Phillip Kiyasu, MD

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

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 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 Portland Medical Center
Providence Milwaukie
Specialties: 
Board Certified: 
Gastroenterology

Education & Honors

Education & Training: 
  • A.B., Human Biology, Brown University, Providence, RI, 1983
  • M.D., Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA, 1987
  • Internship/Residency in Internal Medicine, Parkland Memorial Hospital, University of Texas Southwestern, Dallas, TX, 1987-1990
  • Fellowship in Hepatology, Parkland Memorial Hospital, University of Texas Southwestern, Dallas, TX, 1990-1991
  • Fellowship in Gastroenterology, University of Virginia Health Sciences Center, Charlottesville, VA, 1991-1994
Honors: 
  • 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-Present
Member, Executive Committee, The Oregon Clinic PC, Gastroenterology East, 2008-Present
Member, Quality Council, Providence Portland Medical Center, 2009-Present