and pleasant to deal with and I had a very positive experience all over the visit. Love the facilities and the*

  • Sep 12, 2019

    Excellent

  • Sep 12, 2019

    Helpful but still need to discover reason for problems

  • Sep 11, 2019

    Excellent, caring Doctor. Took time to listen to my concerns on a very busy day.

  • Sep 11, 2019

    Everything from check-in to the DR visit was excellent. Dr Anderson and his team are friendly, kind, and professional.

  • Sep 09, 2019

    I feel that Dr. Andersen is a carry individual and keeps my best interest at heart. And always smile, which is nice. Thank you.

  • Sep 09, 2019

    Very personable, knowledgeable, and informative.

  • Sep 07, 2019

    I love dr. Peter Anderson. I appreciate how communicative he is and how quickly he responds. I also appreciate that. He's shoot straight as always willing to look at a situation and come up with all of the possibilities for solving and curing it and then help his patients figure out the best course for them and he's just a fantastic doctor and human.

  • Sep 05, 2019

    I appreciate Dr. Andersen's direct and positive delivery of the pertinent information regarding my health. He's friendly, personable, and very open to my questions.

  • Sep 03, 2019

    Absolutely fantastic experience on EVERY LEVEL!!!!!

  • Aug 30, 2019

    I was very pleased with the session I had with Dr. Andersen. He was very attentive and listened to what I had to say and gave me very good information without trying to influence my decision about treatment or how to go forward with my condition. I would definitely recommend Dr. Andersen to anyone looking for a good solid point of view from a medical provider. Thank you very much.

  • Aug 29, 2019

    Well my provider was confident, competent, and absolutely pleasant, have a sense of humor, and I was very, very successful. I like Dr. Peterson's very, very much. I like is interns very much. The whole thing could have been disastrous for me, but it was a piece of cake.

  • Aug 28, 2019

    He's considered the best for good reason

  • Aug 28, 2019

    Dr Anderson is very personable and efficient as well as a skilled surgeon who has treated me before. I feel I am in very good hands when dealing with Dr Anderson. Thank you.

  • Aug 25, 2019

    He was very professional, he answered my questions. He was thorough in his examinations and since I've never had this type of operation before I really can only to say that. He did prepare of me for what I what I had to experience and he is a very personable doctor, makes you feel at ease. So, I would highly recommend him.

  • Aug 25, 2019

    Excellent

  • Aug 24, 2019

    Very professional, compassionate provider. I fully trust his judgement.

  • Aug 24, 2019

    Yes, all I can say is Dr. Anderson is wonderful and I would recommend him to anyone. He has saved my life.

  • Aug 23, 2019

    I was impressed with and totally comfortable with Dr Anderson's care. He was thorough, compassionate, relaxed and knowledgable. I would highly recommend him and his team.Dr. [Name]

  • Aug 21, 2019

    Dr Andersen is a top doctor and a caring person. His staff reflects his open spirit. I feel lucky to be under his care. I would recommend him & his team to anyone in need.

  • Aug 21, 2019

    Dr Andersen was informative and helped assuage my concerns. Professional and yet accessible.

  • Aug 21, 2019

    I found Dr. Andersen, very efficient, answered all my questions, was a well tuned staff that he had, there was no waiting, and the staff was very professional as well. I'd highly recommend Dr. Peter Andersen and his staff. Thank you very much.

  • Aug 21, 2019

    It sucks to get cancer. But that being said, I can think of no better facility than OHSU for my care and treatment. Dr. Andersen and Dr. Holland and the rest of the staff are amazing. Not only were they good at their job but they were personable and friendly. Thank you so much.

  • Aug 21, 2019

    professional and clean