Stephen E.F. Spurgeon MD

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Associate Professor of Medicine School of Medicine

Accepting new patients

4.9 out of 5 (443 Ratings, 173 Comments)


  • Cancer

Special focus on

  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Lymphoma


  • M.D., Jefferson Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia Pennsylvania 2002
  • Residency:

    • 2002-2005, residency: Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, Oregon
  • Fellowship:

    • 2006-2009, fellowship: Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, Oregon
  • Certifications:

    • American Board of Internal Medicine (internal medicine), 2005


Dr. Spurgeon received his M.D. from Jefferson Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. He continued his training in internal medicine at OHSU, where he also served as chief resident. Subsequently he completed his fellowship in hematology and medical oncology at OHSU where he conducted clinical and laboratory research in lymphoid cancers. He joined the OHSU faculty at the Center for Hematologic Malignancies in July 2009 as an assistant professor.

When he is not working, Dr. Spurgeon enjoys time with his wife and two small children. He is an avid sports fan, loves good food, and enjoys the outdoors.

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  • English

Memberships and associations

  • American Society of Oncology

Patient Ratings

4.9 out of 5 (443 Ratings, 173 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 impressed. Everything we had hoped for. Well done!

  • Oct 01, 2019

    Efficient. Answers all my questions,gives me time I need to feel I am on top of my concerns.

  • Sep 27, 2019

    Excellent! No further scope for improvement!

  • Sep 27, 2019

    Dr. Spurgeon was very easy to understand, very knowledgeable, friendly, and gave me all the time I needed.

  • Sep 21, 2019


  • Sep 20, 2019

    Everything was on time and very efficient. People were great.

  • Sep 20, 2019

    Good experience!

  • Sep 11, 2019

    Very friendly, professional.

  • Sep 06, 2019

    Yes, Dr. Spurgeon, was very thorough, spent what we felt was a more than reasonable amount of time explaining the issues as they know it and what the next steps were going to be and we are just awaiting the follow up from the test that he prescribed and was able to get scheduled fairly quickly.

  • Aug 30, 2019

    Dr Spurgeon gave me a second opinion on a rare cancer I have been diagnosed with. He did an excellent job and brought some new issues to light.

  • Aug 21, 2019

    Everything about the encounter was positive. Professional from beginning to end. All of my concerns were addressed and a plan forward was developed to continue to treat and deal with my medical conditions

  • Aug 16, 2019

    He is totally awesome. We love him. He is the best doctor ever. What more can I say? We love him.

  • Aug 14, 2019

    Quality and timely health care

  • Aug 14, 2019

    The entire staff is wonderful! They are so caring & professional. Dr Spurgeon, are exceptional providers & people.

  • Aug 14, 2019

    Dr. Spurgeon is kind, knowledgeable and an excellent doctor!

  • Aug 14, 2019

    All good.

  • Aug 14, 2019

    We value Dr.Spurgeon’s advice and expertise and we deeply appreciate his warmth of care.

  • Aug 13, 2019

    Dr very personable and considerate, takes time to explain things in detail.

  • Aug 08, 2019


  • Aug 04, 2019

    Dr. Spurgeon was great. Everybody at OHSU took good care of me. Thank you.

  • Aug 04, 2019

    This has been an amazing experience because I was cured of a rare cancer, Mentalcell infoma and it was really good.

  • Aug 02, 2019

    Professional yet personable examining plus sharing essential aspects of what to expect when receiving Methotrexate. Very helpful.

  • Aug 02, 2019

    Patient and listens attentively

  • Jul 31, 2019

    Excellent doctor!

  • Jul 31, 2019

    I like Steven Spurgeon very much. He's very competent. Very knowledgeable, helpful, informative. He's a very good doctor. I I don't have anything bad or negative to say about him and all my experiences with him over the last several months since I met him in May, have been a 10 every time.

  • Jul 18, 2019

    Dr. Spurgeon is awesome. He's spends a great amount of deal of time with you and explains everything.

  • Jul 17, 2019

    He was very informative about latest advances in CLL treatment. He specializes in CLL which is great

  • Jul 17, 2019

    He has treated my leukemia for nine years and I couldn't be happier re a provider.

  • Jul 17, 2019

    Dr Spurgeon takes the time to thoughtfully listen and answer questions.

  • Jul 13, 2019


  • Jul 12, 2019

    Depth of knowledgeCurrent, cut edge information Direct, clear communication High emotional intelligence

  • Jul 12, 2019

    Dr. Spurgeon is a wonderful doctor. He clearly communicates and is very respectful, in addition to Steven Spurgeon is a wonderful medical professional. It is very reassuring to me and my wife to have his interest and help in understanding my health situation and circumstances. He, VERY clearly, has great expertise and competency. We felt comfortable talking with him and feel fortunate to have an ongoing connection to his medical practice. Thank-you!!!

  • Jul 10, 2019

    I have known Dr. Spurgeon for about 8 years, maybe more. He has always been accessible, supportive, positive, and lovely. His whole way of being is open-hearted and he connects wonderfully with me. And I am doing well, under his care. But even if I were not, I would highly recommend him to anyone facing the same diagnosis that I have.

  • Jul 09, 2019

    Very professional and friendly. Dr. Spurgeon was very helpful in reviewing my treatment program and made some changes that will be of great help.

  • Jul 01, 2019

    I have seen Dr Spurgeon for several years, can’t imagine a more caring person to look after ones medical needs.

  • Jun 29, 2019

    Dr. Spurgeon is very caring, very, very knowledgeable in CLL and can explain details in very simple, understanding ways. He's wonderful.

  • Jun 29, 2019

    Very knowledgeable, very easy to talk about your health problems. Quickly ordered my subscription to express scripts. He told me how necessary my procedure was in order to prescribe the right program for me. He understands that I live Vancouver and it is a long drive rush traffic, and will try to get me the best plan taking that into consideration.

  • Jun 28, 2019

    I feel the doctor offered information that no one else has been offered up at all and information only he would know. So I think he is a great, exceptionally good doctor

  • Jun 28, 2019

    Very Professional

  • Jun 26, 2019

    Dr. Spurgeon and Renee MacKinnon explained my lab results and how they related to my condition. They answered all my questions.I feel confident that I am receiving excellent care.

  • Jun 26, 2019

    He is exceptional. I feel heard, comfortable, and well cared for. I am incredibly blessed to be his patient.

  • Jun 25, 2019


  • Jun 21, 2019

    The new complex is beautiful and much easier access with onsite parking. Everyone we encountered was very friendly and helpful. Dr Spurgeon is the best!!

  • Jun 19, 2019

    Great team, very competent, excellent care and responsiveness!

  • Jun 19, 2019

    Dr Spurgeon is friendly and thorough. He answered my questions and explained current research and clinical trials that are in progress that relate to CLL.

  • Jun 19, 2019

    Located parking with the aid of your signs. Check at Building 2 was easy. The greatest experience was the assistance of two of your employees who determined we need further assistance. We did not have to ask! What a great idea to have knowledgable "hall moniters"!

  • Jun 16, 2019

    Dr. Spurgeon explained all the alternatives very clearly and set in motion the procedure to follow the recommended option.

  • Jun 14, 2019

    If you had a list of criteria for the ideal oncologist, Dr. Spurgeon would exceed every one, and cause you to add ones that you had not even considered.

  • Jun 14, 2019


  • Jun 12, 2019

    Very thorough in explaining the care of my health issues. The appointment was an opportunity to meet my new oncologist.