Stephen E.F. Spurgeon MD

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Associate Professor of Medicine School of Medicine

Accepting new patients

4.9 out of 5 (377 Ratings, 144 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 (377 Ratings, 144 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

  • Jul 31, 2019

    Excellent doctor!

  • 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 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 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 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 07, 2019

    Excellent service provided.

  • Jun 07, 2019

    I just want you to know I love Dr. Spurgeon. If it wasn't for him, I don't know that I would still be alive today and I appreciate your hospital. I appreciate all the nurses and you guys are the best. Thank you.

  • Jun 02, 2019

    very good

  • May 31, 2019

    He is personable, knowledgeable, and professional. He has guided me to a clinical trial that has been very effective. We value the care we are receiving at OHSU.

  • May 31, 2019

    Very caring and explained well

  • May 29, 2019

    Dr. Spurgeon is knowledgeable, compassionate, kind and competent.

  • May 29, 2019

    I sincerely appreciate Dr. Spurgeon and his staff. From check-in to check-out, each step was a positive one.

  • May 26, 2019

    In my view Dr. Spurgeon is one of the finest hematologists anywhere in the country. He's understanding. He's knowledgeable, he's patient orientated. First class from alpha to omega. I would and do trust him completely with my life.

  • May 24, 2019

    Very understanding, humble, and soo smart. Gave me what I needed in going through my decisions. Great.

  • May 23, 2019

    Dr. Spurgeon, as usual, answered all my questions regarding the trial, and with his staff guided me thru the testing and enrollment phases with great care and understanding.I feel quite comfortable with the upcoming treatment and believe that I am in the best hands possible.

  • May 22, 2019

    He knows us. He is low key and humorous but intensely engaged in working out your health care plan. He is in the top of his field!

  • May 19, 2019

    I went to oncologist and Dr. Stephen Spurgeon is the most knowledgeable CLL doctor, probably one of the most knowledgeable in the country. I'm so impressed. I'm so lucky to be able to be seeing him and I feel very blessed.

  • May 18, 2019

    Dr. Spurgeon is great. I am very grateful to have him for my doctor (oncologist) and to be under his care.

  • 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).