Stephen E.F. Spurgeon MD

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Associate Professor of Medicine School of Medicine

Accepting new patients

4.9 out of 5 (456 Ratings, 201 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 (456 Ratings, 201 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

  • Jan 01, 2020

    Dr Spurgeon provides all the information needed to make me feel confident of my care.

  • Dec 24, 2019

    Excellent. Gave us enough information, plus yet are really caring.

  • Dec 21, 2019

    Excellent as always.

  • Dec 20, 2019

    It was my first time visiting the Waterfront location and overall it was a positive experience. Checking in was seamless, I had very little wait time in the lab and Dr Spurgeons visit was on time. The staff I had contact with were all professional and friendly which helps when nerves run high.

  • Dec 20, 2019

    Yes, he's a rather amazing physician.

  • Dec 18, 2019

    Dr. Spurgeon is kind,confident,competent and calm. He makes his patients feel comfortable and at ease.

  • Dec 18, 2019

    Good listener, truly engaged about health discussions. Knowledgeable. Makes you feel at ease. Does not seem rushed or in a hurry, spends the needed time with patient.

  • Dec 18, 2019

    Friendly and explained everything Where I could understand it

  • Dec 17, 2019

    He’s handled all my needs.

  • Dec 14, 2019

    My doctor shows sincere concern for my health and provides clear information to maintain that health.

  • Dec 06, 2019

    I did not see Dr Spurgeon. I had bone marrow biopsy with an excellent team under the order of Dr Spurgeon

  • Dec 06, 2019

    Dr. Spurgeon has been a very good doctor. I, I trust him and I would recommend him to anyone. That's, I don't know what to do now.

  • Dec 04, 2019

    Very positive.

  • Dec 04, 2019

    I have been seeing Dr. Spurgeon since May when I was in the hospital for two weeks, and he's wonderful. I would highly recommend him to anybody and everybody, and I would also recommend OHSU Hospital to anybody, and I have! Wonderful. If I had ... if I hadn't been there for the reason I was there, I would have to say it was a wonderful experience; and Dr. Spurgeon is wonderful. He's just ... he's ... he's an excellent, excellent doctor who really cares.

  • Dec 03, 2019

    The doctor was thorough and kind. He explained everything clearly. This will hopefully be my last visit to this provider. Happy about that. OHSU has taken good care of me. Thanks.

  • Nov 22, 2019

    Yes, I left Dr. Spurgeon, and I would never go to anyone else. He treats me wonderful. I have complete trust and faith in him.

  • Nov 20, 2019

    We feel we can trust Dr. Spurgeon's care decisions. We are confident he has our best interests in mind and that he has the skills and expertise to provide the personalized care that targets my specific disease.

  • Nov 15, 2019

    Excellent. It's wonderful going to a physician that is so knowledgeable and personable.

  • Nov 15, 2019

    Dr. Spurgeon was very well informed of my history. Although this was my first visit with him and was very patient in explaining my condition and What treatments are available, I feel very comfortable and my wife agrees with me.

  • Nov 15, 2019

    Dr. Spurgeon was very professional. He was extremely knowledgeable, able to answer all our questions, offered lots of information on the diagnosis and what his thoughts were for the next steps. And the fellow, who was with him, she was also very professional.

  • Nov 14, 2019

    Dr spurgeon is amazing...My life is in his hands and I know he has the skill and knowledge to prove the best treatment plan for me.

  • Nov 14, 2019

    I think the entire staff at OHSU night Cancer Institute. It was very professional and Dr. Spurgeon is awesome. I really like his the way that he approaches everything very comfortable with him, and he's very knowledgeable. I never feel rushed and he always answers my questions to the T. Thank you. Bye.

  • Nov 10, 2019

    I trust Dr. Spurgeon. My concern with the Knight Cancer Center is that every time I have an appointment, I see different nurses (except for Debbie who has been assigned to me as my sort of "ombudsman" for which I am grateful). I seldom see Dr. Spurgeon, though I presume there are perfectly good reasons connected with the breadth of his responsibilities but this arrangement pretty much precludes the closeness one wishes to feel with their care-giver when dealing with something as serious as cancer. I would appreciate being able to see the same nurses each time and Dr. Spurgeon more often. I consider the relative impersonality of this arrangement a logistical failure of the system but I'm sure I don't understand what OHSU is up against in its attempt to become the best institution possible.

  • Nov 10, 2019

    Dr. Spurgeon always takes extra time to have a in depth conversation and learn what's been going on and cares and is considered as well as professional tells me the latest in the field what's happening in with my particular medical situation and he's kind and generous with this time and I've been seeing him for 6 years, and I'm very glad that I do see him and I think he's highly competent and intellectual as well as he has the compact, compassion and kindness necessary in a really great doctor.

  • Nov 06, 2019

    Dr. Spurgeon is an excellent, very reassuring physician.

  • Nov 06, 2019

    Very welcoming to me as a new patient! Thanks!

  • Nov 06, 2019

    Regarding Dr. Spurgeon, your care and concern for my well being is much appreciated. You have plenty of expertise I feel very comfortable in your care. Thank you.

  • Nov 04, 2019


  • Nov 01, 2019

    Service was great.

  • Nov 01, 2019

    Organized. Appreciated.

  • Oct 30, 2019

    Dr Spurgeon was pleasant to talk to, reassuring and informative.

  • Oct 26, 2019

    This provider give you the information that you can clearing understand own your level.

  • Oct 17, 2019

    I felt the he was very helpful. Very knowledgeable in what he was telling me and answering my questions. I felt he was honest and is straight forward. I would recommend them to anyone that is dealing with what I am. Thank you.

  • Oct 16, 2019

    Very impressed. Everything we had hoped for. Well done!

  • Oct 16, 2019

    When I moved to Oregon from Louisiana, I specifically sought out insurance which would cover OHSU, based on your reputation. Since I have lived here, OHSU has more than lived up to its reputation. Yesterday was no exception. It appears that your new set-up is run efficiently, to minimize waiting time at each step between blood test, doctor visit, etc. Thank you.

  • Oct 15, 2019

    Dr. Spurgeon is an angel. He has made my journey with Leukemia smoother, he has cared for me gently and kindly, along with his competence and intellect and training. As far as I know, I am just one of all his patients and co-workers who love and treasure him.

  • Oct 02, 2019

    I have had appointments with Dr. Spurgeon for many years. He is a caring, pleasant professional who discusses health problems in language I understand. He is one of the finest physicians I have known and am grateful that I am his patient.

  • 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 25, 2019

    I've been going to Dr. Spurgeon for a number of years now for CLL, chronic lymphocytic leukemia, and I am very comfortable under his care and I think he's a fine doctor, and I would recommend him to anyone who might have a similar problem as mine. I really think highly of Dr. Spurgeon.

  • Sep 21, 2019


  • Sep 20, 2019

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

  • Sep 20, 2019

    Good experience!

  • Sep 20, 2019

    Hi, my name is [Name] And my doctor is Dr. Steven Spurgeon. I was just there to see him on Tuesday and Dr. Spurgeon is wonderful. I would recommend him to anybody and he is been wonderful with me. I just have so much confidence in him so much faith in his judgment. He's taking such good care of me and I've been taking very good care of it OHSU I've spent I'm in the hospital there and I've been treated very well. So I just wanted to let people know how much I appreciate it and how good they've been with me and I'm very very confident and Dr. Spurgeon. Thank you for this survey. [Name]

  • Sep 15, 2019

    Dr. Spurgeon is everything I could ever ask for in a physician. He is friendly and engaging, is patient, explains test results in the best way for a non-medical person, and always answers questions fully. He never appears rushed for time, though I would assume he is very busy. Dr. Spurgeon is also encouraging and positive.

  • Sep 15, 2019

    Yes, my experience with the doctor and Renee both was outstanding, and I would pray that anybody that has a health problem go to OHSU, especially if it's cancer, and I would recommend both of them so highly. Thank you.

  • Sep 13, 2019

    I have been seeing Dr. Spurgeon for a number of years and have the utmost respect and admiration for him. He is always knowledgeable about my condition and also takes the time to ask about my personal life. He's great!

  • Sep 12, 2019

    Dr. Spurgeon was very, he was excellent. He was very genuine, very caring, and definitely explained information to us in plain English, which was very pleasant, very knowledgeable, and looked for different ways that different options that would be available to us and we were just extremely pleased with Dr. Spurgeon, he was excellent.

  • Sep 11, 2019

    Very friendly, professional.