Department of Medicine Divisions

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The Department of Medicine houses 10 divisions, and two sections, all committed to the highest standards in patient care, research, and education.

Arthritis & Rheumatic Diseases

The Division of Arthritis & Rheumatic Diseases provides care for patients with inflammatory diseases that include rheumatoid arthritis, spondyloarthritis, vasculitis, scleroderma, myositis, and polymyalgia rheumatica.  They also see patients with diseases such as osteoarthritis and fibromyalgia.  Rheumatologists have special training and expertise in the use of medications that suppress the immune system which is a major approach in the treatment of these immunologically mediated diseases.

Hematology & Medical Oncology

The Division of Hematology & Medical Oncology is comprised of specialists dedicated to providing the best possible care for patients with cancer and blood disorders.  All our faculty members have joint appointments in the Knight Cancer Institute and the Division of Hematology and Medical Oncology.

Knight Cardiovascular Institute

The Knight Cardiovascular Institute is focused on providing patient focused care in “state of the art” facilities. They have a diverse faculty with expertise in preventive cardiology, noninvasive cardiology, heart failure, vascular disease, interventional cardiology, and valvular heart disease to complement existing excellent clinical programs in adult congenital heart disease, arrhythmias, and cardiac transplantation.  

Their areas of strengths in research are cardiovascular imaging for early detection of disease, heart failure and transplantation, emphasizing genetics, adult congenital heart disease,  women's health and the developmental origins of heart disease.

Endocrinology, Diabetes & Clinical Nutrition

The Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes & Clinical Nutrition is involved in education, research, and clinical care in general endocrinology (disorders of the hypothalamus, pituitary, thyroid, adrenals, and gonads), diabetes and metabolism, lipids and clinical nutrition, and bone and mineral disorders. The Division has a full complement of clinical activities with specialty clinics for clinical nutrition, lipid disorders, diabetes, bone and mineral abnormalities, and general endocrinology.

The Harold Schnitzer Diabetes Health Center, part of the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes & Clinical Nutrition, offers comprehensive multi-disciplinary diabetes care for children and adults at a single location.

Gastroenterology & Hepatology

The Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology provides diagnosis and treatment of stomach, small intestinal, colonic, esophageal, gallbladder, liver and pancreatic conditions.  GI faculty and clinical fellows also conduct research and education in these same areas.

The OHSU Digestive Health Center offers patients an interdisciplinary team approach to the prevention, detection, and treatment of digestive disorders, including diagnosis and treatment for patients with stomach, small intestine, colonic, esophageal, gallbladder and pancreatic conditions. They also blend clinical expertise with research advances to achieve the best possible care and outcomes. The team includes patients, their referring physicians, and a wide range of OHSU specialists.

General Internal Medicine & Geriatrics

The Division of General Internal Medicine & Geriatrics is home to a group of outstanding physicians, nurse practitioners, researchers and educators who are dedicated to providing excellent general internal medicine & geriatric clinical care, research, and education. The Division provides longitudinal, comprehensive care to adults from health screening and prevention to care of complex, chronic illnesses over time. They have multiple specialty practices to meet almost any need.

Health Promotion & Sports Medicine

Health Promotion & Sports Medicine is a section of the Division of General Internal Medicine, providing comprehensive internal medicine and non-operative sports medicine care, clinical teaching and conducts state-of-the-art health promotion research. HPSM's team of over 40 researchers and clinicians includes physicians, PhD and master-level researchers, exercise physiologists, registered dietitians and motivational interviewing trainers. HPSM is home to the Center for Health Promotion Research which disseminates the award winning ATLAS and ATHENA programs.

Hospital Medicine

The Division of Hospital Medicine is comprised of Internal Medicine Hospitalists who staff the the Inpatient Medicine Teaching Service and the Clinical Hospital Service.  Their mission is to provide outstanding care to hospitalized medical and surgical patients, provide exceptional communication to referring and consulting physicians, and successful mentoring for students and residents on the teaching service.

Infectious Diseases

The Division of Infectious Diseases offers consultation and treatment for adults with infectious diseases and evaluation and ongoing care of HIV/AIDS and other immunocompromised patients. 

Faculty and fellows in the Division conduct research on a broad range of items, including molecular pathogenesis of various viral and bacterial infections, basic science and clinical based research with HIV, several aspects of clinical hospital epidemiology, epidemiology and mechanisms of antiviral and antibiotic resistance, pharmacokinetics and toxicity of antimicrobial agents, and clinical evaluation of new antimicrobial agents.

Nephrology & Hypertension

The Division of Nephrology & Hypertension is committed to delivering top-notch care to patients with kidney disease and hypertension, training physicians to be leaders in medicine and nephrology, and advancing the frontiers of biomedical research at the bench, the bedside and in the community. 

Their physicians excel at caring for patients with acute and chronic kidney disease, and with hypertension.  They have one of the most successful kidney transplant programs on the West Coast.  They also specialize in treating patients with kidney stones, with genetic causes of hypertension, with disorders of fluid and electrolyte balance, and with polycystic kidney disease.

Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine

The Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care provides expert diagnosis and care of patients with lung diseases, and of critically ill patients in our Intensive Care Unit.  They offer specialized clinical programs in cystic fibrosis, pulmonary hypertension, interstitial lung disease, sleep disordered breathing, acute lung injury, sepsis, alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency, bronchiectasis, lymphangioleiomyomatosis, hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia, tuberculosis, breathing problems resulting from neuromuscular diseases, lung disorders in bone marrow transplant patients, and lung cancer.

Allergy & Clinical Immunology

Allergy & Clinical Immunology is a section of the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care, providing primary and consultative patient care in the areas of allergy and immunology.  They instruct students, residents, and postdoctoral fellows in the area of allergy and clinical immunology and contribute to ongoing clinical research studies in the area of allergic disease.