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 (479 Ratings, 175 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 (479 Ratings, 175 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

  • Jun 01, 2019

    Very happy.

  • May 11, 2019

    Very attentive to detail, asked questions, make sure I'm feeling comfortable. Hard to think of everything right now, but great with the surgery that I had three years ago as well. Thank you.

  • May 11, 2019

    Dr. Pommier is an excellent position a great provider very personable and it very knowledgeable and I'm lucky to have them.

  • May 10, 2019

    He is the best!

  • May 10, 2019

    It was a good experience

  • May 10, 2019

    As always, timely, informative, professional, personable

  • May 09, 2019

    Dr. Pommier left every opportunity for me to heal without having to go to extreme measures. At the point when he took time at my appointment, to take a step forward, he actually enhanced my healing ability. He did believe in my ability to heal without doing the procedure and I really respect the opportunity to not have to go through new procedures until it was absolutely necessary. Dr. Pommier did find that it was necessary, after giving me weeks and weeks of opportunity to prove otherwise, and took the correct measures, I believe. Thank you for your time.

  • May 03, 2019

    Dr. Pommier is probably my very best friend on the whole planet. For the last 17 years he's watched over my case. He's watched over me. He's held my hand. He's talked me down when I've been upset. He's been my best bud. I would recommend him to anybody who has carcenoid cancer would recommend him to anybody anytime anywhere.

  • May 03, 2019

    this is my first experience with OHSU and I'm pleased to say that is was a very good one. From checking in to meeting with the surgeon everything went very smoothly, everyone was professional and cordial. Dr. Pommier did aan excellent job of explaining what was going on based on the limited information he had on hand. When I left, I wasn't as stressed. I'm hopeful that the necessary surgery as well as my hospital stay continues this experience especially when I've not had any type of overnight surgery nor have I spent any overnight time in any hospital.

  • May 03, 2019

    Dr. Pommier and staff were most helpful and considerate in evaluating my postoperative welfare.

  • May 01, 2019

    The doctor is kind and caring. He makes me laugh including when my day isn't the best. The doctor is useful.

  • Apr 30, 2019

    He is the finest physician I have ever had. I traveled from CT to see him.

  • Apr 30, 2019

    He was very carrying and professional and answered all questions

  • Apr 30, 2019

    It was an excellent experience! All questions answered etc.

  • Apr 30, 2019

    Nice new building and the staff was awesome

  • Apr 30, 2019

    Great experience.

  • Apr 26, 2019

    He explains everything.

  • Apr 25, 2019

    Dr. Pommier has been following me every year for about the last 15 years. He's absolutely fantastic. I loved Dr. Pommier and seeing him every year and it makes me feel very confident after he's reviewed any kind of test and talked with me. I would highly recommend him to any of my friends and family. So I once again I really do like an appreciate all the Care that Dr. Pommier gives me. Thank you.

  • Apr 24, 2019

    Dr. P is a legend!!!

  • Apr 21, 2019

    Very personable and confident of a good outcome for my health issues.

  • Apr 19, 2019

    Dr. Pommier was very knowledgeable and compassionate. He was confident in his ability to help me and thoroughly explained things about my tests and upcoming surgery.

  • Apr 18, 2019

    Dr. Pammier and his staff are always wonderful. They're extremely knowledgeable. He's very caring and compassionate and he's excellent what he does.

  • Apr 18, 2019

    Excellent care.

  • Apr 16, 2019

    Thank you for asking for my experience at your wonderful hospital.We were greeted in the lobby by receptionists and one of them took the time to show us exactly where to go.At the registration desk the gentle man was polite and informative and asked to validate our parking ticket. When we were taken to the examination room everyone was polite and professional. We were greeted by Eric and Lauren in the examination room and they introduced themselves and there titles at the hospital. They asked pertinent questions about my condition and my experiences concerning the cancer. They explained that they had some information but wanted to here my story.They then said Dr, Pommier would be in shortly. He was there after about 5 min with Lauren. He was friendly and engaging and we felt at ease with him. He examined me and Lauren took notes. He explained his understanding of my condition and that he and Dr. Kieth Goldstein would work together. He answered all my questions and I feel confident in his care and look forward to his help in treatment of my cancer and tumor. Thank you all so very much for giving me hope. 

  • Apr 16, 2019

    Dr Pommier is caring, compassionate, highly knowledgeable and has saved many lives. Thankful he is my doctor.

  • Apr 16, 2019

    OHSU has been a life saver for our family. Every department has gone above and beyond in there tremendous care for my husband’s cancer treatment.

  • Apr 14, 2019

    Dr. Pommier has been for us. extremely supportive partner during my health ordeal and we trust him tremendously and not only for the great advances that he has done his career, but the way that he has treated me and my husband he's being extremely caring individual and even though we live 3 1/2 hours to go see him we will go see him again and again because he is One-of-a-kind. She squirts gold to us and really wish him well and I think you so much. God bless.

  • Apr 12, 2019

    Dr. Pommier is a wonderful doctor -- a fantastic surgeon with great people skills. He removed my DFSP nearly 10 years ago and I have been cancer-free since then.

  • Apr 07, 2019

    Yes, I've been with Dr. Pommier for almost 10 years now, and I would recommend him to anybody. I trust him with everything. No need of a second opinion for anything. He's one fabulous doctor, and he cares about is patients and it's not a "hurry in, hurry out." He takes the time with you. I just love that doctor. Thank you.

  • Apr 07, 2019

    I was very impressed with Dr. Pommier and I thought he was very supportive and encouraging and he was very comforting and I felt like he was very sincere and cared about my concerns, anxiety and just issues I was worried about. I left feeling also very hopeful that...and very, very glad that I'd made the decision to not keep my care local, which I was being guilted into up in Longview up at Peace Health. I'm very glad that I made the decision to get care*

  • Apr 07, 2019

    Yes, Dr. Pommier is the cream of the crop. He is absolutely phenomenal with the care that I have received and I just didn't know they still had doctors as caring as he is. He's the top of the line.

  • Apr 06, 2019

    He is probably one of the best providers I've ever had and I've had a lot of different things happen all during my life. I'm 67 years old or 68 and it's been, I don't know is it now 4 years. I'm not sure. Anyway, a very very tender, caring physician and surgeon and I really appreciate him and his staff.

  • Apr 05, 2019

    I love OHSU, VERY friendly people and Dr.Pommier is the best.I take a 500 mile round trip to make sure I am in the best hands.

  • Apr 03, 2019

    Dr. Pommier is kind and friendly and extremely knowledgeable. I would recommend him to anyone needing his expertise!

  • Apr 02, 2019

    I've gone to Dr. Pommier for years, and he is by far the best in his field of anyone I've encountered. He's compassionate, he's skillful, he's intelligent, he's caring. He's everything a physician should be and I have compete faith and trust in him.

  • Mar 31, 2019

    Dr. Pommier is brilliant and reassuring and there is no finer physician I know.

  • Mar 28, 2019

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

  • Mar 27, 2019

    Both my husband and I are patients of Dr. Pommier. Although I had a very long wait to see him for my appointment on March 25, he was thorough with my exam and answered all my questions.

  • Mar 26, 2019

    Very long wait (>1.5 hour). My appointment was for 10.30 am but I saw doctor after 12 pm. Doctor had spent <10 minutes with me, he was very nice and cheerful BUT didn't answer any of my questions (he just left the room before I had a chance to ask anything). And that's not something you'd expect when you were diagnosed with cancer.

  • Mar 21, 2019

    Well, I believe that Dr. Pommier is extremely intelligent extremely gifted extremely skilled. He's been wonderful to me. He literally saved my life. He is always listens carefully no matter how busy he is to things that I am concerned about and I just think OHSU is so lucky to have such a marvelous person. However, you have many but he's he's just superior as a human being and very skilled in what he does. So I can't say enough nice things about him. I just couldn't. He's just fabulous in every way.

  • Mar 19, 2019

    Dr. Pommier is a very knowledgeable and fastidious a physician. His surgical team and he work very closely together to provide really good care, and to keep a patient knowledgeable about what's happening with their situation, and to help them get through it in the best way possible. His bed side manner is phenomenal. He makes you feel assured of his quality of care, and keeps the fear factor down to a minimum, and with the difficulty of cancer et cetera, it's fabulous to have a doctor of his nature taking care of me. I would recommend him to anyone and I'm always happy to see him and be in his care.

  • Mar 17, 2019

    Yes, I have had several appointments with Dr. Pommier and he's he's really very friendly, and helpful, and very gentlemanly, and he knows what he's doing. And so just had surgery this past the on the 14th, and I'm doing fine and it was great.

  • 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.