Michael Owens, MD

503-297-8081
Areas of Focus: 
Colon Cancer Screening & Prevention
Gastrointestinal Cancer

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.

My Work

Hospitals Served: 
Providence St. Vincent Medical Center
Specialties: 
Areas of Focus: 
Colon Cancer Screening & Prevention
Gastrointestinal Cancer

Education & Honors

Board Certification: 
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