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Paul H. Schipper, M.D.

Dr. Schipper
Portland, OR

Dr. Paul H. Schipper

Thoracic Surgeon

OHSU Knight Cancer Institute

3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Road
Portland, OR 97239
(503) 494-7820

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Augustana College, Rock Island, IL - 1992

University of Iowa College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA - 1996

New York University, New York, NY - 2001

Washington University, St. Louis, MO - 2003
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN - 2004


Dr. Paul H. Schipper joined the faculty of Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) located in Portland, Oregon in 2004. He currently serves as an assistant professor at the university and operates his clinical practice as a thoracic surgeon at the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute—a medical institution recognized as “one of the pioneers in personalized cancer medicine.” The lung cancer treatment team at the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute is comprised of thoracic surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, and a pulmonologist who meet weekly to discuss all of their patients. This team approach offers patients top-level care by allowing each member of the lung cancer team to contribute his/her knowledge and expertise to each individual patient’s treatment plan.

Dr. Schipper received his medical degree in 1996 from the University of Iowa College of Medicine located in Iowa City, Iowa. He completed his residency in general surgery at New York University in New York, New York in 2001. He then went on to pursue fellowships in cardiothoracic surgery at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri and in general thoracic surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, which he completed in 2003 and 2004, respectively.

Professional Highlights

Dr. Schipper is board-certified in surgery and thoracic surgery. He practices general thoracic surgery with a particular focus on emphysema surgery, lung cancer, esophageal cancer, thymoma and thymic malignancies, and minimally invasive thoracic surgical techniques.

Dr. Schipper is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the American College of Chest Physicians (CHEST). His societal memberships include the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS), the Western Thoracic Surgical Association (WTSA), the Southern Thoracic Surgical Association (STSA), and the World Esophageal Cancer Consortium (WECC).

Clinical Research and Publications

Dr. Schipper has authored or coauthored 15 articles published in peer-reviewed medical journals such as The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, the American Journal of Surgery, and the Annals of Surgery, among others. He most recently coauthored an article in The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery (2014 Jul;148(1):30-5) which analyzed surgical morbidity and mortality relative to the treatment of malignant pleural mesothelioma.

Author: Linda Molinari

Editor in Chief, Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance

Linda Molinari

Reviewer: Annette Charlevois

Patient Support Coordinator

Annette Charlevois


Oregon Health & Science University

The Cardiothoracic Surgery Network

Burt BM, Cameron RB, Mollberg NM, Kosinski AS, Schipper PH, Shrager JB, Vigneswaran WT. Malignant pleural mesothelioma and the Society of Thoracic Surgeons Database: an analysis of surgical morbidity and mortality. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2014 Jul;148(1):30-5. Epub 2014 Mar 14.

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