Alan Kaynard, MD, PhD

Currently not accepting new patients
Areas of Focus: 
Colon Cancer Screening and Prevention
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
Disease of the Liver and Biliary Tract
Deep Small Intestinal Endoscopy

About Me

Given my training in both clinical medicine and basic medical research, my goal is to apply the latest in medical knowledge and technology to the treatment of my patient’s problems. Additionally, I believe that a gentle and compassionate approach is equally important in achieving good results. I have always felt that listening is the most important skill a doctor can have and every patient I see receives my full attention and my genuine commitment to provide them with the best care possible.

- Alan Kaynard, MD, PhD

Dr. Kaynard received his Ph.D from the University of Michigan and later completed his Medical Doctorate at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU). He finished his internal medicine internship and residency at OHSU and later finished his gastroenterology fellowship also at OHSU. Dr. Kaynard brings several honors and awards to The Oregon Clinic - Gastroenterology West, including the Edward S. Hayes Gold-Headed Cane Award--the highest award given to a graduating medical student from OHSU. He is also a member of several organizations, including the American College of Gastroenterology and the Oregon Medical Association. Dr. Kaynard volunteers for the Portland Habitat for Humanity and the Wallace Medical Concern, a non-profit agency that provides free health care for low-income, inner-city residents.

My Work

Hospitals Served: 
Providence St. Vincent Medical Center
Specialties: 

Education & Honors

Board Certified: 
Gastroenterology
Education & Training: 
  • Fellowship, Gastroenterology, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR, 2003
  • Residency, Internal Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR, 2000
  • Internship, Internal Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR, 1998
  • MD, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR, 1997
  • PhD, Physiology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 1986
  • BS, Biological Sciences, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 1981
Honors: 
  • Honor Society, Cornell University, 1978-1981
  • National Institutes of Health Pre-Doctoral Training Fellowship. 1981-1985
  • National Institutes of Health Post-Doctoral Training Fellowship. 1986-1987
  • National Institutes of Health National Research Service Award. 1987-1989
  • Alpha Omega Alpha National Medical Honor Society, Oregon Health & Science University, 1996
  • Magna Cum Laude, Oregon Health & Science University, 1997
  • Edward S. Hayes Gold-Headed Cane Award, The highest award given to a graduating medical student. Given "in recognition of compassionate devotion and effective service to the sick." Oregon Health & Science University, 1997
Other Activities: 
  • Member, American College of Gastroenterology, 2000-Present
  • Member, American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, 2000-Present
  • Member, Oregon Medical Association, 2003-Present