01. Doctor Overview

Doctor Overview

Dr. Paul H. Schipper joined the faculty of Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) located in Portland, Oregon in 2004. He currently serves as a professor of surgery at the university and operates his clinical practice as a thoracic surgeon at the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute. He also serves as the program director of the OHSU Thoracic Surgery Residency Program.

Dr. Schipper has authored or coauthored over 40 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. His research has focused on treatments for thoracic and cardiothoracic cancers, with a particular interest in surgical resection combined with chemoradiation.

02. Fast Facts

Doctor Fast Facts

Main Specialty: Thoracic Surgery

Other Interests & Specialties: Thoracic surgery, emphysema surgery, lung cancer, thymoma and thymic Malignancies, minimally invasive thoracic surgical techniques, epidemiology, staging and risk assessments for surgical resections, lymphadenectomies and other procedures in patients with lung cancer and compromised immune systems for bone marrow transplant patients.

Certifications, Awards & Accolades: Authored and co-authored articles published in peer-reviewed medical journals such as in the Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Annals of Thoracic Surgery, American Journal of Surgery and Annals of Surgery, co-authored an article in The Journal of Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery, Member of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons

Education & Experience:

  • Medical Degree from the University of Iowa College of Medicine
  • Residency at New York University
  • Fellowship at Washington University
  • Fellowship at Mayo Clinic
03. Publications


Association of Pathologic Nodal Staging Quality With Survival Among Patients With Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer After Resection With Curative Intent. JAMA Oncology. January 2018;4(1):80-87. doi: 10.1001/jamaoncol.2017.2993

Patient-clinician communication among patients with stage I lung cancer. Supportive Care in Cancer. December 2017;1-9. doi: 10.1007/s00520-017-3992-1

“Even if I Don’t Remember, I Feel Better”. A Qualitative Study of Patients with Early-Stage Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Undergoing Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy or Surgery. Annals of the American Thoracic Society. August 2016;13(8):1361-9. doi: 10.1513/AnnalsATS.201602-130OC