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 (651 Ratings, 271 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 (651 Ratings, 271 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

  • Dec 30, 2019

    Cutting edge researchers and caring providers

  • Dec 29, 2019

    Explained things well, gave great details, friendly.

  • Dec 22, 2019

    Dr. Pommier was very professional, he was friendly, he gave out information freely to every question. I liked him very very much and appreciate his candor and the surgery I guess. Thank you.

  • Dec 20, 2019

    Dr. Pommier is extremely knowledgeable and, more unusual for a surgeon, extremely warm. He never fails to greet me with a hug.

  • Dec 18, 2019

    Dr Pommier is always professional and caring!

  • Dec 17, 2019

    He's very kind.. through with his exam & explaining things to us for us to understand. He always make sure to you have any questions us a chance to speak...I feel very confident in Dr Pommier ability to take care of my husband.

  • Dec 13, 2019

    Dr. Pommier is great. He somehow manages to be quick and efficient without being rushed. He always takes time to answer questions.

  • Dec 13, 2019

    Dr. Pommier saved my life. That is no joke. He is not only an excellent ++++ surgeon, he also has a warm, caring bedside manner. He did exactly what he said he was going to do, and I recovered and got my life back, just like he said I would. His knowledge base of Carcinoid cancer is unparalleled. I pray he never retires.

  • Dec 10, 2019

    My disease is somewhat rare. I read the technical literature on the disease when I was diagnosed and was disappointed that my local physicians were not familiar with the recent work or the current disputes. Driving 2 hours to see Dr Pommier is well worth the time and effort his expertise and his willingness to bypass "protocols" that were developed for different situations. He not only leverages the current research but shares the references.I also appreciate that I was able to get a quick ultrasound and a biopsy on the same morning that my exam found the need (and all in the same exam room). At my local provider, it would have required three trips to three different buildings.

  • Dec 08, 2019

    My visit with Dr. Pommier was very good. He explained everything in detail about my CAT scan and he reassured me that instead of a 6 month visit that I can go for a year now and that was good news. He's a very compassionate doctor and I really enjoy being his patient. He is the very best. I would recommend him to anybody. Thank you very much.

  • Dec 06, 2019

    Exceptional. Passionate, caring, energized, confident.

  • Dec 06, 2019

    Always makes you feel comfortable and sincerely cares about your getting the best care.

  • Dec 03, 2019

    This thing has been as pleasant is it could be I guess all the way from the girls down and nuclear Department They were great and Dr. Pommier and his nurses has just been great. Very impressed, very impressed. Thank you.

  • Nov 25, 2019

    The feedback is with regards to my appointment with Dr. Pommier in addition to being a great doctor III think he's also very positive, and has been very supportive of me, and my family and being able to get through a difficult medical situation. So we appreciate him very much. We think he's a great asset for OHSU and we feel very lucky to have found him. Thank you.

  • Nov 23, 2019

    Everyone was warm and helpful Dr. Pommier and his team are always kind and professional Dr. Pommier is top in his fieldSurgical staff, anesthesia team and recovery room were all very caring and never made me feel rushed Everyone answered my questions fully

  • Nov 22, 2019

    Very knowledgeable and reliable

  • Nov 21, 2019

    In the past year 2 years, I've had multiple cancer doctors. Pommier is without a doubt, the best that I have ever seen. He is the most honest and caring doctor I have known and I've known a lot of them over the past 5/6 years because of the cancer I've got. He is without a doubt, one of the neatest people I've ever met and I really do appreciate the opportunity I had to participate in OHSU and just to tell what I think of him. Thank you very much.

  • Nov 21, 2019

    Yeah, Dr. Pommier is a great doctor and I recommend him to anyone.

  • Nov 21, 2019

    Dr. Pommier is the most caring and wonderful doctor I have ever been to. He's just wonderful and I just can't say enough good things about him. I've been with now for 7 years and he's top notch.

  • Nov 20, 2019

    Dr Pommier is truly amazing

  • Nov 19, 2019

    He tells it just like it is. Explains everything good. He is funny and serious at the same time.He is very confident in what he does.

  • Nov 14, 2019

    Dr. Pommier is one of the kind, caring and intelligent doctors I've ever met. He always makes you feel special. He always makes you feel like he has all the time in the world for you. I would recommend him, highly.

  • Nov 13, 2019

    I am very grateful and feel most privileged to be a patient of Dr Pommier. I know he is one of the greatest surgeons and experts in his field, and is also a very caring, patient, and wonderful person.

  • Nov 13, 2019

    I'm not sure which provider as I saw two on the same day. Dr Pommier always gives me the time I need to get my questions answered. Mollie/PT is very skilled and friendly and clear in communication.

  • Nov 12, 2019

    This doctor is very, very, very good and I would recommend him. An A plus, plus, plus.

  • Nov 03, 2019

    Always attentive. Spends lots of time answering all my question. Expert in his field

  • Nov 01, 2019

    Hi, we come from out of town and we're very happy with this care we get there. I definitely recommend a 10 to Dr. Pommier and we'll continue to come because we're very happy with the service.

  • Oct 30, 2019

    It is always a pleasure to see Dr. Pommier and other members of his team. They are very personable. I appreciate that. When I leave I feel confident each time and feel all questions have been answered. I never leave wondering. Excellent care! I always recommend people, when diagnosed with any kind of cancer to go to OHSU. Fabulous team! thank you

  • Oct 29, 2019

    I love Dr Pommier - he has a great manner, very comforting and receptive to questions.

  • Oct 29, 2019

    Dr. Palma, I've seen since 1993 and he's exceptional expert and has a great personality and very sharp in relating responses to his patients

  • Oct 27, 2019

    I was very happy with Dr. Pommier and he was very nice person. And I am anxious to have him do my surgery. I would give him a plus 10 . Very comfortable feeling with him, and I'm ready for to have my surgery done.

  • Oct 25, 2019

    Always excellent

  • Oct 25, 2019

    Yes, I have been going to Dr. Pommier for cancer for quite a few years, since it was the second time I had it, and I appreciate everything he's done for me.

  • Oct 24, 2019

    I truly love Dr. Pommier's bedside manner and how willing he is to explain things until I completely understand. My biggest worry is that he tends to run late with his appointments. My last appointment was scheduled for 12:30 pm and I had another appointment at 2:00 pm. I did not get into a room until 1:35 and did not see the doctor until 1:50 pm. This made me late for my next appointment. This is not only an inconvenience to me, but also my other doctor and his other patients.

  • Oct 24, 2019

    Hi. Yes, I've been with Dr. Pommier since 2011. He did the surgery and couldn't ask for a better doctor, he's very helpful in every way and very personable and I would recommend them to, to see anybody and also with the hospital when I was there or the clinic. Yeah my good things to say about you. Thank you.

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  • Oct 22, 2019

    Dr. Pommier is extremely knowledgeable on my diagnoses, thorough,and it feels like he takes the necessary to time and care to help you understand options and care.

  • Oct 22, 2019

    Dr Pommier is by far the best Dr. I could have. Thank you thank you.

  • Oct 22, 2019

    Dr. Pommier is always available for his patients. They were able to squeeze me in for a same day appointment to handle a post surgical issue. I really appreciate it!

  • Oct 20, 2019

    Dr. Pommier, in my opinion, is one of the best providers I've ever had. He's caring, very, very knowledgeable about the neuro endocrine tumors that I had and I would recommend him to anyone going through the same thing I did.

  • Oct 17, 2019

    Dr. Pommier has been absolute an lifesaver for me. I can't say enough good things about him. He is communicative. He's open. He is reassuring, he's always warm, and knows what he's doing, all important things to our whole family.

  • Oct 17, 2019

    Dr. Pommier is not only incredibly knowledgeable and an expert in his field, but he is also extremely personable and makes every patient feel like they're important to him.

  • Oct 16, 2019

    Very informative....lots of clarity..came up with alternative plan...very pleasant man n nurses.thank you

  • Oct 15, 2019

    Dr. Pommier has skills not only in surgery, but also in maintaining relationships with patients, staff and peers.

  • Oct 15, 2019

    Very friendly and helpful. Answered my questions and took his time. He didn’t seem rushed.

  • Oct 09, 2019

    prompt and informative

  • Oct 08, 2019

    Dr. Pommier is a star! He is caring and knowledgeable and just the best.

  • Oct 03, 2019

    Always honest and the greatest, he's mine for sure!

  • Oct 03, 2019

    Always a good experience, with physician willing to listen and answer questions and concerns.

  • Oct 02, 2019

    Dr. P and his staff are warm and caring and efficient.