Donald Lum, MD

(503) 963-2707
Areas of Focus: 
Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
Colonoscopy
Colon Cancer Screening and Prevention

About Me

I believe communication between physician and patient is very important for the delivery of excellent health care. I want patients to be actively involved in the decision making for their own health care. I also feel patients should embrace preventative medicine and be pro-active in their health care decision making.

- Donald Lum, MD

Dr. Lum graduated from the University of California at Davis. He completed his internship and residency at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) and later became Chief Resident for the Department of Medicine at OHSU. Dr. Lum completed a fellowship in gastroenterology at the University of California in San Francisco. He has received several honors and awards including the House Staff Teaching Award at OHSU and being inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. Dr. Lum is a member of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and a fellow in the American College of Gastroenterology. He formerly served as Associate Chief of Gastroenterology for the VA Northern California Healthcare System.

Other Interests: 

In addition to spending time with his wife, 3 children and labradoodle, Dr. Lum is an avid road cyclist. He enjoys the yearly ride from Seattle to Vancouver, BC with his cycling buddies. Dr. Lum's other major interest is travelling to new places. Although he's a fan of both the Blazers and Timbers, Dr. Lum grew up in Northern California and has always rooted for the San Francisco 49ers, San Francisco Giants and the Golden State Warriors!

My Work

Hospitals Served: 
Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center
Providence Milwaukie Hospital
Providence Portland Medical Center
Specialties: 

Education & Honors

Board Certified: 
  • Internal Medicine
  • Gastroenterology
Education & Training: 
  • Fellowship, Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, 1995
  • Chief Resident, Department of Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR, 1992
  • Residency, Department of Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR, 1991
  • Internship, Department of Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR, 1989
  • MD, University of California, Davis, CA, 1988
  • BS, Physiology, University of California, Davis, CA, 1983
Leadership: 
  • Associate Chief, Gastroenterology, VA Northern California Healthcare System, 1996 - 2005
  • Director of Inflammatory Bowel Disease, The Oregon Clinic Gastroenterology - East
Honors: 
  • Regents Scholar, University of California, 1978 - 1983
  • House Staff Teaching Award, 1989 - 1990
  • Ciba-Geigy House Staff Teaching Award, 1990 - 1991
  • Alpha Omega Alpha, 1992
Other Activities: 
  • Member, American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
  • Fellow, American College of Gastroenterology
  • Clinical Faculty - Division of Gastroenterology, University of California Davis Medical Center, 1997 - 2005
  • Governor, The American College of Gastroenterology, Oregon
  • Medical Advisory Board, Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America, Northwest Chapter
  • Citywide IBD and CCFA Qorus