Robert B. McLaffertyM.D.

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


  • Cardiology
  • Surgery
  • Vascular Medicine

Special focus on

  • Surgery
  • Vascular

I see patients at


Robert B. McLafferty, MD did his undergraduate studies in Biology at Boston College. He then attended the University of Vermont, School of Medicine and from there went to Oregon Health and Sciences University to complete a residency in General Surgery and fellowship in Vascular Surgery. He joined the faculty in the Division of Vascular Surgery at Southern Illinois University in Springfield, Illinois where he participated in a robust academic surgery practice for 15 years. He came back to OHSU and joined the Vascular Surgery Division as Professor of Surgery 2013 and is also the Medical Director of the Wound and Hyperbaric Center. From 2013 to 2019, he was the Chief of Surgery for the Veterans Affairs Portland Health Care System. He is a Past-President of the American Venous Forum, Vascular Disease Foundation, and the Society of Clinical Vascular Surgery. 


  • M.D., 1990, University of Vermont
  • Residency:

    • General Surgery, Oregon Health & Science University
  • Fellowship:

    • Vascular Surgery, Oregon Health & Science University
  • Certifications:

    • American Board of Surgery, general surgery (2005)


  • English

Memberships and associations

  • American College of Surgeons

Patient ratings

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