Michael Owens, MD

503-297-8081
Areas of Focus: 
Advanced Therapeutic Endoscopy
Barrett's Esophagus Treatment
Colon Cancer Screening & Prevention
Gastrointestinal Cancer
Pancreatic & Biliary Diseases

About Me

I truly enjoy caring for all of my patients. I'm privileged as a physician to be a part of my patients lives. What often motivates me most is finding an answer or explanation for a patient who is told they have little option for further diagnosis or treatment.

- Michael Owens, MD

Dr. Owens graduated from the University of Kansas. He later completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Washington University. Dr. Owens completed his fellowship in gastroenterology at the University of Washington and also completed a sub specialization in therapeutic endoscopy. He brings The Oregon Clinic - Gastroenterology West several honors and awards, including the Burton Schatz Scholarship in Gastroenterology. Dr. Owens was also named Portland Top Doctor in 2012. He is a member of several organizations including the American College of Gastroenterology, the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and The North American NeuroEndocrine Tumor Society. Dr. Owens serves as the committee chair for new technology for Providence Swedish health system.

My Work

Hospitals Served: 
Providence St. Vincent Medical Center
Specialties: 
Areas of Focus: 
Advanced Therapeutic Endoscopy
Barrett's Esophagus Treatment
Colon Cancer Screening & Prevention
Gastrointestinal Cancer
Pancreatic & Biliary Diseases

Education & Honors

Board Certified: 
Gastroenterology
Education & Training: 
  • Visiting Professor, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Sub-specialization in GI Oncology and EUS, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 2003
  • Fellow, Gastroenterology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 2002
  • Internship and Residency, Internal Medicine, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Washington University, Seattle, WA, 2000
  • MD, University of Kansas School of Medicine, Wichita, KS, 1997
  • BS, Cell Biology, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, 1993
Honors: 
  • National Honor Society, 1989
  • Kansas Honor Scholar, 1989
  • Academic Semester Honors, 1990-1993
  • Golden Key National Honor Society, 1993
  • Divisional Honors, Department of Biology, 1993
  • Burton Schatz Scholarship in Gastroenterology, 2000
  • President’s Volunteer Service Award 2007
  • Portland Monthly Magazine, "Top Doctors," 2012
Volunteer Activities: 
  • Volunteer Work: MTI, Catacamas, Honduras
Other Activities: 
  • Member, American College of Gastroenterology
  • Member, American Gastroenterological Association
  • Member, American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
  • Member, ASGE Health and Public Policy Committee
  • Member, ASGE Web Page Editorial Board
  • Member, Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America
  • Member, The North American NeuroEndocrine Tumor Society
  • Member, MTI, Medical Teams International
  • Member, The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network
  • Clinical assistant professor of surgery, Oregon Health & Science University