Paul Anderson, MD

(503) 692-3750
Areas of Focus: 
Colon Cancer Screening and Prevention
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
Liver Disease
Swallowing Dysfunction

About Me

My goal is to partner with my patients in order to provide the best care possible to help them achieve their health care goals. Every patient is unique, and it is important to me to understand each patient’s perspective on their disease or symptoms so that together we can work to maximize their quality of life. In addition to forging this important therapeutic relationship, I provide my patients with state of the art diagnostic testing and treatments for a wide range of digestive health problems.

- Paul Anderson, MD

Dr. Anderson received his B.A. in biology from Carleton College where he graduated magna cum laude and excelled as a distance runner on the cross country and track & field teams. After a year doing genetics research at the NIH, Dr. Anderson returned to his home state of Montana to begin medical school through the University of Washington’s WWAMI program. He was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society prior to earning his MD degree from the University of Washington in 2007.

He then completed his residency and chief residency in internal medicine at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in New Hampshire before coming to Oregon to begin his gastroenterology training at OHSU.

Dr. Anderson continues to enjoy distance running, but is counting down the days until he can no longer beat his daughters in a foot race. He lives in Portland with his wife, two daughters, and two rambunctious labradoodles. 

Other Interests: 

Woodworking, skiing, hiking, and Trail Blazers basketball.

My Work

Hospitals Served: 
Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center
Providence Newberg Medical Center
Providence Willamette Falls Medical Center

Education & Honors

Board Certified: 
  • Internal Medicine
  • Gastroenterology
Education & Training: 
  • Fellowship, Gastroenterology, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR, 2014
  • Internship and Residency, Internal Medicine, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH, 2010
  • MD, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA, 2007
  • BA, Biology, Carleton College, Northfield, MN, 2001
  • Portland Monthly Magazine, "Top Doctors", 2018
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Alpha Omega Alpha
  • Fellow Teaching Award, OHSU
Volunteer Activities: 
  • American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Other Activities: 
  • Member, American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy