Garrett H. Waagmeester, MD

Areas of Focus: 
Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD)
Lung Cancer
Pulmonary Hypertension

About Me

I want my patients and their families to feel acknowledged in terms of their symptoms and experiences, educated about their disease and treatment options, and empowered to ask questions and have a voice in their treatment plan.

- Garrett H. Waagmeester, MD

Both pulmonary and critical care medicine provide Dr. Waagmeester with the opportunity to care for a broad range of medical conditions in a multitude of clinical settings. Pulmonary medicine not only interrelates with the physiology seen most commonly in the intensive care unit, but his clinic experience also allows him to establish longitudinal relationships with patients while educating them about their disease process and helping them improve their quality of life.
In the intensive care unit, the body's physiology is on full display, and Dr. Waagmeester helps his patients (and their families) navigate one of the most difficult and vulnerable times of their life. He believes in a collaborative approach to patient care, whether in the pulmonary clinic setting or the intensive care unit. 
Dr. Waagmeester is originally from Portland and loves the city's proximity to the Oregon coast, Mt. Hood, and Columbia Gorge, as well as the plethora of restaurants and coffee shops to explore. Outside of work, Dr. Waagmeester enjoys piano and vocal performance, hiking/snowshoeing, photography, reading, and spending time with his wife and daughter.

My Work

Hospitals Served: 
Providence Newberg Medical Center
Providence St. Vincent Medical Center
Areas of Focus: 
Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD)
Lung Cancer
Pulmonary Hypertension

Education & Honors

Board Certification: 
  • Pulmonary Disease - Board Certified
  • Internal Medicine - Board Certified
  • Critical Care Medicine - Board Eligible
Education & Training: 
  • Fellowship, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR, 2021
  • Chief Resident, VA Portland Healthcare System, Portland, OR, 2018
  • Residency, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR, 2017
  • Residency, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 2016
  • MD, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR, 2014
  • BS, Lewis & Clark College, Portland, OR, 2008
  • Fellow Teaching Award, OHSU, 2018, 2020
  • OHSU Performance Excellence 3-MT Competition 2nd Place Award, 2018
  • Chief Resident, Quality and Patient Safety, Portland VA Healthcare System, 2017-2018
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society, inducted 2013
  • Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society, inducted 2008
  • Smeraglio A, Diveronica M, Terndrup C, Luty J, Waagmeester G, Hunsaker S. The Mystery-Dinner RCA: Using Gamification and Simulation to Teach Root Cause Analysis. MedEd Portal 2021; 17:11165.
  • Daniels AH, Kawaguchi S, Contag AG, Rastegar F, Waagmeester G, Anderson PA, Arthur M, Hart RA. Hospital Charges associated with "never events": comparison of anterior cervical discectomy and fusion, posterior lumbar interbody fusion, and lumbar laminectomy to total joint arthroplasty. J Neurosurg Spine 2016; 25(2): 165-169.
  • Krebs SJ, McBurney S, Kovarik DN, Smith C, Jaworski JP, Sutton WF, Trovato M, Waagmeester G, Barnett SJ, De Berardinis P, Haigwood NL. Multimeric scaffolds displaying the HIV-1 Envelope MPER induce MPER-specific neutralizing antibodies when co-immunized with gp160 DNA vaccines. PLoS One 2014; 9(12):e113463.
  • Jaworski JP, Krebs, SJ, Trovato M, Kovarik DN, Brower Z, Sutton WF, Waagmeester G, Sartorius R, D'Apice L, Doria-Rose NA, Malherbe D, Montefiori DC, Barnett S, DeBarardinis P, Haigwood NL. Co-immunization with multimeric scaffold and DNA rapidly induces potent autologous HIV-1 neutralizing antibodies and CD8+ T cells. PLoS One 2012; 7(2): e31464.
Other Activities: 
  • Member, American College of Chest Physicians
  • Member, American Thoracic Society
  • Member, American Medical Association