Matthew Solhjem, MD

Portland: (503) 215-6029; Clackamas: (503) 513-3300
Areas of Focus: 
Gamma Knife Radiosurgery
Gastrointestinal Cancer
Head & Neck Cancer
Image Guided Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IGRT/IMRT)
Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT)

About Me

We treat each patient as a whole person. My team and I provide state of the art, compassionate, evidence-based care.

- Matthew Solhjem, MD

Read Interview Transcript: "Meet Dr. Matt Solhjem, Radiation Oncologist

Dr. Solhjem graduated from the University of Minnesota. He completed his internship in transitional medicine at the Meritcare Medical Center in Fargo, ND. Dr. Solhjem later finished his residency in radiation oncology at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and went on to become Chief Resident of Radiation Oncology at the Mayo Clinic. He currently focuses on brain tumors, breast cancer, head and neck cancer and other radiation oncology needs at The Oregon Clinic - Radiation Oncology. Dr. Solhjem brings the clinic several honors and awards, including the Resident of the Year Award and the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Roentgen Resident Research Award. He has published articles in leading scientific journals on prostate seed implants and High Dose Rate brachytherapy for uterus cancer. Dr. Solhjem is also the principle investigator for the Radiation Therapy Oncology Group. To refer a patient or request an appointment, please call: (503) 215-6029 for The Oregon Clinic at Providence Cancer Center or (503) 513-3300 for The Oregon Clinic at Providence Clackamas Medical Center.

Other Interests: 

In his free time, Dr. Solhjem enjoys cycling, hiking, reading, traveling, and exploring the Pacific Northwest.

My Work

Hospitals Served: 
Providence Portland Medical Center
Providence St. Vincent Medical Center

Education & Honors

Board Certified: 
Radiation Oncology
Education & Training: 
  • B.A., Summa Cum Laude, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, 1996
  • M.D., University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, 1996-2000
  • Internship, Transitional Medicine, Meritcare Medical Center, Fargo, ND, 2000-2001
  • Residency, Radiation Oncology, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN, 2001-2004
  • Summa Cum Laude, University of Minnesota
  • Portland Monthly Magazine, “Top Doctors” 2013
  • Chief Resident, Radiation Oncology, Mayo Clinic
  • Phi Beta Kappa, University of Minnesota
  • Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Roentgen Resident Research Award
  • Internship, “Resident of the Year” Award
  • National Consumer Advisory Board, "America's Best Physicians 2015"
Other Activities: 
  • Published articles in leading scientific journals on prostate seed implants, HDR brachytherapy for uterus cancer, SBRT for lung cancer.
  • Research has been presented at national meetings.
  • Member, American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
  • Principle Investigator for Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG) for Western Oncology Research Consortium
  • Member, American Society for Clinical Oncology
  • Member, American Brachytherapy Society
  • Member, Leksell Gamma Knife Society


Cancer Treatment's Secret Weapon: How Intense Radiotherapy Kills Cancer Cells Mid-Surgery

Providence Health & Services - July 2014

Radiation delivered directly to the exposed tumor bed offers new hope for patients with recurrent cancers.