John Wiest, MD, FACS

503-935-8500
Areas of Focus: 
Vascular Surgery & Consultation
Spine Access

About Me

Hard work, patience, and compassion create great outcomes.

- John Wiest, MD, FACS

Dr. Wiest brings extensive experience in spine access, having worked with multiple Portland area surgeons over several years. Together, they have achieved excellent outcomes in patients with complex medical issues.

Dr. Wiest likes living in Portland because of the sophisticated medical community, and also the diverse options for outdoor adventures. Outside of work, Dr. Wiest enjoys fly fishing, mountain biking, skiing, spending time with his wife and dog in Bend, and going on adventures with their kids and grandchildren.

My Work

Hospitals Served: 
Hillsboro Medical Center
Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center
Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center
Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center
PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center
Providence Portland Medical Center
Providence St. Vincent Medical Center
Specialties: 
Areas of Focus: 
Vascular Surgery & Consultation
Spine Access

Education & Honors

Board Certification: 
Board Certified, Vascular Surgery
Education & Training: 
  • Fellowship, Vascular Surgery, Providence St. Vincent Medical Center, Portland, OR, 1986
  • Residency, General Surgery, University of Utah Medical Center, Salt Lake City, UT, 1984
  • Residency, General Surgery, University of California, Center for the Health Sciences, Los Angeles, 1980
  • MD, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 1979
  • BA, University of California, San Diego, CA, 1975
Leadership: 
  • Former Medical Staff President, Portland St. Vincent Medical Center
  • Former Regional Medical Staff President (Portland service area)
  • Former Executive Committee Member, Portland St. Vincent Medical Center
  • Former Chairman, General and Vascular Division, Portland St. Vincent Medical Center
Honors: 
  • Clinical Faculty Teaching Award, Oregon Health & Science University
  • Golden Scalpel Award for Excellence in Teaching, Providence St. Vincent Medical Center
Publications: 
  • Wiest JW, Traverso L W, Dainlco EA, et al: Atrophic coarction of the abdominal aorta. Ann Surg 191 (2): 224-227, 1980
  • Wiest JW, Follett DM, Traverso LW: Toothpick perforation of the duodenum. West J Med 132: 157-159, 1980
  • Lawrence P. Wiest JW: Iliac endarterectomy with crossover iliofemoral bypass graft for bilateral iliac artery stenosis. Surgery 97: 621-625, 1985
  • Wiest JW, Kestenberg A, Becker JM: A technique for safe transanal passage of the circular end-to-end stapler for low anterior anastomosis of the colon. AM J surg 151: 512-514, 1986
  • Wiest JW, Mukherjee D, Inahara T: Ruptured aneurysm of the profunda femoris artery. J Vascular Surg 4 (4): 406-409, 1986
Other Activities: 
  • Member, Fellow American College of Surgeons
  • Member, Society of Vascular Surgery
  • Member, Pacific Northwest Vascular Society
  • Member, American Medical Association