Lorraine Gohman, PA

Areas of Focus: 
Brain Surgery
Spine Surgery

About Me

I love working in medicine; every day there is more to learn.

- Lorraine Gohman, PA

Lorraine first started working with patients in the hospital as a candy striper, or teen volunteer, at the age of 13. She became inspired to focus her career path on helping patients through difficult times. Lorraine trained as a Respiratory Therapist at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota for 10 years and then spent 8 years working in a pulmonary clinic as a Registered Respiratory Therapist.

Lorraine then decided to back to school to become a Physician Assistant (PA) and has worked in the field of neurosurgery ever since. Before joining The Oregon Clinic, she spent 10 years working as a neurosurgery PA in a level III trauma center, where she gained valuable experience in brain and spine injury and care.

Lorraine chose to be a PA so she could follow a single patient through the initial office visit, surgical procedure and post-operative care. She enjoys the complexity of neurosurgery and is fascinated by working with aspects of both the brain and spine.

Other Interests: 

Outside of work, Lorraine enjoys rowing, tandem bicycling with her husband, hiking with their dog, painting dogs, quilting and cooking.

My Work

Hospitals Served: 
Providence Portland Medical Center
Providence St. Vincent Medical Center
Areas of Focus: 
Brain Surgery
Spine Surgery

Education & Honors

Education & Training: 
  • MS, Physician Assistant, Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, MI, 2008
  • BS, Molecular and Cell Biology, Winona State University, Winona, MN, 1995
  • AS, Respiratory Therapy, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Rochester, MN, 1988
  • Registered Respiratory Therapist
  • Member, American Society of Respiratory Care
  • Member, American College of Chest Physicians
  • Member, American Association of Physician Assistants
  • Physician Assistant Certified