Rodney F. Pommier M.D.

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Professor of Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology School of Medicine

Accepting new patients

4.8 out of 5 (505 Ratings, 147 Comments)


  • Cancer
  • Surgery

Special focus on

  • Breast Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Sarcoma
  • Surgical Oncology


  • M.D., Oregon Health & Science University, Portland Oregon 1983
  • Residency:

    • General Surgery, Oregon Health & Science University, 1990
  • Fellowship:

    • American Cancer Society, Oregon Health & Science University
    • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York
  • Certifications:

    • American Board of Surgery, 1991


Among Dr. Pommier`s clinical interests are breast surgery, colorectal surgery, hepatobiliary, pancreatic surgery, thoracic surgery and sarcoma surgery and carcinoid cancer. His research interests are breast cancer, endocrine tumors, sarcomas, melanomas and carcinoid cancer. Dr. Pommier received his medical degree from OHSU in 1983 and continued his medical education at OHSU by completing his general surgery residency. He completed two surgical oncology fellowships, one with the American Cancer Society at OHSU, the second at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York.


  • English

Patient Ratings

4.8 out of 5 (505 Ratings, 147 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

  • Mar 28, 2019

    Excellent patient care. Answered all questions and was interested in my opinions.

  • Mar 12, 2019

    Excellent knowledge of my condition and my cancer combined with a friendly and caring attitude.

  • Mar 12, 2019

    What a great guy! Dr. Pommier is personable and reassuring while providing in-depth, thorough information to help guide my health care.

  • Mar 10, 2019

    Dr. Pommier was one of the best doctors we have run across and he really knows his stuff, well to explain everything. Just in my books, and in my wife's books, a fantastic doctor.

  • Mar 08, 2019

    Excellent expertise and even more valued his warm, genuine manner with his patience.

  • Mar 07, 2019

    Dr. Pommier has an amazing man. He's an expertise in his field and he cares very deeply about his patients.

  • Mar 06, 2019

    Experience was excellent.Very knowledgeable and caring.

  • Mar 06, 2019

    Dr. Pommier saved my life twice. He is an incredible doctor, not only is he the table top tier for his entire field and those more than anyone about pancreatic endocrine cancer, but his bed side manner and the amount take care of his patients is unparalleled by any doctor I've ever met my entire life. He is a part of my family and he makes me feel the same.

  • Mar 05, 2019

    for a 9:10 appmt - I had to wait in the room until 10:05 to see the Dr. and I was on time out front.

  • Mar 05, 2019

    I was pleased with Dr. Pommerai excellent master incisions he perform in my abdomen, I appreciate his Contrabution to society and Human life! I not only thank him. I also like to thank the whole staff fir there hard work they do in a regular basis! Thanks sincerely. [Name]

  • Mar 03, 2019

    Yes, this is the only specialist for neuro endocrine cancer in my area and I have been seeing him for a number of years. There's always a very long wait and he only spend just a couple of quick minutes with me when I come in. He pretty much dismisses all the symptoms and other things that I come to speak with him about and I've had to supplement my care with other specialists in Colorado and in Iowa in order to get the proper scans and the proper treatment for my normal neuro endocrine cancer.

  • Mar 03, 2019

    He is a good doctor.

  • Mar 01, 2019

    He was funny. Very knowledgeable about my problem. Very confident that he could fix my problem.

  • Mar 01, 2019

    Dr. Pommier is not only a terrific surgeon, he also is great in providing emotional support and hope. My wife and I think he is the person who has made the biggest difference in my health and we like him a lot!

  • Mar 01, 2019

    The appointment went well.

  • Feb 27, 2019

    I like Dr. Pommier. Easy to talk to, caring, informative.

  • Feb 19, 2019

    He is very thorough, he's caring. I feel very, very confident in his care.

  • Feb 18, 2019

    Great doctor and fellows!

  • Feb 15, 2019

    To start with it's very simple the man has saved my life twice since April 13th and most recently in this visit. There's not a whole lot more you could add to that except his demeanor when around me, he kept me cheerful, he kept me ... I enjoyed being around what ... around him. He was open and he was honest with me and he is revered by my family. So that's that. Thank you.

  • Feb 11, 2019

    Yes, Dr. Pommier's a very kind gentleman and always treat the patient or myself very kindly and with respect that kind of thing and he Does a good job? Talks with other people other doctors or whatever to find out their ideas to on certain things. And so I really appreciate him and okay. Thank you.

  • Jan 30, 2019

    Prompt, informative, friendly.

  • Jan 30, 2019

    I had a good experience with Dr. Pommier in the 4 years that I've known him. And so I would highly recommend him.

  • Jan 29, 2019

    I believed I was getting the best possible expertise from the doctors & hospital staff for the difficult tumor in my Messentary. Even after surgery I’m confident the follow up will be the best.

  • Jan 27, 2019

    He was very direct and very honest and and very very attended to my questions a very good provider. I would see him again anytime in fact he's going to do my surgery.

  • Jan 26, 2019

    Dr. Pommier is a great communicator, always informative and open to answering questions.

  • Jan 24, 2019

    Only good words come to mind when talking about Dr. Pommier - caring, professional, knowledgeable, respectful and respected, funny!

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  • Jan 17, 2019

    Hi, Dr. Pommier was very friendly and very knowledgeable, and made me very at ease, and he even related personal things that related to me. We both have (INAUDIBLE) and it was neat, you know, 'cause he was caring. So I really like him and I feel comfortable being his patient and him being my surgeon. Thank you.

  • Jan 16, 2019

    It was a wonderful information meeting . He is so very knowledgeable in Carcinoid Syndrome which is what I am fighting right now! He has worked with people for 20 years looking for help for us! I highly recommend Dr. Pommier to get answers you are looking for!

  • Jan 12, 2019

    Dr. Pommier was very responsive about any questions I had and explained the procedure in a clear and understandable way. He was very forthcoming with any information, good or bad. I have the utmost confidence in him and his staff.

  • Jan 12, 2019

    Dr. Pommier is s very friendly, warm individual. He has done previous surgery on me. I like and respect him, as he does me.

  • Jan 10, 2019

    He's a really good doctor - he's impressive.

  • Jan 02, 2019

    I felt Dr. Pommier was very personable, really likeable. He was upbeat. I felt he answered all my questions, and I didn't leave with any doubt, and I really liked how he approached me.

  • Dec 23, 2018

    I had Dr. Pommier operate on me four years ago for (INAUDIBLE) tumors. Removed them successfully. I've been very pleased with his professionalism and his direction and work on me and I would highly recommend him to anybody that is considering using him.

  • Dec 22, 2018

    First doctor I've felt like knew what was going on with me and could formulate a game plan for going forward. His expertise and confidence in treating this rare type of cancer made me feel safe.

  • Dec 19, 2018

    This is  [Name] I'm [Name] husband and we are extremely pleased with Dr. Pommier. We love his bed side manner. We love his expertise. We love the time he has spent with us helping us and I really believe my wife still in ICU, but I really believe he's given her life back. She had no quality of life before she met Dr. Pommier, so we are thrilled. We're hopeful we're positive. We're thrilled. Thank you very much.

  • Dec 12, 2018


  • Dec 12, 2018

    He is an amazing physician who is knowledgeable, caring, patient and an expert in his field.

  • Dec 08, 2018

    Dr. Pommier is great. He is efficient, a good listener, takes time to answer questions and ask follow-up questions.

  • Dec 08, 2018

    Informative, cordial.

  • Dec 06, 2018

    I'm always happy with Dr. Pommier. He's going to do surgery come next Tuesday that I so desperately need so I'm quite grateful he's able to work it into busy schedule and they always work out well, so I'm anxious to get it done. As far as service from him, always good and anticipate more of the same.

  • Dec 05, 2018

    I think that OHSU ( Dr. Pommier ) is the best...

  • Dec 04, 2018 experience with Dr. Pommier's office was wonderful. They're very friendly, they very accurate, they're very on top of everything that you want to know. They looked up all of my medical labs that had been taken, they answered all my questions. Dr. Pommier took his time, he explained everything and then even explained some things that I just mentioned and took his time to do that also and checked my labs. Reassured me that everything was okay and that I didn't need to panic over anything that was new that someone else had mentioned to me and explained it very girlie. I always enjoy going to OS, OHSU and also Dr. Pommier's office. He's a professional and also a specialist in my kind of cancer. Thank you.

  • Dec 03, 2018

    Very knowledgeable and personable. He has been a tremendous help to me.

  • Dec 03, 2018

    He's a gentle giant. The man knows what he's doing. He's highly skilled, very professional and this man can put you at ease at anytime. I appreciate his demeanor and what he does for us. Thank you.

  • Nov 27, 2018

    Dr. Pommier is absolutely wonderful. So knowledgeable and a terrific bedside manner. He's a keeper.

  • Nov 21, 2018

    My appointment with Dr. Pommier was delightful.He gives a lot of himself to his patients and I for one am very grateful. Being diagnosed with breast cancerseveral years ago was traumatic but with encouragement,surgery and care I am a survivor.

  • Nov 20, 2018

    Hi, my name is [Name] and Dr. Pommier is my oncologist. Myself and my family and friends that have met him when I go up to see him, they love him. We love him. He's smart. He's excellent. He gives us the best. You know, he makes us feel important. He takes such good care of me. I've been with him for 3 years and I could highly recommend him and we look forward to seeing him. If there was bad news, which we didn't have in the beginning, you know, it's a little scary. He always made me feel confident, always has made me feel like I'm important and everything he's done has just been classy, top, smart, funny, everything love his whistle. There's everything about him. We just think it's the best. I couldn't give him a 10. I'd give him a thousand. Thank you.

  • Nov 19, 2018

    My experience was great! All the staff were excellent!

  • Nov 18, 2018

    Dr. Pommier is an excellent provider, wonderful communicator, wonderful clinician. Does an excellent job. I really really appreciate his work. Thank you very much.

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