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John Handy

John R. Handy, Jr, MD, HonD

Providence Cancer Center, Thoracic Surgery & Oncology Programs
4805 NE Glisan Street, 1st Floor North Tower
Portland, OR  97213-2236
United States
1 503 215-6724
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Surgeon - Cardiothoracic


Providence Thoracic Oncology Group, Clinical Lead, 2013-2021
Providence Thoracic Surgery Initiative, Chairman, Executive Committee, 2012-2021
Honorary Doctorate, National Medical Research Institute of Mongolia, May 2009
Director, Providence Thoracic Surgery, 2004-2021
Co-Director, Providence Thoracic Oncology Program, 1999-2021
Thoracic & CardioVascular Surgeon, The Oregon Clinic, 1997-2012
Director Lung & Heart-Lung Transplantation, Medical University of South Carolina, 1992-97
Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency, Medical University of South Carolina, 1989-92
General Surgery Residency, Brown University, Rhode Island Hospital, 1983-89
Duke University Medical School, 1979-83
Universtitaet Salzburg, Austria 1978-79
University of Georgia, 1974-78

Other Interests

Chest surgery
Lung & chest cancers
Thoracic oncology
Quality implementation, data management & practice improvement
Lung & esophageal surgery
Minimally invasive surgery
Health related functional outcomes & quality of life after thoracic surgery
Health care policy and reimbursement


Patient reported outcomes

Health related functional status & quality of life in chest disease

Quality care implementation

Cost of care

Thoracic surgery processes

Practice Areas

  • Thoracic
  • Minimally Invasive
  • VATS
  • Pericardium
  • Thoracic
  • Chest wall
  • Diaphragm
  • Lung
  • Esophagus
  • Mediastinum
  • Pleura
  • Trachea and bronchi
  • Reconstruction
  • Benign disease
  • Cancer
  • Congenital thoracic
  • Infection
  • Education
  • Professional Affairs