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Paul H. Schipper, MD

Thoracic & Cardiac Surgeon

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Conditions Treated Laryngeal Cancer Lung Cancer Ovarian Cancer Pericardial Mesothelioma Testicular Mesothelioma

  • Bio & Insurance Information

    Dr. Schipper started his education at the Augustana College in Rock Island and graduated in 1992. Going on to complete courses at the University of Iowa College of Medicine, Dr. Paul Schipper graduated as a medical student in 1996. Dr. Schipper completed his residency at the University of New York in 2001 and two residencies, between 2003 and 2004, at the Washington University and the Mayo Clinic. Dr. Schipper has board certification in both thoracic and general surgery. His particular interest has been mesothelioma, for which treatment methods are only slowly progressing because of the severity of the disease. Dr. Paul Schipper can be found practicing at the Knight Cancer Institute in Portland.

  • Education & Training


    Augustana College, Rock Island, IL - 1992



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

    Medical School


    New York University, New York, NY - 2001



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


  • Board Certifications

    American Board of Thoracic Surgery - Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery

  • Hospital & Practice

    OHSU Knight Cancer Institute

    Languages: English/Spanish

    (503) 494-8311

    3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Rd

    Portland, Oregon 97239

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    Portland Va Medical Center

    Languages: English/Spanish

    (503) 220-8262

    3710 SW US Veterans Hospital Rd

    Portland, Oregon 97239

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  • Publications & Memberships

    Dr. Paul H. Schipper has contributed to 4 publications.

    Minimally Invasive Versus Open Esophagectomy for Esophageal Cancer: A Comparison of Early Surgical Outcomes From The Society of Thoracic Surgeons National Database.

    Sihag S1, Kosinski AS2, Gaissert HA3, Wright CD3, Schipper PH4.

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    Significant understaging is seen in clinically staged T2N0 esophageal cancer patients undergoing esophagectomy.

    Dolan JP1, Kaur T1, Diggs BS1, Luna RA1, Sheppard BC1, Schipper PH2, Tieu BH2, Bakis G3, Vaccaro GM4, Holland JM5, Gatter KM6, Conroy MA1, Thomas CA Jr5, Hunter JG1.

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    Impact of comorbidity on outcomes and overall survival after open and minimally invasive esophagectomy for locally advanced esophageal cancer.

    Dolan JP1, Kaur T, Diggs BS, Luna RA, Schipper PH, Tieu BH, Sheppard BC, Hunter JG.

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    A Cross-sectional Analysis of the Prevalence of Barrett Esophagus in Otolaryngology Patients With Laryngeal Symptoms.

    Nason KS1, Murphy T, Schindler J, Schipper PH, Hoppo T, Diggs BS, Sauer DA, Shaheen NJ, Morris CD, Jobe BA; Barrett’s Esophagus Risk Consortium (BERC).

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    American College of Chest Physicians

    American College of Surgeons

    Society of Thoracic Surgeons

    Southern Thoracic Surgical Association

    Western Thoracic Surgical Association

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March 03, 2016

by Tim D.

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“Dr. Schipper is one of the best surgeons that I’ve worked with. I trust his skills and he is one of the surgeons that will actually take the time to explain a complicated procedure in an understandable manner. I also recommend his team for extreme care and compassion.”