Stephen E.F. Spurgeon MD

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Associate Professor of Medicine School of Medicine

Accepting new patients

4.9 out of 5 (369 Ratings, 112 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 (369 Ratings, 112 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

  • May 15, 2019

    He listens and he has a great personality.

  • May 09, 2019


  • May 09, 2019

    He is very knowledgeable, easy to communicate with and supportive.

  • May 03, 2019

    Dr. Spurgeon is very knowledgeable, professional, kind and I believe that he is the best physician for me right now.

  • May 03, 2019

    Excellent! The new facilities on Bond Road are great. My blood results were available almost immediately!

  • May 03, 2019

    Very informative.

  • May 02, 2019

    Dr. Spurgeon is caring, patient,very knowledgeable, explains everything in easy to understand terms, and best of all he has a great personality!

  • May 01, 2019

    I have been seeing this provider for three years. They are an excellent team of competent caring professionals

  • May 01, 2019

    Dr. Spurgeon has all of the Qualities I would expect to find in a medical provider...and more! He was patient, informative, and has such an easy-going manner. He does not "talk over our heads", nor does he "talk down" to us. I trust him with my life!

  • Apr 30, 2019

    I would highly recommend Dr. Spurgeon because of his attitude, how explains everything. He makes you feel important and that's very important. I'd love the man. That's it. I'll be out the way.

  • Apr 26, 2019

    Dr. Spurgeon is very professional and knowledgeable. I would recommend him to anybody battling cancer. He knows his patient, he's got a good bed side manner. He's probably the best oncologist at your facility.

  • Apr 24, 2019

    Good listener & good bedside manner

  • Apr 24, 2019

    Dr Spurgeon always very professional and I know he will take good care of me

  • Apr 21, 2019

    Hi, Dr. Spurgeon is wonderful, kind, on time, listens cares, could not be any better. He's a terrific man, really terrific. You should clone him.

  • Apr 19, 2019

    Dr. Spurgeon is very caring and knowledgeable and I'm fortunate to have him in charge of my Cancer Care and treatment. He's gone a long way in improving my health and actually saving me. So like I said, I'm in a real...I'm real lucky to have him.

  • Apr 17, 2019

    Dr Spurgeon is very kind and takes his time to talk with you about your concerns. I like him very much. My only issue this visit is that I had to ask for blood tests to be done as recommended for my disease. When the nurse came in initially, she said no tests at all had been ordered. Then after the tests were ordered, there was no metabolic panel which has always been part of the series since I was diagnosed. Perhaps he was having a distracted day but it did affect his score FOR THIS VISIT(from a 10 to an 8).

  • Apr 16, 2019

    He’s kind, listens attentively, explains clearly.

  • Apr 13, 2019

    Dr. Stephen Spurgeon was kind compassionate very professional and excellent provider. I am extremely glad that I am seeing him and I would highly recommend him to anybody as a doctor.

  • Apr 11, 2019

    My experience was very positive. I have absolute confidence in Dr. Spurgeon as a physician. I was fortunate to need only a brief exam and discussion, which I was extremely satisfied with.

  • Apr 11, 2019

    He was patient with all of our questions and very knowledgable. Thank you.

  • Apr 04, 2019

    He is kind, courteous and explains the medical condition. His staff isalso.

  • Apr 04, 2019

    Very understanding and thoughtful towards treatment love HIM

  • Apr 03, 2019

    My results were very positive

  • Mar 21, 2019

    The Doctor was the type I was looking for and needed.

  • Mar 21, 2019


  • Mar 21, 2019

    Always professional, respectful and never rushes my appointment

  • Mar 21, 2019

    I was pleased.

  • Mar 20, 2019

    I am very happy with him as my new oncologist. He is very thorough and explains in detail. He was happy to answer all my questions.

  • Mar 15, 2019

    Dr. Spurgeon has coordinated my adventure with Lymphoma for several years, providing supportive counsel as well as excellent medical care.

  • Mar 15, 2019

    Dr. Spurgeon is the most awesome doctor at OHSU as far as we are concerned.

  • Mar 14, 2019

    Dr. Spurgeon has been my doctor for a number of years. Throughout this experience he has always been thoughtful and considerate, while also displaying a confidence-building level of knowledge and competence. I feel very fortunate to be in his care.

  • Mar 13, 2019

    It’s always good. This time the news was all positive.

  • Mar 13, 2019

    Excellent care, most polite, nicest person doctor you could ever hope to have. We just love him. The experience was all totally wonderful. Thank you.

  • Mar 12, 2019

    EXCELLENT! TOP NOTCH! 1st Visit with Dr. Spurgeon & how refreshing to have a Doctor listen to the patient/family member & explain in layman's terms diagnosis & treatment options. We feel blessed with Dr. Spurgeon

  • Mar 10, 2019

    Dr. Spurgeon is the best. He is interested in and cares about his patients. Unbelievably easy to talk to.

  • Mar 06, 2019

    My experience with Dr. Spurgeon was very thorough, he explained everything. I had questions, he answered everything and I think ... and was really reassuring so, you know is empathetic. So that's it. Thanks.

  • Mar 03, 2019

    My first visit with Dr. Spurgeon, he was quiet and soft spoken and verygentle during exam. My pathology report from my dermatologist had not beenentered into my record and I had luckily brought copies with me for hisinformation. He shared his views on my situation in a clear way andwas positive about my status and future. He did not seem rushedI was happy he was available to see at the Mall 205location as he is a CLL expert and that is my disease. I was formerly seenat Gresham location but now there is not doctor there for meI wish he was available more than just Mondays, concerns me for futuretreatment if necessary.

  • Mar 03, 2019

    He was very personable, really cared about my care and my goals and seemed like an excellent provider, did not seem rushed for time. Looked over my chart, knew my conditioning and what treatment.

  • Feb 22, 2019

    Dr Spurgeon is a dedicated health care provider, as are his staff and nursing assistants. Over a ten year time frame they have prolonged my life past it's normal expectation, given the oncology forecast typical for my disease.

  • Feb 14, 2019

    Dr. Spurgeon is thorough and is easy going--easy to talk with.

  • Feb 09, 2019

    The experience was excellent

  • Feb 09, 2019

    Yes, my name is [Name] and Dr. Stephen Spurgeon is an excellent doctor. He's very he's detail (INAUDIBLE) big picture on it keeps track of the research nationally and is very informative and has the goes beyond the call of duty is for are not call of duty, but goes beyond to make sure that I am I mean system stays in top shape and is excellent communicator and supporter emotional support her as well. Thank you.

  • Feb 08, 2019

    Excellent. A regional expert in this field and great patient-doctor relationship.

  • Feb 07, 2019

    amazing doctor! this is not just a job but it comes from heart! that's healing itself for a cancer patient!

  • Feb 06, 2019

    Superb health care. Provided deep insight into disease, possibilities and expectations.

  • Jan 31, 2019

    Dr. Spurgeon is amazing! He was wearing a mask out of concern for others since he had a cold. He was most attentive, answering our questions and posing those of his own. Never once did he appear rushed or late for the next appointment. His thoroughness and caring are most appreciated.

  • Jan 31, 2019

    I have been receiving ongoing treatment for over five years and I have not one issue or complaint.

  • Jan 30, 2019

    Very pleased. Dr Spurgeon has his patient’s interests at heart.

  • Jan 26, 2019

    I have always been very impressed with the entire staff who have treated me. So yes, and Dr. Spurgeon is a wonderful doctor. Thank you.

  • Jan 24, 2019

    Dr. Sturgeon has always been like an angel of good will and kindness to me.Renee MacKinnon has been an enthusiastic and responsive nurse for me.Jeremy has always been excellent at drawing blood and creating a relaxed moment in which to do it.