Vinay Prasad MD, MPH

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Associate Professor of Medicine School of Medicine

Accepting new patients

4.4 out of 5 (73 Ratings, 24 Comments)


  • Cancer
  • Cancer and Blood Disorders

Special focus on

  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Leukemia
  • Lymphoma


  • M.D., University of Chicago 2009
  • M.P.H., Johns Hopkins University 2014
  • Residency:

    • Internal Medicine, Northwestern University, 2012
  • Fellowship:

    • Oncology, National Cancer Institute; Hematology, National Heart Lung Blood Institute, 2015
  • Certifications:

    • American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine) 2012; Medical Oncology and Hematology (2015)


Dr. Prasad specializes in caring for patients with hematologic malignancies, including Non-Hodgkin’s and Hodgkin’s lymphoma, chronic lymphocytic leukemia/lymphoma, mantle cell lymphoma and follicular lymphoma among others. He has advanced training in hematology (diseases of the blood and bone marrow) and oncology (cancer).  At OHSU, he is part of the lymphoma team, where he specializes in the care of people with hematologic malignancies, using chemotherapy, biological therapies, targeted therapies and immunotherapy to improve their health.

Dr. Prasad is nationally known for his research that seeks to improve the medical decisions doctors make, and improve the quality of evidence that doctors use to treat patients. He enjoys working with patients and their families to develop personalized treatment plans, and guide them through their care.  Dr. Prasad is the author of Ending Medical Reversal: Improving Outcomes, Saving Lives.

In his spare time, Dr. Prasad is an avid cyclist. He enjoys basketball, tennis, reading, gardening and occasionally binge-watching television.

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  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships and associations

  • American Society of Clinical Oncology

Patient Ratings

4.4 out of 5 (73 Ratings, 24 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

  • Jun 04, 2019

    Very knowledgeable, commu icates well, positive, and caring.

  • May 29, 2019

    He was very very sweet to me. I loved how he took the time to listen to me even though I probably took to long explaining stuff.

  • May 29, 2019

    I drove all the way to Portland to find out that there's stuff that they should have done before I even got there, and it was complete waste of a visit, and a complete waste of my time, and it cost me quite a bit of money.

  • May 21, 2019

    Have been seeing him on and off for several years. He has a good ear for listening to me and usually as or will get me a good solution.

  • Apr 29, 2019

    Dr. Prasad is reassuring, confident, and easy to engage. He comes across as respectful. I trust him with my healthcare all the way. While Dr. Prasad pulls no punches, he delivers all necessary information with kindness and compassion.

  • Apr 24, 2019

    Dr. Prasad is GREAT, I could not be happier than I am with his care. He answers all questions. Instead of giving him a +10 I would give him a +100 or more. He has my complete confidence

  • Mar 24, 2019

    He's a very nice guy and I enjoyed my visit with him, that was my first then I understand I'll be my last but I'm because I graduated so I can't give you a whole bunch, but what I got was good.

  • Mar 20, 2019

    Dr. Prasad is a very compassionate Oncologist. I have been seeing him for the past 2 years and I would highly recommend him.

  • Mar 05, 2019

    I have great confidence in my doctor and I appreciate the help that he is giving me.

  • Feb 27, 2019

    Always pleasant. Explains illness and plans of care well. Considerate and understanding.

  • Feb 06, 2019

    Professional, knowledgeable, personable, caring.

  • Feb 05, 2019

    My name is [Name] And I I want to say that I think Dr. Prasad is a really great doctor. He takes his time to explain things and answers any questions that you have. He he doesn't he doesn't Flinch understanding anything you that if you ask her straight out if it is it is it like I said, he's a good good doctor. Thank you.

  • Jan 09, 2019

    Of course, I trust his skills and judgment entirely. Beyond that, he is a good and sensitive man, and I am very grateful to have the good fortune of being his patient.

  • Jan 09, 2019


  • Dec 16, 2018

    it was good

  • Nov 29, 2018

    He was personable, informative and compassionate. Other providers could learn from him.

  • Nov 28, 2018

    Dr Prasad told me what I needed to hear and was easy to talk to. I needed a second look at what was going on with me and he gave me just that.

  • Nov 21, 2018

    They are all very friendly and concerned to make my visits the best.

  • Oct 31, 2018

    I feel lucky to be at OHSU, and in particular to have Dr. Prasad

  • Aug 21, 2018

    Dr. Prasad was focused, compassionate, and did a great job of explaining my situation in layman's terms that were easily understood. He was attentive and clearly engaged.

  • Aug 14, 2018

    Dr. Presad is very informative, he will answer any questions that you have, he's very friendly, he has a great bedside manner, and I would highly recommend him to anyone that has my type of cancer and he's a great doctor. Thank you.

  • Jul 31, 2018

    I feel very lucky to have Dr. Prasad. He is the best. Answers all questions, is available, gives great information, allows me to make an informed decision regarding my care.

  • May 13, 2018

    I feel lucky to have my cancer care at OHSU

  • Apr 30, 2018

    I would not recommend him to any one