Rodney F. Pommier M.D.

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Professor of Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology School of Medicine

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4.8 out of 5 (470 Ratings, 126 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

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Patient Ratings

4.8 out of 5 (470 Ratings, 126 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

  • Jan 19, 2019


  • 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.

  • Nov 14, 2018

    Dr Pommier OHSU answered all my questions and I can tell he has a great amount of knowledge and experience .

  • Nov 14, 2018

    He is quite excellent in all that he does and is always willing and able to answer any questions.

  • Nov 14, 2018

    He is a wonderful, caring doctor. He knows his patients, he walks into the room to see you and he remembers your entire case. I would highly recommend him to anyone who's having any cancer issues. He's a tremendous surgeon and has great bed side manner.

  • Nov 14, 2018

    He was very professional. He discussed and went over everything. I was so impressed. I would refer anybody to him. He just talked on the same level. It was just wonderful. I couldn't have asked for a better appointment and referral.

  • Nov 13, 2018

    It was wonderful to sit and talk to and made me feel very comfortable and I felt for the first time that I finally have hope again, and I would highly recommend him to anybody. He's... he's very, very compassionate and I just believe he's one of the better doctors I've ever seen and I thank you. Thank you for all the help that you get me... got me through. So, thank you.

  • Nov 10, 2018

    Dr. Pommier is very knowledgeable and very thorough he has a great personality. I'm very confident in his abilities and his understanding and knowledge of the cancer that I've dealt with. Thank you.

  • Nov 07, 2018

    Very knowledgeable and pleasant doctor & staff to talk with and understand my problem and surgery needed.

  • Nov 07, 2018

    is out right now. I'm her significant other, husband, and we really love Dr. Pommier. He's an excellent doctor, took lots of time, just liked the guy. Just really like him, have confidence in him.

  • Nov 07, 2018

    My wife and I were very happy with the suggestions that he had for furthering wellness care and I would recommend him to anybody. In fact, he was recommended to me from other people. So anyway...

  • Nov 07, 2018

    He's a very good doctor. I'd recommend him to anyone that needs a personal doctor.

  • Nov 07, 2018

    You guys have been great. I feel Dr. Pommier save my life and I feel like he's definitely interested in me and my well being, and all your staff is courteous and professional, and I'm very pleased I was able to have you guys as my doctors.

  • Nov 05, 2018

    Hi, we were very comfortable with our visit with Dr. Pommier and he is going to be my surgeon for my surgery. He was very knowledgeable and made me feel very at ease. I'm happy to be in attendance with your physician. Thank you.

  • Nov 05, 2018

    Excellent care, wonderful doctor, great staff.

  • Nov 03, 2018

    My experience with Dr. Pommier has always been very good. Very positive. Very good doctor. Very caring. And is a top notch physician, so I can't say anymore than that. Thank you very much. Bye bye.

  • Oct 31, 2018

    I've been with Dr. Pommier since 07. Had a number of surgeries, have all well. I've been able to hang on with carcinoid and neoendocrin cancer and he's always pointing me to each directions. After infusions on a study at Stanford, I'm in a lot better shape and Dr. Pommier is filling me in on if and when I'll ever need any future infusions and meanwhile, is keeping me on track with CT's. He looked at those the other day, seemed impressed, is willing to help me on a fistula, to organize correct and I got to get back with him and start setting up dates. I'm quite happy. His .bed side manner's the greatest and*

  • Oct 31, 2018

    I think Dr. Pommier is wonderful. He's been great to me coming way from out of town and taking care of me and I have complete faith in him. And he's done, and his staff has done, everything they could to make this work out and I'm scheduled for surgery, which is what I was hoping for and he's been extremely helpful. Thank you.

  • Oct 30, 2018

    Well, I take the word provider to mean Dr. Pommier. I think he's the best there is. Absolutely the best and I recommend him to many people. He is very important in my life. And as I said, he is the very, very best. Thanks.

  • Oct 28, 2018

    As I'm sure everyone is aware of, doctor's extremely confident very much a bed side manner type of person who alleviates fears and gets information at a level which is understandable. And generally feel very confident in my health in his care. That's all.

  • Oct 27, 2018

    Dr. Pommier had a wonderful demeanor, was kind, understanding and had excellent knowledge of pancreas and stomach function. I would highly recommend him and his excellent team. He was able to find solutions to issues I've been dealing with my whole life including GI issues that resulted from my pediatric pancreatic neuroblastoma.

  • Oct 23, 2018

    This man is what all physicians should aspire to. He is extremely knowledgeable, patient friendly, & deals well with supporting family members. I cannot say enough good things about him.

  • Oct 22, 2018

    I've appreciated the professionalism and friendliness of the people at OHSU. My treatment is not something I look forward to, but Dr. Pommier has made me as comfortable as possible with what is going to happen. Both my wife and I felt better after seeing him. We also appreciated the pre-op visit with the team on 4th floor. Also very helpful and supportive.

  • Oct 16, 2018

    It is a comfort to speak to someone who completely understands and has knowledge of my rare cancer carcinoid tumors. It would make sense that any patient with this disease would be able to see someone who won't make wrong choices ordering chemo or radiation. He made me feel completely in control of my future. I trust his decision for me to have Liver surgery to have as many of the tumors removed as possible. He lifted my spirts and gave me my smile back.

  • Oct 14, 2018

    Dr. Pommier is extremely knowledgable regarding neuroendocrine tumors. He is also affable and easy to talk with.

  • Oct 12, 2018

    Dr. Pommier is the perfect doctor. He is respectful, he listens, he asked questions, he provides information to me to help me understand my condition and helps me through the decisions that I have to make. He takes as much time as necessary to help me through that process.

  • Oct 11, 2018

    He is the best Dr. That I have ever had

  • Oct 02, 2018

    Excellent as usual.

  • Sep 24, 2018

    Dr. Pommier makes me feel as if he really truly cares about me and my issues. He takes the time to listen to my questions and then answers then so I can understand what he is saying.

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