Phillip Kiyasu, MD

(503) 963-2707
Areas of Focus: 
Colon Cancer Screening and Prevention
Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
Small Bowel Diseases
Capsule Endoscopy
Balloon Small Bowel Enteroscopy

About Me

As a third generation physician, I have seen many changes in medicine, including those as viewed from the perspective of my father and grandfather, who practiced before me. Although many of these changes, including some of the technological advances in our specialty of Gastroenterology, have hopefully improved our practice of medicine, clearly today there are complexities and obstacles which have made medicine more difficult for those providing care, and more importantly, for patients for whom we care. In the day to day hectic rush of seeing patients, I always try to remind myself what my father and grandfather told me years ago: medicine is still as much art as science--caring for patients first and foremost requires a thoughtful mind, a caring heart, and patient ears.

- Phillip Kiyasu, MD

Dr. Kiyasu graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans, LA. He completed his internship and residency in internal medicine, followed by a Hepatology Fellowship at the University of Texas Southwestern, Parkland Memorial Hospital. Dr. Kiyasu later completed his fellowship in gastroenterology at the University of Virginia, Health Sciences Center. He focuses on capsule endoscopies and other gastroenterology needs at The Oregon Clinic - Gastroenterology East. Dr. Kiyasu is a member of the American Gastroenterology Association and the American College of Gastroenterology. He has also received board certifications in gastroenterology and internal medicine.

My Work

Hospitals Served: 
Providence Milwaukie Hospital
Providence Portland Medical Center

Education & Honors

Board Certified: 
Education & Training: 
  • Fellowship, Gastroenterology, University of Virginia Health Sciences Center, Charlottesville, VA, 1994
  • Fellowship, Hepatology, Parkland Memorial Hospital, University of Texas Southwestern, Dallas, TX, 1991
  • Internship and Residency, Internal Medicine, Parkland Memorial Hospital, University of Texas Southwestern, Dallas, TX, 1990
  • MD, Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA, 1987
  • BA, Human Biology, Brown University, Providence, RI, 1983
  • Member, Quality Council, Providence Portland Medical Center, 2009 - Present
  • Member, Executive Committee, The Oregon Clinic Gastroenterology - East, 2008 - Present
  • Physician, Provider Scheduling Oversight, 2007 - Present
  • Magna Cum Laude, Brown University, 1983
  • Junior Alpha Omega Alpha, Tulane University, 1986
Other Activities: 
  • Member, American Gastroenterology Association
  • Member, American College of Gastroenterology
  • Member, American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
  • Member, Oregon Medical Association
  • Member, Medical Society of Metropolitan Portland
  • Member, Executive Board, The Portland Clinic LLC., 1997 - 2001; Chairman 2000 - 2001
  • Member, GI Clinical Research, Director, 2001 - 2008