Erik Van Kleek, MD

(503) 692-3750
Areas of Focus: 
Barrett's Esophagus Treatment
Capsule Endoscopy
Colon Cancer Screening and Prevention
Esophagoscopy with Ablation (BARRx)

About Me

I view my role as a physician as one of teammate and partner. Every patient is unique although they may have common symptoms or diseases. While diagnosis and treatment plans are firmly rooted in the best available medical evidence and technology, my goal is to ensure each individual patient's concerns, questions and needs are met and to make certain they understand both their diagnosis and recommended course of action or treatment. I am humbled by the trust my patients place in me daily and always strive to repay that trust with open lines of communication.

- Erik Van Kleek, MD

Dr. Van Kleek received his undergraduate degree in biology at Willamette University and his medical degree at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU). He remained at OHSU to complete his internship and residency in internal medicine followed by a three year fellowship in gastroenterology at the University of California, San Diego. Prior to joining Gastroenterology Specialists of Oregon (now The Oregon Clinic - Gastroenterology South), he conducted research on liver cancer and improving the quality of colon cancer screening.
Other Interests: 

A fourth generation Oregon native raised in Tigard, he enjoys soccer, snow skiing, the outdoors, and spending time with his wife and three children.

My Work

Hospitals Served: 
Adventist Medical Center
Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center
Providence Willamette Falls Medical Center

Education & Honors

Board Certified: 
  • Internal Medicine
  • Gastroenterology
Education & Training: 
  • BS, Willamette University, Salem, OR, 1992
  • MD, Oregon Health & Sciences University School of Medicine, Portland, OR, 2002
  • Internship and Residency, Internal Medicine, Oregon Health & Sciences University, Portland, OR, 2002 - 2005
  • Gastroenterology Fellowship, University of California, San Diego, CA, 2005 - 2008
Other Activities: 
  • Member, American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
  • Member, Oregon Medical Association
  • Oregon Gut Club