Rodney F. Pommier M.D.

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Professor of Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology School of Medicine

Accepting new patients

4.9 out of 5 (648 Ratings, 248 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

4.9 out of 5 (648 Ratings, 248 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 03, 2019

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

  • 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 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 22, 2019


  • Oct 22, 2019

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

  • 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.

  • Oct 01, 2019

    Very good. Did have to wait over an hour and a half but understand there can be problems that come up. Would like to have know more about the results.

  • Oct 01, 2019

    Dr. P is one of the most caring docs! He always lets his patients know how important we are and that is not common with a lot of health care providers.

  • Sep 28, 2019

    He is professional and caring in his interactions with patients, an expert in his field. He does his examination so deftly that it seems routine, but he is focused on his examination throughout. He is an excellent doctor.

  • Sep 27, 2019

    Dr.Pommier and his team made me feel comfortable, all my questions were answered and it was comforting to know I have other options besides surgery.

  • Sep 27, 2019

    He is a very happy, funny man. It made the whole experience great!!

  • Sep 26, 2019

    Dr. Pommier is one in a million. I hope you know how fortunate you are to have him on your staff and how fortunate the students are that are able to train under him. It wouldn't matter where I lived I would travel to OHSU to see him.

  • Sep 02, 2019

    I have been seeing Dr. Pommier for the last months. He has been very instrumental in my achieving the goal of becoming a surgical candidate for PNET. He and his team have taken very good care of me and I trust them with my life!

  • Sep 01, 2019

    Dr. Pommier is awesome. Very compassionate and caring and I am so glad I was referred to him.

  • Aug 27, 2019

    My appointments are more like seeing a friend. The doctors concern and interest in me as a person/patient is evident and makes me feel like I am in good hands.

  • Aug 25, 2019

    Hi, Dr. Pommier is a absolute saint, and you guys are very very lucky to have him. He is an amazing doctor.

  • Aug 25, 2019

    I think he is extremely likable. He told us the way it is with my cancer. He was very truthful and honest and upfront with everything and he is very, very good. Thank you.

  • Aug 23, 2019

    Very personable and friendly. Took time with me and thoroughly explained my procedure. We really enjoyed our visit with Dr. Pommier!!

  • Aug 20, 2019

    From the moment I arrived at OHSU,I was greeted and treated politely and kindly. Dr. Pommier was a unique man. I enjoyed his technique of putting me at ease and explaining what sort of surgery I needed.

  • Aug 18, 2019

    They were professional professional. They listened ask appropriate questions. They did. However, the med sheet is still not correct. But other than that. They were very efficient and very helpful. Thank you.

  • Aug 17, 2019

    Dr. Pommier answers questions directly and completely. His is an excellent physician. I am extremely fortunate to have found him.

  • Aug 13, 2019

    I had a very nice experience with Dr. Pommier and his team.

  • Aug 11, 2019

    This provider Dr. Pommier is extremely helpful and very attentive. He's very inventive when it comes to figure out, figuring out how to deal with a difficult situation. I was very impressed with him made to feel completely comfortable and trust him very much.

  • Aug 09, 2019

    Dr. P has always been there for me.

  • Aug 09, 2019

    Dr Pommier is such a knowledgeable Dr. he makes sure he explains everything and isn?t rushing you out, I have already been bragging to people for the last 10 yrs how much I love my Dr and staff. I?d highly recommend him to anyone...

  • Aug 08, 2019

    Dr. Pommier was personable and knowledgeable. He changed my life for sure! Thanks to God that our family learned about him and was seen by him! I had been misdiagnosed and encouraged to have radiation on my lung which now we are so thankful didn?t happen!! We found out I have a benign condition instead of a malignant tumor!! What a life changing bit of information!!

  • Aug 06, 2019

    Dr. Pommier is very kind. He always makes me feel like he is so happy to see me and so glad I came. He?s an expert in his field but he talks so I can understand the issues.

  • Aug 04, 2019

    Dr. Pommier ... Pommier at first I was very very concerned and worried but after hearing Dr. Pommier and his expertise I felt assured by the time I left the appointment. Kudos to Dr. Pommier.

  • Aug 02, 2019

    Dr. Pommier is the best Doctor and I would and have recommended him to friends and family. He?s compassionate, articulate, knowledgeable, and awesome!He listens to you and answers to questions honestly! I have complete trust in his care and experience as one of the best Doctors I have had.

  • Aug 02, 2019

    Dr. Pommier is knowledgeable and friendly. I like him a lot.

  • Jul 31, 2019

    Well I was about 1 hour early and the Dr was 1 hour late. I do not mind being early but his being an hour late was a little much.

  • Jul 30, 2019

    Very personable, and thorough. Thsnk you for being there. My visits are always pleasant!

  • Jul 30, 2019

    The best there is. He?s been my surgical oncologist for 9+ years and I owe him my life.

  • Jul 30, 2019

    His skills and the skills of the OHSU team have kept me alive and thriving with a Stage IV carcinoid cancer for nearly 20 years. I have always been treated with respect and kindness.

  • Jul 26, 2019


  • Jul 23, 2019

    Dr. Pommier is a wonderful provider and exceptionally good surgeon. I have NETs and he is one of the best in the nation in treating this rare cancer. He listens to me, he gives me straight answers, and he has a great sense of humor.

  • Jul 21, 2019

    This was my first experience at OHSU. From parking to check-in and check-out, it was a very positive experience. Dr.Pommier has the best "bedside manner" I have ever experienced. He explained my condition with compassion and outlined the treatment plan I will follow. He was so encouraging that I have complete faith and trust in him.

  • Jul 18, 2019

    I liked him very much. He was very personable and extremely knowledgeable.

  • Jul 16, 2019

    I have been a patient of Dr. Pommier since October or November of 198 or 2018. He has been very informative, he has been.....actually saved my life. He has stopped and understood my understanding and my desire of treatment and treatment I did not wish to go forward with and has found alternatives to my very complicated case and continues to do so.

  • Jul 14, 2019

    I have been diagnosed with Carson tumors, and I'm very grateful to have Dr. Pommier in the system at OHSU huge Comfort very knowledgeable individual and very very thankful for his care.

  • Jul 13, 2019

    Dr.Pommier is an excellent doctor. He explained everything so that it was easy to follow what was happening all the while being direct in his assessment. I would and will recommend him and his staff and OSHU to anyone I know who needs a strong hospital with a very capapable staff and great doctor.