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 (646 Ratings, 224 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 (646 Ratings, 224 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

  • Oct 16, 2019

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

  • 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.

  • Sep 27, 2019

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

  • Sep 01, 2019

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

  • 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 23, 2019

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

  • 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 09, 2019

    Dr. P has always been there for me.

  • 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.

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  • 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.

  • Jul 09, 2019

    Dr ponmier is amazing. He is our dream doctor

  • Jul 09, 2019

    Dr. Pommier and I met one year ago in a consult regarding my neuroendocrine cancer. Prior to our meeting, I was told my tumors in my liver were inoperable. He delivered the great news that he would surgically remove my liver tumors and resect my pancreas if captem chemo delivered its shrinking medicine. Well nine months later, I was operable. I am so grateful to Dr. Pommier. My surgery is schedule for August.

  • Jul 09, 2019

    My daughters and I had our second meeting with Dr. Pommier and again were thankful for his knowledge, clear medical explanations, good humor and humanity. He Is a careful listener as well and answers our questions based on medical experience and current research. It gives me great confidence to be his patient.

  • Jun 28, 2019

    excellent service and care

  • Jun 28, 2019

    Hi, I've been absolutely wonderfully pleased with Dr. Pommier. I know that he is running sometimes late, but I appreciate the time that he takes with patients and it really is something that I actually look forward to to talk to him about my medical situation.

  • Jun 28, 2019

    Dr. Pommier was very forthcoming. He listened to me and answered my questions fully and made me feel like I was a valuable patient. That's all.

  • Jun 28, 2019

    I've got nothing but good things to say about Dr. Pommier. Just appreciate everything he's done so far and definitely would recommend him. Thank you.

  • Jun 27, 2019

    I always feel cared for and listed too. I feel I?m in great hands.

  • Jun 25, 2019

    Very informed, takes time for Me. Answers all questions

  • Jun 21, 2019

    Dr. Pommier is an excellent listener, caring, and an expert in his field.

  • Jun 21, 2019

    I have great confidence in all the doctor's, nurses and staff that I've engaged with at OHSU. I love that it is a teaching organization as well

  • Jun 16, 2019

    Dr. Pommier truly is one of the best doctors that I have ever seen. He saved my life with surgery and I'm always very confident in whatever plan of treatment he has put together for me. So I'm very thankful to have found him and for him to be my provider.

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  • Jun 15, 2019

    Yeah, Dr. Pommier has been on the top of his game with me all the way through and is always looking for better ways, and I appreciate his one on one with his patients and his upbeat attitude is very nice to come see and his office is also very good good and upbeat and it makes things a lot less challenging that way.

  • Jun 14, 2019

    Extremely competent and knowledgeable and always willing to answer questions and address concerns. Excellent personality!

  • Jun 12, 2019

    It was great. We were able to ask all the questions we needed and got a scan right away which was helpful.

  • Jun 11, 2019

    I?ve been seeing Dr Pommier for over ten years since he removed a pancreatic tumor. He?s always been there for me to talk about any health issues I?ve had since. I don?t know what I?ll do if he ever retires.

  • Jun 11, 2019

    Dr Pommier was extremely helpful in explaining my treatment options with regard to my Stage IV Carcinoid Liver Cancer and abdominal tumors. I paid out of pocket to see him because of his reputation as an international expert on Carcinoid Cancers. I was NOT disappointed.

  • Jun 09, 2019

    Yeah. Mr. Pommier is an excellent physician. I... I regard him very highly. I would recommend him to anybody. He's a nice gentleman also.

  • Jun 07, 2019

    My daughters and I very much appreciated our first meeting with Dr. Pommier who described my condition and treatment options based on biopsies completed before surgery. Genetic testing will yield more information and Dr. Pommier cited studies about lumpectomies vs. mastectomies to assist us in decisions that will come later. He also gave us an overview of post-surgery treatments. I am glad to be making health decisions with a surgeon who is so knowledgeable, patient and considerate.

  • Jun 02, 2019

    Dr. Pommier was very explicit about my CAT scan. He explained to me thoroughly about what was going on, and I appreciate it. He showed he was very caring and knowledgeable about my condition, and I really appreciated that. Thank you.

  • Jun 01, 2019

    Very happy.

  • May 31, 2019

    Mr. Pommier, Dr. Pommier is very very very good. Very qualified and saved my sister's life.

  • May 31, 2019

    Easy to talk with, friendly and is willing to do what needs to be within same visit.

  • May 31, 2019

    Dr Pommier is careful to explain things in detail. He does not coat it with sugar but rather, gives the truth. At the same time his confidence leaves a person with considerable ease. Gotta love his humor!